We are overjoyed that after 7 days at the Carolina Animal Specialty & Emergency Center we were able to bring Diggity back home. He needs to, eat and sleep and regain his strength but little Diggity and his energetic mother, Lucky think he is all set to play hard. Diggity caught Parvo from another puppy on a transport from California to our farm.
If I'd known better I probably would never have put him on a group transport. I have since learned that this is too hard on pups as young as Diggity and that a pup needs to have all three series of puppy shots not just two sets to be safe to be in public places where a lot of other dogs might have been. I am so thankful he lived.
Diggity, came down with Parvo virus on the 28th of January. He caught it from a puppy that was on his transport. I now know that Diggity should not have gone on a transport without having all three sets of puppy shots. They are just still too vulnerable to catching diseases. It is also questionable that any puppy should travel on a group transport across the country. It's just too stressful for them at that age and too risky. It's a hard lesson to accept that I put poor little Diggity's life in danger.
All I can hope is that he will make it and that this message will help others to make a better decision than I did about transporting a puppy this young so far.
Please send Diggity all the positive get well wishes you can.Come on Diggity a big world is out there waiting for you to explore. Your mother and Bernie and I are waiting for you to come home to us!