Notes On Charlie – September 21

Charlie has Parvo, a fairly common canine disease that is often fatal. Death is caused by dehydration. Most pups are vaccinated for it but Charlie wasn’t vaccinated – when he was tiny I was told it wasn’t possible to vaccinate a coyote (including rabies), as it hasn’t been determined if they would act as a carrier.

Luckily I’m neurotic and acted on the symptoms this morning instead of waiting a day or two in which case it would have been too late, and begged MC to call his vet to see if there was anything we could do. The vet was incredibly cool and sent MC home with an IV drip bag and six shots of antibiotics and told him how to administer it all, which MC then translated to me because he’s afraid of needles. I have to laugh at the little things right now.