Feb 20, 2002, 6:55 PM
It was on the 8th Feb when I visited Subang Animal Clinic to make arrangements for two of our memebrs' dogs checked by Dr. Nathan I saw a lady with a pure breed beagle puppy of about 10-11 weeks old sittiing at the reception area.
Its a true story. How sad.
One quick glance, at this puppy, she has caught distemper. But I didn't want to her her the truth, because she and her daughter of about 11 years old were really attached to it.
Instead, I asked her where the puppy was from and has she seeked treatment elsewhere.
The reply was, the puppy was purchased from a pet shop, she did not tell me which petshop, but she did tell me that it is a pedigree beagle with birth certs still being process and she paid RM1300. and was also told that the first and initial vaccination had been given. All of these were verbal and she has only the words of the petshop owner.
Three days after she has brought the puppy home, it has developed a cough and she took it to Taipan a clinic there and the vet told her not to worry, as this could be kennel cough and it is quite common to young puppies. So, the puppy was treated with kennel cough. A couple of days went by, instead of getting better, the puppy was really deadly sick, with watery eyes and running nose.
Dr. Nathan immediately diagnosed the symptom and confirmed that the puppy is already in the advance stage of distemper and the chances of survival is about 10 - 20%. It was left in the clinic for treatment and by next morning, the puppy has gone into convulsion -in simple layman language- fits. It means the nerve system is affected.
The puppy was put to sleep.
Yesterday at 5.30PM I received a telephone call from a Mr. Choong, whom I don't know and does not ring a bell.
He said that he managed to track me down from Puppycom and asked me if I was that person who spoke to his wife and saw the Beagle at the clinic. For a moment, I thought he was after my blood, and wanted to know if I had flirted with his wife or hug his puppy.
As the conversation proceeded, he told me that he is a computer consultant and he visited puppycom as a guest on several occasions and so on. My immediate reply to him was, hasn't he come across various posts on puppies bought at petshops? And why didn't he register as a member? and why must he come fishing where as he could have a choice of bawal, cod, lobsters, steaam, bake or deep fried nicely prepared and served readily on the table?
Anyway, to cut the story short, he is looking for a replacement, because the daughter has been crying her eyes out. I advised him to let the daughter cry until she runs out of tears.
At this point, can any member please tell me why I do not recommend him to find a replacement?
Please post your answer so that at least I have the satisfaction in knowing what all active members have learned and picked up from this forum.
I would like an answer from the following: Jason,May,Pat,Pyro,Prettycuter,doogiedoggie,Calida,
Rainbow and any others that I might have over looked.leopui excluded