Jun 4, 2003, 5:59 PM
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My puppy, Mocha just past away yesterday, the vet said its canine distemper. But the day before yesterday, my puppy was still doing fine (no diarrhea, didn't vomit, no running nose, no cough)....just had no appetite. When i brought him to the vet that day, he said Mocha has intestine parasite..that's why he wouldn't eat.
About Canine Distemper
We fed him with the medicine prescribed, and then he started to vomit. Only until yesterday evening, Mocha had diarrhea. So we brought him to the vet again yesterday evening because Mocha was getting weak. The vet then told us that Mocha has canine distemper and that he couldn't do much.
I was just wondering, puppies which are infected with canine distemper do not die so soon, do they? Isn't it a few days later? So if my puppy was already infected by canine distemper earlier, shouldn't the doctor be able to recognize it yesterday when i brought him to the vet the first day??
I've only had Mocha for 3 days but i'm really really sad that he has to leave us. But i just don't understand how he didn't show any sympton on the first 2 days, and only in the evening that he seemed very very sick..and the vet says its canine distemper but he didn't see it the day before??
I hope someone can clarify my doubts. Thank you.