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Thread: RIP Nina

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    RIP Nina

    About two weeks ago my friend Sue called me all excited saying that she had adopted a dog from the pound. Two days after adopting her she called me saying that Nina was sick. I was worried because the symptoms sounded so similar to what Dewey had. She took Nina to the vet and was told that it was a bad case of kennel cough and sent with antibiotics. Nina didn't get better, she went back to the vet and they tested her for tick fever and valley fever, both came back negative. They put her on some stronger antibiotics. Last night Sue called me saying that Nina was drooling and her eyes looked crazy, she was taken to the emergency vet. The vets believed she had distemper. They took Nina home last night with some more medicine. Sue stayed up with her all night, she said that this morning Nina was even worse so she knew what she had to do.

    RIP Nina your time here was short, you only had your family for two weeks but they loved you very much. Please say hi to Dewey for me, his life was much like yours.

    What worries me is that it was several months ago when I adopted Dewey from the shelter and they failed to ignore that he had distemper. They helped me with my vet bills but I don't think anything else was done at the shelter. In the last few months I wonder if there were more dogs adopted out with this disease. Sue's vet is going to call to make sure that this time some form of action is taken. I really hope that what happened with Dewey and what happened with Nina were two isloated incidents. I know how hard it was for me, and how hard it is for Sue. I hope no one else has to suffer through losing a new family member.
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    Im so sorry to hear this. Its so sad
    And so preventable
    I sure hope your right about the shelter too.
    I would hate to think someone else going through
    this too.
    Im really sorry, for you and your friend.
    Im sending warm thoughts, and well wishes.
    RIP- Nina, Im sorry your life ended so short and so needlessly.
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    This has me in tears... Tell your dear friend that we are thinking of her from across the country.

    I REALLY hope this isn't something common at the shelter. Poor animals and poor owners.

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    That is so sad, i send hugs to you and your freind,
    Rip Nina and dewey, you will be together forever now.
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    how awful
    please give your friend my sympathy.
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    That is so sad. Please give your friend my deepest sympathies.
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    How devestating. RIP sweet Nina.
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    How awfully sad. Rest in peace, sweet Nina! Play free and healthy at the Rainbow Bridge.

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    What a tragedy. I hope the shelter is doing something about distemper if there are more cases of it.

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    RIP Nina, know that you are loved and you'll never be forgotten.
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    Goodbye Nina.

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