How Could a Vet Misdiagnose Parvo?

Bull Terrier PuppyMy brother brought his 8-week-old Bull Terrier to a vet – not my own, wonderful vet. His puppy got shots and came home fine.

The next day, the dog was lethargic, not eating and dry heaving. So my brother brought him back to the vet.

The vet kept the puppy in his care for 24 hours. When my brother called, he was told the puppy seemed woozy and very drowsy. The vet sent the puppy home with my brother, saying he was just “sick.” He wasn’t getting better, so my brother took him to an animal emergency hospital, where they said he had parvo.

I thought the first symptom of parvo was lethargy. Why didn’t the vet jump to that conclusion? The poor puppy is dying right now at the hospital and I am outraged that the vet sent him home, saying he simply had a dog version of a cold.

Is this bad enough to not go back to this vet?

– Denise

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