Sophie’s second day at our house was a scary time for all of us. I knew we were in big trouble when our new puppy couldn’t keep down any food and a thick green fluid started to drip from her nose. An immediate call was made to our veterinarian.
I don’t remember exactly which tests the vet performed during his exam, but I know he said Sophie had a high fever and that he suspected she had Distemper. He also said she was highly contagious. Working at a quick pace, the veterinarian prescribed an antibiotic, told me to call if Sophie got worse and shuffled us out of the clinic as fast as possible.
Looking back I really don’t believe he thought he would see Sophie again, alive that is. As we were leaving two techs came into our exam room with mops and disinfectants and began to swab down the room, stripping it of my baby’s contagious germs.