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Tue, Mar 17 | By Amy Lieberman | 298

Oprah's Puppy Dies from Parvo: Recently adopted from a Chicago rescue, both of Oprah Winfrey's two new puppies have contracted Parvo, and one has died from the disease. "We were hoping and praying, but knew it was possible that he would not make i… more ›

Oprah's Puppy Dies from Parvo
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JK2152
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JK2152
4 years ago

Wait,Cotton had a diffrent disease.

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JK2152
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JK2152
4 years ago

Our puppy Cotton died from that. Then Hershey came......

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karla w.
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karla w.
4 years ago

great story, but sad..

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jackie
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jackie
4 years ago

you dont give up because a pet is sick or may cost money. The reason the shelters are full is because of to much breeding. I see so many pure breeds in the shelters. If people stopped buying people would stop breeding.then maybe the shelters wouldnt be so over crowded.hats off to oprah. if she thought like some of you those poor pups wouldnt have had a chance.I hope the last one pulls through. And i hope your child never gets that sick that it should cost you too much.

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Buster and Kitty c.
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Buster and Kitty c.
4 years ago

aww this is so sad, poor oprah

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Rhonda L.
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Rhonda L.
5 years ago

Sad to say, but my experience has been that it is cheaper to "buy" a pet from a breeder, than pay all the expenses -monitary and emotionally- from adopting pets from shelters. We spend literally thousands of dollars on pets that after a week are diagnosed with kennel cough, feluk, parvo, or whatever. Sad sad sad.

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Emilytanen
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Emilytanen
5 years ago

THAT IS THE STUPIDEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD

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Rhonda L.
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Rhonda L.
5 years ago

In my defense, I have rescued over 50 animals, and am registered with German Shepherd rescue, Ragdoll and Maine Coon cat rescues. Have you first hand experience with rescue animals, and how much it costs to repair what people have done to them? It is financially and emotionally draining. I have researched reputable breeders (not BYB) and am waiting for a registered puppy. It will cost me a LOT less all the way around. Get over yourself. You are not high and mighty. I expressed my opinion and experience. You can express yours without defiling someone else.

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Tamara W.
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Tamara W.
5 years ago

So let's just kill all the animals in shelters because there is a chance they could get sick? I adopted an animal. He had mites, but it happens. I got him care he is okay. When you choose to adopt an animal you take on responsibility for their care. Even breeder animals can have MAJOR issues, I have seen them (even reputable ones) bottom line animal diseases are everywhere. In shelters, on the street, in homes, in breeders places, in clinics, EVERYWHERE. NOWHERE is safe which is why you have to do the best you can, and pray that your baby does not get sick or hurt, but if they do care for them. I am sorry for being cranky here, but buying from a breeder because you want to save money is selfish, and it is not anywhere near a guarantee. My family did that before and the animal got sick anyway. So being the animals can get the same things anywhere (even walking around in the park with you) I will adopt animals. They need love too, and when I get a bigger home and more income I am gonna care for disabled and old animals. They may be ill or old, but they deserve all the love in the world too. Do you throw out a sick child? No why blame the sick animals by ignoring them?

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Barbara B.
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Barbara B.
5 years ago

I HOPE THIS PUPPY SERVIVES!!! SO SAD THAT THEY ENDED UP GETTING SICK AND SHE JUST GOT THE PUPPIES. HOPEFULLY SADIE GETS BETTER. A BEAUTIFUL NAME ALSO FOR THE LITTLE GIRL!

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Norrie
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Norrie
5 years ago

Goodness, Oprah has had a bad spell with her dogs, so sad for all. I hope Sadie and her brothers will be okay. Maybe Oprah will consider a rescue cat or fostered kitten from Catnap from the Heart in La Grange Ill. not to far from her studios.

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Reese1ee
5 years ago

Parvo is horrible. My father is a vet and I remember the poor dogs that contracted the disease. When I got my puppy I made sure he was not out on grass till he was 11 weeks old. Everyone who gets a puppy needs to learn about parvo. Its always so hard if you lose a pet

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nanette C.
5 years ago

PAWS is PAWS CHICAGO. Having had the good fortune to have visited them - they are not just a "boutique" animal shelter - they are a 'State-of-the-art' animal shelter - a shelter all shelters would no doubt love to aspire too. They are the organization that our business model and processes are modeled after - because they have an EXCELLENT operations and take EVERY PRECAUTION to ensure their animals are healthy. www.pawschicago.org
As for Parvo - it is an insidious disease. One minute a puppy is fine the next it is down... little to no warning. And, once the disease has contaminated an area, the spores of the virus can live for months and possibly years. This is why it's so sad... Because now, Ms. O's home has been contaminated. If she brings in another puppy to keep Sadie company...
All this said, having taken the time to visit both PAWS Chicago and Harpo Studios, our thoughts and prayers are with both. Regardless of which side of the situation one sits on - it is devastating to lose a puppy to Parvo...

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Patricia  C.
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Patricia C.
5 years ago

It would be nice to get an update on how her other adopted puppy is doing that also contracted parvo.

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Rainie
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Rainie
5 years ago

Very sad to hear of the loss, but this is a heads up to all those people who take young puppies out to a local park before they are fully immunized. The parvovirus can live for months on grass, where an infected dog has pooped. Your puppy could pick that up very easily. The treatment which is not 100% effective is very expensive. I always wonder why I see some young puppies out and about with their owners. Sure they are cute and you want to show them off, but you are really putting them in danger.

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Sarasotapets
5 years ago

I am glad to learn that although Oprah went through so much heartache when she lost her two dogs (in 2007 & 2008), she is still reaching out and trying to save more dogs. It is so wonderful that she got these two puppies from a shelter. Somehow, amidst the sadness of the loss, one can at least take comfort in knowing that the puppy spent his final days in a grand home instead of a shelter.

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di
5 years ago

We have fought parvo once and it was a battle, we did save the dog, but it was sit with twenty-four hour job. vaccinate at six weeks and follow the rules for following up. sorry for her, and hope the other dog lives.

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Lovemylab76
5 years ago

Parvo is really had for dogs to fight off, I hope Sadie makes it...

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Barbara R.
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Barbara R.
5 years ago

I knew Oprah is a serious animal lover and now she has gone through loosing two dogs in 6 months. How sad for her. Parvo is a terrible disease and to hear this place has a 92% rate of healthy or cured dogs doesn't sound good enough to me. It sounds like 8 in every 100 get it and dies there. That's too many. Hope no other dogs at this place contracted it. Good for her rescuing dogs rather than go to a breeder.

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Nicholieeee
5 years ago

she had sadie on the show yesterday via skype. she seemed to be doing well

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Amanda D.
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Amanda D.
5 years ago

I know how it is to lose a dog to parvo. The disease hits and after that there is no cure, it is a terrible thing to see. My heart goes out to her for her loss.

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Jeff K.
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Jeff K.
5 years ago

I am no Oprah fan but my heart goes out to anyone that loses a pet. Makes you wonder how the poor lil guys picked up the parvo?

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

this goes to show that in the inside celebraties are no different then us one the inside. it is called having a heart to break

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Rachelle h.
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Rachelle h.
5 years ago

Parvo is the saddest disease out there . I have lost a couple of puppies this way. I hope sadie pulls through.

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John H.
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John H.
5 years ago

At least this dog died in a home and not a shelter.

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Robin W.
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Robin W.
5 years ago

Get well soon, Sadie!

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Peggy W.
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Peggy W.
5 years ago

My heart goes out to Oprah for the loss of her pet. Hopefully Sadie will pull through. Seems so unfair when there is a loving and caring pet owner.

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Bella C.
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Bella C.
5 years ago

Sad.

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Monicag
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Monicag
5 years ago

I'm so sad for Oprah- I've been through the same thing-I had my min-pin for 1 week, after that all down hill. I think the puppy had it when we brought it home, but we didn't know till it was too late. We were never able to get in touch of the man who sold us the puppy for $300! Go figure.

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Lisa S.
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Lisa S.
5 years ago

How sad. Oprah's done a lot to bring to light the horrors of puppy mills. I hope her puppy pulls through!

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Jessica S.
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Jessica S.
5 years ago

I feel so sad for her, and I hope Sadie is able to pull through it.

I do hope though that this doesn't give out the idea that shelter animals are all ill, and I hope Oprah is willing to rescue again in the future.

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Sarah B.
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Sarah B.
5 years ago

I hope Sadie will pull through. I am glad that both Ivan and Sadie were given the chance for survival as it is not a quick or cheep fix. Best wishes for Oprah and Sadie. RIP Ivan.

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betty p.
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betty p.
5 years ago

The problem is most folks who have the pups when they were born do not get the first vaccine at age of 6 weeks or even at 9 weeks. Most wait which is so wrong. Had the pups had the vaccine first chance, they might not have caught it at all.

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Ladyd
5 years ago

I hope the other puppy is doing better. Any word?

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Kelly
5 years ago

They showed her via Skype on the show Friday with her vet. The vet said she was about 80% recovered & could probably go home in a couple of days. She was still getting IV fluids.

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ashley
5 years ago

When we were at the kathleen animal vet place a girl ran in with her dog saying it was sick an had parvo. They grabbed her pit puppy an took him straight to the back an we was leavin so idk if her pup made it or not. Its a sad disease an I wish they couldnt get parvo. But im glad she adopted from a shelter an I hope Sadie makes it! Good luck.

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Denise H.
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Denise H.
5 years ago

After losing Sophie last year, this must be hard. I hope Sadie makes it. I'm glad she adopted from a shelter. I'll be praying.

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Mary G.
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Mary G.
5 years ago

Poor little Ivan just didn't have the strength to pull through. Let us hope that Sadie does and goes on to live a rich full life with Oprah.

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c c.
5 years ago

this is very sad, hopefully the dog did not suffer to long. But we know how it is to have an animal that is sick my mother's passed away on 3-4-09 from cancer

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Stephanie D.
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Stephanie D.
5 years ago

Parvo is an awful disease and I hope Sadie pulls through. I feel so bad for Iven and Oprah. The puppies were adorable I saw them all on Oprah's show a couple of Fridays ago. Sadie is in my thoughts.

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Kimberly H.
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Kimberly H.
5 years ago

I have seen alot of puppies pull through this virus. Its an Awful Awful sickness that is hard to watch. Hopefully she is strong and it seems as though she is getting the care that she needs.

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m s.
5 years ago

I'm praying for Sadie -- please pull though, sweetie. Oprah is wonderful that she does so much not only for her own animals, but for all of them in general. This is the first time i've heard of PARVO -- if it's in the air, how do you get rid of it? It seems that everything possible is being done -- once again, pull through Sadie! and any other animal in distress -- PULL THROUGH!

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Lisamarshall821
5 years ago

How sad! I am glad that someone with the means to help the dogs adopted them. Hopefully Sadie will be better soon!

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Mary K C.
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Mary K C.
5 years ago

This is a good article because it make know how Parvo can attack even though vaccinated. Also when to vaccinate, sooner vs. later. Some people hold off vaccinating pets for when it is convenant but viruses and disease waits for no one or thing, but at least give your animal a fighting chance.

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Diane H.
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Diane H.
5 years ago

What a terrible disease. I hope the rest of the dogs at the shelter are OK. I know Oprah & her vets will do everything possible.

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Elizabeth D.
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Elizabeth D.
5 years ago

Parvo is just horrible. sorry her dogs got so sick.

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Judy C.
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Judy C.
5 years ago

It is very sad for the puppies and for Oprah. I am glad she is adopting them from shelters, there are too many animals in shelters that need homes. Breeders only add to the problem. She can afford the most expensive breeder but has chosen to help the homeless puppies already out there.

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Carol L.
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Carol L.
5 years ago

I hope none of the other dogs at the shelter are sick or get sick. I would hope they are all vaccinated to prevent this from spreading. It is sad indeed.

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jen g.
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jen g.
5 years ago

Very good to know. My pooch LOVES eating poop but only from deer. I try to make her stop, and now I'll just have to continue my efforts.

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twinkle t.
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twinkle t.
5 years ago

another thing is parvo isnt that expensive the treatment my vet gave kitty amoxicilan which is want huamns get for ear infections and you must spend alot of time force feeding them pedialite with a serenge thats how we got our dog through it three other dogs that came from the shelter died from this and just because the dogs have had a shot they can still get it it takes about ten days for it to start working so keep your dog away from any other dogs that have it

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twinkle t.
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twinkle t.
5 years ago

this virus is spreading really badly right now my dog just got over it all i can say for any one whose dog gets it is force feed them pedialite with a serenge and get them to the vet asap

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Lynne M.
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Lynne M.
5 years ago

I hope Sadie pulls through. Oprah is such a wonderful person and I know she is doing everything possible to save this little girl. I saw her show when she dedicated it to Sophie and I absolutely bawled. She loved Sophie so much. I'm saying a pray for Sadie to get well and be with ner new mommy.

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jane w.
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jane w.
5 years ago

Oprah can afford to treat the puppies which is good. I just wonder how many other puppies are not a fortunate.

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J O.
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J O.
5 years ago

Anyone could have brought it in on their shoes, before or after they were adopted. This is why I cringe when many people end up parading through a puppy room at shelters. It seems like a big risk. Sad. I hope it doesn't trun people away from adopting.

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