I saw Ruckus right away once I found BPO - love that photo of you 2!!
He's a very, VERY handsome Leo!
Bogard is amazing, I am totally in love and sooo happy with him. Lionslair sounds familiar to me too - you are SO lucky to have visited the pups twice, SO lucky! I was actually living in Northern CA (San Fran) area when we first started looking for Breeders, so it would have been a easy trip to pick him up near Vancouver- but my move to NYC came up rather suddenly a couple months ago.
Thank you again for you suggestions and help. I wrote down everything you said to speak with the vet. I know the feeling of $500 later...we're up to $780 since I got him 6 weeks ago...yikes. He's worth every penny though, as they all are. :-) But vet prices in NYC (along with prices for everything else in NYC) are super inflated!
I actually did email the Breeder, and she usually gives such excellent and thorough advise. She just wrote back that she has never, ever had any problems with parasites in any of her pups, ever. (It was actually rather odd email I got back from her). She told me to check with another vet, but a low RBC count and anemia points almost directly to some type of a parasite in a pup this young. The big thing now is figuring out if we've got one or 2 issues going on here.
Funny you say it was more pronounced on one side than the other - same thing with Bogard. His right nostril is the worse, while the other one is just a drip. I think b/c the vet took a blood sample & realized he had a low RBC count, she kind of stopped with that assuming it was the root of all problems.
Bogard's energy levels have actually been pretty good (surprising considering he's on so many meds right now). But hard to tell - as he's still such a sleepy puppy!!
I bet (in light of the sickness issues and lengthy discussions of snot) we're giving you puppy fever again!!!
Hu? SO hard to not get it when you see these little guys, so furry and roly-polly at this age! (This pic is of his first swimming experience!)