Honoring the Memory of Gilly and Levi: Their Voice Lives On
Today, we solemnly mark one year since Yorkie and Morkie Boutique tragically lost Gilly and Levi, two beloved puppies, due to the adverse effects of the Elanco Duramune 3-in-1 vaccine. It was a heartbreaking loss that shook us to our core.
At almost 8 weeks old, like many responsible breeders, we administered vaccinations to our litter before they went to their forever homes. Little did we know that this routine procedure would turn into a nightmare for Gilly and Levi.
Within 24 hours of receiving the vaccine, these two precious souls began displaying distressing symptoms, signaling that something was gravely wrong. We immediately sprang into action, taking emergency measures to save them from the adverse reactions they were experiencing.
For three agonizing days, we fought tirelessly, with sleepless nights and desperate efforts to alleviate their suffering. However, despite our unwavering dedication, Gilly and Levi ultimately succumbed to their pain, leaving a void in our hearts that can never be filled.
Elanco, the manufacturer of the vaccine, acknowledged their responsibility in this tragic incident and offered compensation for the veterinary expenses incurred. However, they insisted on a gag order, silencing our ability to share the truth. With deep conviction, we declined their offer.
As a breeder, we hold an ethical obligation to be the voice of Gilly and Levi and to share their story. It is our duty to raise awareness, educate fellow breeders, and inform parents about the potential risks associated with vaccinations. We want to emphasize the importance of avoiding over-vaccination and waiting until the puppies are older and better equipped to handle the vaccines. Furthermore, finding a veterinarian who supports and understands your concerns is crucial.
Gilly and Levi will forever hold a special place in our hearts. They were innocent souls whose lives were cut short, but their voices continue to resonate within us. Their story serves as a reminder that we must remain vigilant and advocate for the well-being and safety of our furry companions.
We invite you to join us in honoring the memory of Gilly and Levi, cherishing their lives, and spreading awareness about the potential risks associated with vaccinations. Together, we can strive for a future where every voice is heard, and the health and happiness of our beloved pets are safeguarded.
In loving memory of Gilly and Levi, their legacy will endure, and their story will be a beacon of hope and education for generations to come.