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    Sad We lost Takoda yesterday.

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    About two weeks ago one of my baby cria went down. It was like he was dizzy and he couldn't stand for very long. My friend who owns an Alpaca ranch came over and we gave him electrolytes and probiotic. He bounced back. The reason I didn't take him to the vet that day was because our local large animal vet was out of town, and my friend's vet was out also.

    Anyway, yesterday I went out to check on the girls and he was down again. I brought him up to the barn and took his temp. It was at 97.8. Normal for an Alpaca is 101. I tried some electrolytes but he just got worse. I decided to drive him an hour up to the vet and they gave him an IV and blood test. His numbers were off the charts. His liver wasn't working properly. His white blood cells were crazy, and he was just all around a sick little boy. We made the decision to euthanize him. Just so sad about it. He is so adorable and his color was amazing! I was able to get a little sample of his fiber to take home. I am thinking about using it to make something special that I can wear.



    I realize stuff like this can happen. Sometimes it's hard to see them as livestock (which they are) instead of pets. We just love all of them so much! I wish there was more I could have done for him, but the vet said we didn't do anything wrong. He was just wired like that.
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    I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful boy.

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    I'm sorry .

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    I'm sorry for your loss.
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    I'm so sorry, hon.

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    I'm so sorry for your loss!
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    So sorry for your loss. He was beautiful!
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    I am sorry. He was a lovely boy.
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