Oprah Winfrey’s cocker spaniel puppy Sadie is back home and “doing well” after being treated for a deadly virus that took the life of her brother a few weeks ago, a spokesperson told PEOPLE Pets on Monday.
Sadie’s brother, Ivan, had succumbed to the parvo virus after Winfrey adopted them from the PAWS shelter in Chicago earlier this month. The pups initially were introduced to Winfrey during a live episode of her talk show on March 6.
Sadie was being treated in isolation by Dr. Alexis Newman of the Arboretum Animal Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill. The adorable pup appeared via videoconference with Newman on March 20, and the vet said she was about 80 percent recovered. “We had some … nights where we thought she might not make it,” Winfrey said on her show that day. Newman said the dogs may have been exposed to the virus while outside, after the Chicago snow had melted.
Zootoo.com first reported on Friday that Sadie returned home March 20.
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