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6 moth old puupy is very ill please someone help


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my 6 month old puppy is normally very playfull and loves to run around, however she recently got really ill she vomits saliava,hasn't eaten anything, she drinks water,but vomits it out,she is lethargyc has no energy and she doesnt seem to be improving I've only notice her poop once and it was watery with blood and a couple of worms.I have no idea whats wrong with her or how this might have happen it just seem to happen overnight.She has been like this for the past 3 days I haven't taken her to the vet because I cant afford to take her.I will take her to the vet as soon as I can.Everytime I see her I breakdown and cry I think she may have worms,but I'm not sure please if anyone has an idea of whats wrong with her please help me!thank you

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Could be a heavy worm infestation, could be parvo. Either way, that puppy is likely in imminent danger of dying and needs medical attention ASAP. Is there a bill that could be put off a week, a friend or relative to borrow from, payday loan company, credit card, something you can pawn, a way to arrange payments with a vet (many will hold checks), anything to get this baby to a vet?

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If its parvo there is not really anything you can do at home. Check with local humane societies and animal groups a rare few will forward vet care, they may want collaterol though. Keep in mind that the law in many places states you are legally required to provide needed vet care to your pet or surrender it were possible to some one or some group that can. I encourage you to do what is necassary, no matter how difficult to obtain the proper vet care.

Having said this, I would encourage you to try to keep her hydrated. Try Pedialyte - it is a baby formulae thingy. You need something to keep electrolytes balanced, you can also try a small dose of pepto bismal prior to this to help keep it down. If your puppy has parvo and shows no signs of improvement within 4 days or so of the onset of symptoms it has a good chance of dying and that is with vet care. So don't play the wait and see game at home to long. The worms are secondary and you might be able to treat them with garlic or herbals IF your puppy were well. As it is not well garlic and herbals may just cause more vomitting wich is very bad at this point. Some antiviral or wellness/immune boosting herbals might help with the parvo if they could be kept down but they cost money too and if you aren't familiar with herbal remedies it could cost the same (or more) and your pup may day anyway so the vet is likely the better, more cost effective route.

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Providing veterinary care when needed is part of responsible dog ownership. Quite simply, if you cant afford vet fees for a sick dog then you can't afford to own a dog.

It is against the law to withold vet care to a sick animal.

Please don't mess around with herbal stuff, you might do more harm than good.

This dog needs a vet urgently.

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HI, Just a little info on a vet- Depending on where you live- Most PetSmarts have a pet hospital in them- Banfield Pet Hospital. Their website is [url]www.banfield.net[/url] They have a welness plan that for $99.00 down and $20 a month they will cover all shots, deworming, neutering and spaying, all visits are free and with the meds you will get 10% off. I have Stealth and with having him just a little over a year I have saved over $1700 dollars! Also, know that they don't cover all problems but atleast this might help!

I agree with everyone- You need to get her soon.

Good Luck and I hope that your pup gets feeling better soon- but the longer you wait the more possibility of her not making it.

Keep us all informed!

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were taking her to the vet today as soon as my sister gets home from work my puppy did seem a little better today she was wagging her tail a little bit,however she seems have a bluish glossy lower eye and im worried i will ask the vet about it.thank you :( :cry: :cry: :cry:

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hi my sister and just got back from the vet a while ago she told us that is most likely parvovirus causing my puppy to be ill she gave us an antibiotics some special food and gave my puppy two shots my dog still looks about the same hopefully with the medicine she'll beat the parvovirus another concern i had was that in her lower eye theres a bluish greyish spot im worried it might be a catarac, but she toled not worry that she too young to get cataracs and it is due to the parvovirus anyway im glad we went and got help.thank you for your concerns

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I thought parvo was usually handled with some pretty intensive hospitalization! And "most likely" parvo... they can know for sure if it is or isn't! Did they actually test for parvo, or do a fecal to check for any parasites?

I don't know anything about any special food for parvo :-? , but if you're doing this at home (going on the assumption that it is indeed parvo), the most important thing I can think of is hydration. Force fluids if you need to (and you probably will). Dehydration and death is a very real threat. I'd go for Pedialyte over water, but at LEAST plenty of water. Parvo is quite serious!

I'd also make sure to have the pup confined to an area that's easily cleaned. Some non-porous surface that can be bleached. An oversized crate, or bathroom or kitchen floor. Parvo can linger on porous surfaces (or the ground even) for quite a while. I wouldn't even let the pup loose in the yard at all... if she goes out at all, I'd keep her confined to ONE small area on leash, and keep that area thoroughly cleaned.

Be aware that it's going to be messy and require diligence on your part. This pup will need around the clock care. I can't stress enough the importance of keeping the pup hydrated with fluids, even through the night. I hope that one of the "shots" she got was maybe some sub-q fluids to get her going. I'm going to assume that the reason the vet isn't doing more intensive care is money issues.

With that in mind, it's YOUR responsibility to give this baby around the clock care. I'd just set up camp right next to her, and live there until she's better. Someone needs to be with her 24/7.

Good luck with this.

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AAP, I don't mean to offend when I ask this, but when the vet sent them home with fluids and stuff, was it a money matter? I mean, I'm just trying to ask if the vet would RATHER have hospitalized them and put them on IV fluids, or if they did the next best thing with the scenario presented to them? In our clinic (and admittedly, I'm not a tech), any time I've seen parvo, the vet has always wanted to admit the dog for intensive treatment, sending them home with meds and stuff as a second, less preferred, method of treatment when people can't afford the expensive hospitalization.

It's not to say dogs can't make it at home. I just didn't realize vets would send home a parvo dog, barring any owner objections (like money).

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it could have been a money thing with Eli and Ozzy, i dont know since I wasnt there.

I do know that my sister and her boyfriend caught it quickly and that ozzy and eli never got terribly sick, so maybe that is why?

I do remember that whenever a pup/dog came in with parvo at the vet office i use to work at, the dogs were put on IV and quarantined.....one family did take their dog home along with the IV because they couldnt afford to have the dog stay there...but the dog was given IV and the family was shown how to give the IV

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DP, I agree that it's important to give people options when they can't afford "proper" (for lack of a better word) care. That's why I didn't go there with "people shouldn't have dogs if they can't afford them." I think that's a loaded statement, and there are a lot of grey areas.

However, and again I'm not a tech, nor have I worked in but one vet clinic, I've just never known our vet to send a pup home with parvo unless it was a money issue, or unless it was going home into the very capable hands of someone experienced in dealing with it. I was just curious about whether or not it happens a lot with other vets because it's very surprising to me. I wasn't questioning anyone's ethics. :)

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