My dog is so sick that he won’t eat, but his medication is orally administered. What do I do?
My dog has the parasite Giardia, which is very serious and he is SO sick. He won’t move. He’s shaking and vomiting, and cant even stand, let alone eat. He’s taking a powdered medicine which is to be given with food, but he won’t eat. What should I do?
If it’s powdered, put it between your fingers and put your fingers in his mouth. He HAS to have it. If you get a little on his tongue, he’ll swallow it. It might taste a little icky, but that also might help encourage him to eat and drink a bit.
PS – Hey guys? If she has medicine and knows what is wrong with her dog, chances are she’s already been to the vet. I’m just saying. She’s asking how to administer medication. Not “OMG WUT IS WRONG WIV MY DOG?!”
my dog vomited ALOT then started shaking-like cold tremors, she won’t eat even her favorite snacks ?
My five month old puppy vomited a lot (two large piles) today then started shaking (like when a dog gets cold) she won’t stop shaking. She will not eat, even her favorite table scraps or doggie snacks! She lays there looking so sad and tired. The last thing she ate was some dried deer jerky a friend gave us. What could be wrong? Could the deer meat have been tainted or I missed something she may have ingested? What should I do. I have no money for a vet and need help please someone.
Never said I am broke all the time, don’t have money RIGHT now, I work, paid good, don’t get apid till later in week. Help don’t be cruel or rude.
My dog has been vacinated, cleared of parvo. Just think she ate something bad. Are u people on here to help or antaginize and criticize others in need?
all of the above links are things you need to be concerned about given his age. Best advice i can give you is to get to a vet ASAP, check in the phone book and internet for free examination coupons for vets in your area, most vets have them.
APPLY for care credit, it is a medical credit card that most vets will take and it give you at least 3 months interest and finance free to pay off your bill. Www.carecredit.com
Your baby needs some tests and medications to get better. The tests that will most likely be needed are:
CBC: checks for infection,anemia, and platelets
Chem 12: checks liver and kidneys along with diabetes,
Electrolytes check for dehydration severity,
if under 3 years old Parvo test: checks for parvo,
Fecal floatation and direct will check for parasites, worms, and bacteria that can be causing this problem
Giardia: A parasite that lives in water that can be transmitted to people
Radiographs: to check for abnormalities with in the abdominal area.
In the mean time with hold food and water for several hours this will give the stomach time to calm down. Once vomiting has ceased for 2 hours you need to rehydrate your baby slowly you can do this by trying to give pedilyte bubble gum or plain flavor in either ice cube form or by mouth ~ 3 to 6 cc every 30 minutes . Once vomiting has ceased for 6 hours then increase amount given by 3 cc each time. Once vomiting has ceased for 24 hours then you can start with a bland diet of boiled chicken or ground chop meat and plain white rice, no salt , butter or seasoning. Feed small amounts 4-6 times a day.
Depending on how the tests come back your baby may need to stay in the hospital and get IV fluids and injections of medications in order to recover.
Please try for the care credit, look for a coupon, call your vet and try to make arrangements if you are declined for care credit and go see them.
You are probably looking at pancreatitis or gastrointestinites and she probably needs a few days to recover… Stay ahead of the dehydration as much as possible.
Best of luck to you and your baby!
My dog has had diarrhea and is vomiting, he won’t eat and I can’t afford to take him to the vet. Please tell
He is 8 mos old pit bull.
Parvo. Highly contagious.
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