Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Sick dog any ideas

A little backround... We have 2 puppies that I got from my mother (her dog had them) we ended up with them because my mother just wanted to put them to sleep because she couldn't find anyone that wanted them (Personally I thought that was severely messed up). Anyhow she lives in Colorado and we brought them back to Nebraska. We found someone that would take them... that lasted about a week before they brought them back because they couldn't have them in their house. They were perfectly healthy before they left. But now one of them won't eat or drink at all and the other only eats and drinks a little (unless it is grass). One seems to be getting better but the other only worse. The worst of the two wont move unless you carry her and is drooling heavily (definately unusual). We have an appt at the vet but not till weds. Has anyone else been through this with a dog? Any suggestions?


Asked by justduckie_mom at 5:54 PM on Nov. 8, 2010 in Pets

Level 16 (3,047 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (10)
  • oh i am sorry sorry but this sounds scary and serious. please try to get the vet to see them asap. you were so kind to take them. i am sorry your mom felt she had no choice but glad you stepped up. best luck at the vets.

    Answer by stargazer74 at 3:18 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Take them to an er vet NOW!!! If they have parvo they will not make it until wed. Have they had any shots yet? Have they been around another dog or where another dog has been? Please take them now. As it is there is a very large chance the very lethargic one will not make it thru the night.

    Answer by Carajust at 6:01 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • how old are these puppies? Because even if they have had only one or two rounds if they are not fully protected yet. I would call a differant vet and get them in before Wednesday because if they are that sick they may not make it

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 7:29 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • take the puppy to an emerancy 24/7 vet asap

    Answer by yankeegirl87 at 5:57 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Head to the vet ASAP.

    Answer by TARARENEE at 5:59 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Call your vet and tell them how sick the dogs are and if they won't see you, find an emergency clinic vet who can. They are probably getting dehyrated on top of everything else and they need help ASAP

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 4:06 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • go to vet asap and gl

    Answer by san78 at 1:56 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • No home remedies here, take them to the vet!

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:14 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Have they been vaccinated? Have they had diarrhea or have they been vomiting? How long have they been sick?
    It kind of sounds like Parvo which is often fatal. You need to call a vet right now before you go in, Parvo is very contagious and they probably won't want you in their waiting area.

    Answer by valorie59 at 6:04 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • They have had their vaccination shots. I thought parvo originally but there is no diarrhea of any kind from the dogs. The vet says he can't see us till weds. and it is killing me to be around these dogs.

    Comment by justduckie_mom (original poster) at 6:25 PM on Nov. 8, 2010