German Shepherd Dog > Help..!!!! My dog hasnt ate in 3 days (39 replies)
Help..!!!! My dog hasnt ate in 3 days
by cookiedam on 12 March 2012 - 05:55
Hi everybody my 4 month old shepherd (Beast)hasnt ate in 3 days going on 4 ive been giving him electrolytes pedialyte and honey according to my vet's suggestions. It all began one morning when instead of running to me to get his food he looked ill. he couldnt even smell his food,he was throwing up and pooping lil pieces of dried up paint(oil based )which probably contains lead. he hasnt been able to keep food down throws it right up. At first i tought he just had an upset stomach but took him to the vet this morning and the vet did a stool sample and said he had high levels of bacteria, So he thinks this is the cause of his ill state of being. My vet gave me antibiotics (ditrim,and flagyl) he also gave beast a liquids injection. Couple hours later and he looks really bad hasnt ate, i shoved sum honey and pedyalite down his mouth along with his antibiotics. My vet said its unlikely to be lead poisining. I wanna know what you guys think if any of you guys have any experience with something like this. i wount sleep tonite so ill really appreciate any help. thank you
by AmbiiGSD on 12 March 2012 - 09:11
|I think a trip to another vets is in order and urgently.|
by noddi on 12 March 2012 - 10:06
|Agree with Ambii GSDS.Please go and get a second opinion.Let us know how u get on.Poor mite.Carole Spelman|
by SitasMom on 12 March 2012 - 14:15
|go back asap, get a full blood pannel, also check for something stuck in his gut, he may have eaten a toy or sock or something.....that perferated his intestine.|
what feed is he on?
will he eat treats or meat?
by Nans gsd on 12 March 2012 - 14:39
|I had a dog die on ditrim anti so I would definitely ask for another antibiotic, it very, very, extremely hard on the liver and they just shut down and die. No time to even TRY TO SAVE. BOL, Nan|
by vomtreuenhaus on 12 March 2012 - 14:51
|Has anyone noticed the fact the dog was vomiting and defecating PAINT chips DAYS ago?!|
Get him to a good vet ASAP.
by SitasMom on 12 March 2012 - 16:25
that's why i suggested a full blood panel....... lead poisoning should show up, and all the systems that are affected.....
chelation (sp) tharapy may be needed to remove lead from his blood before it kills him.
by EchoEcho on 12 March 2012 - 16:43
|What other symptoms does your dog have? Does he still have diarrhea and vomiting? I would worry about an intestinal blockage from something that he ate. The vet you took him to thought he had too much bacteria in his stool?? Something is up with that vet. Dogs stool should be mostly bacteria? I would treat for Giardia and Coccidia if nothing shows up in an x-ray. I suppose you could do a blood panel to see if he has lead poisoning since you saw paint chips in his stool. Get the x-ray for sure, if he ate paint he may have eaten what the paint was attached to. I would consider switching vets while you are at it.|
by macrowe1 on 12 March 2012 - 16:45
|Vet asap, like not tomorrow, now. Pups not eating for multiple days is not good. Did you mention the paint to the vets? If you did and all they suggested was go home and give them electrolytes, go to another vet.|
by HBFanatic on 12 March 2012 - 18:02
|I don't know the antibiotic your dog is on. You need to see the vet again. Depending on how much vomitting, your dog may need to get fluids. The paint chips worry me. Having said that, years ago I had a young dog present with major vomitting and bloody, slimy liquid stool. No, not parvovirus. Trust me, scared the dickens out of me! But a major bacterial overload of the gut. Until the stomach got to the point where it was settled with metronidazole, she did not feel like eating. We started her with stinky, yummy baby food. But very slow. Some rice with no sodium organic chicken broth (home made) also was soon tempting to her. The pedialite with anything in the belly that is soothing is good. But either way, you need to get a bloodpanel and rule out an obstruction asap. Also, did you run a parvovirus test?|
by DebiSue on 12 March 2012 - 21:30
|I hope you have taken the pup to another vet. I'm praying for you & your pup as this does not sound good. Let us know what has transpired since your last post, please. We care!|
by cookiedam on 14 March 2012 - 00:33
Ok sorry for the late follow up this morning beast was feeling better looked more hydrated. The vet suggested he stay another day so even tho i cant afford it i left him there ill do whatever it takes to save him. For lunch time i checked up on him and he seemed ill again, he hasnt still has no apetite i consulted another vet for a second opinion as soon as i pick him up i will take him tomorrow morning i will take him in to a different vet. we did xrays did the ivy, gave him atibiotic shots and did a test to see if there was blockage in his stomach everything came back negative. did blood work and nothing abnormal showed up. The vet is still thinking infection, i guess we have to wait to find out but tomorrow is the longest im willing to give it. Idk if paint chips would show up in a xray but nothing showed up but gas. its about 5 days now if it is bacteria i should pass by tomorrow, I really appreaciate your guys help.I will follow up asap
by cookiedam on 14 March 2012 - 00:44
|@sitasmom he is on wolfking now with green tripe. He is only throwing up no sighns of diarreha. He will drink water but no food at all. he still throws up im guessing the water he is on ivy right now tough thats whats keeping him hydrated im scarred to take him home, i will consult the second vet but hopefully his suggestion is a posibility since i already spent my rent money at the vet......SOME BODY HELP!!!! I CANT LOSE MY LIL BEAST ...C.O.L...!!!!!|
by DDRCzechFan on 14 March 2012 - 01:40
|"SOME BODY HELP!!!! I CANT LOSE MY LIL BEAST"|
I understand you're distraught but I'm curious just what exactly it is you want us to do? Reach through your monitor and magically heal your puppy or donate our hard earned money to an owner who let their puppy eat paint chips?
It may sound cruel, and had I ever not supervised a puppy and allowed it to eat paint chips possibly containing lead, I'd be upset too, but again, I ask you, what is it you want us, as readers to do? Posters have suggested finding a different vet for other opinions, posters have suggested what they personally think might be wrong (though I doubt most of us here are actual veterinarians) but other than that, what is it we are supposed to do? I'm not very religious but I will "send healing thoughts" to your puppy, but other than that, I'm at a loss as to what it is you're actually expecting of people.
I hope for the PUPPY'S sake a veterinarian figures out just what is going on with the poor thing, and I hope on YOUR end a valuable lesson has been learned here; you mentioned in other threads you've had problems potty training this puppy due to lack of supervision and now the puppy has ingested god knows what, and is sick, I'm hoping this lesson has been learned, and praying that it didn't cost the puppy his/her life.
by isachev on 14 March 2012 - 02:07
|Very sorry to hear your pup isn't getting better. Vet's can really give you the run around. I hope and pray your pup make's it. Here is a generic link to give you some insight. Nothing your telling us is leading to an obvious diagnosis. Please keep updates coming. Take Care|
by cookiedam on 14 March 2012 - 02:45
|DDR bro everybody here is helping with suggestions and previous experiences. I dont need your money i especially dont need your retarded replys, keep them to your self, and AGAIN THANK EVERYBODY FOR YOUR SUPPORT EXMPT DDRCzech.|
by DDRCzechFan on 14 March 2012 - 03:02
|For one, I'm a FEMALE, not a "bro" let alone YOUR bro.|
For two, YOU allowed your puppy to eat paint chips and I'm the retarded one? How cute.
Obviously I've ruffled your feathers, which wasn't really my intent, but as I have said before,
"Anyone who knows me knows that I will ALWAYS side with the dog"
This case is no exception. I honestly DO hope your puppy gets better, but immature comments such as, and I quote directly posted BY YOU:
"i already spent my rent money at the vet"
This very statement alone shows your priorities. Granted yes, rent must be paid but owning a dog/puppy means assuming the responcibility of that puppy's life, and if it had been a human child whom you had not had health insurance for, you wouldn't have even thought twice about "spending the rent money" at the doctor, would you?
Regardless of who YOU are, I do hope the puppy's vet finds a diagnosis and is able to treat the pup accordingly, but seriously, puppies eat things because their owners don't watch them. I've owned dogs most of my life and never once had an issue like this, because I used simple common sense; I crated the puppy/dog when I would go to the bathroom or run errands, Until I was positive my pup/dog was over the chew phase that pup/dog never left my sight, and frankly, if you knew your puppy had eaten paint chips potentially LEAD paint chips, instead of waiting a few days, I would've rushed my ass to the vet before the puppy went on a food hiatus.
My attempt was not to belittle you nor really upset you, I simply wanted to try to understand what it was you were asking of us, as readers to do.
Ehhh, I've said my final piece, I wish you a world of luck and really hope the vet(s) figure out what is ailing the puppy and are swift in fixing it. Good luck with your puppy, and have a good night.
by cookiedam on 14 March 2012 - 03:15
|Well running my business taking care of my kids and dogs I do to my full Potential. So I don't need you to grade me, But I'm full aware Of people like yourself on this forum who judge, as if you Were the perfect dog person. Even kids eat things they Shouldn't it happens(you wouldnt know. That being said. I didn't allow my dog to eat paint that was spilled By the previous owner. Accidents happen. im not here to get More bent outta shape by people like you. Im here so Experienced owners can help suggest me so I wount leave Any stone unturned. And as far as not being financialy stable to support my family....lol you are hilarious miss goody 2 shoes! no one is preapared to spend 1 thousand dollars a day on vet bills. I think you need to stop and get a life! Im here to see if someone might know something that might help i will try everything for my dog.|
by Sunsilver on 14 March 2012 - 11:16
|I just googled the symptoms of lead poisoning in dogs, and it looks like it could be a possibility:|
Did the vet check specifically for lead poisoning?
by Rass on 14 March 2012 - 12:15
|I am really sorry your puppy is sick. I hope you get an answer soon. |
I can only tell you that it is important to keep up the supportive therapy.. fluids to keep her flushed out and following the vet's instructions.
Accidents do happen... sometimes even when you are watching the little devils! I had a puppy pick up a cat toy and swallow it. Fortunately, it "passed."
And yes, I keep the cat toys picked up but one of the cats "found" this one in some place where it had been "lost" and dropped it right in front of the puppy. Like lightning, the puppy had it and swallowed as I was trying to pry her mouth open...
I am sure that you will watch your "Beast" puppy much closer after she is well. Puppies are babies and do not always make the right choices!