German Shepherd Dog > Oh no-One of the pups got asperated pneomonia- Any secrets? (16 replies)
Oh no-One of the pups got asperated pneomonia- Any secrets?
by fawndallas on 28 April 2012 - 00:40
|One of ths girls has got asperated pneomonia (sp). My heart breaks. |
Vet has me putting her on a vaperizer 2 hrs a day and amoxicillian (probotic to off set). Vet also says to keep her nose clear.
Any other suggestions?
Will there be any bad side effects in the long run for this meds?
Is it a bad thing for me to hold the puppy some? She is so misarable.
by SitasMom on 28 April 2012 - 00:46
learn how to tube feed as it is MUCH SAFER than bottle feeding.
been there done that, spent 3 days and nights on death watch, thank God she pulled through.
i feel for you!
by fawndallas on 28 April 2012 - 00:56
|Ok SitasMom....Any websites that show me exactly how to do this? Pictures are best, as I am a very visual person.|
by SitasMom on 28 April 2012 - 01:31
my vet showed me, and then watched me and made sure i did it correctly.
your best bet is to call all the vets in your area and ask which can teach you and then get there quickly. pack up your puppies and make sure they stay warm - if you don't have a protable heat pad, then fill a sock up with rice, microwave it and put it under a towel. if mama is helpful, take her along also.
use esbulac puppy formula becuase goats milk can cause early onset cataracts (per leerberg).
these are some really hard times, keep your chin up.
by fawndallas on 28 April 2012 - 01:41
ok, thank you thank you thank you
by hexe on 28 April 2012 - 03:00
|And there's nothing wrong with you holding the puppy, as long as you keep her warm.|
by fawndallas on 28 April 2012 - 03:06
|The puppy is panting off and on (11 days old). This is good, right?|
by hexe on 28 April 2012 - 03:17
|Hmm...not unless it's too hot--what's the temperature of the room? Panting can also be a sign of stress.|
by fawndallas on 28 April 2012 - 03:24
81.5 with a ceiling fan on.
by SitasMom on 28 April 2012 - 03:36
my girl panted for 3 days and 3 nights becaue she couldn't breath......she panted to get enough oxygen......
by hexe on 28 April 2012 - 03:46
|I guess it depends on your philosophy--some folks prefer to let nature take it's course, and not do anything above and beyond the basic care, pointing out that the healthy ones survive and the weaklings don't; while I can't argue against that, I also couldn't live with myself if I didn't try everything in my power to help a puppy that's trying to live. You have to decide for yourself which approach is best for you.|
So, yeah, I'd err on the side of caution and give the vet a call--I know I wouldn't be able to sleep for worrying if I didn't.
by fawndallas on 28 April 2012 - 03:54
|ok, thank you again|
by ray lind on 28 April 2012 - 12:30
|Aspiration pneumonia can have a high mortality rate but by 3 days or so on antibiotics you should have a good idea on how things will go.Fever is also probable untill infection clears.Not always error feeding may also be a congenital issue with swallowing who h puppy might outgrow.Not sure amoxicillian is best.Second opion regarding a new generation antibotic might be helpful.|
by Sunsilver on 28 April 2012 - 13:30
Leeerburg has a video on how to tube feed puppies safely. Unfortunately, my internet connection is acting up, and I can't access the site right now. Just Google Leerburg German Shepherds, and you should be able to find it.
by fawndallas on 28 April 2012 - 13:37
|Thank you all.|
The puppy made it through the night. We are continuing to work through this. I will review the site for tube feeding.
(no cleft palate; vet checked)
by Kalibeck on 29 April 2012 - 00:44
|There are several tube feeding videos on YouTube. jackie harris|
by fawndallas on 29 April 2012 - 02:23
|Puppy is doing better. She seems to have more energy this evening and her breathing is not a labored.|
(she is stealing my heart...soo not fair. I need to be able to make an objective decision. she is making it very hard. )