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dog shaking, lethargic and foaming at the mouth slightly.  

post #1 of 53
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there is something wrong with my dog, and i cant get him into the vet right now because they want 300 just to walk in the door..he keeps digging holes under the fence and i guess he got out and got into something or something happened because we found him laying in the neighbors yard..hes shaking really bad but he will wag his tail at you. he doesnt have blood anywhere and he has foam coming from his mouth.
i put him in the room where we have our goats last night..gave him a blanket with lots of straw under it and plenty of water..and this morning we found him in the neighbors yard again, in a freshly dug hole! i dont know what could be wrong with him!  is there anything i can do for him until i can get him in somewhere?

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wife to my highschool sweetheart for almost 18 years, mother to 6 boys and 1 girl.
post #2 of 53

Foaming at the mouth? Does he have his rabies shot?
Could he have gotten into any rat posion?


Edited by SundownWaterfowl - 3/25/09 at 7:37am

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post #3 of 53

my first response was gonna be that he might be having a seisure (sp??), or that he got into some poisoning....But if he was out again this morning I don't know.....

If he keeps getting out though could you chain him up/tie him up somewhere so he doesn't keep digging out???

We had a dog  that had a convulsion/seisure---he ended up having Strick9 poisoning....or so that's what the vet set....He convolused for hours on end(while at the vets office) they said if it didn't stop by the next morning they would more than likely put him down (because of brain damage)...He stopped that morning (it went on from start to finish for over 29 hours)...
We also had another dog that got into some other poison...Not sure if it was rat poison or what (the poison was not from here and neither was the strick9 from the other dog)....But we lost him before we even knew what happened....

I needed another dog like I need a hole in the head....Yes, we got dog #5 last weekend...
2 daughters and a husband--whose currently deployed for round #2
Do it Chunk~~ Do It~~ Do the TRUFFLE SHUFFLE!!!!!
Shawna
I needed another dog like I need a hole in the head....Yes, we got dog #5 last weekend...
2 daughters and a husband--whose currently deployed for round #2
Do it Chunk~~ Do It~~ Do the TRUFFLE SHUFFLE!!!!!
Shawna
post #4 of 53

He may have eaten something he shouldn't have.  Give him some bread (lots) if he'll eat.  But I highly suggest a vet asap
Bread is to soak up anything in his stomach or you can give him a Hydrogen peroxide/water mixture and he will vomit up anything that shouldn't be there.


Edited by chickensioux - 3/25/09 at 7:40am

Me,DH, 2 DS, 4 dogs, 1 parakeet, 1 parrotlet, 2 frogs, 19 hens, 1 roo, 2 turks, 28 ducks (9 calls, 2 kcs, 3 runners, 3 scovy, 2 Mandy, 4 teal,1 wood duck, 2 rouen, 1 pekin) 3 geese (1 Embden, 1 Sebastopol, 1 toulouse), 1 Flem Giant Rabbit, 1 Neth. Dwarf rabbit, 2 sugar glider.  http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=22826-my-home-for-sale

Me,DH, 2 DS, 4 dogs, 1 parakeet, 1 parrotlet, 2 frogs, 19 hens, 1 roo, 2 turks, 28 ducks (9 calls, 2 kcs, 3 runners, 3 scovy, 2 Mandy, 4 teal,1 wood duck, 2 rouen, 1 pekin) 3 geese (1 Embden, 1 Sebastopol, 1 toulouse), 1 Flem Giant Rabbit, 1 Neth. Dwarf rabbit, 2 sugar glider.  http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=22826-my-home-for-sale

post #5 of 53

Sounds like either a seizure or he got into some type of poison.  He really should be seen by a vet before it is too late.

(Also, you might want to try some peroxide to make him throw up.  If he ate something he shouldn't have, making him vomit might help.  I really think the vet would be best though.  If he started doing this last night, he needs to have bloodwork done to check his levels. )


Edited by PattiXmas - 3/25/09 at 7:40am
post #6 of 53
Thread Starter 

we are fine on the rabies front...i wonder if its poison too.
we are going to have to chain him up..i hate doing that and i thought i had fixed all the holes he had made before.
which really doesnt matter since he obviously will just dig another one!!  barnie

wife to my highschool sweetheart for almost 18 years, mother to 6 boys and 1 girl.
wife to my highschool sweetheart for almost 18 years, mother to 6 boys and 1 girl.
post #7 of 53

it's wierd that he was so sick last night and is up and around today...

could he have been snake bit?

post #8 of 53
Thread Starter 

im going to take him to the vet as soon as my husband gets paid, which isnt until saturday. sad

wife to my highschool sweetheart for almost 18 years, mother to 6 boys and 1 girl.
wife to my highschool sweetheart for almost 18 years, mother to 6 boys and 1 girl.
post #9 of 53
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Originally Posted by chickensioux 

He may have eaten something he shouldn't have.  Give him some bread (lots) if he'll eat.  But I highly suggest a vet asap
Bread is to soak up anything in his stomach or you can give him a Hydrogen peroxide/water mixture and he will vomit up anything that shouldn't be there.


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post #10 of 53
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Originally Posted by motherof5boys1girl 

im going to take him to the vet as soon as my husband gets paid, which isnt until saturday. sad


Call the vet and explain this to them.  Sometimes a vet will be understanding and work with you.

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