dog shaking, lethargic and foaming at the mouth slightly.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by agnes_day, Mar 25, 2009.

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  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    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?
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Foaming at the mouth? Does he have his rabies shot?
    Could he have gotten into any rat posion?
     
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  3. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    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....
     
  4. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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  5. PattiXmas

    PattiXmas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. )
     
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  6. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    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!! [​IMG]
     
  7. cimarron

    cimarron Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    could he have been snake bit?
     
  8. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    im going to take him to the vet as soon as my husband gets paid, which isnt until saturday. [​IMG]
     
  9. PattiXmas

    PattiXmas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Look at us, we think alike [​IMG] .
     
  10. PattiXmas

    PattiXmas Chillin' With My Peeps

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