Help me save my dog!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ninny, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    OK heres whats going on. lacy is a 4 yr old labradoodle. She is dying. She has to be force feed and forced watered. she will not eat or drink on her own. she has been to 4 different vets and all anyone can tell us is that she is anemic and dehydrated. she has been checked for cancers, tumors, worms, things stick in her throat, her teeth. she also has the poops and throws up. she has not thrown up in a couple of days though. she does make a strange clipping noise when she opens her mouth. she is so skinny you can see her bones. shes a walking pile of bones.

    the next step is opening her up but she is so weak she wont make it off the table.
    she was eating for my mom then she stoped. so she is now living with me. she has had two dates to be put down but she always does something to make us call it off. she still has fight left in her. she still wants to go on walks wags her tail when she sees you growls at the other dogs when there in her space. she just wont eat or drink. if she would do that she would be so much better off.

    i got a half cup of water w electrolytes in her this morning that has stayed in her. this afternoon goin to give her some chicken broth.
    ive decided to treat her like i would a starving dog. and go from there. does anyone have any tips or anything?
  2. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I'm so sorry you and your dog are going through this. My only advice is find another vet because obviously the ones you have are no good! Sorry to be so blunt but a vet worth their money would be doing something to help you and your dog. That is their job.

    I will keep good thoughts.
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Alot of people have recommended boiled chicken and rice. We had to force feed that when our dogs had parvo. Also un-flavored pedialite for electrolytes if you can pick that up. It helped us fight parvo.
  4. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Catawba County, NC
    I'm so sorry your dog is so sick. But I do believe your vet is right, if nothing is showing up on the non-invasive tests and exams, then the only way to know for sure is to open her up. They are also right in saying that in her weakened state, she probably wouldn't survive anesthesia. I'd say just keep doing what you can to make her comfortable, and watch her for signals as to when it's "time". Often the last act of kindness an owner can do for their pet is to give them an easy exit from life. Best of luck to you in this trying time. [​IMG]
  5. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    i think that as long as she is wagging her tail and wanting to go on walks im gonna keep fight for her. but if she cant even enjoy a quick walk around the yard i have to say good bye.
  6. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    Please let the vet (or another vet) open her up. It sounds like her only hope. Have they checked for foreign bodies in her digestive system?
  7. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    every once in a while she will eat solid food and have normal stool so i dont think theres is anything stuck anywhere.
  8. werblessd1s

    werblessd1s Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2007
    Don't give up yet!
    Put her on a healthy stew made with 2 lbs. chicken or turkey use the organ meats skin and all, add some vegetables like carrots, sweet potatos, zucchini, yellow squash, green beans & celery a 1/2 cup of each. Add 1/4 cup of fresh garlic. Freeze what you wont use in a few days in individual servings. Try to feed her the stew twice a day.
    Buy some organic yogurt. Walmart carries Stonyfield Farm brand. Try to give her a tablespoon a day. It will help clean out any toxins that might be in her digestive tract.
    A lot of pets have come out of near death with these foods. It has even made tumors shrink.
    Source: The Whole Pet Diet book.
    Good Luck [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2008
  9. lorieMN

    lorieMN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2008
    Quote:I agree,sound like an obstruction,which can kill them but at the same time the surgery can kill them also..its a hard spot to be in when you have to be the one to make the call..if it is this she will not get better on her own.
  10. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have they done x-rays???Maybe something has happened to her jaw. If you are hearing a clicking noise when she opens her mouth it could be broke, dislocated, anything.
    Have they IV'ed her to get fluids and or meds into her?? That might be another option to help her get a little strength back so she can be operated on...
    Good luck.

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