Please read and help if you can!!!! UPDATE

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Foleys, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Foleys

    Foleys Songster

    May 12, 2010
    We have a German Shepard mix that has been very sick for this is the third day now. He has been throwing up,has the runs and will not eat anything including treats. He has a tempature of 103.6 he has not had his shots yet because we have been a little short on money lately and just had him at the vet 2 weeks ago for being hit by a car. We called our ushual vet and he told me he has some kind of infection and that it would be $95 to just get in the door and that his partner would have to see him cause he was building a house. So we called a different vet and they want $500 to just walk through the door and we dont have that kind of money right now. I have call every vet in the surrounding area and none will let us bring him in without a down payment or make payments. Someone PLEASE HELP ME HELP MY POOR DOG HE IS LESS THEN A YEAR OLD. I am almost positive he will not make it through the weekend.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2010
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'm not a vet and wouldn't recommend anything other than getting him to see a vet ASAP. I guess you have to make the call whether he's worth the $95 to you or not.

    It sounds like it could be parvo.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2010
  3. Foleys

    Foleys Songster

    May 12, 2010
    it is not only 95 that is just the start of it he said that we were looking at about 1000 and he dose not accept payments and of course he is worth it but if you dont have it what can you do?
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I know you're upset about your dog and I'm not saying this to be mean, but unless you can afford to give an animal the basic care they deserve such as their vaccinations you really should rethink having them.

    If it's Parvo, which it sounds as tho it could be, unless you take him him ASAP he is going to die.
  5. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Get him to a vet ASAP, then after he's been treated, negotiate a payment plan with the vet. Most vets are willing to work with you on payments.
  6. tommboy1973

    tommboy1973 In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2010
    Hidden Valley, AZ
    I'm sorry your dog is sick. [​IMG] I'm a vet tech, it does sound like parvo to me too. It is a disease of young, UN-VACCINATED dogs. Our vet will let people try home treatment if they cannot afford hospitalization. Home treatment includes giving subcutaneous fluids, antibiotics and pain meds. Parvo is very painful so if you cannot afford treatment I would have him euthanized. I know that sucks but better than letting him suffer. If you have a local humane society or animal control they will do it for you usually for low to no cost. So sorry!!
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2010
  7. azmotogirl

    azmotogirl Songster

    Apr 30, 2010
    Mesa, AZ
    Try contacting your local Humane Society (if you have one close). Sometimes they have free or greatly reduced rates to treat animal emergencies like this. Worst answer you will get is "no" and you might find some help.
  8. LyonFuzz

    LyonFuzz Songster

    Apr 28, 2008
    South Lyon, Michigan
    That's too bad and I'm really sorry you have to watch your pet go through this. It's the price we pay for not vaccinating:( The symptoms you describe sound a lot like parvo. It's possible he could pull through it with supportive help like subcutaneous fluids, but his chances are very poor without medical intervention. All the vomiting and diarrhea dehydrates them. Can you find a low cost clinic or humane society that might help with treatment in our area? Best of luck.
  9. ajablu

    ajablu Songster

    Jun 28, 2008
    Northeast, PA
    I am so sorry to hear about your dog. Sometimes a food poison, bacterial infection can cause symtoms like this. Keeping them hydrated is important. The temperature may mean parvo. He probably need IV fluids and something to calm his stomach. MY vet uses chlorexidine {not sure of spelling} enemas right away along with supportive care and has not lost a parvo dog since. Not to say it would always work . I guess it depends on how bad the dog is when it comes in. I guess the best you can do without vet care is to try to get fluids into the dog but it may not keep them down if they are not sub Q. One thing, if he does recover you can buy vaccines at Tractor Supply Company for about 7.00 . They are easy to give yourself with the instructions. They tell you how often and what the dog needs. This can be a big help if you are going through a bad time money wise. I would definitely get him vaccinated somehow if he makes it. Some Petcos also offer the full set of vaccines and a rabies only option for a greatly reduced cost and that could help you too.
    I raise dogs and have done my own shots, except for rabies, for many years now. Again, I am sorry about your dog. I know how painful it must be for you to watch.
  10. Im so sorry to hear about your dog. Just try to keep water down him. Maybe some pedia-lite (spelling?)... He can get by with out food for a few days. He will not want to eat till he feels better. Water is very important.

    Please dont let every one put you down for not getting its shots. Things change money wise very fast some times and you cant afford it. I know how that is too.

    I had one dog have very bad reactions to shots, she died. So now I have 3 dogs. None have had their shots. Nope.. Ages are 7 years, 3 years, and 1 years old. And they are rarely ever sick. And when they do get sick, its from some one feeding them something they shouldnt have eatten.

    I sure hope your dog is ok. Dont give up on him.

    Do you live where there are Salmon. He could have eatten a salmon. Those will poison a dog. If so, let the dog continue to vomit to try to get it out. Even if you live a few miles away from a river. A hawk or eagle can fly over and drop a fish or part of a fish.

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