Puppy Help!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by EV0LUTION, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. EV0LUTION macrumors 6502

    EV0LUTION

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    Location:
    Florida
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    I was just given a toy poodle by one of my fathers clients, and the thing just will not stay healthy.

    Info:
    Toy Poodle
    8 weeks old
    Female
    about 1.5-2 pounds (.68-.9 kilos)
    Had all shots and checks. She was clean.


    On Monday the dog was throwing up and extremely lathargic, so I took her to my local animal hospital and she was hypoglycemic, after an overnight stay and an IV drip she was back to herself.
    The vet instructed me to feed her a calorie supplement, the theory was she wasn't given enough calories which caused her to become deathly ill. I have been feeding her 4 times a day and every other feeding with the Cal. Sup.

    when I woke up this morning around 9 the dog was doing the same thing, I had my room mate run her up to the vet (I have a final today). I'm thinking this issue runs a little deeper than just a feeding Issue. I think she may have a parasite or something.

    If there are any vets out there please help.
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

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    Have you tried repairing permissions? :D

    Sorry, just kidding. Is there anything in your garden that the dog could be eating or allergic to? Plants, frogs etc?
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    It sounds like a parasite, as you said, however keep in mind one thing about "toy" anything (dog wise). Toys are not normal breeds. They're much smaller than their normal breed would be and thus can be problematic. While cute as can be, their small bodies simply cannot handle what their "average size" counterparts can. Toys can live for years and years without issue, but it sounds like yours has developed something and it needs to be taken care of. I think the best bet it to take the poodle to the vet and let them figure it out. Unfortunately, this free puppy is about to cost you an arm and a leg.
     
  4. EV0LUTION thread starter macrumors 6502

    EV0LUTION

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    Location:
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    I kind of figured it would when I bought it home. They are running test now on her. :(
     

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