Sick Puppy

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Hound dog, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Rufus is refusing both water and food today. Completely.

    Since he came home he's drank like a fish and eaten like a piggy. Never an issue.

    He was "supposed" to have been wormed. But the woman admitted to just putting the wormer in a huge vat of food instead of giving it individually which is how it is supposed to be given. (it's not that hard, you get a syringe for pete's sake) I've yet to see a dead worm.

    He also, remember, had quite a LOT of ticks which I removed.

    Only other "symptom" is some mucusy type stool. Not all the time......but every once in a while. He did dry heave this morning. :(

    Tried to call the vet but the office closed at noon. (wth am I the ONLY one with this luck??) They do now have the home number for emergencies.

    The revolution kills worms. Only problem is I have yet to put it on him as he covered himself with urine and needed a bath.......and of course you have to wait so many days. So he's not gotten the benefit from that yet.

    He is still sort of playing only much more toned down and Maggie is trying to tone down too, I think she realizes he's not feeling too great.

    Wondering if I should just go out to the store and pick up wormer and give it to him. Or if I should decide this is an emergency and call the vet? I know young pups can get dehydrated very quickly and he's only 7wks. Oh wait, he's made a liar out of me and just took a big drink. lol So maybe it is just the worms......hmm.

    Maggie is awfully attached to this lil guy and so am I, even if it has only been a week. Worried about him and hoping it's just a case of his sibs got more of the wormer than he did.
     
  2. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Yikes. If he's drinking, then it's less of a problem, of course... but... poor fellow.
     
  3. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    He just peed quite a bit, so I don't have to worry about dehydration for the moment. Guess it's a trip to the store for wormer after all.
     
  4. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Poor lil thing. Yeah, I'd get some wormer for him...
     
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Evidently, all I have to do is post.......and he makes a liar outta me. lol

    He just ate a bowl of food and pooed out a huge worm...........so that answers that. Now that I know what it is and it's not serious, I'm not so worried.
     
  6. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    but you also know what you gotta do...
     
  7. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Yup. He will be wormed tonight. Maggie will have her revolution..........as will Bruce.

    Then clean up all the poo in the yard. And THAT will not be fun as Rufus poos more than any puppy I remember having. lol omg Maggie refuses to use the front yard right now cuz there are too many Rufus poo spots. (been raining and couldn't clean it up)
     
  8. nerfherder

    nerfherder Active Member

    Feed him crayons! And vary by shade, so you know what to look for. :)

    (Never had a dog who didn't like crayons.)
     
  9. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I would get him ivermectin and not let him eat then put him outside for the night to be honest because he will poo like crazy. Are you sure he got his puppy shots?
     
  10. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Poor puppy. Hope the wormer works.

    Nice of him to show you what was wrong!
     
  11. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

    Glad he is feeling better.
     
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