Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Health Care


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-19-2004, 05:23 AM
Teddy's Avatar
Teddy Teddy is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 11
Default Cockapoo is sick.

Hello, I have about a 9 month old cockapoo (shown in my avatar). Recently he has got sick. 2 Days ago he vomited alot, maybe 5 times, by the end he was just bringing up the bial, and foam. That was in the night (he didn't eat supper). The next day he didn't want to drink or eat, so we gave him water through a turkey baster the whole time since. Sometimes he just let's it go down, or out of his mouth, sometimes he licks it out. That day he didn't eat at all (his food, rice, or ground beef, as suggested to give to a sick dog). He did not vomit at all that day, and he urinated many times during the day, he seems to be recovering, it is now morning on the third day and he still won't eat, or drink automatically.

Just like the mention that he pooped the night he got sick, and It was normal, no discoulration, no foreign matter, usual consistency, he hasn't went number 2 since though (because he has not eaten). He is now moving more, and not hiding in the corner (like he was). He now lifts his leg to urinate, and even scuffs the grass with his paws, gets up to see you, but still no running.

I am wondering what this is, he is not hurting anywhere (not sensitive when touched anywhere). We would take him to the vet but we have a money shortage, so we are doing everything we can in money range. Any ideas/suggestions are welcome.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-19-2004, 09:33 AM
babyjane babyjane is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1
Default Sick Cockapoo

You've GOT to get this little baby to a vet. At the very least, call your vet to let him/her know what's going on. These symptoms are very serious, and your dog is probably in pain and/or fear. I lost one of my babies a year and a half ago due to a blood disorder. I took her to the vet the 1st time she threw up and became lethargic. She lived for about two weeks and then I had to put her to sleep because nothing else could be done. However, although it broke my heart (I missed a full week of work because I was so devastated) I knew that I had done everything possible to take care of her. Your dog is your child; if your human child became ill like this, would you not take him or her to the doctor? You owe your very helpless animal the same care. Borrow the money, work out a payment plan with your vet, but do whatever you have to in order to take care of your pet. There's just no excuse not too. I will pray that everything will turn out well.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-19-2004, 11:59 AM
Teddy's Avatar
Teddy Teddy is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 11
Default

Well it seems I was right, he is getting better (it's now almost lunch) and he ate his rice and ground beef! So now he has an appatite, and I can certainly tell hes doings better, because now he licks you like crazy (like normal) and makes sure his nose is wet (he wasn't when he was sick). I have an appointment ready for the vet, but should I still take him now? He's really imporving. By the way how much do vet check ups cost, and then how much do tests cost in your area?

My question is what was this, like a puppy cold? Stomach flu?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-19-2004, 01:35 PM
RD's Avatar
RD RD is offline
Are you dead yet?
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 15,401
Default

Well, that's sort of unusual that he would be vomiting so much and not have any diarrhea... I really don't know... Could he have gotten into anything bad?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-19-2004, 07:09 PM
Teddy's Avatar
Teddy Teddy is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 11
Default

Well things have got bad again for some reason, he was like almost 90%, and then he went back again and spit up a bit. Now hes sick again... The bad part is i canceled the vet apointment because he was doing so great, and now it's too late, hopefully he will still be alright until tomorrow so I can for surely take him in, so anybody know about the prices I asked about?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-19-2004, 07:36 PM
sheltiepups's Avatar
sheltiepups sheltiepups is offline
Show Dog
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 209
Default

Umm it should coast around 75 to 100 dollars (that's what my vet charges). I hope he gets better!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-19-2004, 07:50 PM
RD's Avatar
RD RD is offline
Are you dead yet?
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 15,401
Default

My vet only charges me about $20 to do a checkup and diagnosis. He charges about $80 for a diagnosis and extensive blood work.

The prices are lower for me because I volunteer there, and I can do most of the procedures that my dog would need (as long as it doesn't involve a scalpel) so sometimes I just take Ripley in when I go to volunteer in the morning and when there's a lull in 'traffic' he'll help me work on my dog.

I think it really depends on the area you are in. Veterinary care costs a LOT more in large cities. In a big city, you can expect to pay 100+ for a checkup.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-19-2004, 09:57 PM
Renee750il's Avatar
Renee750il Renee750il is offline
Felurian
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Where the selas blooms
Posts: 94,266
Default

Teddy, it's going to be most important to keep him from getting dehydrated, but you don't want to let a dog that's vomiting drink too much at one time. If you can get him to drink a little diluted chicken broth (unsalted) try and see if he can keep it down tonight until you can get him in to the vet's tomorrow.

The vet should have some times available for emergency type visits like this one, and usually they're pretty good about working out payments. In the meantime, be looking around the house for anything he might have snuck into when you weren't looking. The more information you can give your vet the easier (and less expensive) it's going to be for him to figure out what your pup's problem is.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-20-2004, 01:08 AM
pitbulliest's Avatar
pitbulliest pitbulliest is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,111
Default

I understand that vets charge way too much, but if your pup is sick..and your pup definately seems to be sick..don't delay the situation over money...you knew when you got the dog that vet bills weren't an option at one point or another in the dog's life..like people..animals need doctors too..unfortunately, vets take advantage of that fact way too often by charging wayyyyy more than the consultations/surgeries/medicines/etc are really worth..but hey, what can ya do?

Definately take the little guy to the vet...it might be serious or it might not..but it is definately better to be safe then sorry. Keep us updated...good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-20-2004, 10:05 AM
Teddy's Avatar
Teddy Teddy is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 11
Default

Well I had to take him this morning because he is even worse than he was in the first place (even wet himself), he seemed really tired. I hope there's no surgery involved in this, I can't pay for the checkup, let alone surgery . Anyways I should be getting a call soon from the vet.

Very weird though, was sick for a bit, recovered, then all of a sudden went sick again, bigtime.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:33 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site