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I have a toy Chihuahua , he chokes or coughs a lot ,and im trying to fine out what is wrong with him ,im on a fixed income and cant afford a lot.
I'm sorry about your dog having health problems. It is hard to say what might be causing the coughing. The most common cause of coughing with a choking sound in dogs is a respiratory infection (tracheobronchitis) more commonly called kennel cough. But, there can be other causes of coughing such as heart problems, collapsing trachea, or even pneumonia to name a few. I would recommend calling your local animal shelter or humane society. Many of these organizations have veterinarians that will see pets when the owner cannot afford health care for their pets. I do highly recommend getting him looked at to make sure it is not something serious. You also might want to check into pet insurance. There are some very affordable policies that will help you in the future.
Two 3 month year old chihuahua mixed not eating or drinking. Glossy eyes as if crying. Body feels warm & just laying around weak. What could be going on with them.
There is no way to determine what is causing the symptoms that you are describing. But, the symptoms you describe are serious and if left untreated may lead to death. Puppies do not have the reserves to fight off illness like adult dogs. When they get sick, they can quickly become quite ill. There is not really anything you can do at home. The best thing would be to go ahead and take them in to your veterinarian and have them examined and treated. Go ahead and give a little honey before you take them in. Small puppies can have low blood sugar and that will help if that is part of the problem, and won't hurt if it isn't. I hope they do all right for you. It is so hard to see them sick.
hello, I just got A puppy a few nights ago and now he is pooping but really soft almost like water,, also i noticed a lot of worms in the stool, what can be the problem?
Congratulations on your new puppy! OK, there can be a lot of different reasons that your puppy has diarrhea. If he is eating and is still frisky (as in he isn't appear to be sick), then it is possible the problem could be intestinal parasites, or a change of diet, or overeating (more common than you might think) or eating food scraps, or even drinking milk (dogs are lactose intolerant), or a mild colitis or intestinal infection... just to name a few possibilities. If your puppy has stopped eating and is acting lethargic, then the list of possibilities becomes much more serious. Some intestinal parasites can make them ill, such as coccidia or giardia. Parvo virus causes diarrhea and vomiting, with the diarrhea soon becoming bloody diarrhea. We are seeing a lot of parvo virus cases right now and puppies are very much at risk, even if they have received a vaccination. My recommendation would be, if your puppy is feeling good, eating, and there is not much in the way of diarrhea, then only feed a very small amount tonight and take him to your veterinarian first thing in the morning (get him started on vaccinations as soon as possible if he is not already vaccinated). Take some of the diarrhea with you so it can be tested for intestinal parasites. But, if your puppy is acting sick at this point, do not wait until the morning, instead look for a clinic that is still open for late hours- or an emergency clinic. Puppies can dehydrate quickly and it is important to have them looked at sooner rather than later. If the veterinarian suspects parvo he or she can run a test and get the results while you wait. I hope this helps and I really hope your new addition gets well soon.
I have a kitten about 10 wks old that has been throwing up and having diarreah all day and crying loudly when I pick him up...now his face is getting swollen and he wont walk he just wants to lay down. What should I do?
This sounds extremely serious. When a puppy or kitten has vomiting and diarrhea they quickly become dehydrated. He probably wants to lay down and not walk because he is so weak. There could be different reasons why your kitten is so ill. It could be feline distemper, or intestinal parasites, or some type of gastrointestinal infection. It would be difficult to say what is the cause of the problem without an exam. But, regardless of what is causing the vomiting and diarrhea, there will be severe dehydration that needs to be treated. You should take your kitten in as soon as possible. I am afraid that he may die if you don't seek treatment. I'm so sorry, I hope he does OK for you.
Apoquel cause ruptured eyeball
Apoquel will not cause the eyeball to rupture. If your dog has an eyeball that appears to be ruptured, that is a serious medical emergency that requires medical treatment. It is possible that the eye was injured, but dogs can also have corneal ulcerations that can progress and then cause an erosion through all the layers of the cornea causing a perforation. These types of eye injuries are serious and can lead to blindness. I would highly recommend checking the internet to see if a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist is in your area. A veterinarian who is a general practitioner is usually not trained to handle complicated eye problems. I hope that what has happened to your dog is not too serious and that everything turns out ok.
I believe my 9 week old puppy has parvo. Prior to today, only once did I notice a single long skinny white worm last week as he had diarrhea. Today he's been acting very sick, appetite loss, constipation, drowsiness, and off balanced. I took him outside to use the restroom to see if that'd help with whatevers making him feel so ill, and immediately he began to push out dozen long white worms that curled around into a ball. He's in a lot of pain. I'm planning on going to the vet first thing when they open in the morning. But I wanna know how serious this is, will he make it through tonight? All he's doing is sleeping which isn't normal form him. What do I do to make it least stress and pain on him?
I'm so very sorry about your puppy. You may be right in that your puppy may have parvo virus. It is very common this time of the year. Parvo is a virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea which can become very severe and debilitating. Many puppies die from the disease, especially without treatment. Even with intensive treatment, patients with severe symptoms may not live. Anyone reading this out there that has a puppy, or is planning on getting a puppy, please get them vaccinated as soon as you get the puppy so that they have a chance of not getting parvo virus. I highly recommend going to a veterinarian rather than a shot clinic or feed store so that you are ensured of getting the correct schedule of the series of puppy vaccinations to best protect your puppy. The symptoms that you are describing are not good. It is possible that your puppy may not make it through the night. I would recommend seeking emergency treatment if you have an emergency clinic in your area. The sooner you seek treatment the better. If you cannot take him in immediately, keep in him a box with bedding in a quiet room. The intestinal parasites you see may be contributing to the problem, but most likely are not the cause of the symptoms you are seeing. I would suspect that parvo virus is more likely the cause. Again, if you cannot find emergency care near by, take him to a veterinarian as soon as they open so that he can get treatment. I hope it all goes OK for you and your puppy.
My cat is not acting his normal self today. He is 4 months old. He has been sleeping all day and when he got up from nap he did not want to walk on his front left paw. He is laying in my lap on his back covered up in a blanket
Good job on recognizing that something is going on with your cat. Sometimes it is difficult to tell that they are not feeling good because they sleep a lot anyway. Sleeping all day would indicate that he doesn't feel well for some unknown reason. Limping would indicate that the problem has to do with his foot or possibly his leg. He is only 4 months old- still a very young kitten. Does he go outside at all? Is there any possibility he has injured himself or possibly gotten into a fight? Cats are very prone to abscesses if they get into a fight with another cat. This is one of those times that the best thing to do is to take him to your veterinarian to have him checked out. If there is an infection then antibiotics would be indicated, but it would just depend upon what is going on (and unfortunately it would be hard to say for sure without an examination). Has your kitten gotten his vaccinations yet? The visit would also give you an opportunity to discuss what vaccinations are recommended and what other things should be done for your cat for a healthy life.
My husky is 1year old and ever since she had puppys she losing alot of weight . She know stoped eating her food and is really thin but she still playful
You have got to get your dog in to a veterinarian to be looked at and you need to do it today. There can be a lot of different medical conditions that could be the cause of your dog's weight loss and lack of appetite. Losing weight is not good. What you are describing could be serious. If she has stopped eating then that would be a reflection of feeling bad enough that she doesn't want to eat. Some of the possible problems could be mastitis, uterine infection, intestinal parasites, inadequate nutrition with puppies nursing, just to name a few possibilities. It is impossible to tell without an examination by a veterinarian. You should take her in today. The sooner you can address the medical issues the sooner you can get her turned around. Sometimes we find that if you keep waiting to get treatment, then something relatively simple to treat becomes a major medical problem because the problem went on so long. I hope she does well for you!
i have mistakenly given a 15# shih Tzu a 16 mg tablet of apoquel, what do we watch for or do we need to get him to a vet?
The 16 mg tablet of Apoquel is the dose of Apoquel for dogs that weigh 60 to 90 pounds. This dose (16 mg tablet for a 15# dog) is 4.5 times the recommended dose for dogs. Before the drug was released for use the drug company conducted different margin of safety trials run on dogs to test the safety of the drug. One of the trials gave dogs Apoquel 5x the recommended dose twice daily for 6 weeks then once daily for an additional 20 weeks. There was some health issues that developed over long term use, but as you can see it took a dose of 5 times the recommended dose for 26 weeks. I would suspect that giving a dose one time only would not cause any issues. The most common side effects seen with Apoquel is vomiting and diarrhea so it is possible you may these problems. Your dog most likely should be OK, but if you do see any problems vomiting or diarrhea I would take your dog in to your veterinarian.
I think a puppy I found might have ate to much and now feels a bit bloated
Sometimes puppies will overeat and the abdomen becomes so distended that they are miserable. But if you just found the puppy (and very well done on taking care of this puppy) and you have not personally observed this puppy gorging on food, then you most likely have another problem going on that is causing the distended stomach. I would especially be suspicious of this if you have just found the puppy and have not fed it yet. I would think if this puppy had been out on the streets it would not have a full tummy from food. One thing that can cause distended stomachs in puppies are round worms. I would recommend that you take the puppy in to a veterinarian to be checked over. A stool sample needs to be taken to test for intestinal parasites. The puppy also needs to have a complete physical examination to ensure that he or she is healthy. This is also the time to start vaccinations and heartworm prevention. This is one lucky puppy that it now has a new owner to take care of it! I know it is late in the day, but if you are located here in Arlington or nearby, our routine hours for wellness care is until 8 pm tonight. We also offer discount puppy vaccination packages if that helps. We are here 24 hours a day if you need help in the middle of the night.