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February 12th, 2002, 12:34 AM
my dog has stopped eating, is very thin and weak. I think he may have worms. Is it ok to give him worming meds in this condition? Thank you. Donna

February 19th, 2002, 11:10 AM
NO. it is Not ok.

You have absolutely no idea what's wrong with your pet....why are you willing to guess?

I can tell you this...what you are describing is an emergency situation.

What do we do in emergency situations Donna?

We take our beloved pets to see a doctor, a veterinary doctor.
And we do it today while our pet is still alive.


July 8th, 2004, 04:38 PM
You're dog has gone off food , thin and weak??? This could be any number of things! May have digested something foreign, may have some intesinal problems, the list is virtually endless, no point in listing...... Get your dog to a vet. How long has he/she been off food? Still drinking?
If you love your animal companion, seek help immediately.Just as you'd take your child to a doctor, you have the same obligation to your pets.
Good luck

July 8th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Welcome BatCat,a fellow Oakvillonian :D

July 8th, 2004, 04:48 PM
Donna,do not self-medicate ever,without knowing what is wrong,a vet is the only one who can tell you.I doubt very much it's worms,but I do not know.Unless you are willing to watch your dog die,take him/her ASAP.
Not getting an animal the help it needs is also punishable by law and considered animal abuse.
Let us know what the vet says,please.

July 8th, 2004, 04:51 PM
Hate to point this out guys but donna and batcat posted in February 2002. ;)

July 8th, 2004, 05:23 PM
Hey to point this out guys but donna and batcat posted in February 2002. ;)

Hahahaha! LOL. Nothing like bringing up old subjects to get everyone going! This happened last week too!!


July 8th, 2004, 05:23 PM
*L* I'm new here, that's my excuse ....... :rolleyes:

July 8th, 2004, 07:24 PM
now that's funny :D :D Here I got all excited having someone else here from Oakville :eek:
Shae,where in Canada are you?

July 8th, 2004, 07:26 PM
Vancouver BC

July 8th, 2004, 07:36 PM
Did anyone else notice that even though the situation was in the nature of an emergency and the poster seemed totally ignorant as to what to do and the dog was in a dire conditon that the replies this time were stated so as to diirect and educate rather than to recriminate?

July 8th, 2004, 07:39 PM
I have to say,i honeslty believe some of these posts cant be real......

July 9th, 2004, 08:19 AM
justncase,I am always concerned about what someone who obviously is capable of watching their pet in absolute distresse,without seeking vet-help,possibly could do to a very sick animal in anger.
So,instead of telling this person how I really feel(it would not be posted :D)we try to work on his/her conscience,if they have any..