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Harm or Help?

August 7th, 2004, 04:04 PM
My dog got beat up by some other dogs pretty bad and i'm trying to take care of him and he has been progressing i know he needs some kind of antibotics and all i have are some that were perscribed to me and i was wondering if i can break the capsule and give them to him with his water?
Thanks Jessica.

August 7th, 2004, 06:45 PM
Please do NOT administer any drugs to your animals without consulting a vet! This is very dangerous and potenially deadly!! Please do NOT give him anything that was prescribed to you!! You need to call/visit your vet. You rpooch could have internal injuries, broken bones, etc. Please have him cared for by a professional!

Lucky Rescue
August 7th, 2004, 08:57 PM
Do you know that depending on where you are, you are probably breaking the law by refusing to get your dog medical treatment? Do you know that is considered "cruelty" under the law??

WHY haven't you taken him to the vet???

August 7th, 2004, 10:18 PM
OMG,today is a bad day :mad:

Cactus Flower
August 7th, 2004, 11:43 PM
If you were seriously injured, would you sit at home and try out your dogs medicine?

I bet you'd get yourself to a doctor, and fast. I'm also guessing you'd take whatever medicine he/she prescribed.

Give your dog the same courtesy, please.

I know it's easy for some people to look for the shortcuts first, but doing so in this case could be a fatal mistake.

August 8th, 2004, 10:09 AM
Did this dog get taken to the vet? Update?

August 9th, 2004, 10:43 AM
TAKE YOR DOG TO THE VET!!!!!!!!! or don't have a dog! :mad:

Some human antibiotics are the same. However dosage is according to weight and the strength of the drug depends on how bad the infection. If this antibiotic is not dog friendly, you can kill your dogs liver, thus killing your dog!
If your dog is left untreated and he/she does have an infection....It's system may become septic, resulting in a horrible death!!!!
Leaving you feeling guilty?????

And yes, you ARE breaking the law if your pet needs medical help and you choose not to seek it. If $'s are an issue, call your local Humane Society for #'s of groups in your area that may be able to help you out with the vet exam.

Atleast get an exam to see how serious it is or isn't. You never know, the vet might say that nothing is needed. The only one that can say for sure (and legally) is the veterinarian. Please seek help and don't be selfish about your pets health.

Good luck

August 9th, 2004, 10:59 AM
Antibiotics are different for all different illnesses if you had strep throat it is not necessarily the same type as if you have an infection in your tooth. Do not give antibiotics that are not specifically for him or her and see your vet. If he was beat up by other dogs you need to speak to these people about covering some of the vet costs and if this was play your dog does not need to play with these dogs again. You never fully explained how he got beat up, you may have some recourse to the other owners. But this dog needs to see a vet.

August 9th, 2004, 10:59 AM
You have got to be KIDDINNNNNNNNNNNNNNN????

August 9th, 2004, 11:00 AM
Sorry if I sound harsh. But use common sense please! and I DO hope that everything works out for you and your dog.

Depending on where you live and your local leash by-laws, there is the possiblity that if the other dogs were "off their leashes" and yours was "on leash" and you could find their owners (long shot)...... You could go to civil court for reimbursment for your vet bills.

If your dog was off leash, you have no legal recourse.

August 11th, 2004, 01:53 PM
WTF?????????? Are you crazy??? He needs a VET NOW!!!! If you love your dog...take him there and quit farting around on the internet!!! Geeeeeeeeeezzz some people!!! Give yer head a shake!!!! :mad:

August 20th, 2004, 03:40 PM
OMG!! That poor dog....PLEASE take him to the vet ASAP.