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Old June 12th, 2008, 08:56 PM
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Unhappy My pup is having a sleep-over at the vet's :(

We came home from work on tuesday to find our 5 months old doberman dehydrated from vomiting while we were gone. We assumed it was because of the terrible heat we had that day, and after a bowl of water and a good nap, he was feeling a bit better.

we held off on dinner, which was just fine with him...he had no interest in his kibble anyways.

yesterday morning he was back to normal (or so we thought), we fed him like normal, went to work, and came home to a happy puppy (in a clean cage).

this morning her ate, and seemed a little weird to me, but nothing i could put my finger on. it was bothering me all morning, so i called my sister to come over and check on him. he was sick in his cage again, but was in pretty good spirits, and ran aound the yard with my niece.

BUT, when we got home after work, he was completely drained and dehydrated. i gave him some more water and her threw it back up too so i took him to the vet.

he's staying over night on i.v. and the vet is afraid he might have parvo he is going to call me in the morning to let me know what is going on, and then we will take it from there.

anyone have this type of scare with a pup this young?

i would really appreciate if everyone could send some good vibes his way...

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Old June 12th, 2008, 09:02 PM
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Here is the good vibes

I'm so sorry :sad: but Parvo can be treatable , you did the right thing bringing him to the vet. Keep us posted please.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 09:08 PM
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It sounds like you could use some more good vibes! I know it's so scary when your pet has those kinds of "sleepovers". You are doing the right thing and I hope that your little guy is feeling better soon.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 09:53 PM
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Here are some vibes from Mooki and I

It is scary on the sleepovers...I stayed awake all night worrying the last time Mooki slept over, and aparently she slept like a baby! Not a worry in the world! Made new friends while she was there LOL!
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Old June 12th, 2008, 10:03 PM
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Hope he is feeling better real soon and you have him home with you in a hurry.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 10:04 PM
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There are other things besides parvo that can cause diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration, brianna, so try to stay positive. The first few months after we moved out here into the wild and germ-ridden country it seems like our dogs were getting into stuff every other week! (Most notably, campylobacter, which causes the same symptoms as you're seeing.) I can't even remember how many times we had to drive a dog the 45 miles into the vet after hours so they could get rehydrated. It is very scary!! But 10 days of antibiotics usually cleared them up.

and that your pup has a quick recovery, too!
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Old June 12th, 2008, 10:45 PM
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I am wishing your pet the best!

While this is parvo season (I have four in hospital right now), at 5 months of age, most dogs have had 3-4 sets of vaccines which should prevent a 5 month dog from likely obtaining this disease. If this is the case, then hazelpackrun's statement of other potential causes is more likely.

If it is parvo, then the good news is that treatment options have greatly improved and many, many dogs do very well. One advancement that I recommend all parvo dogs have is Tamiflu. It can be obtained at most human pharmacies, if not at your veterinarian's office.

Please let us know how your puppy is doing.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 01:59 AM
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please update us on how your little one is doing
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Old June 13th, 2008, 04:56 AM
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thanks for the positive words guys. i did not sleep well last night, my husband is still really upset, and my other dobe (who just turned 1 year old) paced around all night last night, and was really restless during the night. i will keep you all updated when i speek to the vet this morning. poor little guy...
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Sending some and keeping my that he has a quick recovery.

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Old June 13th, 2008, 06:09 AM
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Old June 13th, 2008, 09:15 AM
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Good luck to your little one. Keep thinking positive. What he may have is something else, and like Dr. Lee said, there are treatments for parvo and if he had it there's no reason why with treatment he can't over come it.

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Old June 13th, 2008, 12:09 PM
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so he is still at the vets and he called me to tell me that the good news is that it is not parvo. the bad news is that he has no appetite, and they are going to pull a blood test on him...the vet is afraid he might have defective kidneys or something else...i feel horrible that i cant do anything for him
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Old June 13th, 2008, 12:52 PM
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Brianna, it's great news that it's not parvo and now that it has been ruled out, they will keep looking for the cause. I know it is difficult, but try and not think of the "worst" case, only the "best"!!!! Buster and I are sending you lots of positive vibes to get your pup home where he belongs.

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Old June 13th, 2008, 12:59 PM
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Negative for Parvo is certainly great news, but I agree, don't think the worst. As the others said, his symptoms could be any number of non-serious things.

At least he is at the vet's office and they are taking care of him.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 04:44 PM
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just got back from the vets. blood tests came back without any problems. the vet is now worried something might be stuck in the GI, as there was a lot of gas in his belly in the x-ray...they are going to give him a bit of food later on to see if he brings it back up of if anything passes over night...then i'll have a very hard decision to make. they gave me a price for surgery, and its not cheap
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Old June 13th, 2008, 05:50 PM
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Hopefully tonight will bring good results.....Decisions are never easy to make, always emotional.....

I know surgeries are ALWAYS expensive and hopefully your Vet can help you work something out...

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Old June 13th, 2008, 06:01 PM
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Sorry for your dogs current state. I have a young dog who at about 1 year old or so, got a hold of some spare rib bones and ate a whole bunch before we caught her. She became very ill and had lots of gas and blotting. They talked about opening her up to see if they could correct the problem, also very costly. She too would not eat or drink adn would throw up right after. We brought her home and gave her mineral oil, a day or so later she started to vommit the bone spurs up and we kept her on the oil for a few days until it was all gone adn the blotting had gone down. She recovered well and is still a happy dog.

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