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Old 11-20-2016, 09:00 PM
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I have given my dog ( 4mo ish old stray found 1 wk ago and she has been fine since .. ) a dewormer on Friday 11/18/16 (safe guard 8 in 1 from Walmart ) 1 pack treats 10lbs per day , and there are 3 packets and it is a 3 day treatment . I gave one packet to her on Friday night , within the hour or so she puked it all up , was then lethargic and did not want to drink or eat but she did pee and have some bowel movements that night , next morning , again she had no prob going to the bathroom but was not interested in eating or drinking - I had to work from 8am-2pm on sat and by the time I got home she was 100% , playing eat and drinking ,her stool was harder but still soft . . so I only gave her a half of a packet sat night so it wouldn't effect her as badly , she seemed ok last night but since this morning (Sunday) she has gone down hill ,for the past 2 hrs or so I've had to force her to drink and of course she pukes it up she has not eaten so when she does vomit it's yellow foam ..she has gotten up and walks fine , she kept going to the water bowl like she wanted to drink but wouldn't , I finally got her to drink and she drank quite a bit out of the bowl , but she's lethargic and sleeping but shaking and her breathing seems ok but she is somewhat wheezing like in pain . I really do think it's the wormer , maybe not agreeing with her or she has blockage . She finally fell asleep (as I was typing this ) and it seems like the shaking has stopped . And she hasn't puked it up yet . I have to work tomorrow , from 10am -3pm I have a feeling I'll be up quite a bit tonight , and up very early I'm very worried about her and not sure what I can do to get her to eat or hold down the water she is drinking . Any ideas ? Will chic broth give her enough protein to keep her strength until she feels like eating ? I have no access to a vet and if I did I have zero money .. I'm two weeks away from moving back home where I can afford to give her the care she needs . Like shots and checkups . So please no negative comments . Please don't tell me if I can't afford a vet to not have a dog , taking her in was better than watching her eat garbage , freeze in this weather and or get hit . Thank you !!!!
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Old 11-20-2016, 09:50 PM
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Is there a dog shelter in your area? If so, bring the dog to the shelter first thing in the morning and sign her over. Please tell them everything you posted here.
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8 in 1 is Fenbendazole and that is usually not known to cause serious side effects!
I would absolutely not give anymore to your pup and do try the chicken broth to keep him hydrated....dehydration is way more harmful than not eating for a day or two. The green throw up was probably bile signalling an empty stomach try giving him a jar of baby food chicken and rice .......it might spark his appetite. If he is still throwing up and has diarreah or is not pooping at all, I would then think of an obstuction and you def. need to see a vet!
P.S. Bloody stools and refusal to eat and drink can also be signs of Parvo.........not at all uncommon for a stray unvaccinated pup to pick up. Parvo test needed....
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No shelters here .. and I will try the broth and baby food also ..since posted she has drank quite a bit .. some or most of it is coming back up but she seems to hold down the water a little longer each time and it is now clear (just the water). No foam or coloration.. she pooped yesterday evening it was very runny .. but wasn't much .. can't imagine she'd have anything to poop now .. only reason I'm not sure it's parvo is bc her symptoms are just what they were on fri night /sat morning , then it went away until I gave her more .. I'm thinking even though I gave her less this time it is in her system longer since she didn't puke it up right away , I won't be giving her anymore of these meds -if she can pull through this .. and if she does and seems to get back to normal I will just wait to take her to vet when I move home . Thank you for the tips and advice and will try and follow them the best I can ! Thanks
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First off, thank-you for taking this dog in! I agree with you that she is for sure better off with you than on the streets, and I'm glad to hear that it seems that she's improving! That said, though, based on what you are describing, a vet visit is definitely in order, and the sooner the better.

Is the only/main reason you're unable to get her to a vet because of the money? Or is there another factor at play? If it's just the money, I'd look into Care Credit. It's basically like a credit card but for medical expenses, veterinary care included, and most of the vets I've been to will accept it. From what I understand, they'll pay the veterinary costs up-front, and you just pay them back in monthly increments. If you think you'll have the money when you move back home, this might be a good option since you likely won't need to make a payment until you're back home anyway.

Another thing I'd consider is seeing if there are any "big-box" vets in your area. Many Petsmarts, for example, have a Banfield in them, and Banfield offers a coupon for a free first visit. If you have a Banfield near you, this might be something you want to consider. If you truly have no money to spend, I'd just call them up beforehand to ensure that the visit itself is truly free. You'd obviously need to pay for any tests performed, treatments done, or medications prescribed, but if they confirm that the visit itself is free, you can always deny any/all of these things, and walk away without paying a penny. By taking her, though, you'd at least get a general idea of what it is exactly you're dealing with. Plus, the vet may be able to recommend some inexpensive products, or suggest some things you can do at home to help treat her.

I wish you guys all the best, and please keep us updated on her recovery!
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Wow thankyou I didn't know care credit dealt with vets also , not sure about banfield in my area but will def have a look .. mostly money issues but also live in a town (and surrounding towns ) that are very small ,400 people . There's not even a grocery store here ! I did get pedialyte this morning along with baby food , unfortunately the store didn't have unflavored Pedialyte so she's not digging too much on the fruit flavor however I was able to get one jar of baby food down her and I'm not sure if she held it in but she did for about 30 minutes before I had to go to work so hopefully she'll keep it down I'll know in about an hour how she's doing I did give her some Pedialyte but she didn't want to too much of it - throughout the night she did drink a lot and also vomited it up I'm hoping she held some of it down to where she's not completely dehydrated . Thanks so much for the info and I'll check it out now !
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How is she doing this evening? Hope you are getting some fluids in her..........
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