My dog has been sick for over a week now. To begin with he was throwing up some, but very active and himself. Then on Friday, he started breathing heavily, no more throwing up but would not eat or drink anything. He started acting very very strange. He would not walk, we had to carry him, hes nose is dry, he wont lick, wag his tail anything. It sounded like he kept stoped breathing during the night so we stayed up with him. We took him Saturday am immediately to the vet. The vet said he looked like he had lost about 20lbs in a week or so. He did not have a fever. He passed all of his worm tests. They said he was dehyrated and for us to give him pedialyte. He wont drink that either. They have him 2 anitbiotic shots and 2 b12 shots. It is no different today. He wont eat, drink or move. We have to carry him. We are very worried about him. Any ideas?
If your dog is that dehydrated he should be hospitalized for IV fluid and other therapies.
He probably requires blood tests to check to see if he is anemic, has liver or kidney diseases, is diabetic, has Lyme or other tick diseases, has Addison's disease, etc. He probably also requires chest and abdominal X-Rays.
Please take him to the vet again for further diagnostics and treatment.
The extreme weakness, lethargy, anorexia and vomiting can be caused by the diseases I have listed above, or many other infectious agents, and diseases. The diagnostic tests will help narrow them down to the likely cause.
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