Hi . I have a golden retriever puppy who is 50 days old now. He has had the following symptoms and the vet told that it is tick fever .
1. Loss of weight
2.loss of appetite
3.he has become very anaemic. His gums look pale and his coat has become pale white.
4. He has become so weak that he Isnt able to stand also and is always sleeping.
The vet for the past two days gave him drips and medicines such as azhithral and yesterday changed him to doxycyline. Today morning still he Isnt eating or drinking milk and is still tired. He is my first dog and its really making me very sad . pls help me doc. Will the doxycyline itself cure him ? If so how long ?? When would he become normal and start eating ? I am unable to see him like this.
Thanks a lot for ur replies. First the doctor suspected it may be parov but later confirmed that it Isnt parov since there would have been bleeding in his stools but it never happened. The doc didn't conduct any blood or stool test though. He just gave him some drips for his strength. He saw his gums and blood and told that he is very anaemic. He gave the puppy a b complex shot yesterday for his anaemia.
Today weirdly a thing happened. When I opened up my ice cream my puppy came running towards me and with doctor's advice I gave him a small amount. He loved it and got a lot of energy. But when I give him dog food or milk( cow milk available in packets boiled and mixed with water) he doesn't drink it. I dont know what I must give him to improve his appetite so that he would gain some weight. The day when I got him ( 2 weeks back ) he was fat and so full of energy. Now he has become very very thin and his legs are trembling. I need to give him some food which would improve his weight and then I guess he would be better. But he doesn't drink much of milk at all. Can u suggest me some good foods which wouldnt do any harm but improve his weight. He is just 7 weeks old puppy. So am very worried to feed him just anything.
I know I have done a mistake pulling him so soon from his mom. He was my first puppy so i didnt know much .i am sorry. I just want him to become normal as soon as possible. Thanks a lot for ur help people.
Margot advises no to feed milk, she is more knowledgeable than I so I take that input as important... still the puppy was attracted to ice cream if I read you correctly. It may be the pup is already acclimated to human eating, and has started to want whatever you are eating.
As always boiled white meat of chicken seems to be a first aid approach, it is unlikely to cause stomach upset and I think dogs are likely to eat it. The rescue worker who saved the Westie dog we adopted said she brought him back from starvation and refusal to eat with this type chicken carefully and lovingly had fed in small pieces. Our Westie was an adult at the time, estimated 8 years old. He is still with us and has a good appetite maybe too good as he seems to suffer from some food allergies.
We had a Golden Retriever before the Westie and Golden was a wonderful dog, very large too upwards of 90 pounds when middle aged. He lived for 12 years. His picture is in my profile album, along with the Westie we adopted.
Neither you nor your profile say where you live, in the USA or outside? I ask only in some suggestion made here may not be useful unless you have access to the USA marketplace. That said, did you doctor recommend any over the counter medications such as a stomach shouting one? One can not assume that what we humans take can be given to a dog, especially if the dog is a young puppy, but some times it is okay and is usually the lowest in cost.
Hope you and your pupply have a Happy New Year and many more.
Please reread the advice you have been given. Try the chicken and rice, you can add a little cooked calf's liver or some canned tripe, if a pet store near you sells it.
Itis important the puppy stays hydrated.
Well many kibble blends include animal protein, not trying to make your situation more difficult. Sorry for a couple of typos in my earlier reply, if you have a question about anything I posted earlier let me know and I'll try to make it correct/clearer.
Hydration is very important, using a syringe to get water down the dog's throat may help. Also there may be some "wet" or canned dog foods available to you that have acceptable contents. Vegetable protein may fill the need for protein, I suppose you are much more expert on that than I am, so I only mention in a search to find some way to help. Canned foods have mositure, kibble doesn't - yes you can add water to the kibble some dogs like it that way. Our dog is hard to predict but sometimes I make a big show of adding some hot water (just a splash) to his kibble and stirring it around before giving it to him... he sometimes eats it and it is the same kibble that has been laying in his dish for a hour or more.
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