2 montth old malti poo won't eat or drink
by Rose Cooper
I have purchased a 2 month old malti poo from Petland on the 11 February 2010 and she ate when we brought her home, had water was constipated for a day but the next day she went potty.Then she did not want to eat or drink anything.
So we took her to the vet and she had a runny nose and sneezing.They gave her antibiotics and I started giving her that,she still did not eat or drink and lost 5oz and she only weighed 1lb 8oz.The next day on a sunday we took her back and she had a fever and they gave her something for that and she still did not eat or drink.
The evening after 11 she ate something and had some water.Then again the next day she was as numb as anything else and did not eat or drink again and lost another 5oz so we took her back to the vet and they hospitalized her.She is still not eating and vomits everything up so they are force feeding her and still can't keep it down.She look so helpless and so tiny my heart breaks and my kids cries over her.We want her home and are out of options since Petland refuse to pay for the hospitalization or x rays.
The vet won't perform any other test on her because they are scared of who's going to pay it.We will pay it of course we just want her better and want to know what is wrong with her but no one will give us an straight answer to our ?
I need help all I want to know is what is wrong with her. Does anyone know what could be wrong with her.
Please help me
I'm so truly sorry for what you, your family and your puppy are going through, it must be a heartbreaking experience for you all. Unfortunately puppies bought from petstores are often the result of 'puppy mills' or less-than-scrupulous breeders and the chances of them being sick, or getting sick, is pretty high.
It sounds to me as though your pup has one of the contagiousdog illnesses that young, unvaccinated pups are susceptible to. It could well be Parvo which is a very aggressive disease.
I understand your vets' concerns over payment, but if you can assure them that you are going to be paying for her treatment, they should be able to go ahead and take care of her. A fecal test should show if it's Parvo, or some other disease. With many of these illnesses, dehydration is a big problem and IV fluids are an important part of the care.
Some veterinarians are willing to help puppy owners take care of their sick pups in their own homes and will let you buy the medications etc. that are needed. They also can give instructions on how to care for the pup. However, with a tiny breed pup like yours, the risk of a serious disease being fatal is fairly high I'm afraid. BUT that doesn't mean it's hopeless, some tiny ones are fighters and with treatment many pups do recover.
Personally I think you need to talk the whole situation over with your vet and have them tell you what they think is wrong with your pup and what she needs in the way of treatment. Then see if you can work out an 'at-home' care, or if she needs to stay hospitalized. Also, perhaps you could get them to agree to a payment plan of some sort if the fees get very high (and they can, especially with illnesses such as Parvo). I'm sure they want to help your pup as much as they can. If you're not happy with the treatment or care she's getting, don't be afraid to seek a second opinion from another vet. Your puppy needs you to help her, so you have to follow your instincts and do the best you can for her.
She is so tiny and adorable and I feel for you and especially for your children. I really hope that you are able to get her the help she needs and she makes a full recovery, but in this sort of situation there are never any guarantees I'm afraid.
Best of luck with your puppy. My thoughts are with you all.