Major puppy problems, pleaseeeee helppppp
by Tim Winfrey
(Houston, tx, united states)
Puppy seems fun but the other night had to go to the emergency vet bc he was acting if he was choking on something but was still breathing, so we waited to see if he would spit it up but did not and began losing eye sight, continuous crying, and very disorientated.
Took him straight the the emergency vet, and he started to act more normal, they still ran a few tests to see for toxins and gave him some charcoal. He went home seeming more back to normal and the next day he threw up some shoe laces and seemed all back to normal, well he is doing it again right now and is hot, stiff, tongue is hanging out, seems to blind and is walking in circles around the room.
I can not afford to take him to the emergency vet again because it is 1 am and I got charged 500 dollars for test and something to make him throw up, i don't know what to do??
I know how expensive emergency veterinary visits can be so understand your reluctance to go through the same process again, when chances are he will be acting normally by the time you get there.
However, this puppy definitely needs to be evaluated by a veterinarian just as soon as possible, and maybe even kept in for a day or two so that the vet is able to actually examine him while he's having an 'episode'.
I'm afraid I'm not a vet myself and so can't say what's causing this problem but it does sound as though it may be a neurological issue, or related to his ingesting some type of toxin. Only a vet can actually make an accurate diagnosis.
If he had not had a second episode it would probably have been just 'one of those things' and he would have been no worse for the experience, but with this repeating pattern he absolutely needs to be examined.
I'm sorry I can't help you more and I wish you both the very best of luck. Hopefully your vet will be able to figure out what's causing the symptoms and get him back on track to feeling better very soon.
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