Pup with tight swollen stomach and throwing up.
(Los Angeles, CA)
Our female Pekingese of 1 year is really lethargic, and hardly moves.
A couple weeks ago her stool became bloody and soon enough she had worms. We have been very broke so this last saturday (6 days ago) we took her to a humane society where they gave all three of our dogs a pill that would get rid of the 3 most common worms. They administered the correct dosage for her weight of 12lbs. The other two dogs have been fine, but since then she has been getting worse.
She became very lethargic and started throwing up. She did this for almost two days. We even tried giving her homemade chicken and rice - and threw that up as well.
We hate seeing our baby suffer and finally took her to our regular vet yesterday. She was injected with some anti-vomiting injection and fluids because she was heavily dehydrated. The fluids made like a water sac on the side of her body that had reduced but is still hanging there.
We have been administering plain pedialyte, about 5cc every 40mins or so.
What concerns me is that since then, she has still been throwing up almost all liquid, just clear - with a few whole kibbles. Her stomach has been swelling up so bad that it is like solid hard to the touch.
At this point we don't know what to do. We dished out almost $200 bucks yesterday and now the vet is gone for the day.
Please help us if you can.
I'm sorry for babble so much, but I figured the more information I gave the better anyone can help.
I'm so sorry to hear about what's happening with your puppy, but I'm afraid that this is something you really need to talk to your veterinarian about.
A swollen stomach like this is very serious, and it could be that your pup has an intestinal blockage or something similar. Obviously this has been going on for quite some time and isn't getting better, only a vet can give you an accurate diagnosis and the treatment your pup needs in order to get better.
I know how expensive vet care is, but if your pup doesn't get help she may well die. If the vet you're seeing right now isn't helping, or you're not happy with the diagnosis and treatment, don't be afraid to seek a second opinion. Your pup's life depends on it.
I wish I could help more and I hope your pup manages to get the help she needs and makes a full recovery. Please get her to a vet asap.
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