Puppy Vomiting and Raspy breathing
(Grand Junction CO, USA)
My 7 month old Mini Aussie has started throwing up Thursday and was sick all night we took her water and food away for 12 hours, then gave her an ice cube after that period which she immidiately threw up, then she had one diarrhea stool.
After about 5 hours she was fine jumping and running, back to her old self. Saturday she was fine we gave her a handful of food which she ate happily and started increasing the amount of water every hour and a half, then suddenly around 4 pm on sat she started vomiting again, followed with another half loose half solid stool. She was only vomiting water but now that she doesn't have much fluid or food in her has nothing left to vomit except stomach bile. She has been without water and food again for 12 but is now not interested in water, and has started having a raspy breathing. And she is still throwing up very little piles of water and bile. Its like mucous.
She hasn't had her shots but it doesn't sound like Parvo because it hasn't been consistent and she isn't having diarrhea, but she is very lethargic and weak from all the vomiting. I tried Pepto but she forced that back up, I've gave her about a table spoon of pediylite which she has kept down. My other 4yr old mini aussie was given Biomox because there is a flu going around, even though they said he might not need it.
Can I give this antibiiotic to my puppy? She is the same size and it sounds more like a virus or bacterial problem than parvo.
Do not give your pup anything that hasn't been prescribed for him, or for the exact problem that he's having. Flu and an intestinal virus or infection are totally different conditions.
I'm afraid only a veterinarian can make a diagnosis as to what is causing the severe distress your pup is experiencing. I can't do it, and even with the best of intentions neither can you.
If your puppy hasn't had all her puppy shots, then it's perfectly possible that she's contracted one of the contagious dog illnesses that puppies are vulnerable to, and Canine Parvovirus is still a possibility.
It is likely that your pup is dangerously dehydrated by now and that alone can cause serious problems, even death. You NEED to get this pup to a veterinarian immediately as she needs professional help. Please don't delay and don't try to medicate her yourself, this is a situation that needs proper veterinary help.
I wish you the best of luck and hope that your pup makes a full recovery.
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