We just went to the vet and got diagnosed with Pneumonia. Fortune has really alert and showed no signs of being sick for the first 2 1/2 days however she started getting really congested, loosing appetite and thirst. It escalated over the weekend to where she was clearly in a very miserable state.
This morning I took her in and the vet said it was Pneumonia, possibly escalated to that from a small cold or kennel cough that went undetected at the shelter and during her initial shots and spay before she left.
Fortune ate about a 1/2of her food day before yest and yesterday about 1/3 of what I have been feeding and no water
The vet wanted to hospitalize her, and keep her on IV and monitored. I took the second option of a few different meds and some wet, canned dog food she recommended ( as it may be more appealing to her out of smell )
Hills canine critical care a/d canned food
Baytril (half pill dialy)
Pfizer Clavamox tablets (morning/night)
I chose this option and decided to mointor her for 1 -2 days and any sign of escalation to hospitalizer her, the bill was going to be 400$ a day. I of course will do what I need to for her health, but chose the home route just to see.
She went in this morning, after getting home I gave her half of the wet food and she went right for it, I gave her the other half (vet recommended half ) and she finished half of the second round, later finishing. She still is not drinking much.. a few licks here and there, bought some Gatorade ( im sure not recommended ) in hopes of the fluid being more appealing but that did not change anything.
The meds I had trouble with but got them down as well. It has been about 7 hours and I can tell the meds have cleared up her nose enough that she is not as miserable as she was, hoping the 2 doses tomorrow will further treat her well.
She also was willing to walk a few hours ago off leash, urinated and walked with me for about 10 minutes. Other than that she just sleeps.
I think she is a little constipated.
Any advice appreciated, specially about her drinking habit.