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Old 11-20-2012, 11:47 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I am going to the vet in the next hour and a half to talk about how he will recover if they find something. He has had all vaccinations until 8 weeks. He was due again at 12 weeks I think..

He had been fully wormed but was due at the start of 9 weeks for another dose. The vet gave this to him yesterday.

I will keep you informed.


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Old 11-20-2012, 11:54 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Good luck. I hope he's going to get better.

Ask your vets about possible vaccine reaction...did you get him at 8 weeks vax. done, or did you have done. wondering if there may have been a reaction and the breeder didn't tell you...not to say you have a bad breeder, just putting out possibilites
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:54 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Where are you located? What state??
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:57 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I am going to the vet in the next hour and a half to talk about how he will recover if they find something. He has had all vaccinations until 8 weeks. He was due again at 12 weeks I think..

He had been fully wormed but was due at the start of 9 weeks for another dose. The vet gave this to him yesterday.

I will keep you informed.


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Ask the vet "why they would do this" when the dog is in crisis.

Makes no sense, other then to pad the bottom line. Get down to business w/them as to what is acceptable...and find out about the stomach contents
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:00 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I was thinking poisoning also -- would a dosage of activated charcoal have been of any help? (ask the vet)--

want to give you some other ideas to ask about the treatment of your pup , not being morbid .
" He was frothing at the mouth and his heart was racing. ......
They said he had fluid in his lungs but were not sure why.."

so if I could ask , when you bought the pup did he come with a vet inspection either from the breeder or your initiative? Did anyone check for heart problems , check to see if the dog had megasophagus , or cleft palate ?

Is there a possibility that the dog had a heart problem?? got into some misadventure , chewed a cord and shocked himself , aspirated a toy or kibble into the lungs. Instead of looking at the liver (which can regenerate) I am looking at why the lungs would be filled with fluid and what was done about this -- you don't want to have pneumonia to complicate things. Sounds a bit like cardiomyopathy that my boxer owning friends experienced .
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to vaccinate the dog in this condition is crazy -- the label clearly states to vaccinate a well dog ONLY. $3,000 on vet bills already -- I wish you and the pup well --
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They have ruled out a liver shunt and they have spoken to 2 specialists who are now saying check for lead poisoning, neospora, coccidiosis (I think that's what they said) and one other thing.

The problem is that they take 7-10 working days for the results to come back and I am currently paying $600-$900 dollars a day to keep him monitored at the vet. I just can't afford to keep paying that each day. I have spent over $3000 in the last 2 days..

I just don't know what to do. I just want my puppy back.


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I am getting very suspicious of your vet.

The dog appeared to have some type of poisoning. So bloodwork was indicated. That can run 3-400$. Fluids and hospitalization, so they can monitor your dog should not cost $600 to $900 dollars per day, I think that is way high. You have spent $3k in two days with no surgery, nor does it seem that you are satisfied with the puppy's diagnosis or prognosis.

Am I all wet folks, or does this seem outrageous?

Is there any chance you might be able to get your pup to a different vet for a second opinion sort to fo thing.

If your pup is in the hospital over Thanksgiving, they are going to give you a higher fee for hospitalization over a holiday.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:15 AM   #28 (permalink)
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That's why I am wondering... what state??
For starters...
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:17 AM   #29 (permalink)
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@ Seltzer...me too.
Carmen, I don't think he was vx.'d in this condition, but he was wormed - this is gouging...especially if prognosis is poor and they shouldn't be putting anything unnecessary in a compromised 9 wk old pup
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right -- but in this state he should not be vaccinated at the 12 week mark either -- I see , worming , but why would you add a toxin , which a vermifuge is, when there is already major compromise -- point is , I'm with Selzer, what is going on with some of these vets -- no regulation , $3,000 for what , a clinic visit and observation - because from the sounds of it nothing was done !!!!! no lab work , no x ray (fluid in lung or obstruction in digestive) , antibiotics for the lung congestion?
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