I don’t have money for a vet right away. Is there anything i can do…

I don’t have money for a vet right away. Is there anything i can do for him at home until i can take him to the vet, or do i just watch him die

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julie brader
5 years ago

Has he had his innoculations i.e. for Parvo Virus? Is there any blood in his faeces? 

Sounds serious to me…he needs to see a Vet…could you phone yours and ask if you could pay off the bill? Any family or Charities who could help? 

julie brader
5 years ago

I do understand that your finances are not great right now….I’ve been in the same situation believe me….BUT I sold everything I could think of to raise the cash to get my dog to the Vet…I would have sold my car if it had come to that. By the sounds of it everyone thinks the same as me…its Parvo. Does this mean you haven’t even had him innoculated against any of the canine diseases? It must do as if you had he wouldn’t have Parvo…so you have left him vulnerable to not only Parvo but everything else…Distemper..Leptospirosis…and the rest of… Read more »

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5 years ago

this is an emergency.  your dog needs medical intervention IMMEDIATELY.  do not continue to wait and see if he will improve.

Laura Kyle
5 years ago

Yes! It’s sounds like your dog will die without medical attention. Please take him to the vet now!

Laura Kyle
5 years ago

Please do not attempt to treat an animal this ill and without a diagnosis at home. This is an emergency and your animal needs medical attention now.

Laura Kyle
5 years ago

Have you spoke to your vet about payment options? Care credit? How do you even know what you are treating? You don’t and it is irresponsible to attempt to treat your pet on your own. I urge you to make some calls and see if your vet or a vet will work with you.

Laura Kyle
5 years ago

I’m sorry Anna K, but I strongly disagree with treating or advising any treatment of a dog this ill. She should be focusing on how she can get her animal veterinary care now. There are options out there, playing doctor is not one of them.

Joe Mccollum
5 years ago

Your dog could be dying and needs to see the vet now. What are you waiting for?

Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Please call all local vets and rescues. Explain your situation.  Some suggestions to get in to a vet even when u have no money:  Ask to speak to the manager of the vet practice. Push and plead!! Offer payment plans,ask if u can give them something of value for collateral until you can pay them back, if you have jewelry pawn it, if you have electronics pawn them. Ask to volunteer your time cleaning at whatever vet will take you. At least get a basic exam and consult for your sick pup.  If vets can’t help put a plea out… Read more »

ashlyn hag
5 years ago

My dog has recently had this problem and we went into the vet and they gave our dog some shots and a prescription, so I would see a vet, and I am pretty sure he is not dying but he might if you don’t take him to the vet.

ashlyn hag
5 years ago

Also you could go to a humane society and ask them for help.

Anna K
5 years ago

Looks like Parvo. Try to give him water with maple syrup with a syringe. Not much, just a little bit every 15 – 20 minutes. You can try with a 3 ml syringe. Maple syrup contains natural electrolytes. In the meantime, please send somebody to but a few bottles of pediatyle (it very cheap) and give it to him. When you notice that he keeps water, you can give him some oatmeal with warm water or puppy milk. One syringe, every hour – hour and half – even at night. If he keeps one syringe, try to double the portion.… Read more »

Anna K
5 years ago

Good luck, Candice. Keep us updated. Both of my dogs began to eat without force feeding on 7th day.

Anna K
5 years ago

It will be tough, but you have to try. Stay strong. Try to keep his sugar levels high, I’d give him a multivitamin with a syringe (like a baby multivitamin syrup) with cod oil. Trust your gut, this is all I can advise.

Anna K
5 years ago

Laura Kyle, she stated pretty clearly to me that she doesn’t have money for vet, she knows that her dog should be under medical care, but she’s unable to provide it. I think she would be happy with any suggestions that don’t concern vet care.

It is sad, but it happens.

Anna K
5 years ago

Laura, let’s put it into perspective. Should she call vets leaving the dog as it is or should she provide the dog with the basic care and figure out how to get the dog a proper veterinary care? Well, I’m not a veterinarian and I’m not even from US, but I was in a similar situation with my puppy in Indonesia. Well, puppies as a matter of fact, because both of my dogs developed severe parvo. With the younger one I was financially unable to provide a vet care at this time. It’s not that I didn’t try. I was… Read more »

Anna K
5 years ago

How’s the dog today?

Anna K
5 years ago

It is a good sign!! Maybe you can give him a baby multivitamin syrup with a syringe?