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puppies twitching and jerking foaming at the mouth no appetite

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puppies twitching and jerking foaming at the mouth no appetite and lethargic. Took to vet were told just deydrated
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 3 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Are they eating well?

Did you apply any flea medication?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

They wont nurse o flea medication

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 3 years ago.
If they are not nursing, the signs are likely from a low blood sugar - hypoglycemia.

- You can try to offer small amounts of diluted pedialyte for hydration and electrolytes. You can even purchase a dropper from your local pharmacy to offer the water/pedialyte mixture by mouth.


- A calorie dense nutritional supplement such as nutrical:

http://www.1800petmeds.com/Nutri+Cal-prod1340.html

- Another option would be baby food. If you are going to try this, please purchase baby food that does not have any ingredients such as garlic or onion.

Many baby foods now will only have the ingredients of the item and water...for example chicken and water. But they will not have any other salts or seasonings. This is what you need. Just chicken and water or beef and water

for example.


You may also need to get a milk replacer from the pet store to feed them if they are not nursing.

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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

We bought some lactaded ringers injection usp is this the same

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 3 years ago.
No - this is not the same.

You need something like this to feed them LINK

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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

will this cure them?

will there be any permanent damage?

we have 5 puppies and 3 are sick

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 3 years ago.
Yes - this should resolve the signs and there should not be further damage - but it is important to get them to eat!

I hope this helps! Thank you and please click accept.

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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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