My dog got into something he is shaking panting and once in a while throwing up. I can not afford to take him to the vet what can I do to help him
Type of Animal: Pug
Name of Dog: Loki
Giving him water and keeping him on the bed with me
Thank you for your question. How long has he been like this?How often is he throwing up?Do you know what he may have gotten into?
He got into something this morning outside. Came in and was okay for a couple hours, then my son and husband indicates he started shaking and breathing funny. They gave him water to keep him hydrated and he has thrown up a little bit two or three times today. He does lie down for a little bit and try to sleep then gets up panting and shaking again. Does want to eat. No he went outside to go to have bowel movement rushed back in the house and we think he took something under the bed with him but could not find anything.
We live in a wooded area so their are toads/frogs/birds etc. and I have a pond out back he could have drank from...no chemicals in it though.
Thank you. Since we don't know what we are dealing with the best thing is very conservative treatment. Take up the food AND the water--if he is vomiting we need to get that stopped and he can go without water for a short period. Withhold water for 12 hours. If he has stopped vomiting in that time, then you can reintroduce JUST the water. Give small portions at a time (1/4 cup or less every few hours). Give only water for an additional 12 hours.If at the end of this 12 hours of water only he is doing ok (no more vomiting and seems to be acting ok), you can start feeding a bland diet (boiled chicken or hamburger and rice) again in small portions given frequently. Feed the bland diet for three days if he tolerates it well. At the end of three days, if he is recovered, you can start reintroducing his regular food.Unfortunately, if we don't know what exactly is wrong, or what he may have gotten into, there is little else we can do for him. I do understand you financial concerns, but if the above doesn't help, or he gets worse, you may have to have him seen.I hope this helps, please let me know if I can answer any other questions.
6 years in small animal medicine treating dogs and cats.