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lab: 5 months old..water, no energy and is throwing up mucus and water

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our choclate lab is 5 months old. we have not had him vaccinated yet, as we have not had him very long. he quit eating 2 days ago, has diareha like water, no energy and is throwing up mucus and water that has a fowl odor. please tell me what might be wrong with him, or what I can do to make him better.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.

 There is a good chance that you may be battling PARVO or just a heavy dose of worms...but PARVO is quickly life threatening.


Has he had any vaccines at all???


Dr.V


Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Vamvakias's Post: no he has not been vaccinated because we have'nt had him long
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.

 Well, I am guessing parvo which is hard to treat at home.  The best chance the puppy has is to find an emergency clinic to take the puppy to.


The best chance is IV fluids and antibiotics.


You can try using EMETROL which is a pediatric nausea medicine (over the counter); Immodium (1 tsp every 8 hours) and pedialyte...but the prognosis isn't good if it is parvo.


You also would need to clorox all areas and blankets the dog has been on so you can control the virus.


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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Vamvakias's Post: thank- you very much for your fast response. we took our puppy to the vet today and it was confirmed that he does have parvo. he is on antibiotics, and medicine for his tummy plus we are giving him pedialite. He is no better but no worse and we are hoping for the best. the vet gave him a 50-50 chance. we also have spent all day cloroxing everything we could and also had our other dog vaccinated. thanks again for your fast response.
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.

 You are welcome...and good luck!


Dr.V

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