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I'm not sure whether or not it has anything to do with the neuter or not but, anytime that a dog acts out of the norm, you should give your vet a call.
Because you are seeing lethargy and a desire to not eat, you have a problem.
You can help the vomiting by removing his food, treats and don't give any table scraps. Feed him a diet of only boiled hamburger or boiled chicken and white rice (no bones, no skin). This will help to settle the stomach.
If not, you should see the vet even sooner. You might be dealing with a bigger problem.
Let me know if you still have questions.
Parvo kills because it robs the body of nutrients and the dog can quickly become lethally dehydrated. If you see a vet, the vet will probably give IV fluids to keep him hydrated.
You should continue with the pedialyte and get as much of it in him as you can. You can also give him ice chips to chew on.
Keep in mind that there are a lot of other conditions that can cause these symptoms. Internal parasites are one cause.
If a dog has parvo, they will usually have bloody diarrhea with a smell that's worse than anything you have ever smelled before.
Your vet can give him a simple blood test to determine whether or not he does, indeed have parvo. It's not very expensive.
If you suspect a parasite problem, you can take a fecal sample to your vet so that they can analyze it under the microscope. Then the vet can give you an appropriate dewormer. Most vets will do this without charging you for an office visit.
You should keep giving the pedialyte to counter act any dehydration that you might be seeing.
This breed is not as likely as other breeds to contract PARVO after a full set of vaccines.
My concern is that there is a foreign object causing a partial obstruction or even another serious problem.
I have recommendations for parvo but I guess I would feel better about giving them if you actually had a positive test.
Ridgebacks are such great dogs...I really think you need to go to a vet. Let them take a look and do alittle testing to try to give you an idea of the cause.
If it is parvo and you don't want it treated at the hospital...I can help alittle...but I am feeling it might be something else.
It would be uncommon if the dog went thru vaccines without wormings...but there are other parasites like giardia and coccidia that can cause depression, vomiting and diarrhea!
At home treatment for the puppy would be pedialyte, Emetrol (2 tsps)and Immodium (1-2 tsps), bland meat baby food after vomiting stops.
The problem is if it is not parvo...these things can further complicate the problem.
They will run a parvo test and see if it is positive and then bloodwork /xray based on the exam.
Let me know how it goes!
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