Get Your Dog Care Questions Answered by Experts
May God bless you for taking her in!
Was her stool tested for coccidia and giardia?
How is the stool in the other pups?
If the mommy has Coccidia or giardia she passed it on to the pups. However only the weaker ones may show symptoms.
These protozoan parasites run rampant in kennels and of course outdoors.They are very common in dogs and puppies.Most are born with them.A dog can harbor these parsites without problems till the immune system weakens and the they will take over the GI tract.
Metronidazole (flagyl) is scripted for these parasitesin the US . It must be given for ten straight days - the off a week and repeat another ten days.That is because the parasites shed cysts (eggs) that do not mature in a week hence the dog keeps becoming reinfected.
Because of this lack of shedding into every stool, three separate tests are required to rule it out or consider it cured..
Now that the babies are three weeks try a little human baby food with no onion.Add a tsp of infant rice cereal to every jar.
If you have bills here are agencies that will help pay them:
American Animal Hospital Association http://www.aahahelpingpets.org/home " Through the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, veterinary care is possible for sick or injured pets even if they have been abandoned or if their owner is experiencing financial hardship." Angels 4 Animals http://www.angels4animals.org/ "Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment to those pets and pet owners in need." Care Credit http://www.carecredit.com/ A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care. "With a comprehensive range of plan options, for treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every budget." Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP) http://www.fveap.org/sys-tmpl/door/ "Seniors, People with disabilities, People who have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten - any of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion." The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Prog ram is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes. God's Creatures Ministry http://www.all-creatures.org/gcm/help-cf.html "This fund helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help." Help-A-Pet http://www.help-a-pet.org/home.html "Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor." IMOM http://www.imom.org/ "We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged." The Pet Fund http://thepetfund.com/ "The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care."
The cheapest way to do this is just bring in one stool sample. Since the vet knows this is a rescue perhaps he will give you enough meds to treat everyone.
Please let me know the outcome.
May God bless you.
Warmest best wishes,