I have a recue dog, who loves to eat paper and cardboard. he seems to have a tummy ache or is constipated, yelps when I pick him up. what can I do. I just lost my job and have no money to pay for a vet
Type of Animal: Los apso/ terrier
Pet's Gender: Male
Pet's Age: 8
Name of Dog: Kodi,
Gave him some applesauce yesterday but that is it besides loving on him
One of my favorite (and least expensive) constipation cures is plain old canned pumpkin. A couple tablespoons with each meal for a day is usually enough to get things moving in the right direction.
However..if you notice that Kodi is becoming more painful, begins to try vomiting or defecating with no success, stops eating or becomes lethargic, then you absolutely have to have him seen by an emergency vet. These are signs of a very serious condition called an intestinal obstruction, and is fatal if left untreated.
I understand that you(like so many other people) are in a hard financial spot right now. There are some organizations that might be able to help. If you'll follow these links:
http://www.speakingforspot.com/helppayingforveterinarycare.html , http://www.theamericandogmag.com/non-profit/resources-veterinary-bills-financial-assistance, you'll find dozens and dozens of organizations that may be able to help pay for you to take your dog to the vet. Also, there are some clinics who offer free exams and other treatments and require that you only pay for medications. If you'll follow this link: http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/offer , you can see if there is one in your area.
I hope this helps.
AAS Vet Tech. Bully breed rehab & Behavior modification
Thank you very much I will try this today and see if it helps him, I will also look into these organizations as well as call my Vet and see if he will work him me. So Appreciate this help, Have a wonderful day Debra HoffmanWaterloo Iowa
You are VERY welcome....I can understand how it is to want to do what's best for your pup but to not have the funding...I've been there myself.
Please, even after you rate/accept my answer, come back and let me know how Kodi is doing!!