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The toxins in these plants (Grayantoxin) can cause vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, weakness, coma, low blood pressure, mental depression, heart failure and death. Symptoms generally start within a few hours. They do need to ingest at least a small amount to get sick. I am not sure if chewing and and ingesting the azalea plants are related to his symptoms, but if that is the touble then he needs emergency veterinary care.Puppies can get sick from other reason too, including viral infections, and those too can be deadly.
Whatever is going on with your little guy he sounds very sick, and he needs emergency care. Puppies don't have the resources to support themselves through a health crisis like this without a lot of supportive care.If you don't know of an emergency clinic near you here is a link to help you find one: http://www.vetlocator.com/index.php
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
There is nothing you can give him at home to reverse grayanotoxin toxicity. In the clinic we induce vomiting and give activated charcoal if we catch them soon after ingestion, or if they show symptoms use fluids to support them, and drugs to support blood pressure and heart function.
You are very welcome, best of luck with your puppy.