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Hi. My name is***** Thank you for your question. I need to get some more information. What is her name? What specific heart worm medication was given? Has she received this in prior months?
I'm sorry about the other offers!!! I can't control all that. Something with the site must have updated because lots of people today have been saying enough with the other offers!!!! I love the yellow labs! They usually are pretty laid back. So Shea got her normal dose of heartgard plus and she's had this numerous times in the past?
How long ago did she last eat and drink? Has she had any vomiting?
Just trying to be personable. Always seems to help owners feel a little more comfortable. By struggling to eat, did she just eat it slower than normal? Did she seem painful.
Do you feel that she can walk pretty normally at this time? How old is Shea? I'm going to be honest and say my suspicion for the Heartgard being the cause of this is pretty unlikely. IF she's had it before and she got her normal dose, then it seems extremely unlikely. Is she on any other medications?
I'm going to be very honest here and say that if she can't get up and walk at all and is shaking, then this is something that is an emergency. Could she be having a seizure? Could she be having a toxic reaction to something? These are very much my concerns and if it is progressing that fast, then she needs to get to an ER clinic to be further evaluated. There isn't much that you can do at home if it is progressing like this.
I wrote that as it sounds like based on your descriptions she is down and just laying there shaking. She's not able to walk and this is progressing rapidly. Obviously I'm not there and your concern is great. I don't want this to continue to progress if it is going as fast as you state. I'm sorry you feel this way. I'm trying to help as best as I can.
I'm very sorry to hear about this progression. I'm not right there to see how things are progressing. In situations like this, this is the limitation of this media. Getting a history is a part of trying to help owners out. At my ER, I get very to the point as I can see how critical the case is and I couldn't get a good feel here. As far as getting her to the ER clinic, just make sure she's in a position in the car where she can't fall off and hurt herself during the drive. Have a blanket under her to help move her.
I personally am not set up to field a call. That is something that the site itself offers without myself making it. I can send this off to the moderator for help with the refund. I wish the best for you and Shea.