Dog

Get your dog care questions answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My pomeranian had a litter of puppies about 1 week ago. This…

Customer Question
My pomeranian had a litter...
My pomeranian had a litter of puppies about 1 week ago. This is her 2nd litter. As the days progressed everything was fine until today. A short while ago she looked dazed (would be the closest way to describe her) her eyes were glassy and she look confused. Then out of no where she started to have tremors ( not a seizure) but like muscle spasms. Her legs flailed all over the place. Her gums are pink and her tongue is also pink. I called my vets emergency number and they are going to see her tomorrow morning at 10:30am but I am just afraid she won't make it til then and I do not have enough money to cover the emergency visit cost. The vet although not allowed to give medical advice over the phone has said that she thought it was a calcium deficiency and to give her plain non fat vanilla yogurt (which I have done and although her symptoms have gotten a little bit better she is still in bad shape) she is panting a lot and is having a hard time walking (almost not capable at all). She is drinking water. I checked her body temperature and she is running a 105.8 fever so I am doing what Maggie has done and gave her a room temperature bath. I will update after that. Please help me I am so very worried about her. She was a present from my mother in law/best friend who has since past away and I can't lose my little pomeranian "trouble" as well. Please help I am begging you. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I appreciate any help you can provide.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
3/1/2016
Dog Specialist: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Rebecca
Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 18,048
Experience: More than 30 years of companion animal practice.
Verified

Hello,

I am sorry to hear you are worried about Trouble. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

I agree that this could be eclampsia, low blood calcium, also known as milk fever. A mother puts so much of her body's calcium into her milk that her blood calcium level gets too low.

The fever fits in with this condition. The baths may help, but as long as her calcium is too low, she will continue to have a fever. That is why it is called "milk fever".

She really needs emergency care; this condition can be fatal. If you truly can't get her to a vet tonight, I would take the puppies away from her so they don't drain her of any more calcium. If you can give her calcium and vitamin D supplements tonight, that might help.

Usually we treat these dogs with IV calcium, and then send the dog home on calcium supplements and vitamin D. Sometimes you have to hand raise the puppies so they don't take more milk and calcium out of her but if you can keep her calcium levels up with supplements they may be able to stay together.

I would not wait until 10:30 tomorrow; be at your vet when they open and make them look at her and measure her blood calcium level. But it would be far better to take her to emergency tonight.

It is not the best thing for the puppies to take them away from her, but if you really want to save her that would be best. They will survive, and you can get puppy milk replacer for them tomorrow.

Please let me know what other questions you have. Rebecca.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog specialistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Rebecca Your Own Question
Rebecca
Rebecca
Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 18,048
18,048 Satisfied Customers
Experience: More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

Rebecca is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,044 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,540 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,193 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,911 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Veterinarian

3,294 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
My dog ate caramel and is getting really sick. Maggie and
And my other large dog jo jo also ate some and is sick as well… read more
Pet Doc
Pet Doc
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian
BVSc
2,782 satisfied customers
I'm not sure if you can see my previous question that I
Hi. I'm not sure if you can see my previous question that I asked earlier. Please let me know if I need to copy and paste it here. Maggie has not drank any water or eaten any food all day. She is not … read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
Private
5,540 satisfied customers
My puppy threw up last night then today she's been peeing
Hi my puppy threw up last night then today she's been peeing fo***** ***** and threw up food last night and today threw up foamy too … read more
Pet Doc
Pet Doc
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian
BVSc
2,782 satisfied customers
I remove a small stick from my dog's eye. I have a package
I remove a small stick from my dog's eye. I have a package of sinus rinse that has sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate. can I flush her eye with that? … read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
Private
5,540 satisfied customers
My basset hound had a few treats wellness treat 2 pieces,
Hi my basset hound had a few treats wellness treat 2 pieces, peanut butter drops one, begging strips 2 and 1/4 of those which we normally don't give. She had this morning and just vomited it looks lik… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
She's an 8 yr old schnauzer chihuahua mix. She just came in
She's an 8 yr old schnauzer chihuahua mix. She just came in from using the bathroom and seems to have spasms in her right hind leg. She couldn't get comfortable and almost look frightened. Now she is … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,485 satisfied customers
My dog was treated puncture wound 3 days ago. They stapled
my dog was treated for a puncture wound 3 days ago. They stapled it up but warned she may retain fluid in her abdomen. She is now and we are Putting hot packs on her. Worried she might need help now r… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
Just in the past couple weeks (right after driving 9 hours
Just in the past couple weeks (right after driving 9 hours home from spending 2 weeks with family that smokes) my 5 year old female Frenchie is acting like she's congested with stuffy nose and dry cou… read more
Dr. Ann M.
Dr. Ann M.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,594 satisfied customers
Hello my dog is 5 yrs old and has been throwing up white foam,
Hello my dog is 5 yrs old and has been throwing up white foam, she acts really dizzy and is coughing like sneezing some. She ate some wild berries I know before the symptoms started. I have shot some … read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
Hello, I have a Shiba Inu, hes 6 months old, he was feeling
Hello, I have a Shiba Inu, he's 6 months old, he was feeling fine early today, then started up with diareah at least 6 times now, he's swaying bank and forth and his head is tilted like he's going to … read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
My dog has on and off been hacking since about 7pm eastern
My dog has on and off been hacking since about 7pm eastern time. It sounds like she has something in her throat and is trying to hack it out...however it looks like there is some type of spasm coincid… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,044 satisfied customers
My dog Maggie has been to the Vets twice in the past two months.
My dog Maggie has been to the Vet's twice in the past two months. The Vet has done blood work, urine test and an x-ray. Maggie has taken 2 different antibiotics, prednisone and an anti anxiety medicat… read more
Candy
Candy
Veterinary Technician
7,973 satisfied customers
My dog is acting strange. She has been lethargic today and
My dog is acting strange. She has been lethargic today and now is down right sick. She threw up tonight and is acting confused and dazed. She is drooling and not able to get out of her bed. I suspect … read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,483 satisfied customers
poodle: her first litter at 59 days..active..much bigger
i have a poodle who is due to have her 2nd litter NOW! she had her first litter at 59 days with 3 puppies. with this one she has gone 61 days and still no sign of labor, although the puppies are still… read more
NancyH
NancyH
Pet/Animal Care Expert
Bachelor Degree
19,712 satisfied customers
Boxer: potty..lathargic..loose stool..she urinated too...My vet closed
My 15 month old white Boxer woke up this morning on my bedroom floor instead of in bed with us like always.she was acting different,not happy,did not eat or drink and would not go out to potty.I took … read more
Dr. Tammy
Dr. Tammy
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
264 satisfied customers
hole in my yard and broke her left front leg..crying..euthanize
my treeing walker maggie fell in a hole in my yard and broke her left front leg, I took her to the er and after alot of crying and them offering to euthanize her for free I got my mother to let me use… read more
Expert
Expert
Have a 4 lb yorkie who has been throwing up and had ...
Have a 4 lb yorkie who has been throwing up and had diaharia has loud gut sounds and listless. she has been over cuddly for 24 hrs and I cannot get into a vet til 8 am, I gave her 8 cc of water but sh… read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
Private
5,540 satisfied customers
My Pekingese is due to have her puppies at any time.
'My Pekingese is due to have her puppies at any time. I'm concerned b/c nothing seems to be happening to move things along. I took her temp for the first time at 12:30am and it was 98.2 and I have tak… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
1 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x