I won't get paid for another week. My puppy has parvo and the vet said, "no money, can't help", can you believe that? What can I do? I have been giving him Pedialyte with a tiny bit of penicillin. He hasn't thrown it up. Please help.
By MissMami from Bellingham, WA
Time to seek another vet. I know times are hard, but come on! Or are you willing to give this vet another chance. Find out if you could do some filing or assisting in the office, cleaning out the kennel area? Something you could barter with them for the services? In your position I would be phoning around to see who might be willing to do this with you. Get on the "pets" area of craigslist for your area. Perhaps someone has a lead for you.
This tells you how to do it step by step instructions.
I would not make the puppy suffer, vets can be uncaring. Find another vet and then if you can't, then take him to the shelter and have him euthanized It is a very painful disease where the lining of the intestines comes out and it is so painful for the pup. I hate to have to say it, but it is the most humane way to do this.
Blessings, Robyn (03/22/2010)
By Robyn Fed
My cousin treated her dog for parvo simply by hand feeding the pup water through a syringe. The animal gets dehydrated easily and passes away. You need to spend a lot of time doing this. It also depends on the dog, some can fight the infection and others cannot. My cousin's dog was a fighter and lived.
God bless you and your puppy (03/24/2010)
OK, I'm going to speak for the other side. It's impossible to get the drug companies to "donate" the meds needed to treat animals. Employees won't work for free. Rent on an office or mortgage has to be paid. Lights won't stay on when bills aren't paid. I doubt this doctor said "no money, can't help" just so coldly. Vaccinations are cheap and available. Think about the other side before you put down a whole profession. (03/24/2010)
I have a 7 month old Lab named Spanky and he was not eating for 2 days. He had a lack of energy and he seemed to be so sad. I started to get a little nervous so we took him to the vet, and the vet said that his symptoms were signs of parvo and that he should be treated for it. I too like most of you am in a financial bind due to the fall in the economy so I could not afford the treatment.
I brought him home and researched and found this website. I decided to try the goat milk and today my Spanky is back to his normal self he's anxious to eat and he is playing ball and chasing his sister around. So to any one who doubts home remedies don't knock it until you try it. And for those of you who are rude and say that if you can't afford to care for your dog you shouldn't have one you need to mind your own business because you do not know what an individual's financial situation was when they got the puppies. One day you may find yourselves in the same situation, so be careful what you say.
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