Low Cost or Free Vet Practice Near Novi Michigan?

Please help! My dog is sick and needs medical help. He is losing weight, (3 more lbs in past 2 weeks for a total weight loss of 9 lbs). His symptoms are lethargia, and about 4x's a day gagging like there's something caught in his throat.


I'm out of work so 2 weeks ago I took him to "All about Animals" in Pontiac, MI where they tested him for heartworm and said he doesn't have it. But I can see he is getting worse so on (7/20/10) I took him to the Humane Society where they said without $ it could be anything so I need to come back with $ to pay for blood tests and x-rays. They gave me a prescription for amoxicillin, which I am giving him now.

I've tried, but I can't get any vet to help me because I don't have the money to pay up front. I'm desperate. Does anyone have any other ideas to offer? Do you know of a low cost or free vet practice near my home? Please, someone help my dog.

You can search this site and find a picture of him, his name is Hoochie Poochie! aka Hooch (from the movie Turner & Hooch.) Hoochie Poochie I love him so much and this is so hard on me because I feel like I'm not doing enough for him.


By SarahSarah Stewart 

July 23, 20100 found this helpful

This explains what to look for in locating the cause of your dog's gagging.

CareCredit is a type insurance, but can be used up front to pay for the vet bill. Monthly payments are made until paid off. My dentist offers CareCredit and it includes a lot of other care/health needs besides dentists and vets. Do a google search for CareCredit and it's easy to sign up for it.

My dog was gagging and had swallowed a small piece of wood from the deck when he was a pup and the vet gave him antibiotics for the irritated throat. He was ok in a few days.


With your dog losing weight; my guess is it's got to be more than a throat irritation.

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August 6, 20100 found this helpful

I heard some time ago dogs can get balls or other objects caught in their throat or wind pipe, it would cause trouble breathing and eating, maybe a fireman can help,or try what they do for choking people, I don't know how to spell that technique. I hope this helps. Mary S.

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