Hi, I just joined this forum looking for help to treat my puppy. I have a 4 month old German Shepherd named man, who seems to have gotten sick, Friday. He was fine, and showed no signs of illness until friday at about noon. I keep him in the house, and while I was on the computer, he began vomiting. He vomited every 10 minutes or so, what looked like a white foamy mucus.
Immediately I thought it was parvo. I gave him his first parvo shots as a puppy but because of financial problems I was unable to finish them. He continued vomiting mucus the entire day as well as part of the next. The next morning when I checked on him (I had to put him in the yard because of the continuous vomiting) I found that he had diarrea which ran like water.
I called the vet, and went over there and described what was going on, and he gave me a few injections and an iv bag for parvo. I went without the dog, because again I just can't afford the doctor visit.
My dog was very very lethargic and I started him on the iv and gave him his shots and forcefed him a 32oz bottle of gatorade a day. By the afternoon he was like a new dog, playing and running around (still not eating). The next morning however, he was again lethargic. I listened to his stomach and could hear a rumbing and gasous sound. Since then it has stopped though.
Still continuing what the vet gave me, a little later he seemed to have a little more energy. His vomiting stopped by the second afternoon for the most part, but when I feed him (he doesnt' want to eat, but with a LOT of work I can get him to eat a little chicken) he vomits it bakc up (it looks almost whole).
Well since he quit vomiting I let him sleep in my room last night after I finished giving him his gatorade (he hates me for this). He slept the whole night in my bed, but this morning when I woke up he acted as though he needed to throw up and we both ran to the door. However, he didnt' make it and vomited on the floor right next to the door. The vomit this time looked brown. Still though he has some energy and he wants to play with the other dogs (well the chiuaua at least, becuase its so tiny).
I dont' konw what can be wrong. It's monday and my dog still won't eat. He's not very dehydrated, but this is because i keep him pumped with fluids. His is however losing weight due to not eating. I spent a lot of money on this dog before I ran into financial problems and I would really not like to lose him, but I really can't afford bringing him to the vet.
Any suggestions of what this sounds liek? I do not think it is parvo. After teh second day I thought maybe he ate something that one of our other dogs drug into our yard, but I'm not sure. Maybe he was poisoned, but i doubt that since I just moved back home from school.
Please, any help would be greatly appreciated.