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I have a 16 week old shepard husky mix he has...

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2 Apr 2020

I have a 16 week old shepard husky mix he has first set of shots now he is latharjic with runny stool no energy cold but is drinking water. He may have eaten something he shouldn't have. What should I do?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the Shepherd will be able to digest that. What is the Shepherd's name?
Customer: His name is*****: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Soda?
Customer: No I'm concerned because he is pale and cold.
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2 Apr 2020

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Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
Veterinarian
Hello. This is Dr Mike. I have been practicing for 19 years and I will be happy to help you today with all of your questions. First, I would like to start with a few questions to help me better understand your case. Have there been any changes in eating, drinking, urinating, or defecating? Any underlying health problems? Any medications currently on?
2 Apr 2020
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2 Apr 2020
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
Veterinarian
How many days ago were the vaccines? Was that the first distemper /parvo vaccine ?
2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
There have been no problems until yesturday. No health problems no medications. Now he won't eat anything. He is drinking water. He is urinating. Defecating clear and diareha brown. He tries to eat everything in sight.
2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
Veterinarian

Was this the first vaccination he has ever had?

2 Apr 2020
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2 Apr 2020
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
Veterinarian

I asked that, as these are some of the signs of Parvovirus, and if no vaccines ever before. There is a concern for the possible parvo virus.

2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
His first vaccination he had for parvovirus was when he was 5 weeks old.
2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
Veterinarian

Can you take temperature rectally to see how cool he is?

2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
I don't have a rectal thermometer only in ear or on head.
2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
Veterinarian

If he is that cool, that is more of a concern. Normal temperature is 101.5-103.5. YOu can try the ear canal to get an idea of the temperature.

2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
ok
2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
Veterinarian

Heating pads or electric blanket can help with getting the core temperature up. Pedialyte and sugar water orally can help for energy and hydration.

2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
Veterinarian

The following can help to with the GI tract also:

2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
Veterinarian
The GI tract is full of bacteria, there is the normal flora and at times this flora can alternate not the most normal flora, when this happens the stools can get loose. Changes in diet, stress, etc. all can have an effect on the harmony in the GI tract. Leading to looser stools. The following can help the GI tract to feel better also.Psyllium (active ingredient in Metamucil ) can be added at a rate of 1 tsp/10 pounds twice a day to the food. This will add fiber and will be soothing to the lining of the intestinal tract also. Pepto Bismol can also help to be a bit anti-inflammatory and soothing to the GI limit every 6-8 hours at a rate of 0.5 ml/pound.We can rest the GI tract and offer hamburger or chicken and rice. This will be softer on the lining of the GI tract and is very appetizing to help maintain appetite too.
2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
His temperature is 97.7
2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
Veterinarian

That is a very low temperature. Pale gums, that low of temperature, it will be best if you could be seen at a clinic soon for stabilization. Are there any clinics open now that you can be seen at soon?

2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
Veterinarian

The concern is the temperature may keep dropping and can get worse.

2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
I haven't been able to find one open this late. I will put a heating pad on him right now and give him some sugar water.
2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
Veterinarian

Try to get some milk or yogurt in with a syringe. All that you can do to get fluids, energy and heat will be most helpful. I will be up a little longer this evening. Please keep me updated if any other questions or concerns arise.

2 Apr 2020
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2 Apr 2020
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
Veterinarian

ANy other questions I can answer now for you?

2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
Not right now but thank you very much you have been helpful.
2 Apr 2020
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2 Apr 2020
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
You are More than welcome. Best of success and and have A good evening. Dr Mike
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