I have a Yorkie (Bella) who is about 1 and 1/2 years old. Today she has been very lethargic (sp). She is normally very active and plays and runs in the yard. She feels very hot but she is shaking like she is cold. She acts like it is too much for her to even walk across the floor. Our vet just passed away and we do not currently have a vet to take her to. Please HELP? She acts like she is dying.
She was eating and drinking earlier today. But about 2 hours ago she drank alot of water and then threw it back up. When she was laying on the bed with me today, she just kindof spaced out and slowly dropped her head nose first to the bed. When I called her she did not respond until I hook her. She will walk around some, but she acts like she does not want to walk on her hind legs.
***Edited By: Fisher124 on 1/21/2007 12:13:46 AM*** Reason: added info
My mom has miniature pomeranian that is hypoglycemic. She starts acting like that, she will shiver when she feels hot and she cant walk very well and sometimes all she does is lay around my mom gives her a couple of drops of honey and she snaps right out of it. Now im not sure if your dog has the same problem but thats just what Foxy (pomeranian) does and its not all the time just little fits but as soon as she gets honey she is fine within 5 mins. You could even try mixing about 3 drops of honey in her water that might help.
Are you sure she didnt get access to something like chocolate? My nephew (3) left his chocolates where my min pin could get them and she got really sick luckly she ate so much she got to full and threw it up before it really harmed her but for a while she shivered and such.
***Edited By: boxerlover01 on 1/21/2007 12:06:20 AM*** Reason: addition
when a dog totally changes it's personality, to me that's the the kicker to say "we have an emergency" Is the dog vomiting or have diahrea?
IF the dog is hot and is shaking most likely it has a fever. from what you describe it could be a ton of things. I would go to an emergency vet right now. Early intervention is usually the most crucial thing in a very sick dogs survival.
I agree with Gunny too, that you should take her to the emer. clinic. Do you have one that is pretty close by? I would try kayro syrup on the gums. Just alittle. She could be hypoglacmic or even diabetic. That should help her and it won't hurt her to be more alert. It could be anything but you sure don't want her blood sugar to fall too low, its very dangerous.
Take your baby to the vet. I had a dog pose similar symptoms, as did her sister. her sister was in a different home, same symptoms, same time of onset. I went to the vet 12 hours earlier than did my dogs sister. My dog is still with us, her sister crossed the rainbow bridge. 12 hours was the difference between life and death.
Yeah you should probably get her to the vet before you play doctor as gunny said. Just waiting around to see if she will get better by using different methods may prove to be fatal to your little angel.
The vet instructed my mother to use honey. So of course im not sure if your baby has the same thing it just sounded like familiar symptoms.
I truley hope everything turns out for the best.. Good luck!
Thank you for your help. I will get her in ASAP. There is a vet in our town that advertises Emergency Vet but there are severe horror stories that come from that office. I will try to find one ASAP. Thanks again.
I think the symptoms your describing sounds like she could have an intestinal blockage. She's lethargic and isn't walking well, not pooping, throwing up, and not wanting to eat...those are signs of a blockage. If it is a blockage, your dog could die without surgery to remove it. I would definitely take her to the emergency vet ASAP because with a blockage, tomorrow might be too late for her.
The symptoms you describe sound exactly like a dog virus our Labrador retriever got. He was lethargic, threw up water and food. With a little dog like that, you really can't take any risks regarding eating or drinking, unlike my lab, your yorkie doesn't have the 'body fat reserves' to keep her safe.
There were 6 other dogs at the vet with the same thing my own dog had, and my other dog (we have two) never got ill.
Was there not a vet closer to your home? An hour is a long way away!
we had an amazing vet, but he recently passed away. the other vet in our town has severe horror stories about their office. like c-sections with no medication, stuff like that. did they do anything for the virus?
Even if it is a virus, you need to the vet. If she hasn't been eating and drinking for two days now that's dangerous. A little dog can get dehydrated fast, so she should probably at least get some fluids.