Please help. We bought a new toy yorkie just last week. Over the week, he has become so depressed that I feel like I'm watching him slowly slip away and die. We took him to the vet, but he was given a clean bill of health. He's stopped eating totally now and his blood sugar has dropped so low that he's had 2 seizures. I feel so bad and will do anything to help. I've had another vet to also tell me that he just needed time to adjust to everything...but I'm not too sure just how much time he has left. If there is anyone out there that can help...I'm willing to do a nything. He just lifelessly lies in his bed.
I have a yorkie too. How old is your puppy? I would get a second opinion. For the Hypoglycemia, you can put a little honey on your puppy's tongue..that will help bring the blood sugar up temporarily. You can also can a nutracal supplement. What are you feeding your puppy? You might need to try a new food. Have you checked your puppy for a possible liver shunt? It's a common genetic problem in yorkies and is a serious problem that must be fixed surgically or the puppy will die. I hope you find out what is wrong with yours
If your yorkie just lays in bed, and does not drink water, then, if you have not already, you need to go to ANOTHER VET and start an IV on your dog NOW. It may not be as serious as you are making it sound, but little dogs, especially young ones, cannot go without water for very long at all.
Go to an emergency vet NOW and don't waste your time with the other vet if you are concerned. You need to use your judgement. If the puppy is depressed, but is drinking water, then you are probably OK, and can wait a bit. But if it isn't drinking and is seriously just lying in a bed, then don't wait for it to die. go. now.
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Even if you have to go purchase a syringe, you need to get that puppy hydrated and some type of food in him. They make liquid diets for dogs, and you need to make sure he gets the calories and hydration that he needs or he will die quickly. They don't have much weight to lose.
Nutri-cal is a good high calorie/sugar supplement. How old is this puppy? How much did he weigh? What is he weighing now? You need to try to get him out of his funk. Don't just let him lay there and die.
Boxers are like cookies you can't have just one :)
if you are going to try to syringe feed, you need to be very careful not to let it asperiate into his lungs.
I suspect the problem may be in that you bought a tiny yorkie as you repeatedly called him a toy yorkie. Yorkies ARE toys so if someone sold him to you as even smaller than normal, they often do have extra health problems.
As everyone said you need to keep his glucose levels up, altho I would not use honey - Kayro syrup is a better choice IMO & the Nutrical even better & if you can't get fluids into him then he needs IV's.
Even tho a fecal was done I'd be sure they checked specifically for coccidia. Often they don't.
It doesn't sound like this vet is much help or very knowledgeable
>:O, The exact same thing happened to my puppy! The vet had no idea what was wrong, I did every single imaginable test. He was living on Nutri-Cal for at least a week. Then, everything went back to normal. I hope you make it through!
Sorry to hear of the trouble with your dog. What does the breeder say about the problem? Have they had troubles with the other puppies from the litter? What kind of health guarantee did you get with the dog?
Seek another vets opinion, perhaps your vet doesn't realize how grave the situation has become. Smaller breed dogs, especially, need to eat a small amount of food, often. Otherwise their blood sugar drops.
Also, there is no such thing as a toy yorkie. As has been said, the Yorkie is a toy breed, but whomever told you that you bought a toy yorkie was pulling your leg. Sounds like a less than scrupulous "breeder" out to make a fast buck on a less than healthy puppy.
Good luck, Basset_Lover
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I agree with Bassett. Sounds like you got it from a bad breeder. I'd go with the baby food, and put it in a syringe and put the food on the back of the tongue where it won't aspirate, but will go down the throat. But Nutrical would be better. Put water in the cheek pouch and let the pup swallow it that way. And call that breeder back..Cocci has various symptoms, but the first is diarreah and they lose their "puppy breath" smell and smell sick, instead of that wonderful smell...that's a good clue...if your pup doesn't have that puppy smell that we're all addicted to, then you have a problem...