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TwinCreeksFarm
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A puppy was pulled out a starvation case a week ago, very wormy but doing well. Treatments for worms started immediately and puppy shots were given. 3 days ago he started becoming very lethargic with hardly an appetite for dry food or for regular milk. Yesterday I took his temp, which was 94.1 (point something, I don't remember exactly, either way it's supposed to be around 100.8) and mixed him some specialty milk replacer that I had bought for the goats last year. I fed him through a syringe that he did not take willingly, but he did swallow well, and did not spit back up. Any ideas what could be wrong? I know, very vague. Any ideas for home remedies, or just the little things that may bring him back around? Do you think he'll pull through with a temp already that low? Honestly I don't even know if this pup is still alive, he is not mine. My neighbors took this puppy from their relative who was blatantly starving the pups (2 had already died) and did not care. They tried to bring him to the vet only yesterday but truth be told they don't have the money for a vet anyways, they can't even pay the electric bill. So, vet is not an option basically. Which sucks, but, what's there to do? The other puppy that had actually been close to death when they brought them back is doing very well now. This pup (the now sick one) was actually doing extremely well and was very cheeky, so we're unsure of what could have happened.
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just off the top of my head anemia from worms or parasites, if he was super infested he would be anemic to a critical point, we would often give raw calf liver or lixatonic to ones we got in AC that were infested with worms and fleas, super pale gums ...with a temp that low he isnt long for the world if not helped out quickly.

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I am with Heather on this one - sound like a low Hb level - I wish them luck but without putting him on an IV quick I can't see how this will pan out. Please keep us posted though.

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Actually, a dogs temperature should be 101.5 so his temp is very low. You didnt say what age he is? Your neighbours may be able to help him if they get his temp up with a heat lamp or heat pad. Hope to hear good news soon.

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Puppy? Parvo?
The problem with little ones is their bodies just don't have enough reserves to help them fight off health issues and when things start going wrong, they *get* there in a very fast way and it is difficult to slow that downhill, runaway train. Their best chance for survival is immediate intervention at the very first sign of trouble, before the train is able to build up speed and get out of control.

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Actually, a dogs temperature should be 101.5 so his temp is very low. You didnt say what age he is? Your neighbours may be able to help him if they get his temp up with a heat lamp or heat pad. Hope to hear good news soon.

Yes, Kim that was the point, he was too cold. ;)

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Oi, forgot about this thread.
The pup in question actually died a day or so later. Then a few weeks later they took the other 2 surviving pups to the shelter (the no-kill one). Now they have moved away and have left us with their unaltered, never been given a shot in his life, fat, ugly, cat. That I hate. But now must learn to tolerate...

RIP little ones, sorry your owners were ignorant and you didn't get a chance at life. :BH

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Amanda I was just pointing out that the poor little things temp was even lower than is the norm for a dog.........thats all. Sorry if that offended you. :roll:

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