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Old 12-02-2012, 06:12 PM
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Hi I am new here and I have a question. I have a 14 week old Chihuahua puppy and he has ben throwing up and having some diarrhea. I took him to the vet yesterday and he was diagnosed with Parvo.
I just recently lost my job and I am having financial issues right now but did get this treatment to save our pup. They gave him antibiotics and an IV of fluids and sent him home. We have been up giving pedialyte every hour but he seems to really be hurting.
I was wondering if it is okay to give him Pepto Bismal for stomach pain? I have heard that it is okay but this is the first Chihuahua I have had and I do not want to hurt him either. Also if you can give it how much can I give to him?
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I really would ask your vet before giving it- parvo isn't something you want to mess around with. Did the vet not want to keep him for supportive care? I would want him to have more than one IV fluid treatment.
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Yes the vet did want to keep him, but with a payment of 500 dollars and I do not have that. I did get antibiotics from them and they want me to bring him in again today but I do not have the cash flow in order to do that. I wish I did but I just lost my job and I am trying to just get food on the table and pay my house payment to keep living for my kids too. The pup is very important to us, but I have no options right now. Thought maybe someone might have some rescues that they might have some suggestions on home help that I can help the pup with. I am trying to borrow some money from family to get pup in again tommorrow.
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You must see your vet again,maybe you could borrow the money or ask if you could pay in instalments
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I would explain the situation to the vet office and ask if there is any way you can make payment arrangements. Most vets will make arrangements if the pet is ill. Parvo can be very serious especially for a pup that young.
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I have used it before when my dogs were ill with upset stomachs, my vet had told me to give it to them, my Pug and Terrier. He told me to give them 1/2 teaspoon, but for a Chi I would say 1/4 of a teaspoon, morning and one at night. You could start with 1/8 teaspoon, if that is not helping go to the 1/4.I have not idea how much your puppy weighs, it won't hurt him. Also I would try him on some unsalted chicken broth. Go luck I hope this little one pulls through. I guess he had it when you got him.
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How to Save a Puppy with Parvovirus

Its very important to keep your little hydrated..I will keep your baby in my prayers....
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Any respectable veterinarian will help any animal in need reguardless of the owners financial situation.
I would explain your situation to your vet and see if you can pay in installments, as mentioned above.
Parvo is very serious and is something that needs to be taken care of ASAP by a licensed veterinarian.
If you don't mind me asking, did you get laid off? See if you could get unemployment, or ask family members.
I would definetaly do whatever you can, Parvo be fatal and sadly a very brutal disease if left untreated. More than one visit to the vet or even better staying at the vet is vital.
Bless your heart, and your chi's. Hope everything goes well! Keep us all posted if possible.
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