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  • May 21, 2012, 05:56 AM
    spartan865
    Puppy won't eat and has worms
    4 days ago my 7 week old siberian husky puppy was vaccinated and dewormed. He did not eat or drink for almost 36 hours. We took him to the vet and he was put on ivs because he was dehydrated. The next day he was back to being very sleepy and not the same. We took him back to the vet and he was tested for parvovirus and thankfully he doesn't have it. The vet we seen gave him to medications to help settle his stomach and we have been feeding them to him by syringe. Yesterday he started passing more worms and throwing up and not eating and barely drinking. Is it possible that he could still be passing more worms? His brother is fat and healthy and playing all the time
  • May 21, 2012, 05:58 AM
    spartan865
    7 week old husky puppy won't eat or drink
    4 days ago my 7 week old siberian husky puppy was vaccinated and dewormed. He did not eat or drink for almost 36 hours. We took him to the vet and he was put on ivs because he was dehydrated. The next day he was back to being very sleepy and not the same. We took him back to the vet and he was tested for parvovirus and thankfully he doesn't have it. The vet we seen gave him to medications to help settle his stomach and we have been feeding them to him by syringe. Yesterday he started passing more worms and throwing up and not eating and barely drinking. Is it possible that he could still be passing more worms?
  • May 21, 2012, 06:13 AM
    tickle
    Not good for a pup this young to be so ill. You had better call the vet and follow up. Difficult to diagnose on the Internet. I know it will cost you more money, but that lovely little baby is worth it.
  • May 21, 2012, 09:51 AM
    LadySam
    I agree you should call your vet and update and follow up.
    Do you know if they did a fecal check and what was found?
    A heavy burden of parasites can be detrimental to a pup so small,
    For instance hookworms can cause a pretty serious anemia leaving a pup or adult for that matter very weak and not wanting to eat.
    Roundworms are generally pretty easy to clear, but a heavy load can cause it's own set of problems.
    Best to touch base with your vet and have a fecal sample checked so that you know exactly what you are dealing with.
  • May 21, 2012, 10:48 AM
    spartan865
    Chicken or hamburger
    I recently posted a question about my puppy not being able to eat or drink and getting rid of more worms. A few hours ago we boiled chicken and rice for a 7 week old husky puppy and he finally ate some. We have also heard feeding hamburger to pups. Has anyone heard or tried this? Any luck with getting there pup to eat?
  • May 21, 2012, 11:09 AM
    tickle
    You really should post within your original post, therefore creating a thread of information and answers so all dog experts can read and reply. Please do not start another one, but add on to original.

    This is your original thread

    http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/dogs/7-...nk-662093.html
  • May 21, 2012, 11:12 AM
    spartan865
    I recently posted a question about my puppy not being able to eat or drink and getting rid of more worms. A few hours ago we boiled chicken and rice for a 7 week old husky puppy and he finally ate some. We have also heard feeding hamburger to pups. Has anyone heard or tried this? Any luck with getting there pup to eat?
  • May 21, 2012, 11:36 AM
    Lucky098
    Chicken is leaner than beef, but beef is more greasy and tasty. I'd save the beef for dogs that aren't thrilled with eating.

    Worms really shouldn't make a puppy stop eating. If he goes more than a full day if not eating, drinking and acting lethargic, you should really take him to the vet
  • May 21, 2012, 11:49 AM
    spartan865
    We've been to 3 different vets in 2 days. He was put on ivs all day 3 days ago to deal with dehydration and they sent him home that night. The next morning we took him to a different vet and tested him for parvovirus, he's negative for parvo. They said the vaccination and deworming sometimes takes their appetite away. She gave him two different medications to settle his stomach and to help stop the diarrhea. They said he would sleep a lot because of everything that has been going on, but my main concern is he is still doesn't have a normal appetite or wanting to drink. :( he has not thrown up in over 6 hours, which is a plus and he hasn't had diarrhea for 24 hours.
  • May 21, 2012, 11:55 AM
    Lucky098
    Try the hamburger and rice than and see if he's interested. If he isn't. Call the vet back who gave you the meds.

    Jumping from vet to vet makes things really hard. I know you're worried about your dog, but in order to figure things out, small things need to be ruled out.

    Some dogs and puppies are sensitive. And sometimes the parvo tests aren't accurate. You might need to retest the parvo test again just to make sure. Lethargy and vomiting, diarrhea and lack of an appetite spells out parvo. I hope it's not, but worms and wormer shouldn't do that.


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