pet not feeling good :(

United States
October 14, 2012 9:08pm CST
my chuhuaha isn't feeling good. :'( i'm so scared to take her to the vet. i'm still not over loosing goober. when i took the husky in to get his shots, he hasn't been the same. before he got his shots, he was a normal dog. since he got his shots, he's messing with the rabbit's bedding and when he goes outside, he wants to sniff out poop and try to eat it! :/ so now, chuhuaha has been throwing up over the last 24 hours and only wants to lay around, i'm so very scared! it's bad enough that i have to take her in at the end of the week for her shots, but if there's something really wrong, i don't want to wait till then to take her in. i wish pets could talk and let us know what's wrong. :'(
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@deazil (4696)
• United States
15 Oct 12
Here's a site that might help you with the chihuahua www.earthclinic.com/Pets/stomach_issues.html And for your dog eating poop if you put pineapple in his food he'll eat it but won't like it so much when it comes out the other end. You can also find remedies here www.earthclinic.com/Pets/pets_who_eat_poop.html I wish you luck with both your pets. Maybe you should change vets. I know it's hard to find a good vet that doesn't charge an arm and a leg. I have one but now I can't even afford to go to him. I have cats but I do love all animals. I hope this helps, at least a little.
• United States
16 Oct 12
thanks for the websites. i'll be checking out that prozyme tomorrow. the chuhuaha is feeling better. :) my daughter took her to another vet. it seems she just ate something that she shouldn't have. i'm just glad that she's feeling better! i've heard that there's pet health insurance available, but i can't even afford human health insurance!
@deazil (4696)
• United States
16 Oct 12
I can't afford health insurance either. I hope I don't get sick. But I notice that staying away from doctors seems to keep me healthier. Glad the chihuahua is feeling better. Hope your other guy settles down. Thanks for commenting! I appreciate it.
• United States
17 Oct 12
i'm seriously considering in taking her to the groomers and giving her "a day at the spa". i think she deserves it a little. :)
• United States
15 Oct 12
If you're chihuahua is throwing up and has been for the past twenty four hours it could be a viral or bacterial infection or it could be worms. The dog could have also eaten something that hasn't agreed with it. There is several possibilities. My advice would be take it to your vet. I wouldn't wait. Small dogs and puppies can't fight infections and parasites like older and larger dogs. You don't want to take any chances, especially if the dog is lethargic.
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@verolop29 (1096)
• United States
15 Oct 12
i agree with sukeena1961 small dogs such as yours could have gotten into something that could be very dangerous so take your dog to the vet. I would say wait it out but as you have said, its been 24 hours and from the sounds of it, i dont think (im sorry to be the one saying this)but it dont look good and im sure you dont want to loose another good family member! I, personally, have never owned a pet like a dog or a cat but they are like family members. what would u do it your child was sick and all? would u take it to see his/her doctor or would u 'wait it out'? do the right thing and take it in, u'll be glad u did. and so would we! I hope your dog gets to feeling better
• United States
16 Oct 12
my daughter was brave enough to take her to another vet. the tests came out negative for anything serious. they think she only ate something that she shouldn't have and now she's more like herself tonight. i'm very happy. :) very proud of my daughter for taking care of our little "baby".
@khhhaaaat (112)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
i know that it's a very hard feeling and a very hard decision too, but you STILL got to take him/her to the vet. It's better to take the dog to an expert, to ease her/his pain than to see him lying around and throwing up. Please do so fast.
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• United States
16 Oct 12
my daughter took her to another vet. she's feeling better. she just something she shouldn't have.
@natliegleb (5183)
• India
15 Oct 12
its a hard feeling,i normally take it to doctor as soon as it is not good for pets like chuhuaha ,its very hard to even tolerate for sure
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@markphil (285)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
You are really right natliegleb, we should love our dogs as much as we could because they are the man's best friends. There is no reason to let them die because of our negligence.
@pahak627 (4300)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
One of my dogs was not feeling well weeks ago and when we brought her to the vet, she was just given deworming capsule and antibiotic. But there were not worms that came out from her. Now she's already well and she's almost a full grown female at 8 months.
• United States
16 Oct 12
she's 5 years old and full grown, but being the teacup variety, she's not quite 3 pounds. it don't take much to bring her down. i'm just glad that it wasn't anything serious and she's recovering well.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
15 Oct 12
Sounds like it's some bug that she has picked up, better to get her to the vet to find out what is wrong so that she can be treated early, left it could cause her more upset. I know what you mean about animals, if only they could tell us, I guess they do in their own little ways. I hope she gets better soon. Pets are like family to us and when they are not well it makes us feel down and the worry will not do you any good either.
• United States
16 Oct 12
what ever she ate, it didn't agree with her. the vet couldn't find anything serious wrong with her. so i'm grateful for that. now, she's more energetic and playful again. that's a very good sign. i'm just glad she's feeling better.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
15 Oct 12
I'd be more scared not to take her to the vet than to take her. The vet might be able to do something to help her. The sooner you get it done the better the odds as well. Please keep us posted. I hope the poor baby is feeling better soon.
• United States
16 Oct 12
fortunately my daughter took her to another vet. they couldn't find anything wrong with her. she must have ate something that she shouldn't have. she's more her old self tonight. in which i'm very happy about. i'll still be taking her to the other vet later this week to get her shots updated.
@markphil (285)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
I think you really need to take your pet in the veterinary clinic. The veterinarian will take care of your dog. Don't hesitate to do that because dogs suffer diseases like human does and only vets could examine them. Go, love your dog and don't let it die.
• United States
16 Oct 12
she's feeling better now. the vet said she must have ate something that she shouldn't have. they couldn't find anything really wrong with her. my daughter took her to a different vet.
@mariaperalta (19092)
• Mexico
15 Oct 12
Try giving her a spoonfull of cooking oil. I did this a few weeks ago with mine. nd a few hours later she was fine.
@markphil (285)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
That is actually a temporarily relief particularly if the dog ate something poisonous or chemical substances.
@THISISIT (63)
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
you should bring your chihuahua to the vet, they know what to do and they specializes on it. You must choose a vet that you can trust and have confidence to. it is normal that after they got their vaccinations or shots, they tend to be weak for around 2 or 3 days, because the vaccine is taking effect. we really wish that pets could talk but sad to say they are not humans like us, we can only do so much. They have their feelings that we can be of guide with, i also have a pet chihuahua and as of now she is doing great. Very alert and lovable, the vet normally checks every 6months.
@Cutie18f (9562)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
My three pets had never gotten their shots for two years already and thank God that they are behaving like normal dogs. I just see to it that I give them clean food and water three times a day. I see to it that their food plates are washed and their water is fresh and changed three times a day. When I sense that one of them is not feeling well, I try to give vitamin c. If it does not work, then I go directly to buy antibiotics and after three tablets or capsules, the dog starts eating again. I've had bad experiences with vets myself, spending so much money and still losing my pets. So now I do whatever I can to keep them healthy.
@STOUTjodee (3505)
• United States
15 Oct 12
If you're like me, I think of my dog as a child and when some thing is wrong with my dog I get worried. Luckily, my husband has trained dogs and knows what to do with our dog when it gets sick. There are still times when they need to go to the vet to get medicine. I would strongly suggest that you take your dog to the vet, it sounds like it might have "garbage gut" and they will have to give it medicine. Keep us posted.