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drinking lots of waer.

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Zeuceone, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    My 10 week old puppy has been drinking a lot of water.

    What has me really worried is that they hat to PTS one of the puppies my boy hangs around with. It was my gf's sisters little chihuahua mix. He stays in the same place and played with her outside. Should I take him to the vet?

    ---------- Post added at 11:39 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:01 PM ----------

    He's already had two vaccinations so far. The other dog did tend to eat its feces. Should I keep him off the grass and discenfect the cement with bleach?
  2. 4PawsK9Svcs

    4PawsK9Svcs Good Dog

    What was wrong with the puppy that had to be PTS?
  3. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    She had parvo. Was throwing up a lot on easter day and they took her to the vet today and the vet said it was a 50/50 chance she wiould make it.
  4. 4PawsK9Svcs

    4PawsK9Svcs Good Dog

    Your pup came in direct contact with Parvo? I would take the pup to the vet asap. Parvo = puppy killer.
  5. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    Well he played with her before but he wasn't near her when she got it.

    ---------- Post added at 12:46 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:08 AM ----------

    Also why does he drink so much water.
  6. MichelleD

    MichelleD Big Dog

    One of the symptoms, although not a severe symptom is dehydration, so maybe that is why your pup is drinking so much. If I were you I would get him into the vet ASAP.


    Here is an article about Parvo, it's symptoms, and other related information.
  7. Sweetie Darlin'

    Sweetie Darlin' Good Dog

    I have always been told that pit bulls and rotties are super susceptible to parvo. They have a very weak immune system and should not be around any other dogs until they are completely immunized.

    You should definitely consider taking your pup a.s.a.p!!!
  8. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    This really sucks.
  9. lunadogge

    lunadogge Little Dog

    Who told you that the breeds specifically have a weak immune system. The only reason this occurs is poor breeding practices either by BYB or antiquated show breeders.

    Regarding the pup, take him to the vet to be checked out.
  10. lmwst18

    lmwst18 Good Dog

    Vet NOW!!!! Dehydration is one of the symptoms. If the dog was even remotely near another dog who had parvo.. it's time to get to the vet.
  11. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    Vet said it takes up to 7-9 days for anything to happens. Not much I can do until then and to just take him to get vaccinated on schedule. He eats a lot like normal and plays/happy as usual. He has been drinking lots of water for maybe 2 weeks now so idk.
  12. MichelleD

    MichelleD Big Dog

    I am sending good thoughts your way.
  13. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    There's a snap test for it I think. You shouldn't just wait around to see if it's parvo. By the time you see symptoms, it's usually too late.
    Good luck.
  14. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    Well the vet, animal hospital, and animal shelter all told me the same thing, which was just to wait and see if he gets it. There's a chance he could or a chance he doesn't. Ill keep an eye out for the symptons.
  15. Get your pup to the vet immediately for a parvo test, do NOT mess around with parvo. If you're pup came into contact with a parvo positive pup he most likely has it and the earlier you catch it the better. How old is your pup?
  16. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    He's 10 weeks old. I took him to the vet but didn't ask about a test. They just said they can't do anything until he shows symptons. Told me to wait and see if he gets it.
  17. I would honestly get a second opinion, I hope your pup doesn't have it :(

    For the future, puppies should never be around other dogs or in public until they finish all 3 rounds of puppy vaccines. Parvo is very deadly, contagious, and extremely expensive to treat, especially the longer you wait.
  18. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member

    Usually, by the time a pup shows signs of Parvo, it's sometimes too late to help them. Every dog I've seen that's showed signs, have died. It starts with being lethargic , dull coat, won't eat... then by the time the diarrhea starts, they are bad sick. Has he had any of his puppy shots yet? They aren't safe until they have had all 3 rounds, and he probably isn't old enough to have gotten all of them.

    If your vet doesn't want to help until he shows signs of Parvo, I think I would get a second opinion from a different vet. Let us know what you find out. Best of luck with the little guy. Parvo is a nasty disease and a horrible thing for the pup to go through. :hug:
  19. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Also, tell the vet BEFORE you bring your pup in that you may suspect parvo, so they can take the proper precautions for isolating him and maintaining the sanitation of the hospital.

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