I did not read this entire thread except the post quoted above.Originally posted by OutlawBayB
Need help!! Had my 7 1/2 yr old black lab treated for heartworms on last Thursday. Picked her up Friday, she didn't eat much except for treats on Fri & Sat. She's still lethargic, sleepy. BUT....she's drinking tons of water and NO FOOD since Sat!!!!
I've bought new treats, ground beef, table food-NOTHING!!!! Cheese, p butter.......nada! And for the last 2 days she's like asthmatic or something. Kinda like when you're trying to cough but you're lungs are too sore so you're like whispering. And she's choking up stuff, but it never comes out. Yesterday, I felt her head cuz it looked like it was shaking & it felt like her brain was shaking. I calmed her down & it went away. She was laying down w/ this too.
What are the vets NOT telling me, please. What are the symptoms when you're dog might die from this treatment or die just period???!!!!
I will take her in this afternoon, but please help a saddened heart. It would kill my kids to see her pass. HELP!!!
Outlaw - the telltale "sign of death" is the animal's inability to relieve himself outside without assistence. It is at that point you are advised to lay the animal down.
My sister is an nurse, and I recently laid down the family dog of 13 years. Gloria is well-schooled in these matters with both humans and animals. She can explain to you what to expect emotionally (yourself) and physcially (the animal) and how to deal with it. Her telephone number is (631) 277-0413. You will get voice mail. She will call you back if she is not there. They call it the "seven stages of death." Anger being in the top three. I forgot. She's a DeadHead. Call her. She will do more for you in five minutes..........
All my best,