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2/3/2009 10:33:45 AM
Posts: 1
We need some help please! We have an 11mo old maltipoo, who was a very happy healthy puppy. Not until Christmas when we went out of town, we returned home to find her lethargic and not eating or drinking. After about a day and a half we took her to ER. They did xrays (no sign of having ingested anything), blood work (ruled out pancreatitis), although it did show a slight infection in her intestine and dehydration. They gave her sucuatneous fluids, flagyl (10 days), and sent her home on a bland diet. Two days later no improvement, so we took her to her regular vet, who confirmed that physically she appeared fine. They tested for parvo, it came back negative, gave her subcutaneous fluids, and amoxicillin (10days). She improved a lot, she started getting up, playing fetch on occasion, but she still never rebounded completely. So, we took her to a 3rd vet, had more xrays and blood work, which only indicated there was still signs of an infection. So, they put her on 10 days of Clavamox, she improved a little. We took her back in and had more bloodwork done to rule out addison's disease, it came back negative. It's now over a month and she still is not the same puppy. She is still somewhat lethargic, we have to beg her to eat, and just doesn't have th sparkle in her eyes. Please help, we would like to hear feedback.
2/3/2009 12:31:25 PM
Posts: 1904
This is the problem with bying these designer dogs.

you have absolutely no idea what the medical background or history is in the dogs, so you have no idea what your going to get.

So my suggestion is to go research all the genetic diseases that are in Maltese and Poodles and see if any of those match.

The other possible is....depending on whether or not she has been spayed. IF she has been spayed then none of the following applies.

IF she is intact, has she come in season and was she alone with any males, cause she might be pregnant....OR...she might be having a false pregnancy.

Also she might have pyometria.

Serena Galloway
IGCA rescue Colorado

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