(Closed) Just adopted a dog, nervous he might be sick

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You can buy some glucose paste and give him a little bit of that if he’s not eating, you don’t want to him to get low blood sugar. He’s probably just adjusting to your home and is scared, maybe take some food in your hand and try to feed him that way or bring him his water so he knows it’s okay. And lots of snuggles 🙂

Post # 4
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Aw! Bless his heart!

I agree that he”s probably just nervous with his new environment. Good to take him to the vet for a general checkup though!

I hope he starts to warm up soon!

Post # 5
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Aww how cute!  When I first brought mine home he didn’t eat for almost 3 days, I put natural chicken broth on the food which helped him finally eat.  He was also skinny from not eating regularly, he filled out after a month or so of regular meals.

This is a huge adjustment for him so he’s prob nervous and note quite sure what to think.

Good luck at the vet!  Let us know how it goes.  

Post # 6
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Aw, what a cute little puppy!  

I think that he may be nervous and adjusting to his new environment.  I’ve had my dog for almost 7 years and when I moved into my apartment with Fiance, she wouldn’t eat for almost a week.  She was a nervous nilly.

I’m hoping he comes home with a clean bill of health tomorrow.  Please keep us updated.

Post # 7
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Any news on the lil guy??

Post # 8
7291 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

He could be just getting used to his surroundings, or depending on where you got him from, he may have picked up kennel cough or pneumonia. Hopefully things are looking better for you!

As far as heart-worm, I don’t think any reputable rescue or shelter would give you a dog with it! Its very serious and the dog would not last long without treatment, and wouldn’t be let out of an animal hospital until given the okay.

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