My dog is sick!!! HELP!!!!!

14 yr old male german sheperd mix....he is throwing up white foam,panting heavily,bloated,whining.............
I do not have transportation or the money...anything I could do to help him or ease his discomfort?

Asked by Member 897843 on Oct 6th 2009 Tagged sick, bloating, panting in Emergencies & First Aid
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It is no doubt too late for this guy... he has either made it to the vet or passed, but I am answering for anyone else whose dog may be exhibiting these symptoms... These are classic bloat/torsion symptoms... if you want any hope at all of saving your dog do not ask for help on a webpage... get your dog to a vet IMMEDIATELY, no matter what time of day or night. Have someone else call ahead to tell them you are on your way, and you go! You only have a few minutes before permanent irreversable damage is done!!! If you have an older torsion prone breed, have an emergency plan in effect for transportation... a friend, neighbor, or even a taxi in an emergency! The rate of survival gets remarkably slimmer the more time passes before emergency care, and this is an extremely painful way to die. In the last two weeks TWO friends dogs have died from torsion, and BOTH were at the vets in surgery within one hour of the even occuring.

B.J., CGC answered on Oct 7th.

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Your dog needs to go to a vet ASAP. He has all the symptoms of bloat (twisted stomach) and the outcome is not good if left untreated.

♥ DEOGIE ♥ answered on 10/6/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Lilah ♥

He has all the symptoms of bloat, you should really take him to the vet ASAP. If left untreated it could be deadly! Lilah had that same problem not that long ago (she has a diary about it) Thankfully, it was only gas. I would take him, though. Bloat is a serious thing.

Lilah ♥ answered on 10/6/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


It is really hard, but if he has bloat and doesn't get vet help soon, he will die slowly and painfully.

Do any of your vets make house calls? Look into a payment plan, care credit, other credit etc. You really need to get your dog help now.
Good Luck

Fritz answered on 10/7/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


some rescues might help with transport.
some shelters can also help with transport.
The dog is in pain, so he needs your help.
It could be any medical condition of many that is wrong. I strongly urge you to find a ride to the vet no matter what. Wrap him in a blanket and dial the city bus even. Explain to someone you need a ride, a taxi perhaps. A dog lover is always willing to help out there.
Ask a nice neighbor, tell them you really don't have the money. A vet will also set a flex payment plan also
good luck.

Dieta answered on 10/7/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer