We had a scare...

Last week our ram lamb was down and we had to call the vet out. Call it newbie stupidity but he was anemic and full of worms. :( The vet gave him less than 50% chance of survival. We were all sad and worried for a few days wondering if Atlas was going to make it. Dr. M gave B instructions to give Atlas Vitamin B shots for a week. Within a day Atlas perked up and has been every day since. We are very thankful and will be learning from this lesson - better pasture rotation and checking the goats and sheep's eyelids for anemia more often.

Ever have a scare with a pet?

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
    09/17/14
    :( Diatomecious earth will help with the worms. :(

    I lost quite a few dogs to cars and had a dog that got tangled in his chain and tangled in a fence (around the first joint in the leg). We could have saved him if my ex had allowed me to take him to the vet.. By the time my ex took him the infection was spread too far.
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    10/07/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Yeah, we have it. I just don't think our son was diligent in giving it to his sheep. :(
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      09/17/14
      Melissa Middleton
      We had a cat that kept getting fatigued and acting as though he was sick. I've raised various animals in my life (farms), and thought it could be arthritis since it kept occurring around rainy and cold days. I purchased these glucose pills for cats at Walmart and started giving them to him, once a day. Within a few days, he started roaming around the house and feeling better. My hubby thought he had gotten into something.

      When I was 14, I had pet rats I raised. One broke her leg. My entire family insisted it was going to die but I refused to believe them. Instead, I took a popsicle stick, created two splints and wrapped the leg. I kept her a seperate cage with lots of old rags and massaged and exercised her leg everyday. She healed and lived.
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        09/17/14
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        10/07/14
        8Theresa Gould
        It was and thankfully he is doing much better.
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