Originally Posted by jcat
I hope he's feeling a lot better now. The important thing is that he's eating and drinking.
The fever must be caused by something. Since the vet prescribed medicine, he may have made a diagnosis he felt you wouldn't understand because of the language barrier, so he just put it in simple terms.
Maybe you can ask somebody in NZ to send you some baking soda, so that you have some on hand. A lot of stuff usually found in any supermarket in the U.S. can only be found at a chemist's or speciality store in Germany, too, so I know how frustrating it can get.
Yes I'm making him like jelly meat soup, but rather than just adding plain water I'm adding that mixture I made up. He's not eating much, but at least he drinks the liquid before attempting to eat.
My wife phoned the vet, and got told the samething. I thought he had found something in the stool sample he took, since he spent a bit of time looking at it and once finished immediately got the nurse to make the medicine.
Oh, he is only 1.3Kg and I've decided he's 4mths old, since he is said to be between 3, 4 and 5mths old.
I think I will just get some at a specialty shop, to keep on hand but I really pray this doesn't happen again any time soon.