dog bladder infection and we don't have access to a vet ?

Our dog is not eating, drinking and can hardly walk. From her front paws down is extremely tender. We are hundreds of kilometers from a vet and they are not open at night. what would you suggest we do tonight ?

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    By: Sara Joann Meritt El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    For the time being make sure she is warm and comfortable and in a quite place without much activity. A kennel or crate would be a good place if you have access to one. Water should be offered at all times. It is important not to give your dog any medications you may have at home without instruction from your veterinarian. Aspirin and Tylenol, while it can relieve pain, is extremely dangerous if given improperly. First thing in the morning she should be taken to the nearest veterinarians office where a clinical diagnosis can be made. Radiographs will likely be taken of the front limbs to check for any injury or abnormalities. Due to the lack of eating a drinking, the vet may also wish to order a blood panel to check for any internal issues that may be present. These tests can normally be completed in the clinic itself within an hour.

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