03-12-2013, 05:31 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central Florida
Some vets like to talk about worst case scenario.
I just found the email I sent Robin about Hans's scary episode:
Subject: Re: Hans
Date: 9/4/2012 10:23:17 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Hans scared us to death yesterday afternoon.
First, he made weird gulping motions for about half an hour, then vomited his snack. Then, he was frantically licking his bed, the floor, looking wild-eyed, panting, salivating, and was very agitated. Went out twice, peed, pooped, pooped again, and then started eating tons of grass.
He calmed down after eating the grass, but was still not himself. I was not able to get to any vets last night. I am still waiting for mine to call me back.
I found this on the board I frequent, and it was exactly what he had:
urgent advice please...."gulping"
My husband went and got him some gas medication, we gave it to him, but he had already had good results from the grass. He never vomited that grass.
Hans still has gastric issues on and off. The vet wanted him to go on Pepcid, but I really don't want to give him powerful drugs. Slippery elm had been doing a great job, but still, if he had an empty stomach, he would vomit bile.
Lately he seemed to be lagging behind on walks and a little stiff when getting up from lying down, so I took him to the new vet here. He prescribed Dasuquin. Also, yesterday I gave him a new toy (JW crackle ball) and he chewed on it a lot after he ate and drank a lot of water.
No idea if it was the meds or the ball chewing and swallowing a lot of saliva and air after just eating that caused what I now believe was an acid reflux attack.
He seems OK now, ate breakfast normally and just pooped the grass.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Last edited by Sunflowers; 03-12-2013 at 05:33 PM.