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whitbit317 06-07-2014 12:01 AM

A dramatic first day
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So I picked up my wonderfully fluffy, cute little puppy today. I had Mojo for a whopping five hours before we wound up at the emergency vet. He's had a dramatic, and slightly traumatic first day.
I picked him up from the breeder with no problem, he seemed healthy and happy. I had a visit scheduled with the vet for a new puppy check up a few hours later and it went excellently. Mojo was playing with my other dog, interacting with myself and my mother and even went potty outside. I thought we were cruising right along.
Not long after I got home from his scheduled vet visit I caught him assuming the position in the kitchen, I whisked him up and outside to do his duty there. He passed a small BM but then continued to strain. He continued to strain for the next twenty minutes and I realized something must be wrong. His bottom was extremely swollen and he had some impacted BM he could not pass.
I called my dog friends and we all reached the same conclusion, back to the vet. I took him off to the vet, and quickly learned he had what appeared to be sand in his bowel. They expressed the piece he couldn't, and were about to send him home when the vet felt more sand in his colon. So, she suggested an enema and said they would keep him until he was done.
So I went home, without my little guy. I had attempted to call the breeder but hadn't been called back yet. We were picking him up from the vet when I finally had her call me back. She appologized and offered to pay for the visit. But also mentioned that a few days ago the puppies had gotten in to quick-crete, but she thought she had it picked up before they ate any.
So, either way my young guy had apparently eaten sand or quick-crete and caused a bowel obstruction. He's happy, and healthy after the enema. He was starved when we finally got home, he hadn't eaten since we had left the breeders. And tired. But, we've made it through most of the first day and minus the health scare, I couldn't be happier. Let's hope this is not a predictor of things to come!

DonnaKay 06-07-2014 12:05 AM

Awww, poor little guy. That must have really hurt and how scary for you. Hopefully things go much better now and he can settle into his new home. Lots of hugs and kisses for the lil cutie pie!

BorderKelpie 06-07-2014 12:05 AM

Wow! What a way to get a relationship started!

I do hope this will be his one and only ever E vet trip.

Congratulations on your new guy, too!

mamajag 06-07-2014 12:10 PM

Sorry about the rough first day! He's so cute! Glad everything turned out okay.

K9POPPY 06-07-2014 03:19 PM

Things can only get better after a day like that, but it sounds like your pup is a real vacuum cleaner! Enjoy the puppy days! Bob

middleofnowhere 06-07-2014 08:28 PM

Quick Crete -- I suppose there is something worse for a puppy to eat as in straight poison but Oh My!!! I sure hope that it has all passed with assistence from the vet. That stuff sets up fast and hard as the name implies. He's so lucky you caught it and headed to the vet.

whitbit317 06-07-2014 08:53 PM

Yeah, he's lucky there wasn't any worse damage. The folks on here definitely weren't kidding when they said he will put everything in his mouth. If he can reach it, he thinks he can eat it.

my boy diesel 06-07-2014 09:22 PM

did they x ray to be sure it was all gone?
poor guy
poor you!

onyx'girl 06-07-2014 09:28 PM

Hope the breeder is watching his littermates and being proactive for their health. Not a great way to start your journey. I hope Mojo gets his mojo back asap!

whitbit317 06-07-2014 11:40 PM

He's been great today. House training has been a little difficult because he is still having loose stool from the enema, but we are getting there. He's such a little character. The breeder and vet have both been in contact today to check on him. He hasn't seemed to have any complications. He's a small guy at only 7.9lb, but eats like a horse.

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