What could be wrong with her!? (non GSD) - Page 2 - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-12-2012, 05:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
PatchonGSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,514
Default

I shelled out 100.00 bucks for the blood work today, to get the results tomorrow. I did call a couple other clinics to see if I could get results today but they wanted waaaay to much plus wanted to do their own exams since she would be a "new patient" so we'll wait for the results tomorrow.
__________________
Balen Patchon Adopted 8-28-12

http://www.dogster.com/dogs/1275860

Failure *is* success, if you learn from it.
PatchonGSD is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-12-2012, 06:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,795
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PatchonGSD View Post
Called the vet, she said she didnt think it was mouse or rat poison because there were no bruises on her skin or gums....


If there were internal bleeding, wouldnt that show up as fluid in the intestinal tract on an xray though?
no, bleeding doesn't show on an xray. did the vet check the "black" stool for blood.
huntergreen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2012, 06:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TaraM1285's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 460
Default

Did they run a fecal? Black & tarry feces and anemia are signs of hookworms...
__________________
Kristin

Tara NW1 CGC - GSD 2008
Suli - DSH 2006
TaraM1285 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2012, 07:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
PatchonGSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,514
Default

No, they didnt do a fecal or check for the blood. The vet didnt feel that it was a parasite based on her overall body condition. I assume that because she hasnt eaten anything that could change the stool like that such as liver, they know that there must have been some blood.

The more I think about though, the less it really makes sense. I'll definitely be calling back in the morning with more questions. Hopefully the bloodwork will provide some answers.....but on the other hand I hope it all comes back normal, and that wouldnt answer anything.


She is doing pretty good right now. She just ate and drank some water. She isnt her normal "bright" self, but she sure looks better now than she earlier. IDK......
__________________
Balen Patchon Adopted 8-28-12

http://www.dogster.com/dogs/1275860

Failure *is* success, if you learn from it.
PatchonGSD is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
sparra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,306
Default

I can't believe you have to wait 24hrs for blood work.......crazy!!!
Bloods will tell you straight away if it's infection, anemia etc.
First thing I thought of was rat bait.....not sure what the vet is going on about regarding bruising etc......
Sounds like she is feeling better.......hoping you get some answers soon.
sparra is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2012, 09:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Saphire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 2,131
Default

My vet has to send out blood work. It's picked up at 11am daily and is back by 6pm. If the vet is in the clinic he will call you with results, if not he calls first thing in the morning so I do see the almost 24 hours for some vets, mostly rural I am guessing.
Saphire is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2012, 10:11 PM   #17 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
More Ball! says Jake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 32
Default

My first thought was IMHA. Pale/white gums and black tarry stools are two symptoms. Is her pee also orange or discolored? Is she breathing heavy? Has she been recently vaccinated? Gotten into poison or eaten something she shouldn't have (onions, etc.)? Had a tick on her? Will keep my fingers crossed it's just some weird illness and the antibiotics will clear it up.
__________________
Jake (approx 6 ) - GSD adopted 9-24-2011
Sheba - GSD/Cocker Spaniel mix 5-5-2006 to 5-27-2011 (age 14)
Greta - GSD mix 7-29-2011 to 9-16-2011 (age 14)
More Ball! says Jake is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2012, 11:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
PatchonGSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,514
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sparra View Post
I can't believe you have to wait 24hrs for blood work.......crazy!!!
Bloods will tell you straight away if it's infection, anemia etc.
First thing I thought of was rat bait.....not sure what the vet is going on about regarding bruising etc......
Sounds like she is feeling better.......hoping you get some answers soon.
Ya I know....I hate the waiting. The vet explained to me that bait poison is an anti coagulant and that if she had ingested it, she would have bled under her skin and gums with as much as we handled her.

Quote:
Originally Posted by More Ball! says Jake View Post
My first thought was IMHA. Pale/white gums and black tarry stools are two symptoms. Is her pee also orange or discolored? Is she breathing heavy? Has she been recently vaccinated? Gotten into poison or eaten something she shouldn't have (onions, etc.)? Had a tick on her? Will keep my fingers crossed it's just some weird illness and the antibiotics will clear it up.
What is IMHA? Pee looks normal that I can tell. Its been hard to catch her doing it up close with the toddler to chase around and no to all the other questions....at least not that I know of. I guess it could still be the beginnings of pyometra, and I'm hoping and praying the antibiotics work.
__________________
Balen Patchon Adopted 8-28-12

http://www.dogster.com/dogs/1275860

Failure *is* success, if you learn from it.
PatchonGSD is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2012, 11:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
Member
 
Cstout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 145
Default

I dont know much, if anything about dog diseases. But, I will share a scary story about my pup with you. At about 4 months old he started acting weak one morning, i thought nothing of it, figured I overexercised him or something. Next day he could barely walk. He acted like his back legs were paralyzed, he peed on himself. When he came to me at 8 weeks, I dont think he ever peed in his crate once. So, him peeing on himself made me sure something was wrong. He wouldnt eat, wouldnt walk, he was breathing very shallow, his eyes and nose were runny. I was very scared. We brought him in and he had a temp of 104. The vet honestly thought he had distemper. We did all the tests we could afford, but couldnt get a diagnosis. The blloodwork only showed that he was sick (anemic). We were at a loss of what to do, the vet said we should try antibiotics and pain meds just to see how he reacts. So, we did IV antibiotics at the vet, brought him home, gave him his antibiotics and pain meds and within 3 days he was completely back to normal. Today he is 9 months old and healthy as a horse. I still have no clue what was going on with him, but it all turned out okay. I hope everything works out for you too. Having your dog sick and not able to fix it breaks your heart, I know.
Cstout is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2012, 11:45 PM   #20 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
More Ball! says Jake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 32
Default

Sorry -I'm so used to talking to everyone on the IMHA list that I forget not everyone knows what it means. It's immune mediated hemolytic anemia. Our Sheba developed it when she was 11. When you get the results of the blood tests tomorrow I would be curious to know what her PCV or HCT results are. If it is anemia your vet should be able to tell based on these numbers. Since it sounds like her urine is normal and if she is eating and drinking normally, it might just be an infection. Will keep my fingers crossed that she starts to feel better now that she's on meds.
__________________
Jake (approx 6 ) - GSD adopted 9-24-2011
Sheba - GSD/Cocker Spaniel mix 5-5-2006 to 5-27-2011 (age 14)
Greta - GSD mix 7-29-2011 to 9-16-2011 (age 14)
More Ball! says Jake is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:40 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum