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Old 01-06-2013, 06:35 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Well guys my wife told me that he was acting better today until about an hour ago. Now sometimes he is walking a little hunched over. I hope this is a sign he's about to bloat.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Does he seem like it's this?? He could have a fever. Can your wife take a temp?

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I'm sorry your not getting any definitive answers I don't think I'd like the hunched over behavior Unfortunately I think I'd be back at the vets asap and tell them your not leaving until they figure out what the heck is going on with him..
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:45 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Maybe he has pancreatitis (not to be confused with EPI). The roaching of the back is a symptom of this.

Acute pancreatitis is characterized by the abrupt onset of vomiting and severe pain in the abdomen. The dog may have a tucked-up belly and assume a prayer position. Abdominal pain is caused by the release of digestive enzymes into the pancreas and surrounding tissue. Diarrhea, dehydration, weakness, and shock may ensue

Dog Pancreatitis: Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

a new serum test called canine pancreatitis lipase immuninol reactivity and TAP (trypsinogen activation peptide). Abdominal ultrasonography may reveal an enlarged and swollen pancreas.

Fulminant necrotizing pancreatitis is an acute, extremely severe, usually fatal form of pancreatitis. In hours, your dog will go into shock. Dogs may vomit or simply show signs of severe abdominal pain. If you suspect this problem, get your dog to the veterinarian immediately!
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Does he seem like it's this?? He could have a fever. Can your wife take a temp?

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To me no. Then again I'm no expert. His stomach maybe a little swollen but my wife feed him a couple of hours ago. He doesn't seem to be in pain.
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I'm sorry your not getting any definitive answers I don't think I'd like the hunched over behavior Unfortunately I think I'd be back at the vets asap and tell them your not leaving until they figure out what the heck is going on with him..
I am first thing in the morning. I have to go to work in a couple of hours but my wife is going to stay up with him. I have a ton of vet bills and a lot of educated guesses from the vets. I'm just so frustrated.
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Gallstone Pancreatitis Symptoms | eHow.com

Acute gallstone pancreatitis usually causes severe abdominal pain that may also affect the back. The pain may be more intense after eating. The discomfort may be somewhat relieved by curling the body into a ball or by leaning over. The abdomen may also be tender to the touch. The pain may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting
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if this was my dog, i would be at an er vet.
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Have they done any bloodwork? A chem17 would show what the pancreas level was.

Where are you located at? Maybe it's time to head to a new vet.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:44 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Well I just got back from the emergency clinic. The vet, who was great and took a lot of time looking at him, told us that the hunched back was more of him trying to poop. He felt his abdominal area and told me that he felt something that could be an obstruction. He told me that he would recommend exploratory surgery. He told me he felt comfortable that he would be OK through the night but to bring him back if anything changes. I will be taking him to his vet tomorrow to hopefully get his surgery. At this point I feel like I'm out of options.

He also told me that fabrics among other things will not show up in xrays and ultrasounds.

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