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Old 01-08-2013, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Spirit's Emergency Trip to the Vet

I had dropped my TV remote on the floor and didn't realize the back had come off and one of the batteries slipped out. Spirit was being very quiet at my feet, I didn't notice anything unusual or alarming. But when I discovered one of the batteries missing and could not find it anywhere, I naturally looked to Spirit.

I called the vet immediately, they said to induce vomiting. I've never done that before. I opted to take him into the vet and have them do that, if they felt they needed to. They decided to do an xray first. Spirit's first xray, no battery $201.38.

But worth every penny. The vet called him a gentle giant. He didn't much care for the xray but he did so well. He wasn't fearful at all, didn't bark or shrink back from anyone, walked away with the vet tech with no hesitation, he greated everyone that reached out to him, took treats, sat quietly at the counter as I was paying my bill.

9 months, 80 lbs, a bit of a goat at times but I was so proud of him
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I bet you remember to make sure that the batteries are where they are suppose to be next time He was being quiet because he was trying to figure out how to get one of the batteries!! Inducing vomiting is not that hard, but much easier if they are in one area, because you'll be cleaning for a while
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I'm glad spirit is ok. I figured he was going to get the nickname "energizer bunny"
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had a similar scare with my pup, had that gut dropping feeling of doom then found the battery in question... GREAT sigh of relief! This was when I first brought him home and hadn't yet learned leave it... I accidentally dropped it and in swooped puppy! And me changing batteries over a counter from now on, lol.

So scary! Glad your pup is ok!
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Hah, I'm surprised they didn't find a Duracell warehouse inside him.

There's no way Spirit would let me get hydrogen peroxide into him. He's stronger than I am and he would not be still for me to do that to him. And I'm single, there wasn't anyone around to help me. I didn't even try.

I still haven't found the battery, which concerns me a bit. What if it's in him and they didn't find it Is that possible? They took more than one xray, to see from different angles.
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Glad to hear he's OK. I doubt they would have missed a batter with multiple views.

He might have picked it up and dropped it somewhere in the house.
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Pheww... glad that worked out OK
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I sure hope they did not miss the battery for spirit and your behalf, were you able to move the couches and such to see if it went under there? And what a good boy at the vets office, makes us proud when they do things like that huh ! Cliff
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I've moved everything, tipped things upside down ... can't find it. That really concerns me. I hope he didn't take it somewhere thinking he'd save it for a rainy day He has been hiding things lately.
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Exclamation Are xrays definitive

Is there ANY way an xray will not reveal a AA battery in the stomach?
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