Clay's in a bad way
Update I guess....So I recently posted a story about how my GSD clay was attacked on the 20th Friday morning well we had to make a visit to the vets because he could hardly stand he didn't want to eat his breathing was cracking and was just not right he was so lethargic...
so Friday morning the vet checks him all over notes his trachea is very swollen then she takes his temperature and is quite concerned as it's 40.6 celsius the vet says caused by an infection most likely caused by an unseen puncture wound from the dog who attacked him so she gives him an injection of metacam (meloxicam ) and synulox to last 24 hours and we were to bring him back first thing and in the meantime at home we should cover him with damp towels and try some other thing to help with his temp...
Saturday the vet does all her checks then comes the temp check his temp has not gone down at all still read 40.6 so more injections and she said she could take him in but being the weekend they were closing in 2 hours so he would be transferred to a pet hospital we asked if I would be okay to take him home instead she said it would be fine as long as someone would be with him at all times (there would be) so home we go we also take more meds for the Sunday as he had another appointment for Monday...
Monday we see the vet she does her checks then then takes his temperature it reads 41.3! so bloods are taken to see what's going on 45 mind later the results show a bacterial infection so more medication and we are to bring him back on Wednesday at 11am to see if his temp has improved and in the meantime if he becomes worse to call straight away
well its Tuesday evening and no improvement whatsoever he's worse... so called the vets she say to keep him cool make sure he's drinking keep hi comfortable and quite and to bring him in first thing to be put on an iv and more tests.
I just feel so hopeless he's not getting better not even a little he's getting worse he looks so sick he doesn't even move he has to be lifted just so he can stand to go to the toilet or to drink and I can't help him my whole family is so upset I wish I had taken him to the vets sooner but I honestly thought it wasn't that bad I didn't find any wounds or anything I just thought it's was I little bit of shock or maybe he was little stiff or I don't know I'm so stupid he must have been sick for days before I took him to the vets.
Sorry for the length of this post I haven't included every little detail but most of its there that's for reading and please wish Clay well.
Also if you have a dog with a long coat and it gets attacked or has a fight and you find no wound take the dog to the vets anyway you just never know.
Clay (GSD) 07/07/2012.[CGC]
Honey (mix breed) 26/01/2003
Mai (meow) 30/03/2006
I own two dogs and am owned by one cat
and I love them more than word's can say