|08-26-2013 11:49 PM|
I know it's easy to set here and say spend the money, but really, if it's that serious and there are splitting opinions, like above, err on the side of caution. That way, there would be no regrets and I know I did all I could do.
|08-26-2013 10:33 PM|
i'm glad your boy is ok. be careful about putting away all edibles.
|08-26-2013 10:25 PM|
|Mary Beth||Thanks for the update. Happy it turned out well and Koda is fine. If that had happened to my Sting, I don't think I would ever want to eat a raisin again|
|08-26-2013 05:21 PM|
Thank you to all of you for your advice/input! I wanted to give an update.....
Koda pulled through the whole ordeal just fine. He ended up receiving IV fluids for about 36 hours with blood work being done every day for 3 days straight and then again after the weekend. All of his blood work came back normal. The only glitch was a granular cast that showed up in his urine on Friday. But the vet said that wasn't necessarily something of concern as they do shed them from time to time, but she gave him IV's all day that day anyway just in case.
I was worried sick the entire time he was undergoing treatment. I am so relieved he's OK and nothing serious happened. I know I will be sure to be much, much more careful about putting away anything that contains raisins or grapes from now on!
|08-15-2013 05:30 PM|
|08-15-2013 03:40 PM|
IMHO, most ER vets are very cautious and you need to weigh that out against what you can afford. After all, we all know how the next vet bill can be just around the corner.
Our older labx ate a bottle of rimadyl and a pack of heartworm tabs. On a Saturday :banghead: As we weren't positive how many rimadyl were in the bottle but we knew the amount could be just under or just over the line between "bad" & "critical", we chose to treat aggressively. We were told that aggressive treatment had good chances she would never actually get sick, but lesser treatment, therefore more chance of becoming symptomatic, could be expotentially more expensive and have a good chance of losing her.
She stayed at ER vet until Monday morning, then the day at regular vet. All bloodwork remained normal throughout.
The ER vet recommended follow-up bloodwork Tues and Wed but our regular vet saw no need. We didn't do follow-up bloodwork and she was fine. Saved a few hundred extra dollars. Maybe not much compared to the 2K we'd already spent, but we were comfortable with that.
Its a tough decision but its more about your comfort level and financial ability. We always have to think of our other pets, and of course our children.
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|08-15-2013 02:47 PM|
|jocoyn||If it were my dog, I would err on the side of caution. I have always found the ER vets (at least in my area) to be the cream of the crop. I know it is a chunk of change but.....well.....|
|08-15-2013 02:44 PM|
|vickip9||Well, there in lies my problem. I'm getting 2 different recommendations. My regular vet is saying he should be fine to go home after today (24 hours of treatment) assuming his blood work and urine analysis is still normal. While, the ER vet is recommending to finish with the remaining 24 additional hours of treatment. I realize most people on the board aren't medical professionals, but I also realize that I tend to be overly cautious, so I guess I was just looking for opinions on what you all would do if you were in my situation.|
|08-15-2013 02:27 PM|
|Jax08||I think you should refer to your vet for that question. Very few of us on here are medical professionals.|
|08-15-2013 02:24 PM|
|Mary Beth||I suggest you check with your regular vet for a second opinion since the 48-72 hrs. treatment time was recommended by the er vet and you dog's bloodwork is normal. Looking at it another way, it is better to be safe than sorry and you have already from what I understand have done the treatment for 24 hrs. and that leaves 24 hrs. left to reach 48 hrs. So if your vet does recommend the treatment to be continued, I would ask if that would be a good stopping point rather than going for the full 72 hrs.|
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