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|01-07-2014 03:39 PM|
|stellagirl||If Sky doesn't get better and your other dog comes down with the symptoms I would recommend your vet completing a blood test. I just found out today that my 5 month old GS puppy has pancreatitis which can only be diagnosed with a blood test. Needless to say Stella is on a lot of medication and we have to monitor her every move and she has to get fluids from the vet and not eat until all of her symptoms are gone. Pancreatitis can be fatal as well and is something that can be drawn out for quite some time. Stella could have started getting it awhile ago and as her symptoms got more severe (vomiting, diarrhea, lethargic, blood in her stool, etc.) that is when I started getting concerned. So definately if your babies aren't getting completely better demand your vet to take a blood test. Hope it is just a virus though and you won't have to go through what I'm going through with my baby girl.|
|01-05-2014 04:32 PM|
Thank you everybody
Sky has been doing well ever since she got her first injections last night at the Vet. I had to go back early today to do a check up and she received the same injections one more time. The Vet also advised me to change her diet, so I received a small bag of Royal Canin Sensitivity Control SC21. I fed her today, although in very small amounts, and so far it has stayed in her system. I have one more appointment tomorrow morning. I am glad she is doing better, though she's still weak (understandable).
The vet told me that there's a virus going around and it's possible that she contracted it (though no blood work was done or anything). What's got me worried a bit now is that I have another dog in the household that's starting to pass gas with the same sort of smell like Sky did weeks ago. She's also having the same issues with her poop being solid at first, and then becoming more liquid towards the end.
Mary&Stella - I live near Baden-Baden. Yourself?
|01-05-2014 12:15 PM|
|TAR HEEL MOM||I love your baby! She is gorgeous. Best wishes for a quick recovery. I am so glad you found a vet to help you.|
|01-05-2014 07:57 AM|
Sky is gorgeous. I hope she will be ok. Please keep us posted.
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|01-05-2014 06:59 AM|
|Mary&Stella||Lovely dog, where in Germany are you ? We have a terrific Vet and he will do house calls too !|
|01-04-2014 10:19 PM|
|Stevenzachsmom||Sky is gorgeous. I hope this gets figured out and she recovers quickly. Welcome!|
|01-04-2014 10:06 PM|
|01-04-2014 10:04 PM|
|NancyJ||Glad you found an emergency vet. Keep us posted. Hopefully she will be on the mend very soon.|
|01-04-2014 10:00 PM|
I just came back from the E-Vet. The lady working was quite annoyed at me asking about HGE & Bloat ( she didn't bother to talk about it when I asked). I guess that's beside the point right now though.
The lady did take her temperature (which was okay), and listened to her heart rate; also normal. She said that the dog is dehydrated just by looking at her eyes. She gave my dog three injections: One for the diarrhea, one for vomiting, and another for something else that has to do with her stomach. I have another appointment in 6 hours. If it doesn't improve, she said my dog will have to stay there for a couple days so they can really figure out what is going on. Bloodwork was not done. She advised me to not give my dog any water for the next two hours. She also said that it is absolutely normal for a dog to start bleeding out of their rectum after having so much diarrhea. I hope she is correct..
vom Eisenherz - Bloodwork was not done the last time I went to the vet. They also advised to just wait and see if the stuff they gave me helps.
Heidigsd - Thank you so much for that link. Although there were no results for the area that I live in, it helped tremendously because of the word "Tiernotdienst". Before I registered on this forum I was only googling for animal clinics, and none of them offered 24-hour emergency services. Googling "Tiernotdienst" for my area brought up the results I needed. A big thank you!
And since this is my first posting here (although I've browsed this forum a few times before in the past couple years), I guess I should go ahead and introduce my dog "Sky"
|01-04-2014 08:23 PM|
I hate to give out too much info online, for fear someone will skip the vet and follow internet advice...but typically, if it's "JUST" HGE, metronidazole will be administered, as well as sub-q or IV fluids at the E-vet. Sometimes Cerenia will be prescribed for vomiting. None of these are things "regular" people have on hand. The metronidazole is critical for preventing secondary infections that can cause a dog to become septic, and the fluids are obviously necessary. Cerenia is a powerful anti-nausea medicine, often used in parvo puppies.
The thing that bothers me about an HGE diagnosis is that this started a couple days ago, and HGE usually is more sudden. This sounds like it could be something bigger getting way out of hand, especially since she's already ON an anti-diarrheal, the Canikur. Could this be an obstruction? Pancreatitis? Was bloodwork done when you brought her in 2 days ago, and if so, what were the results?
Praying she pulls through and you get help NOW.
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