Stool is brown, soft, very soft but not diarhea. she is still dry heaving a few times. Nose is very dry. temp is 102.1
muscles in stomach area feel very tight. I layed with her rubbing her belly and massaging her. Muscles feel less constricted, but she is definately not herself.
Any suggestions until I bring her to the vet in the morning? I am gonna bring her in the guest room with me for the night, as Monday morning are bad enough around here when everyone gets a good nights sleep, i dont want to keep the rest of the family up. any suggestions?
No change in diet. ????????
|If her stomach muscles are really tight and especially if she has an enlarged stomach then she may have bloat. Its not common in younger dogs but it is a medical emergency and can quickly kill your dog.
How is she doing now?
|Is there an all night emergency vet near you?|
|Is there a 24 hour emergency vet that you can just telephone and explain what is going on & see what they have to say as to wether you do need to take the dog in ASAP?
Just also posting symptoms of bloat.
Typical symptoms often include some (but not necessarily all) of the following, according to the links below. Unfortunately, from the onset of the first symptoms you have very little time (sometimes minutes, sometimes hours) to get immediate medical attention for your dog. Know your dog and know when it's not acting right.
Attempts to vomit (usually unsuccessful); may occur every 5-30 minutes This seems to be one of the most common symptoms & has been referred to as the "hallmark symptom"
"Unsuccessful vomiting" means either nothing comes up or possibly just foam and/or mucous comes up
Doesn't act like usual self Perhaps the earliest warning sign and may be the only sign that almost always occurs
We've had several reports that dogs who bloated asked to go outside in the middle of the night. If this is combined with frequent attempts to vomit, and if your dog doesn't typically ask to go outside in the middle of the night, bloat is a very real possibility.
Significant anxiety and restlessness
One of the earliest warning signs and seems fairly typical
"Hunched up" or "roached up" appearance
This seems to occur fairly frequently
Lack of normal gurgling and digestive sounds in the tummy Many dog owners report this after putting their ear to their dog's tummy.
If your dog shows any bloat symptoms, you may want to try this immediately.
Bloated abdomen that may feel tight (like a drum)
Despite the term "bloat," many times this symptom never occurs or is not apparent
Pale or off-color gums
Dark red in early stages, white or blue in later stages
Heavy salivating or drooling
Foamy mucous around the lips, or vomiting foamy mucous
Unproductive attempts to defecate
Licking the air
Seeking a hiding place
Looking at their side or other evidence of abdominal pain or discomfort
May refuse to lie down or even sit down
May stand spread-legged
May curl up in a ball or go into a praying or crouched position
May attempt to eat small stones and twigs
Heavy or rapid panting
Cold mouth membranes
Apparent weakness; unable to stand or has a spread-legged stance
Especially in advanced stage
Heart rate increases as bloating progresses
|I hope everything will be ok.... I'm very worried about Addie.|
|Hope everything's ok.
Lisa and Frankie
Addie's stomach was taught but not distended, breathing was fine. We are in the boonies and vets are on call but none near, so I was just trying to get her relaxed last night and research what it might of been.
After posting, I brought Addie in the guest room with me, She laid down with me, I rubbed her stomoch and soothed her while watching tv. I dont know if she dosed off first or if it was me, but I woke up at 4 am and she was still right there with my hand on her belly.
She is definately more comfortable this morning. She got up when I did and went outside to pee. no more wretching or stool. She drank, but I limited her. We will still be going to the vet at 8, as something was definately up.
For now time to get evryone up and going for school. I took the day off work, so I can take her to the vet and monitor her...
LOL while typing this she just brought me her pull-toy. I think she is saying THANKS......craziness
thanks for the concern and warm wishes. I'll post later what the vet's opinion is on this
|hope everything continues to improve...hopefully just a minor tummy issue!!!!!!|
|Hope all is well|
|Hope Addie's feeling lots better now.|
|Addie checked out ok at the vet today. both Addie and TJ had very soft stool today so had that checked. all negative for ova, parasites and Giardia. so that is good. got them both on bland diets of rice and boiled hamburger. Vet also gave Endosorb to settle their stomachs. chewables..Yeah right. tried hiding it in cheese i dont know how they get the pill out of the cheese, but cheese goes down and pill goes out..crazy dogs. they end up getting a little more cheese that way. took 3 tries to get the pill down for tj and twice for addie.
pups are all healthy and havent shown any signs of loose stool, this is seriously one CRAZY house lately
My wife and daughter are gone for 3 days, so its my son and I and all these dogs. Picked son up at school with Addie. Decided to walk Addie in the park. No sooner hit the sidewalk and a lady pulls up and says "cool dog. I used to have a sheepdog." So I strike up a convo and say we have 6 puppies back at home. We talk some more and she says how her kids would love to see sheepdogs because she always talks about when she had one. Long story short I tell her to stop over. give her the adress. We are home seriously no longer than 5 minutes and she is pulling in the driveway
I though my house was crzy. I didnt ask the kids ages but their was 4 walking talking ages- kindergarten on down and 1 in a car seat. The kids were a riot with the puppies. I didnt take any pics unfortunately but it was priceless. The lil ones asking me about each one if it was a boy dog or a girl dog.....Why do you call her that....LOL too much fun!
WOW this just was gonna be a quick post to thank you all for the concern... fingers crossed I think Addie is fine, just gave me a fright last night. Hopefuilly tonight we get more than 4 hours of sleep.
|Glad to hear all is better.|
|Glad to hear it was nothing too serious.
Tiggy can separate a pill from a slice of cheese or get it out of the middle of a squashed up slice of bread. So I've resorted to peanut butter. 1 large teaspoon of peanut butter on the end of my finger with the tablet poked in it. She LOVES peanut butter and cant unstick all the peanut from the tablet so she just swallows the lot down.
She has been on an antibiotic twice a day for 4 weeks. I cant believe I have dog who used to hate tablets who now comes running all excited and happy twice a day to scoff down a tablet when I call come and get your peanut.
|I use the greenie feline pill pockets. They are the perfect size for the phenobarbital. Lola comes running when she hears the pill bottle. LOL.|
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