Baxter's been throwing up since yesterday morning. I thought he had gotten better, but he just vomited his boiled chicken. I have a feeling this may have to do with his devouring Bailey's entire bully stick on Saturday night. I really really hope its just a bug, but I'd rather be safe than sorry if it is a blockage. Whatever it is I hope he gets better soon...
I am so tired of seeing my babies sick, not to mention the vet bills :( I knew I should have called for insurance last week. We still have a lot of Bailey's pneumonia bills on credit cards. Too bad vet bills aren't tax deductible :(
Send some good thoughts my little guys way please!
We talked to the internal specialist. He did her ultra sound and her kidneys are so badly deformed that they hardly resemble kidneys. My little girl is going to die. We just hope she can keep on living for as long as possible. She has to stay at the vet until we can stabalize her toxin levels. Then we will bring her home and put her on a low protein diet with some injections.
I am so distraught. I don't know what to think or do. I called her breeder and she answered. I said it was Genevieve with Lulu and she said oh yeah. I said Lulu is dying from kidney failure because her kidneys are so deformed they dont even look like kidneys. She said oh honey what am i supposed to do?!
I said dont breed dogs with hereditary kidney problems!! she said there is no test for that and hung up on me. This is just so sad to me because I have always told every vet she ever had that she peed a ton, drank tons of water, and had smelly breath. They should have done an ultra sound then and yeah they wouldnt have been able to save her but at least she would have been on a low protien diet this entire time.. maybe it would have prolonged her life.
They say she has a couple weeks to a couple months left. I am going to die without my Lulu
Albus has a small opaque spot on one of his eyes. It's tiny and I have to hold him to see it, but it's there. His eye isn't watering or irritated looking and he isn't scratching at it. I'm not sure what it is or what caused it. At first i thought he just had something in his eye but it won't wipe away.
Anyone have any thoughts on what this is? He has a vet appointment tomorrow afternoon, but I'm just curious if anyone knows what they might tell me. I went ahead and made an appointment this morning because I figured when it comes to his eyes I'd rather be safe than sorry.
So My Precious has started itching. I only notice her doing it at bed time, and in the morning when she wakes up. She is starting to miss hair on her shoulders grom scratching, she is getting stains on her front arms from chewing, and she chews on her back legs.... sooooo far i have taken chicken out of her diet cause i herd it's an alergin food. She gets hypo shampooings 2 times a week. I just bought hypo laundry soap... what else should i change to be more hypo friendly? she is seeing the vet friday for her rabies shot, so i'm going to ask him more about it then also.
she is getting tear stains. She gets a bath twice a week but i guess that isn't enough. i bought tear stain eye wipes today to start doing daily but i herd there is something i can add to her food. anyone use a food suppliment that works? i also herd chicken can cause bad tear stains, but as i said above, thats out of her diet now.
Well x-rays looked good- no visible signs of blockage which was a huge relief. They gave him some fluids because he was dehydrated and 2 anti-nausea shots. He's been passed out on the couch since we got home. No food or water until tomorrow morning when I can start introducing it a tablespoon at a time (that should be interesting! He's such a little piggy). No doggy daycare tomorrow!
Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm glad it doesn't appear to be anything serious (if it continues though that means lots of tests, etc.), even if it did cost me $350. At least we have clear baseline x-rays in case god forbid we have to compare them to something. Bailey's already scheduled to go to the vet this week for a shot, so I'm sure Baxter will be tagging along for a check up!