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07 January 2011 @ 10:18 pm
Boston health question  
I receiver a call from my mother tonight asking me where the nearest emergency vet was. I told her and asked her what was wrong. She told me emo was not breathing. Emo is my boston terrier i grew up with, but stayed with my parents while I was in college and then moved out of the house. Emo is the one in my user icon.
They rushed her to the clinic and did xrays. Xrays didnt show anything and by this point her breathing was getting better. My mom then explained what happened.
Emo was chewing on this bone that she gets once a week. it is one of those that is meant to be ate. It is not a rawhide but sort of. my mom watches them while they eat them to ensure they don't get a chunck off and choke. Emo then stopped eating it and went over and stood by my dad. They noticed emo was shaking and was having difficulty breathing. Emo also would not walk. They rushed her to the emergency vet. The xrays don't show anything so the vet does not think she was choking on a piece of the bone. They gave her medicine to relax her throat to keep her air waves open.
My mom says they are now home, but she still is not acting quite right. My mom wondered if she had a stroke, but when i googled the symptoms of a dog stroke it does not seem to match up.
Emo is about nine years old.
Anyone had similar experience?
greymalkini: cutegreymalkini on January 9th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Something like that happened with ours. It was her stomach from eating too fast and the rawhide. Our vet gave her a shot to calm her stomach and we put her a simple bland diet for about a week: rice, oatmeal, and yogurt.
Lorindasweetdemonica on January 10th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
Update on Emo:
The next morning Emo had another "attack". Emo started to shake and have difficulty breathing. She was taken to the her regular vet. The vet ran her hand along emos back and when she hit a certain spot emo almost fell over from pain and started to have difficulty breathing again.
The vet said that emo was having a spasm from her back and the difficuly breathing was from pain. More xrays were done and an anti inflammtory was given.
The anti inflammatory has really helped. They are going to give it a few days to figure out how to proceed