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Old 01-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For the past few days Harvey has been ill so we took him to the vet today. He has been sleeping almost four days straight and barely asks to go out (we have to force him) and then on saturday night he stopped eating. I was able to feed him some dry food and sausage but he would only eat it from my hand?? The vet was kinda puzzled as well but saw on an x-ray that he had more gas than normal in his abdomen area. He also saw a weird thing that he said MIGHT be something that's not passing through his system and so blocking it. He sent us home with some pain killers for abdominal pain and some other medication for the stomach.
One of his weirdest symptoms is that when ever he sleeps he trembles all over as if he was super cold. This happens regardless of temperature so it's not cold and today it even happened when he was awake (on our way to the vet). He is really like a zombie and doesn't do anything but sleep. He also licks us and other stuff a lot which is also new. He is also very very cuddly and wants to sleep right next to us if he can. We are keeping the vet posted the next 48 hours to see how things develop but I was just wondering if someone here had an idea what this all could mean...

Needless to say we're worried sick for our poor little guy who is a shadow of the happy, energetic pup he usually is!! Any guesses and suggestions are welcome! And I was also wondering should we get a second opinion?? Thank you in advance!!!
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm thinking I would get a second opinion - he is obviously in pain (shivering) and if it is a blockage then 48 hours seems to me a long time to "wait and see" - especially when he's already been sick a few days.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How old is he? What color are his gums? My Benson laid at my feet and shivered. I am in Tampa and i knew he was not cold. He developed a very high fever and was shaking. Quivering on and off. ( Just like a human with a fever when we get chills) I am guessing if your guy had a fever, the vet would have told you. Benson stopped eating too. He even got down in the dreaded prayer position one time and that's when I rushed him to the vet. Hopefully your situation is not as serious. Mine did not turn out well. Keep an eye on him. The shivering could be pain or fever or both.


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Old 01-15-2013, 03:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Poor Harvey how is he this morning? Definitely get another opinion. Is he pooping - are they normal? Any vomitting? I would be concerned that they detected something that might be causing a blockage. I would want this investigated now, especially if gas is starting to build up. Sometimes ultrasounds work better than X-rays and some vets will use an endoscope (sp?) to check what's going on inside. Lula had a blockage in her intestines a few years ago and we rushed to emergency and she was operated on immediately.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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He didn't have any fever.. And today he is still the same so he isn't any better Yeah I sort of got the feeling the vet didn't investigate further enough.. Like you said Soundtrack 48 hours seems like a long time if his intestines are blocked!! I think I'm gonna try to get him to see another vet! Will keep you posted! And thank you for the quick replies!
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Poor Harvey! That reminds me of our Beagle before he got sick. DEFINITELY get another opinion and let us know how the visit goes!
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Like you said Soundtrack 48 hours seems like a long time if his intestines are blocked!!
ussual with blockage there are no bowel movements as well did not see this listed as a symptom. Keep in mind that a bockage or partial blockage can occur and the still have BM for a limited time.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Turtle got into something last summer, not sure if I wrote about it or not. Any way dumb me I see she has diarrhea and I didn't fast her which I should have. She wasn't feeling well so I took her to the vets and they did an X-ray and it showed some blockage and I was told to wait and keep an eye on her.

I then made some liver broth (a power food) then went to chicken broth that I made so no salt and put some of the chicken meat in it for a couple of feedings then back to normal.

I am told the liver broth is very good for sick dogs and you don't want him to get dehydrated. I think I gave her 2 feedings of it before I started with the chicken broth.

I hope he is feeling better soon. And I also agree with the second opinion.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Some pedilyte could help with dehydration.These dogs can be rock eaters.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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How's the poor sweetie feeling? Any luck on a second opinion??
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