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    That's awesome, great news



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    Re: Sick puppy

    This sounds exactly what my 2 year old dog is going through right now. She's been throwing up and been at the vet multiple times in the last week. She was injected with something for nutrients and whatnot, but she's still lethargic like your pup was.



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    Re: Sick puppy

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Our 8 month old beagle has spent most of the week at the vet. Last weekend, she started throwing up randomly and then by Monday was really lethargic, low appetite and warm nosed. We took her to the vet where she stayed on IV's until yesterday. They got her fever down to a minimal level but then it shot back up. Took her to a specialist yesterday to have an ultrasound done to see if she had eaten something, but everything came back fine. I guess her spleen is enlarged but free of tumors or something like that.

    I'm taking her back in this morning because she is miserable and probably needs to be there. They are waiting for some results back from Iowa State to see if her fecal sample or blood work shows something strange. Just sucks, so no point other than to vent. She was a healthy, vibrant pup and now she's just not well.
    Sounds like pancreatitis. Some dogs can't make enough pancreatic enzymes to break down fat so if they get into something high fat, eat too fast, or eat a bigger dose of food than normal they can get pancreatic attacks. Sure they will test for it (but maybe not, it's an expensive test and they usually try and rule everything else out and then just have them eat slower (don't bowl food put on plate) and move to lower fat food.

    Multiple attacks can kill them or make them diabetic (what happened to may dog). He went blind and got out and lost and found a dead animal (high fat) and went into a pancreatic attack. When he was found the vet gave him insulin thinking he was vomiting from high blood sugar but in fact he had low blood sugar from the attack and the insulin killed him on my way home from the vet a couple weeks ago. I had turned around when he started declining but made it seconds too late. Anyway, I hope it's not that because with such a young dog it is a slippery slope and dogs won't regulate themselves so really tough if you have little kids like me that drop food from time to time. But what you describe sounds exactly like my dogs pancreatic attacks after we ruled out poisoning. Good luck


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    NM- Thought this was a thread about me...


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    Re: Sick puppy

    Quote Originally Posted by IAStubborn View Post
    Sounds like pancreatitis. Some dogs can't make enough pancreatic enzymes to break down fat so if they get into something high fat, eat too fast, or eat a bigger dose of food than normal they can get pancreatic attacks. Sure they will test for it (but maybe not, it's an expensive test and they usually try and rule everything else out and then just have them eat slower (don't bowl food put on plate) and move to lower fat food.

    Multiple attacks can kill them or make them diabetic (what happened to may dog). He went blind and got out and lost and found a dead animal (high fat) and went into a pancreatic attack. When he was found the vet gave him insulin thinking he was vomiting from high blood sugar but in fact he had low blood sugar from the attack and the insulin killed him on my way home from the vet a couple weeks ago. I had turned around when he started declining but made it seconds too late. Anyway, I hope it's not that because with such a young dog it is a slippery slope and dogs won't regulate themselves so really tough if you have little kids like me that drop food from time to time. But what you describe sounds exactly like my dogs pancreatic attacks after we ruled out poisoning. Good luck
    Good to know- we will watch that. She eats pretty much normal dog stuff (no table scraps), but we had been giving her yogurt (tone down her gas). Thanks!



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    Re: Sick puppy

    Well, after getting her all well and numerous trips to the vet to do so, she had a full seizure at 1:30 am this morning, and woke back up at 5 with partial seizures every few minutes. Took her to the emergency vet hospital in Des Moines, but I'm afraid with the frequency of the seizures that something major is wrong. I have tried to prepare my wife for the hard decision that is about to come.



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    So sorry to hear about this. I wish you the best of luck when deciding about her future.


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    Re: Sick puppy

    So hoping she is ok. Not sure if it means anything, but several years ago our 12 year old dog started having seizures and it was a brain tumor. He exhibited no symptoms before the first seizure. Your pup had much different symptoms so luckily probably something very different. So sorry for what you are going through.

    We did get several more happy months for our dog on anti-seizure medicine before we had to put him down, in case someone faces a similar problem. ISU Vet Med was great to him, our local vet was so bad we wound up switching with our current dog.


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    Oh, boy. Hoping your pup ends up ok.


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    Re: Sick puppy

    I've had to make those choices, too many times, with dogs AND with cats. It's never easy...I'm so sorry you're facing it.

    I'm holding you & your wife in my thoughts...



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    It occurs to me that maybe we should have giant tortoises for pets, as they will surely outlive each of us...



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    That's really sad Pride. I hope she is able to heal.





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    Re: Sick puppy

    Well, the preliminary thought, when considering her prior problems, is that she may have meningitis that is affecting her nervous system (the medication is not settling her down). This would mean an MRI and spinal fluid check at Iowa State.

    They are getting estimates now, and are also supposed to give us an overall prognosis along with it.



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    Best wishes to you and the pup Cyclonepride...



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    ISU Vet Med was very good with both explaining costs and prognosis and discussing quality of life. Fingers crossed.



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