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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2019, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Sick 8 Month Pup

Hi All,

We took out 8 month old female to the ER Vet this weekend. She's weak, refusing to eat off and on, arched back, weak back legs and shivering with mild diarrhea. Blood panel and x-rays came back clean. They gave her fluids under the skin and they sent us home with appetite inducing liquid, diarrhea meds and one antibiotic. 18 hours after she made an effort to run out with the other dogs and play. But now 24 hours later she's back to shaking and not wanting to move much. Where do we turn now? Anyone ever experienced this?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2019, 10:06 PM
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Welcome to DT. Sorry you are having to deal with this. Take her back to the vet. A barium study would probably be a good idea. It can show up things that wouldn't otherwise show up on an x-ray.
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I would definitely take her back to the vet....tonight. To me, symptoms like that lasting for a couple of days mean she needs to be looked at (again) as soon as possible.

A barium study, like Rosemary said, might help them pinpoint if she has a blockage (which could be complete or partial). If things are moving freely through her gut, it could be an infection or another kind of problem, but what you're describing sounds suspiciously like some kind of blockage to me.

You need to know what you are dealing with--whether she needs something like a surgery right away, or if you need to wait to see whether or not whatever it is is progressing on down her intestines.

I am not a vet, and all I have to go on is what you're describing, but, if it were me, I would head back to the vet tonight.
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Hope you got to the vet ......my dog Hoss anytime he walks around hunched back like that ......that's my dog's way of trying to take pressure off his belly.
Just like us ...if we are in severe pain in that area...we will not stretch out........we tend to crunch inward to take pressure off of our stomach.
Give us an update .......we are all thinking of you today.

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Hoping for an update. I'd also be back at the vet with those symptoms. Thinking of you and your girl.


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