Poor Inara :-(

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 19th, 2010, 3:28 pm

The last three times I've given her a raw meaty bone she's thrown it back up within a few hours, with shards of bone in the vomit. Today's RMB was a knuckle bone and she's very uncomfortable now. She can't get comfy and she's thrown up once. I'm keeping a close eye on her and if she doesn't get better I'll call the vet. I guess I'm done with RMB - 3x in a row for this is a sign to me that something just doesn't sit well with her. Poor pupper. :(
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Postby TheRedQueen » April 19th, 2010, 4:09 pm

Poor Inara indeed...:( She's obviously got stronger jaws than my Inara...she of the dainty chewing.

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 19th, 2010, 4:14 pm

She seems to be feeling a bit better after yakking. Not herself yet, but not AS out of sorts.
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Postby maberi » April 19th, 2010, 4:18 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:The last three times I've given her a raw meaty bone she's thrown it back up within a few hours, with shards of bone in the vomit. Today's RMB was a knuckle bone and she's very uncomfortable now. She can't get comfy and she's thrown up once. I'm keeping a close eye on her and if she doesn't get better I'll call the vet. I guess I'm done with RMB - 3x in a row for this is a sign to me that something just doesn't sit well with her. Poor pupper. :(


I can't give knuckle bones to Kayden. He eats the entire thing and is usually sick for days. Marrow bones that are hard as rocks are the only thing I can give him and they have to be big otherwise he cracks pieces off which are neither good for his teeth nor is stomach

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 19th, 2010, 4:44 pm

I think I may have to stick to big marrow bones, too. She scrapes the knuckle bones and that seems to get just enough off to upset her tummy.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 19th, 2010, 6:58 pm

How do I know when it's time for the vet?
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Postby tiva » April 19th, 2010, 7:02 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:How do I know when it's time for the vet?


I usually call my vet's office if I'm not sure. They're pretty good about asking for symptoms and then telling me to come right in, or wait until X happens.

This site lists some signs of when it's time to call the vet after a dog eats a bone and then seems miserable:
http://www.k911.biz/Petsafety/DogAteChickenBone.htm

(I'm not recommending this guy's cotton ball remedy--I have no idea if that's a good idea. I have used the pumpkin approach to moving stuff through. When my Tiva got a dangerous blockage, she was vomiting blood. But the vet listed some other signs as well.)
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 19th, 2010, 7:16 pm

I called my vet a short while ago and they said to give her 1 Tb of kaopectate now and then another in 4-6 hours and then if she wasn't feeling better in the morning to drop her off.

However, since then she's begun vomiting more frequently and she refused to eat (I mixed the kaopectate with a biteful of food because she has only refused food ONCE in her entire life). I ended up having to pour the kaopectate down her throat, but she just threw up 3 more times while I was trying to write this. My vet is of course closed now. She's all hunched over and desperately wants to cuddle but can only stick around for a minute or so because she can't get comfy and ends up pacing a bit. I'm thinking the e-vet may be in order shortly.
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Postby amazincc » April 19th, 2010, 7:56 pm

The continued vomiting is not a good sign. I would take her in... :neutral:
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Postby TheRedQueen » April 19th, 2010, 7:56 pm

tiva wrote:
pitbullmamaliz wrote:How do I know when it's time for the vet?


I usually call my vet's office if I'm not sure. They're pretty good about asking for symptoms and then telling me to come right in, or wait until X happens.

This site lists some signs of when it's time to call the vet after a dog eats a bone and then seems miserable:
http://www.k911.biz/Petsafety/DogAteChickenBone.htm

(I'm not recommending this guy's cotton ball remedy--I have no idea if that's a good idea. I have used the pumpkin approach to moving stuff through. When my Tiva got a dangerous blockage, she was vomiting blood. But the vet listed some other signs as well.)


I used the cotton ball method years ago with my basset hound, after we discovered that she'd eaten a bunch of toothpick-laden appetizers... :( We were on a trip, and weren't near our vet.

More good, healing thoughts headed Inara's way... :cry: poor girl...
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Postby Hundilein » April 19th, 2010, 8:24 pm

Good thoughts on their way to Inara. Keep us posted.
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Postby HappyChick » April 19th, 2010, 10:00 pm

Poor Inara. :( I hope she will be all better soon.

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 19th, 2010, 10:35 pm

We went to the e-vet and she has gastritis. He took x-rays (which I have on a CD and can't figure out how to copy them to my hard-drive or anything >( ) and said her colon is PACKED with ground bone. He said it's amazing she even was able to have diarrhea. He did say that he's pretty confident she'll pass it on her own as it is literally ground bone. He said, "you have a living bone grinder!" He was impressed. lol Anyway, he said it was good I took her in since her vomiting and lethargy were increasing. She actually laid down on the tile floor in the lobby of the e-vet. With people around. Who wanted to pet her. And she just wanted to lie down. She did NOT feel well.

So she got sub-q fluids and an anti-nausea injection. I had the option of leaving her there for observation tonight and tomorrow (yeah right!) or keeping an eagle eye on her myself. So I'm taking off work tomorrow to watch her and make sure she passes the bones.

She is passed out on the couch, finally sleeping. Thanks for the good thoughts everybody.
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Postby tiva » April 19th, 2010, 10:38 pm

Oh poor thing! I'm glad you know what it is. Happy Day tomorrow watching her. I hope it all passes without too much more agony!
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Postby amazincc » April 19th, 2010, 11:21 pm

Poor Princess... :shock:

Sending good thoughts for a speedy recovery. And that bone sounds like it turned into an "expensive" treat... :nono:
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Postby Jenn » April 20th, 2010, 12:52 am

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Postby iluvk9 » April 20th, 2010, 5:47 am

Hope she is feeling better today! :) (And you, too!)
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 20th, 2010, 7:32 am

We had a rough night and it's looking to be a rough day. I have a feeling she'll be going into my vet today. :( She just tossed and turned all night and couldn't get comfy, and she's only doing bloody liquid poop. It seems as though the sub-q fluids didn't completely absorb, either - she's still lumpy and it feels crackly underneath. It's weird and I don't know how to describe it. She's pretty weak this morning and obviously in pain. My vet opens at 8 so I'll call them then. I know they're going to say to drop her off but I don't want to leave her when she's in this much pain. :cry:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 20th, 2010, 7:50 am

These are from last night. When Inara lies down on the tile floor of the lobby of the e-vet when there are people around who want to pet her - she's very sick:

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And after the sub-q's:
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Postby HappyChick » April 20th, 2010, 8:05 am

I'm still sending good thoughts that she passes everything okay.
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