My dog is sick

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by AppleCori, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    Poor thing threw up all day yesterday. He hasn't thrown up today (only drank a bit of water today) but is still so lethargic. When the other dog is barking at squirrels and running around, this one just lays there.

    I called the vet and they are booked and cant see him till Tuesday!

    So irritated.

    There is an emergency place, but I have something important I have to do in a couple of hours, so cant take him down that way today.

    My mom's vet will come to her house if needed! I cant even get mine in! She is in another state, in a rural area, so that's probably the difference.

    They said to try to feed him rice.

  2. Tanya M

    Tanya M Living with an attitude of gratitude Staff Member

    Oh No!! I hope he gets better soon. I have heard rice with bland chicken is good for a sick dog. It's good he's drinking water.

    Let us know how he's doing.

  3. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    My sweet hubby called around from work and got an appointment. at another vet in an hour!
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  4. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Well, absent the fact that he should've seen the vet yesterday, I'm glad your husband was able to get him into another vet. Please keep us posted on what the vet says.

    Hopefully, the new vet is good and you'll be able to switch to his/her clinic. There is NO excuse for not being able to "fit an emergency in"! Dogs can die of dehydration in less than a day.

    Hopefully, it is just a "bug" and he hasn't swallowed a foreign obect or anything like that.
  5. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Let us hear how he is. Many of us really love our pets and well be waiting for news.
    The first Christmas day we had our oldest dog he was so sick we took him to an emergency vet and he needed an I've with fluids.
    I'm glad he got to see a vet.
  6. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    I am glad you were able to get him in. Hope he is better, now.

  7. Tanya M

    Tanya M Living with an attitude of gratitude Staff Member

    Just wondering how your dog is doing?
  8. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    How is your dog today?
  9. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    Checking in on him ~ and you, too.

  10. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    Hi All,

    Thanks for your kind words!

    My pup is doing great!

    We got him in to the vet and he got some anti-nausea medications so that he could keep his food down. I fed him some chicken afterwards and he perked up some. He got to feeling better on Saturday and by Sunday he was back to normal!

    We adopted him from someone that could not take care of him (and frankly shouldn't ever have another dog, but of course they do) so he has had a somewhat difficult life, but is now thriving.

    Thanks for your concern!