Harv's Emergency Vet Trip

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Harv's Emergency Vet Trip

Post by Spot » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 08:55:46



Could he have gotten a hold of toad while you were out?  They can make a dog
very sick.  Barney got a hold of one once and was an awful mess the rest of
the night.  He didn't collapse but was foaming a the mouth and doing weird
chewing for quite a while after he'd gotten it.

I hope he's doing better now.

Celeste


Quote:
> These dogs, they are trying to KILL ME.

> It was 65 degrees here today (wtf?) so I took the boydogs to my
> parents' yard to run (it's my afternoon off). It's much bigger than
> mine, so we go there several times a week for playing and running and
> burning off all that pit bull steam.

> Except half an hour after we got home today, Harv collapsed, got up,
> vomited twice, peed, and then started this weird chewing thing with
> his mouth (it looked kind of like chewing gum seizures, but
> different). I called work in a panic, loaded him in the car, and away
> we went.

> He vomited twice more in the car, peed again, and continued to chew
> and froth.

> In the exam room he chewed, splorted out some hideous diarrhea,
> moaned, and puzzled the doctors. He finally hurled a huge amount of
> foam followed by some bile, and settled down. The only explanation
> they could come up with was some kind of toxin, which his own personal
> toxin-expelling system was avidly.... expelling. We did some ***work
> and gave him some charcoal. I was going to leave him for the night
> with an iv catheter for fluids, but he looked so much better by the
> time we got to the point of iv catheter placement, that the vet
> suggested I just take him home and watch him.

> Bless him, he did not vomit charcoal in my car on the way home.

> Whatever it was, it's gone. He's exhausted, but when I got dinner for
> the other dogs, he insisted that he needed some, and he ate. No more
> chewing or drooling or moaning.

> Holy heart attack, batman! I don't want to do that ever again! I have
> *no* idea what he got into. I'll have to go up there tomorrow over my
> lunch break and look around.

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Harv's Emergency Vet Trip

Post by didd » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 08:56:05




Quote:
> Holy heart attack, batman! I don't want to do that ever again! I have
> *no* idea what he got into. I'll have to go up there tomorrow over my
> lunch break and look around.

Wow! Glad it's over & he's ok
 
 
 

Harv's Emergency Vet Trip

Post by didd » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 09:01:17




Quote:



>>> Holy heart attack, batman! I don't want to do that ever again! I have
>>> *no* idea what he got into. I'll have to go up there tomorrow over my
>>> lunch break and look around.

>>Wow! Glad it's over & he's ok

> me too, diddy. i can't tell you how glad.

I bet you can't. btdt
 
 
 

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Post by Judith Althou » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 09:33:11


Elegy said in part.....
  Whatever it was, it is gone.  He's exhausted, but when I got dinner,
he insisted that he needed some, and he ate.....
_____________________
Elegy,
  I am so sorry Harv was so very ill.  Hopefully, he is fully recovered
now.....you are a braver woman than I am.  I do not think I would have
been able to give him so much as a kibble, after all that you described.
I am sure he was hungry, it sounds like he emptied himself of
everything, poor little fella.

Be Free.....Judy

 
 
 

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Post by FurPa » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 11:35:32


Quote:

> Holy heart attack, batman! I don't want to do that ever again! I have
> *no* idea what he got into. I'll have to go up there tomorrow over my
> lunch break and look around.

Wow - what an ordeal!  I'm glad he's feeling better.

FurPaw
--
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched,
every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense
a theft from those who hunger and are not fed,
those who are cold and are not clothed."
                          - Dwight D. Eisenhower

To reply, unleash the dogs.

 
 
 

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Post by Shell » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 21:29:56


Quote:

> Holy heart attack, batman! I don't want to do that ever again! I have
> *no* idea what he got into. I'll have to go up there tomorrow over my
> lunch break and look around.

Yikes!  I'm glad Harv's okay, and I hope you can figure out what the
silly boy ate.

--
Shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)

 
 
 

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Post by Suja » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 23:50:17


Quote:

> Holy heart attack, batman! I don't want to do that ever again!

Oh jeez.  You need to sit your dogs down and have a serious talk with them.
They need to stay healthy here on out.  Glad that whatever it was, has
passed, and he appears to be on the mend.

Suja

 
 
 

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Post by BethInA » Sat, 09 Feb 2008 05:00:19



Quote:
> These dogs, they are trying to KILL ME.
> Holy heart attack, batman! I don't want to do that ever again! I have
> *no* idea what he got into. I'll have to go up there tomorrow over my
> lunch break and look around.

That sounds very, very scary.
I'm glad that he managed to expel the toxin though.
I wonder what the hell he got into.
 
 
 

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Post by fill » Sat, 09 Feb 2008 07:08:36



Quote:



>>> Holy heart attack, batman! I don't want to do that ever again! I have
>>> *no* idea what he got into. I'll have to go up there tomorrow over my
>>> lunch break and look around.

>>Yikes!  I'm glad Harv's okay, and I hope you can figure out what the
>>silly boy ate.

> I do, too. I'm scared to take them back up there. Harv's an eater of
> weird things, and has no "leave it" to speak of :-/

Do you think if you put a leash on him there's a chance he would lead you to
the source of his latest "scare elegy to death and cost her a ton of money
too" find?

Do you suppose he's getting even for the big bird/elmo thing?  Nah...

I hope  you can solve this, it would be a shame to lose a good exercise
option.
Karla

 
 
 

Harv's Emergency Vet Trip

Post by didd » Sat, 09 Feb 2008 10:28:50




Quote:







>>>>> Holy heart attack, batman! I don't want to do that ever again! I
>>>>> have *no* idea what he got into. I'll have to go up there tomorrow
>>>>> over my lunch break and look around.

>>>>Yikes!  I'm glad Harv's okay, and I hope you can figure out what the
>>>>silly boy ate.

>>> I do, too. I'm scared to take them back up there. Harv's an eater of
>>> weird things, and has no "leave it" to speak of :-/

>>Do you think if you put a leash on him there's a chance he would lead
>>you to the source of his latest "scare elegy to death and cost her a ton
>>of money too" find?

> Who knows. I'll certainly be watching him a lot more closely!
> Fortunately, he didn't cost me a ton of money. Not nearly as much as
> he could have, anyway! Charcoal's cheap.

>>Do you suppose he's getting even for the big bird/elmo thing?  Nah...

>>I hope  you can solve this, it would be a shame to lose a good exercise
>>option.

> Seriously. That yard has had dogs in it for years and years. My
> parents had a dog up until about 3 1/2 years ago. Now my dogs are
> regular visitors.

> Who knows what this crazy hound got into.

Or perhaps the neighbors were up to evil?
 
 
 

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Post by BethInA » Sat, 09 Feb 2008 10:46:22



Quote:




>>> These dogs, they are trying to KILL ME.
>>> Holy heart attack, batman! I don't want to do that ever again! I have
>>> *no* idea what he got into. I'll have to go up there tomorrow over my
>>> lunch break and look around.

>>That sounds very, very scary.
>>I'm glad that he managed to expel the toxin though.
>>I wonder what the hell he got into.

> I'll probably never know, which is scary. His whole body said
> EVACUATE!! EVACUATE!! though. Thankfully he waited until we got to the
> vet's office to have the diarrhea. Cleaning puke out of the backseat
> of my car was bad enough!

thank goodness that as a dog person you already know about enzymatic
cleaners.  I've had to teach lots of moms of kids about the stuff.  Baby
puke stinks much worse than dog puke too.