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.
> 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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