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Sounds like poison. The first dog was old, and probably could not handle the
> > Please somebody, I need some advise.
> > My nephew lives 3 houses down the street from me. We live in a suburb of
> > a Portland, Or.
> > He has a very large piece of property where his 2 dogs spends (spend)
> > most of their time.
> > 10 days ago his Golden Lab. 12 yr. old became sick. He spiked a fever
> > of 106 and was lying around, would not get up except to drink a little
> > water, no bowel problems. The dog was taken to the vet, who did every
> > test in the book and could not find anything wrong. (this is a normally
> > very healthy dog) so the dog was send home with some medicine for the
> > fever. 2 days later dog develops a cough, so he goes back to the vet,
> > who told my nephew that it has bronchitis and he is given antibiotics.
> > He seems to get better and then worse again in several cycles. Just
> > lying around, not wanting to get up. The vet also thought that maybe the
> > dog had hurt his back. Anyway, after 10 day's yesterday, the dog was
> > lying outside in the grass, and some guests arrived and came and told my
> > nephew that his dog was DEAD in the grass outside. He runs out gets the
> > dog and carry him to the side of the house, at which time his wife cries
> > to him that their other dog, 2 yr. healthy rot mix is having the same
> > symptoms and the Golden Lab had 10 days earlier, they put a blanket on
> > the dead one and hurry to the vet with the Rot. At the vet they
> > determined the the dog had a high temperature also and small seizures,
> > by the way so did the Lab. They did not know what was the reason, and
> > said they had to treat it as 2 different things. These dog are never
> > sick!!! They are completely vaccinated!!!.
> > I have my own 2 dogs that I am VERY (READ VERY) attached to. I am scared
> > about this, it takes very healthy dog out quick!!!
> > I asked about sluggbait and such things, but they have a 3 yr. old and a
> > 1 yr. old and do not have harmful stuff lying around.
> > What does this sound like. The dog got a fever, would not get up,
> > coughed, got better, then relapsed, got better and died and now the
> > other dog has started with the same symptoms. they are planning on
> > taking the Rot to another Vet by the way for more checking.
> > Should I worry about my dogs, should I get them vaccinated before their
> > normal boosters?
> > Thanks
> > Lise
> Do they run loose? could they have been exposed to poison? kennel cough?
> your vet (a new vet may be the only answer )
> I hope all turns out ok. keep us posted.
> someone else here or in vet ng may be more help.
> "new photos added to photo album & slide show":
> dont 4get to sign my guestbook :o)
> The only thing is the autopsy may help to save the other dog. It may be
> hard, but it maybe the other dogs chance of survival.
> Sue E.
> > Thank you for your replies, the rott is still living, she had the very
Sue E. & Desi The Bionic Doggie
> > The only thing is the autopsy may help to save the other dog. It may be
> > hard, but it maybe the other dogs chance of survival.
> > Sue E.
> > > Thank you for your replies, the rott is still living, she had the very
Dogs with the cultural stigma of being "bad"- like Rotts, Dobermanns or Pit
Bulls are often the targets of unprovoked attacks.
I heard of a Staffie who was poisoned just because the others at the condo
didn't like the owner.
> > Do they run loose? could they have been exposed to poison? kennel cough?
> > your vet (a new vet may be the only answer )
> > I hope all turns out ok. keep us posted.
> > someone else here or in vet ng may be more help.
> > Tina/mookeysmom
> > "new photos added to photo album & slide show":
> > http://www.moonsgarden.com/
> > dont 4get to sign my guestbook :o)
Thanks for reminding me
> Dogs with the cultural stigma of being "bad"- like Rotts, Dobermanns or Pit
> Bulls are often the targets of unprovoked attacks.
> I heard of a Staffie who was poisoned just because the others at the condo
> didn't like the owner.
In some ways, the fact that the older dog got sick
first suggests some sort of infection-- he was
probably less vigorous and less able to fight off
whatever it is. If they found poison at the same
time, the younger dog would probably react first
(faster metabolism). Of course, it may be that
the older dog just found it first.
Sending you good thoughts... Nell
Maybe, after the autopsy the dogs remains could
be cremated. The owner and his friends could
scatter the ashes in a respectful manner so that
it didn't feel like the dog had been reduced to
the level of science experiment.
10. Help...Sick dog