A Saturday Snippet

I haven’t talked about it.  I wasn’t sure what to say, but the Little dog is very sick.  All we know for sure is that his kidneys are not doing their job.

Lots of tests, lots of pampering, LOTS of extra trips outside to “GO.”

When I know what is going on, then you will too.  In the meantime, Buddy keeps us entertained…

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Are you jealous of the Little dog, Buddy?

I think so!

Hm, perhaps we’ll need to get him one of these in his size?  😉

 

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41 thoughts on “A Saturday Snippet

  1. petspeopleandlife says:

    Linda, be sure that your dog’s urine is tested for WBC and bacteria. My son’s 13 yr old Border Collie was clearly ill last fall. Dribbling urine and hardly eating, listless, etc. AsLady was urinating,I caught some urine in a very clean container. She was with me at my daughters’ house. Lisa looked the urine and her WBC count was way up and she could see some bacteria. She was started on cipro and took that for about 5 days.Lisa also drew blood to send off to IDEXX and it showed that Lady was hypothyroid. After 5 days Lady had improved witht the dribbling and guzzling water. She was given some convenia after about 5 days becasue she had lost her appetite from thaking the cipro but Lisa said that convenia does not work very well in dogs. When I got home I started her on Keflex which I gave for 10-14 days. Test for diabetes was negative-. After a month Lady no longer dribbled- her kidney function returned to almost normal and currently she is doing ok. However, I need to give her B complex and B12 injections about every 10 days to keep up her appetite. I sinceerely hope that your doggy is not in renal failure but he shoud be checked out for all of the stuffIjust wrote. Good luck with your dog.

    yvonne

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    • Lynda says:

      Thanks, Yvonne, the vet did check for infection. They have done labs on him and will be checking his adrenal and pituitary functions on Tuesday.

          • petspeopleandlife says:

            Oh Linda, that is not good. Th drive is too long to keep him as your vet? I sure hope you can find one with equal skills. Sometimes you have to guide the not so good vets wtih insisting on labs and etc. Also stay abreast of the treatments and meds. If you think you are stuck with a less than stellar vet then start looking around. You’d do that with a MD that was not delivering good medicine so I’d sure do that with my animals if push came to shove. 🙂

          • Lynda says:

            Our vet is helping us to find a good one where we are moving. We aren’t leaving anytime soon, so at least we will have an understanding of his illness and be progressing in his healing before we move. A very good vet, yes? 🙂

          • petspeopleandlife says:

            That sets my mind at ease. Yes, he sounds like a rarity. And, how is your little dog at this time? Maybe I am asking too soon since I don’t recall that you menioned he was getting any treatment until further tests are completed.

          • Lynda says:

            No treatments yet. We are waiting to find out what’s up after testing on Tuesday. Thanks for asking though!

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Viv. We knew there were problems, but suddenly he just went way off. All he wants to do is sleep, drink water, and cuddle.

  2. Carine says:

    I’m so sorry your dog is not feeling at his best. I’m not sure how easily it is to cure this problem in dogs, but I sure hope your vet can find him something to feel better!

  3. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Sending backup, however you may need it… but to me, Buddy looks very sad. Is it possible that this is doggy empathy? Hugs, D.

    • Lynda says:

      Deb, he is sad. Little dog has been going “out on the leash in the car” while he had to stay home and guard the fort. He also sees that Tucker is getting special attention, like that new little bed. We are trying to give him more too, but I think he is jealous.

      And you can’t tell me that he doesn’t know that the Little dog is not right.

  4. Littlesundog says:

    Oh, dear! Buddy NEEDS me!!! And poor Tucker. I’m sending love, positive thoughts and lots of healing energy his way. I’m praying for a complete healing of whatever ails him!

    • Lynda says:

      He is such a clown sometimes, Mary. It is weird, but he is acting just like the jealous sibling when the new baby arrives. He is doing everything that Tucker does to see if it will get him the same attention. 😉

    • Lynda says:

      Yes, Chantal, thank you. We are very lucky to have such a good one. He is even helping us to locate another vet near where we are moving!

  5. Kathee says:

    Our bunny Jembalaya was so sick last week her vet took her home for 3 days so she could get 24/7 intense treatment (fluid shots, etc). When bunnies are in pain they don’t eat or drink. Jem is home now and I’m giving her meds 2x a day for the next 10 days. She’s getting better, but is not out of the woods yet. Our bunny boy Cinnabun is going nuts taking care of her, grooming her, not leaving her out of his sight. Even ringed her with his poops and pee at one point (fortunately on the floor and not on the carpet). It is so scary when a treasured pet is is sick. I feel for you, I really do!

  6. Kathee says:

    GI stasis. The silent killer of rabbits. It can be caused by a number of conditions. They couldn’t find the cause this time around. Lots of tests and X-rays. She’s still on the edge. I think she’s improving and then she starts backtracking. Touch and go.

    Good description of Rabbit GI Stasis http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/ileus.html

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Marie Anne. Yes, it is hard, because you feel so helpless. 😦

      He is a little trouper so I have high hopes for him. 🙂

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