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picklesanne Sun 21-Feb-16 07:35:01

I have a miniature Daschund who started being sick Friday, she has got worse overnight and is now drinking lots but immediately sicking it up. She is not eating, vets don't open till 10.30, hopefully we will be able to get an appointment. Any advice until then please.

ChairRider4 Sun 21-Feb-16 08:57:22

Call your vet now and hopefully one of the ermegency vets can book you in for when opens

Veterinari Sun 21-Feb-16 09:00:35

Yes agree with PP. if she's not keeping water down she needs to be seen asap.

Don't offer her a bowl of water which she'll vomit. Just leave a tiny amount in the bottom of the bowl and if she manages to keep that 'sip' down for 10-15 minutes, offer her another.

Veterinari Sun 21-Feb-16 09:01:28

Also is she a chewy dog? Have a think about anything she could have scavenged, toys she could have swallowed etc

picklesanne Sun 21-Feb-16 09:09:20

She's not a chewy dog but a poo eater if we're not super quick. She is sleeping now, won't offer too much water as she will just sick it up. Our vets opens in just over an hour so am going to take her straight down. The emergency vets is some distance so won't make a lot of difference time wise.

villainousbroodmare Sun 21-Feb-16 09:11:54

I imagine they'll likely keep her in hospital on iv fluids. They'll probably want to x ray her and run bloods.

picklesanne Sun 21-Feb-16 09:49:25

Yes, she is defiinatly dehydrated, we are offering her sips of water every 10mins which she is keeping down. Our vets shut at 4.30 hopefully she may be well enough to come home for the night and it's just a bad sickness bug. Fingers crossed.

villainousbroodmare Sun 21-Feb-16 10:42:02

Hope so. I'm sure she will be okay. flowers

picklesanne Sun 21-Feb-16 12:49:44

Milo was admitted straight away and put on a drip and heat blanket, she had begun to poop lots of blood and is very unwell. I have to collect her at 4 and transport with drip attached to the overnight vet for emergency care and then collect her at 8am and take her back to normal vet. I am really worried about the drip coming out on the journey. The vet is going to do bloods and x Rays, he think maybe Pancreatis but not sure.

Floralnomad Sun 21-Feb-16 13:02:14

Hope she gets well soon , for the future I'd look into changing vets as this seems a very unsatisfactory arrangement -if the patient needs transferring surely they should deal with it and just bill you .

picklesanne Sun 21-Feb-16 13:22:55

That's what I thought but all the vets in this area use this one emergency vet. I have got a crate in the car and am hoping that I can attach the drip to it. It's about a 15/20 min drive, then have to repeat it at 8am in morning and then each day until she is well enough to be discharged. Shouldn't complain at least she's being cared for.

TrionicLettuce Sun 21-Feb-16 13:37:51

I hope Milo is on the mend soon flowers

I'm with Floral, I'd also be looking into what emergency care arrangements other vets have. Moving dogs ill enough to have been admitted twice a day between different vets is madness.

Our vets don't do out of hours appointments/admissions (they use the Vets Now service, it's our only gripe with them) but animals that have been admitted stay at their own hospital. They have nurses working all night and vets on call in case they're needed.

MitchellMummy Sun 21-Feb-16 14:00:09

Poor dog. Hopefully if needs to transfer to emergency vet then can stay there until better. One of ours was going to be transferred FROM emergency care to our normal vet one Monday morning. We said we wanted him to stay put, and that there would be no question of us transferring from our normal vet to the emergency one. Would they not just keep the canula in and attach to drip at emergency vet? Good luck, but at least she's in the right place now.

villainousbroodmare Sun 21-Feb-16 14:06:59

The drip will the disconnected and the catheter will be covered with a bandage. There will be no problem. You will either bring the fluid bag and drip line with you, or the overnight vet will start fresh fluids when you get there. Don't worry about that at all.
The overnight service is a good idea - the staff are actively monitoring your animal. I personally wouldn't mind driving my dog 15-20 min; I'd rather that than have her in the back of someone else's van that she doesn't know - and I'd expect she won't be staying too many overnights anyway.
Best of luck. Try not to stress.

Noitsnotteatimeyet Sun 21-Feb-16 15:13:39

I hope Milo gets better soon - if it helps I had to drive my dog from our normal vets to the emergency veterinary hospital on Friday night - he'd had a drip up at our vet but they disconnected it and covered it with a bandage - as soon as we got to hospital they took him off and reattached a drip. It was fine - and he was too woozy to bother about the bandage so left it completely alone

picklesanne Sun 21-Feb-16 19:31:32

Milo was put to sleep a short while ago, she was too sick to save. Heartbroken.

ineedaholidaynow Sun 21-Feb-16 19:38:20

I am so sorry flowers

sidsgranny Sun 21-Feb-16 19:39:00

Oh gosh am so sorry. My thoughts are with you.

Noitsnotteatimeyet Sun 21-Feb-16 20:42:01

Oh no I'm so sorry - what a terrible shock for you

villainousbroodmare Sun 21-Feb-16 21:31:28

Oh hell, you poor pet. I am so very sorry to hear it. Really sad for you.

BombadierFritz Sun 21-Feb-16 21:41:47

So sorry xx

MitchellMummy Sun 21-Feb-16 22:54:37

I am so sorry to hear your sad news. What an awful shock. Big hugs to you. RIP Milo, you were much loved. x

miserablemoo Sun 21-Feb-16 22:59:47

So sorry flowers

Wolfiefan Sun 21-Feb-16 23:01:23

I'm so sorry. What an awful shock and loss.

deathlyhallows1 Sun 21-Feb-16 23:05:51

Rip milo. I lost my dog who had the exact same symptoms as yours. X thanks

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