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so worried about our lovely lab, need handholding please

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punter Tue 05-Apr-16 08:37:47

Punterlab very sick on Saturday night, starved him on Sunday, more bile and vomit, to the vet on Monday morning, anti nausea and antacid jab, short walk with liquid poo. Went very flat during the day, back to the vet last night for hydration and overnight. Bloods are OK but still no eating and no interest in anything this morning says the vet. Will do x ray for foreign bodies etc. Really worried now, thought he would improve overnight, I want to go and see him and give him a cuddle, should i?

Springermum1350 Tue 05-Apr-16 09:33:08

Mine did just this last week. They think he had a gut infection. They kept him in as he was very dehydrated. He came home and was fine and then went back downhill again. We realised that he was still not drinking. I had no idea that being dehydrated could make them that flat and ill. But kept getting fluid in him and he was a different dog. Mine also wouldn't eat when at the vets.

I wouldn't over worry just yet. At points I thought we were loosing him. But water and a good night sleep made the world of difference.

So keep thinking positive thoughts.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Tue 05-Apr-16 10:35:43

You know what labs are like for eating every bit of rubbish they can get. He might have something stuck. As long as he's at the vets and is getting fluids and they're going to X-ray then he's in the best place.

Have a hand hold though. They put you through the wringer don't they?

Noitsnotteatimeyet Tue 05-Apr-16 12:16:36

Ddog was like this with a foreign body stuck in his oesophagus, although it was obvious something was badly wrong

He got dehydrated very quickly because of all the bile and saliva that was coming out of him and because he couldn't drink

One of the first things the vet did was an X-Ray so I hope you get the answer soon

As soon as the blockage was out he was pretty much back to normal

Fingers crossed for your lovely lab

WeAllHaveWings Tue 05-Apr-16 13:18:28

Had this twice with our 3 yr old lab, he eats anything he finds outdoors the stinkier the better. Both times X-rays showed nothing and after 48hrs of a dire rear in the vets he was back home. The silver lining is it's not on your carpet.

Hope he feels better soon!

Paperthin Tue 05-Apr-16 15:08:19

Can echo the comments above, it's likely he has eaten something he shouldn't have! If you want to go to see him you should, it will make your both feel better I am sure. Hope he has picked up today. X

honeyroar Tue 05-Apr-16 22:31:52

Another one with a Hoover mouthed lab that found a discarded chicken carcass on a walk and made herself I'll. She didn't look at food for nearly a week, which is unheard of for her. She was right of rain once it had gone through.

Fingers crossed for you. Its horrible to watch them poorly.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Tue 05-Apr-16 23:20:40

How is he punter?

stonecircle Tue 05-Apr-16 23:54:09

Hope he's ok punter. Very worrying when a lab stops eating.

ChairRider4 Wed 06-Apr-16 06:30:43

How is he ?

punter Wed 06-Apr-16 09:46:51

Thanks for your hand holds. he is still at the vets. The vet went 'in' yesterday to check for foreign objects etc, found his gut was flat and not working at all. Cleared him out, apparently the smell went through the entire surgery and they had to open all the windows and doors. He is on wide spectrum antibiotics until they get the sample test results back. Did not get to see him last night as he was in la la land and spark out. Waiting until after morning surgery to get down there. Vet did not say he would now be ok but I suppose he couldn't. He reckoned he ingested something toxic or got a bug from somewhere. Fingers crossed, but I keep crying as I come across his stuff. Positive thoughts .

iseenodust Wed 06-Apr-16 09:51:09

Big hugs. Dustylab used to like ice cubes even when not wanting a drink.

bowbear Wed 06-Apr-16 09:52:35

So sorry to hear your dog is so poorly. I'm sure he's in great hands and fingers crossed for a full and speedy recovery x

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Wed 06-Apr-16 17:51:31

Oh punter I'm so sorry, I hope he's ok. Fingers crossed. Big hugs.

punter Wed 06-Apr-16 18:01:39

Another night at the vets, he is apparently brighter today and has ben for a little sniff round the car park. Not eating though and still has the runs so not home yet.

stonecircle Wed 06-Apr-16 18:07:31

Sounds like he's on the mend! On the very rare occasions my labs have been off their food, chicken and rice usually does the trick - plain poached chicken mixed in with white rice and all the poaching liquid to make it nice and sloppy. Never been refused though once had to be hand fed.

punter Thu 07-Apr-16 15:52:18

When the vet rang early this morning he sounded positive but the nurse at lunchtime said he still had the runs so contact again this evening. How long can this go on ffs.

ChairRider4 Fri 08-Apr-16 03:21:14

Oh no fingers crossed starts picking up soon

MissBeaHaving Fri 08-Apr-16 03:30:00

Only just noticed this thread but from Bealab & Dm I really hope Punterlab is on the mend & home ASAP.

Floralnomad Fri 08-Apr-16 15:14:40

How is the dog today OP ?

punter Sat 09-Apr-16 09:49:52

He came back on Friday afternoon, looks worn out but is eating and drinking OK. Has stitches that he does not seem worried about so thank goodness we do not need the cone of shame. Thanks for all your good wishes, I guess he will take a week or so to be back to his normal bouncy self, can't wait!

stonecircle Sat 09-Apr-16 10:12:01

Oh lovely! I'm so pleased! He looks very comfy and he'll be so happy to be at home! What an awful week for you all.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sat 09-Apr-16 10:30:24

Bless him, hope he's feeling better.

iseenodust Sat 09-Apr-16 11:11:20

Nothing like catching up on your own sofa. He looks lovely.

Noitsnotteatimeyet Sat 09-Apr-16 11:20:35

Phew, glad he's on the mend

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