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dog is sick, my fault. hand hold?

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tinymeteor Mon 13-Jun-16 14:58:46

Ddog is at the vet for a possible gut obstruction. Gave him a stupid bone last night and it looks like he's swallowed a big chunk. I feel terrible. Anyone out there to hold my hand while I wait for X-ray results?

DogsMightFly Mon 13-Jun-16 15:06:37

Oh you poor thing. Try not to give yourself too much of a hard time - you can't predict every eventuality. I hope he's ok. When will you have X-ray results back? What sort of bone was it?

tinymeteor Mon 13-Jun-16 15:12:04

Thanks. I'm feeling guilty because I didn't supervise even though it's a type of bone he hadn't had before, and I normally would know better than that. Got distracted with toddler teatime and left him to it. It was a cheapo dog's ham bone from the supermarket. I thought he'd just knaw on it - it looked massive - ten mins later he's eaten the huge knuckles off both ends.

The irony is I bought it because it was such good value - after X-ray and sedation it's looking pretty expensive now confused

tinymeteor Mon 13-Jun-16 15:37:53

X-ray looks promising, sounds like it may be laxatives rather than surgery. Cross fingers that does the trick

DogsMightFly Mon 13-Jun-16 15:39:27

I hope you get the results back quickly so you know what you're dealing with. Try not to blame yourself - these things happen.

I hope he's ok and it's all resolved soon.

DogsMightFly Mon 13-Jun-16 15:40:54

Sorry, cross posted.

That's very good news - you must be very relieved. I hope the laxatives do the trick.

DramaAlpaca Mon 13-Jun-16 15:41:30

Hope he's OK, tinymeteor.

These things happen, so don't blame yourself flowers

makes note to throw away ham bones I've bought for my two

AnUtterIdiot Mon 13-Jun-16 17:21:49

You have no idea how many times I blithely fed cooked bones and cake and goodness knows what other stupid non-dog foods to dogs of varying sizes and shapes in the 70s and 80s when we were all idiots. None of them ever had a problem. I obviously do not do stuff like that now, but as you can see our dogs digested much worse things than a hambone with no problems. Honestly, you've been very unlucky flowers (and so has your dog because the good ship Hambone just pulled out of the port for the very last time!).

AnUtterIdiot Mon 13-Jun-16 17:22:26

(as in he's not getting any more hambones from you!)

EasyToEatTiger Mon 13-Jun-16 17:41:00

I hope your dog is feeling better. It's not your fault that your dog hoofed the whole thing in one go, unless you were there shoving it into his mouth with all your might. I agree with AnUtterIdiot that you been unlucky. Dogs...

Noitsnotteatimeyet Mon 13-Jun-16 18:43:14

Those bones are hideous! Ddog had one once and ate the whole thing in about 30 minutes- he was ridiculously thirsty afterwards (they're very high in salt) and had liquid poo for the next three days hmm safe to say he's never had one since ...

Wolfiefan Mon 13-Jun-16 18:44:14

Hoping he gets well soon.

Shriek Mon 13-Jun-16 18:55:33

darn hambones!

think they can sell anything for animals to eat/chew... my poor ddog had the same awful reaction of liquid eliminations for days and nearly dying from thirst!

these bones should never have come on the market, please don't blame yourself they are horrendous and we can't just know all the drawbacks of everything that arrives on the pet market there's loads of dodgy stuff they'll try to sell if they can get away with it i reckon.

so glad all turned out good in the end

tinymeteor Mon 13-Jun-16 19:49:30

Thanks for the moral support, it really helps! X-ray showed no bone in the stomach, so that's good, but it's all backed up in his bowel and won't come out confused

As a result he's miserable and getting dehydrated, so he's been kept in overnight for fluids and, if no progress by he morning, an enema. Poor dog, he's never even been in kennels overnight. Flipping hambones - never again!

LimeJellyHead Mon 13-Jun-16 21:24:18

Big hugs. Don't beat yourself up, We all live and learn. Glad it sounds like all is going to be well with your dog. Hope he copes with his overnight stay at the vets. Not fun sad

tinymeteor Tue 14-Jun-16 11:14:11

Still waiting to hear how he got on overnight. My local vet doesn't have overnight cover so he's at a bigger branch several miles away. Want him back now sad

LimeJellyHead Tue 14-Jun-16 11:22:51

Hugs. It won't be long now and I bet it is good news and your dear boy will be feeling much better and so glad to see you smile

tinymeteor Tue 14-Jun-16 18:54:59

Well, it seems in the end they gave him some ketamine and dealt with the problem manually, as it were confused

One more night at the vet and home tomorrow. I don't think he'll be too keen on trips to the vet from now on, but he should otherwise be ok.

Noitsnotteatimeyet Tue 14-Jun-16 19:15:49

Glad he's on the mend - if he had ketamine he won't remember a thing - dh had it in the ambulance when he broke his hip and said it was good stuff grin

DramaAlpaca Tue 14-Jun-16 22:57:44

Glad to hear he's going to be OK.

Rattitude Wed 15-Jun-16 15:57:26

I hope he recovers quickly. Post a little picture when you get the chance!

Wolfiefan Wed 15-Jun-16 15:58:33

Hoping he's home now.

tinymeteor Wed 15-Jun-16 20:16:59

He's home! Thanks for the moral support everyone, it was a very quiet house without him. Back to the usual mayhem tomorrow

Dontyouopenthattrapdoor Wed 15-Jun-16 20:30:36

Oh he is GORGEOUS.

Get well soon Pupster x

Rattitude Wed 15-Jun-16 22:04:52

Is he exceptionally allowed on the bed because of his recent suffering then? wink

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