Poorly dog - sick last night, not eating/drinking, now panting

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AllChangeAllChange Sat 27-Jul-19 21:22:29

Not sure what to do.

Partner is at work, his dog is here.

She was sick at about 1, seemingly partially digested food, then again at about 3 which was just some brown gunk. We got up this morning to find she had also had a poo on the hallway floor.

She hasn’t eaten or drunk anything all day. She is just lethargic and looking very sorry for herself.

She is next to me on the bed and is on and off panting. It’s not hot.

Any ideas what to do? Partner not back until the early hours of the morning.

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Jouska Sat 27-Jul-19 21:44:03

Phone vet

threemilesupthreemilesdown Sat 27-Jul-19 21:47:45

You need to speak to a vet. If you call your nearest one there will be emergency provision, either as a divert to their out of hours provider or a message with another number to call. Do not wait until the morning.

Be ready to describe to them the age, breed and sex of the dog, when she last ate and drank and when she last went to the toilet, in addition to the symptoms she is experiencing.

ladybird69 Sat 27-Jul-19 21:48:13

I would be taking dog to vets

TheoriginalLEM Sat 27-Jul-19 21:50:56

She is panting because she is in pain. I think you need to get her to the vet

Runkle Sat 27-Jul-19 21:56:23

You need to speak to a Vet.

SkydivingKittyCat Sat 27-Jul-19 22:06:29

How old is she and is she spayed?


AllChangeAllChange Sat 27-Jul-19 22:11:06

She is 3 and yes she is spayed. She came out for a wee, and is now under the bed sad

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TheoriginalLEM Sat 27-Jul-19 22:12:48

Please take her to a vet. She is in pain and now likely to be dehydrated. Is there any possibility she has swallowed something?

AllChangeAllChange Sat 27-Jul-19 22:14:11

We went out to the park yesterday evening, she played with a stick for a while and could have chewed on some of the bark from that? I can’t think of anything else though.

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Faez Sat 27-Jul-19 22:16:21

Definitely vet asap

HappyHammy Sat 27-Jul-19 22:19:05

Hope she is ok. Pets are such a worry.

MustardScreams Sat 27-Jul-19 22:26:53

Call the emergency vet right now.

Posts like this fuck me off so much. Your dog is very obviously not well, so why are you faffing about on mumsnet instead of seeking veterinary care for her immediately?! Call your emergency vet NOW.

AllChangeAllChange Sat 27-Jul-19 22:35:16

@MustardScreams I’m asking here because I don’t know the first thing about dogs - I don’t know what is ok to leave and what isn’t. I’m also here by myself with 2 sleeping kids so would have no idea how to even get to an emergency vet if I needed to.

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converseandjeans Sat 27-Jul-19 22:41:42

Probably heat stroke which can be dangerous in dogs

Faez Sat 27-Jul-19 22:43:05

Treat it the same as you would any other family member, she hasn't managed to drink anything all day so that's clearly pretty serious.

Faez Sat 27-Jul-19 22:44:59

Can you ask neighbours for help? One to watch the children and another to give you and the dog a lift. I really wouldn't be leaving it til the morning

Historydweeb Sat 27-Jul-19 22:45:18

Emergency vet. Sounds like she could have a blockage and they can be fatal. Panting and hiding under the bed is a sign she's in a lot of pain. Take the kids with you if you have to but she's going to need seeing

Historydweeb Sat 27-Jul-19 22:46:05

Please please don't just leave her x

Howmanysleepstilchristmas Sat 27-Jul-19 22:50:01

Vet, now! Wake the kids. My 6 month old wolfhound was sick once. A few hours later he was panting and unsettled. Took him the vets: it was aspirational pneumonia after inhaling vomit. Hope you have a happier ending than he had, but don’t wait! Good luck and keep us updated flowers

AllChangeAllChange Sat 27-Jul-19 23:00:27

On phone to the vet. Partner thinks she is fine and doesn’t think I need to do anything. Gah!

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pigsDOfly Sat 27-Jul-19 23:01:51

Panting means the dog is in pain and hiding means she's scared, so probably in a lot of pain.

Echo what everyone else is saying. She needs to be seen by a vet straight away.

Do you know who her vet is? If not, google local vets and find the nearest one to you.

All vets have to provide some sort of emergency cover so you will be able to find an emergency vet.

In these sort of emergency circumstances any vet will see her, doesn't have to be her regular vet.

pigsDOfly Sat 27-Jul-19 23:04:18

Ah see you do know who the vet is.

Your partner isn't there. You're worried so it's up to you to deal with it.

Vet won't ask you to bring her in if they think it's not necessary. They're usually more than happy to give advice over the phone.

I certainly wouldn't leave a dog in that sort of distress.

AllChangeAllChange Sat 27-Jul-19 23:05:28

So the vet said it’s besically our choice - either take her in tonight or wait until tomorrow but didn’t seem to think it was an emergency that needed to be seen now (that was the receptionist who spoke to the vet nurse).

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AllChangeAllChange Sat 27-Jul-19 23:07:05

Her actual vet is in a different part of the country. I called a vet in the area who saw her once before when she got something stuck in her paw

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