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Author:  SUECARR [ 10 Feb 2019, 17:44 ]
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My lovely boy Doogle is very poorly and has been vomiting so much so I got him to the Emergency Vet near me today.

They took him in and did bloods , fluids , meds and monitored him through the day and I've been able to bring him home as everything read normal , however he is totally flat out and uninterested in anything around him.

I will sit with him tonight as i'm hoping it was the stress of being in the surgery and with strangers however I can't tempt him to eat a little bit of chicken .

It seems a mystery as to what's wrong and the Vet says it may well be some kind of viral infection?

Any thoughts would be welcome.


Author:  kobi&jazz [ 11 Feb 2019, 12:38 ]
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So sorry Doogle is feeling poorly. I did read on another site last week that a sickness bug seems to be doing the rounds - leaving dogs listless for a few days. Fingers crossed it will pass quickly and Doogle will be back to his usual self. xx

Author:  SUECARR [ 11 Feb 2019, 13:20 ]
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Well, he had to go back in for more tests, still poorly and this time they will test for Pancreatitis and Addisons.

The vomiting and non eating is pointing to intolerance maybe as his first lot of tests didn't throw up any infection so i'm praying something will come out of today's testing.

I love him so and he was so scared when I left bless him.


Author:  stout [ 11 Feb 2019, 14:21 ]
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Sorry to hear Doogle is poorly. How old is he? I only ask because Stout was really poorly when he was 3 and a half. He was really sick and was not eating. We took him to the vet several times over the course of a week. The vet had said he had a bug and gave him antibiotics. We eventually said we wanted him xrayed (all other tests were negative), after that and an endoscopy they found he had an inflamed stomach. He has inflammatory bowel disease and has several food allergies and intolerances, and is also allergic to the antibiotics he was given. It might be worth asking the question if everything else is negative. Stout had zantac and antepecin which did the trick. He is now mostly fine, he has just had a flare up as his normal food has been discontinued and so was on one with two meats in, he is currently eating rabbit to reset his belly which seems to have done the trick. He has pre and pro biotics every day and we have to be careful what he eats

Hope he is better soon

Author:  kathiedoodle [ 11 Feb 2019, 16:25 ]
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Hope you soon have an answer for poor Doogle, it is so worrying not knowing. get well soon boy.

Author:  Sarahdol75 [ 11 Feb 2019, 21:09 ]
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Poor baby, hope he is soon on the mend. xx

Author:  SUECARR [ 12 Feb 2019, 09:35 ]
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Doogle is nearly six years old and the Vet has said the next step is an X Ray and Endoscopy to determine what's going on inside.

We are now into the third day and he still won't eat voluntarily however I have a liquid recovery food which he finds easier to digest at the moment.

We have another appointment tomorrow so I will ask about Stomach and Bowel disease this time.

Thankyou for your help


Author:  We5Kings [ 12 Feb 2019, 17:40 ]
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Sending you our v best wishes. So horrible to have a poorly doodle :(

Author:  linny [ 13 Feb 2019, 00:32 ]
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So sorry to read about doogle :( ....hope that you soon have a diagnosis and that he makes a speedy recovery.
Sending positive thoughts your way.

Author:  SUECARR [ 13 Feb 2019, 16:54 ]
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Thankyou all for your kind thoughts, Doogle seems to be recovering albeit he's had to have loads of medicine.

All his tests have come back as negative for Pancreatitis and Addisons for which he had a specific med called Sycathen I think, which proves 100% no Addison symtoms found .

So it looks like it was a nasty virus as he's now eating and drinking and not vomiting anymore- paws crossed!

If he has a reoccurrence then I will be looking at possibly a referral to a specialist .

To top it all my other doodle has sore eyes and has drops but I think they are a bit strong- could I bathe with anything natural do you think? The house is fast becoming a Clinic with me as nurse!

Sue :?

Author:  kobi&jazz [ 13 Feb 2019, 17:23 ]
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So glad all the tests have returned negative Sue. You just feel so helpless when they are poorly.
Positive vibes for a speedy recovery.
Re sore eyes - I have read golden eye ointment is safe to use for dogs but not to let chemist know they are for an animal. If you have any chamomile teabags in, steep as normal then when cooled down you can use the actual teabag to sooth the eye or gently wipe with cotton wool.
Fingers crossed for good health in your household :)

Author:  linny [ 14 Feb 2019, 15:58 ]
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Golden eye ointment was once safe to use but its ingredients have been modified and so is no longer suitable for dogs.
You can use optrex drops for infected eyes.....but don't say it's for anything other than human use!!
Apart from that cold tea ..or plain boiled ,cooled water .

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