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robbielynn10

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(Msg. 1) Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 2:18 pm
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Please help..my pug dog is shivering and we are not in
a very cold climate. He has never done this in the 2 years and
4 months since we got him as a pup.

He also stretches alot with hind end up. Does this frequently.
Never seen him do it this much.

I read it may be because he's in pain. He does eat rocks once
in a great while and has spit one up once. We do our best to
make sure he doesn't eat them but he just loves to get loose
and capture one and bring it in the house which we get away
from him.

He threw up last night and this morning on his walk my
husband allowed him to eat grasses because we understood this
is the way they cure an upset stomach. But he threw them
up bigtime.

He walks around..has not thrown up for 2 hours but is still
shivering and doing the rear end in the air stretch.

Any suggestions? It's Sunday so vet isn't open.
Thanks ever so much...robbielynn

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robbielynn

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 2:35 pm
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I fogot to mention my husband and I
are just getting over bad colds. Could
this be a symptom of a doggie cold?

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robbielynn

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:51 pm
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Oh no,,,we will get help right away.
How did it happen..we are not positive he ate a rock
at all since he's on a leash 95 % when outdoors.

Will they have to operate?
Can a beneydryl help til we see doc?
Glad you knew about posturing symptom.

Thanks soooo much...robbie
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(Msg. 4) Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:14 pm
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The posture you are describing is very classic for cranial abdominal pain
such as can be seen with pancreatitis or an intestinal obstruction.
Shivering can be a sign of pain or a sign of fever. I think you probably
need to find an emergency vet and get him seen ASAP, especially if he has a
history of eating rocks. An intestinal obstruction can be life-threatening
(as can pancreatitis). If you have absolutely no way to get him seen today,
then I certainly would NOT recommend giving him any food until you CAN get
him seen. Small amounts of water if he can keep it down -- if it just makes
him vomit then don't even do that. Good luck and I hope it's nothing.

Deborah, DVM

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> Please help..my pug dog is shivering and we are not in
> a very cold climate. He has never done this in the 2 years and
> 4 months since we got him as a pup.
>
> He also stretches alot with hind end up. Does this frequently.
> Never seen him do it this much.
>
> I read it may be because he's in pain. He does eat rocks once
> in a great while and has spit one up once. We do our best to
> make sure he doesn't eat them but he just loves to get loose
> and capture one and bring it in the house which we get away
> from him.
>
> He threw up last night and this morning on his walk my
> husband allowed him to eat grasses because we understood this
> is the way they cure an upset stomach. But he threw them
> up bigtime.
>
> He walks around..has not thrown up for 2 hours but is still
> shivering and doing the rear end in the air stretch.
>
> Any suggestions? It's Sunday so vet isn't open.
> Thanks ever so much...robbielynn
>
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robbielynn

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(Msg. 5) Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:45 am
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I did listen to the doctor's recording and drove 30 miles
away to see the emergency vet.
See my answer to another to know that Buzz is
doing better..not great but much better. Has
perked up but no food yet. Thanks for your
suggestion.
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Sharon too

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(Msg. 6) Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:42 am
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>I fogot to mention my husband and I
> are just getting over bad colds. Could
> this be a symptom of a doggie cold?

The common cold doesn't cross species.

Your replies here are right on the money. Listen to Dr. Deborah and get him
seen ASAP.

-Sharon
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(Msg. 7) Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:10 am
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"robbielynn" wrote in message


> Will they have to operate?

In case of intestinal obstruction which is unlikely to pass on its own,
surgery is the only option. However, we still don't know if the obstruction
is the problem. As Deborah already pointed out, pancreatitis is often
connected to the type of stretch you're describing(in my experience much
more than with other cranial abdomen problems).

> Can a beneydryl help til we see doc?

I am not familiar with Beneydryl. Do you mean Benadryl?
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(Msg. 8) Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:05 am
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"robbielynn" wrote in message


> Can a beneydryl help til we see doc?

.........nope, wouldn't give this dog anything but water. Go look in the
phonebook now for an emergency vet. Doesn't your vet have an emergency
number? Try calling the regular number. You may get a recording referring
you to someplace that's open. I live in a county of small towns. The vets
take turns with emergencies. There must be something open.

buglady
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(Msg. 9) Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:25 pm
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Well, we have good and bad news...Buzz had diharrea (?)
twice but has started to act more normal...playing with
toys and walking outside , looking for rocks again, very
quickly snatching one in his mouth and then I retrieve it
from there.

He ate a small bowl of his dog food and drank the usual
amount of water after his outing.

He is not doing that hind end up stretch but did some in
the night before the diarrhea. Then slept for hours afterwards.

We will keep in touch , by phone , with vet and take him in
if there is more diarrhea.

Chicken bones would be dangerous...maybe worse than
rocks. My dog is also attracted to other dogs feces which
bothers me . This is a very well behaved and loving pug
that we all enjoy but they do have some strange behavior.

robbie
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(Msg. 10) Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:04 pm
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"robbielynn" wrote in message

> I did listen to the doctor's recording and drove 30 miles
> away to see the emergency vet.
> See my answer to another to know that Buzz is
> doing better..not great but much better. Has
> perked up but no food yet. Thanks for your
> suggestion.

........good! It's too hard to know if it's something dire or not. Usually
best to get them seen when they're in such distress. Hope it just turns out
to be a bout of indigestion. I once sat in a waiting room for 3 hours with
a pup trying to get squeezed in with symptoms like your pups. She got
better so we went home, but I was glad to be sitting there in case things
went south. This particular dog is sneaky about eating things off the
street - particularly old chicken bones - which it seems the whole of FL is
covered in.

buglady
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