|Barked: Mon Feb 11, '13 9:46am PST |
|I have a large miniature dachshund (somewhere in between standard & mini), with symptoms to two alarming conditions: Bloat (gastric dilation), and a herniated disc. She has the following symptoms:
-cool & pale gums
-unwillingness to go up steps (just one step)
-slight wobble in her back legs: (read below)
Sometimes she will kick up her right leg as she walks, almost like a limp, and I think it looks like that leg is little odd when she puts weight on it. Overall, her usual bustle is definitely less brisk. (I am not sure about this symptom because her back legs have always been a problem area, and always rather uncoordinated. She has slipped a disc before, and this is definitely nowhere near as severe as the near-paralysis of her back limbs that I noticed then.)
-Yesterday, she let out a small, muffled yip when she was picked up on two different occasions.
-She is pooping fine--her stools are of normal frequency, consistency and they are not bloody.
-Her appetite is very healthy (but it was healthy when she slipped a disc too)
-Dry Retching/Sneezing/coughing – I noticed twice that she “sneezed”, and with one real sneeze, there was also some odd, dry gag-like noises. I’m not sure if this is the dry retching mentioned as a symptom of bloat
-This has been going on for one day at least (noticed it on Sunday, and it is now Monday)
We started giving her “Greenie” treats on Friday, which she ate like they were large biscuits.
She seemed to be her usual self yesterday (Sunday) morning, but she began to show some “depression” later. She did eat a “Greenie” yesterday morning, however, at least one of her little yips upon being picked up happened before we gave her the Greenie.
We gave her some Rimadyl yesterday, just in case, and she has been on pretty strict cage rest since. She seems a little better today, but I am worried about the wobble in her back legs.
Do the symptoms of bloat last for more than one day? Does it interfere with a dog’s walking?
I have an appointment with the vet later today, but I hoped for an answer sooner. I will
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