|Barked: Wed Mar 24, '10 12:47pm PST |
|I live in rural AK and the vet only comes into the closest town for the first week of every month.. so my only vet option is to snowmachine her an hour down to Bethel, then put her on a plane to ANC for thousands of dollars, where a vet could meet her at the airport. I'm pretty sure she wouldn't survive this ordeal, and it would costs $1000's just to get her there. I wanted to start off with that so you wouldn't accuse me of being a terrible owner.
Here's the deal on my pup:
She's 7 months old. She is not vaccinated yet (would have been this coming month)
The day before yesterday she was sluggish and ate very slow. Yesterday morning, the same, but she wouldn't eat.
Then I got home yesterday afternoon, and went to let her out of her crate. The whole house smelled. She wouldn't even lift her head when I came in. Her and her kennel (even walls and ceiling of it) were covered in bloody, mucousy diarrhea and vomit, as well as lots of foamy vomit. Some was thick and some was very loose, and there were bits of a ziploc bag in it.
I cleaned it all up, and coaxed her outside where she did pee. Then I brought her back in and tried to give her some water. She wouldn't take it. She just looked at me like she was very nauseous and tired. I let her rest, and every few hours she'd throw up, disgusting loose, definitely projectile vomit that was dark brownish-red. I'd clean it up and let her go back to resting.
This morning more of the same, but she did drink 2 cups of water, so I guess that's good.
Is there anything else I can do for her but keep her warm and comfortable?
Maybe some pepto or tums? How much for a little 30 pound dog?
I'm thinking she has a blockage of plastic or something in her stomach or intestines. Is that what that sounds like to you?
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