(Closed) Any Vets in the house?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Not a vet, but maybe he ate something nasty and it upset his tummy? Not sure if that would last a week, but if it came out of nowhere it seems like a possibility.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

not a vet, but worked with animals for a few years– is he drinking normally? are his gums pink/bright or white/pale? has anything changed in your normal routine (moving somewhere new, change of food brand, houseguests, etc.)?

you can give him just some simple cooked rice and boiled chicken, it’s a super bland meal that will sometimes stay down when other things won’t? however if you’re already on your way to the vet this morning, hugs and rest might be your best bet until a doctor can look at him.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

if he has loose stool, you can put a spoonful of pureed pumpkin in with his chicken and rice. it helps firm things up. good luck!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Awwww, I hope he feels better.  Keep us posted please.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Miss. Meeps: glad to hear that he’s on some meds! hopefully things will go back to normal soon! try and be patient and relax while the meds take their course– days seem like years when we’re waiting for pets to get healthy!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Hope he gets better!! Keep us posted! 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I’m a vet assistant (by trade.. but sadly don’t practice)

It could be such a lot of reason.  Did he get into anything strange? Does he go outside unsupervised?  Perhaps he did there and you didn’t see.

Is there any blood in his stool?  Are his vaccines up to date?  Have you changed his food recently?  Have you changed even his dishes recently? (ie: plastic  vs: metal)

Perhaps bring a fecal sample with you.  If it is nothing else that is perfectly obvious, your vet will probably do a fecal float, along blood work. 

In the meantime try adding a little warm water to his food just to ensure he stays as hydrated as possible.  I personally wouldn’t add anything else to his food until he is seen by a vet however. 

Good luck with it all and I am anxious to hear how it all goes.

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I hope he’s doing a bit better since his trip to the vet! Keep us posted 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Did your vet take an x-ray? If not, and Brutus isn’t feeling better within the next day or two, I would go back and make sure that everything looks normal.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

Awww he looks so sleepy and miserable on his little bed.

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