(Closed) Dog maybe sick… maybe I shouldn’t have kids?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

No worries, I freak out anytime something is off about our pup!  To us, she is our child.  One morning she threw up, then started what we call honking (I can only describe it as she sounds like a goose) because I think something was bothering her throat.  Then she started smelling like sour milk and became extra clingy…so I called the vet and told them it was an emergency.  $75 later the vet said she’s fine, probably just had an upset tummy and that’s probably what was making her stinky.  The vet and I joked about how I was just a worry wort puppy mommy, but it all turned out just fine!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Dont worry too much!!! My pup woke up one night in the midle of the night vomitting more than I have EVER seen in my life, and there was blood in it.  I was so worried, that I called the emergency vet, and brought her in immediately.  As we got to the vet and she stood up on the table, she vomitted really badly, and out came a ball of socks.. not just one sock, 3 socks.  The vet just laughed and said she was fine, and would have been fine.  I still had to pay for the emergency vet, even though she didnt need ANYTHING for treatment.  Goodluck!!!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I came home one day to find blood coming out of our dog’s ear! I freaked out. Turns out it was an ear infection. He had no other symptoms. Now, I am a mommy to a human and sometimes I worry and freak out and think he has a terrible disease but he really has been healthy so far. And I hope it lasts!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You’re gonna be a great parent– precisely because of stuff like this! You love your dog and want to take great care of him– don’t feel like you are alone in being the only worry wart Type A dog mom out there.

About a year ago, my Westie named Binky looked up at me and there was a HUGE rip across his cornea! I started freakign the f*ck out– like omg, does it hurt baby? Called the emergency vet and had them on standby, wrapped him up in a towel and he is whining and pawing at his eye. I am in tears thinking he is going to be blind forever, and how will I ever afford this? By the time we got to the car, the “tear across his cornea” was gone. That horrific injury that I had seen only seconds before?

It was a white goose down feather from a sofa pillow that was laying across his eye. SIGH. I laughed and cried at the same time.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It sounds like that’s what happened. Good work detectives! Hehe.

You just reminded me of another story too. FH calls me at work saying the dog is vomiting bright neon yellow. I was like, just keep an eye on him and make sure it doesn’t get worse. When I got home I found a chewed up highlighter marker in the corner. Lol.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I had a kitty that got a UTI once and they put him on antibiotics. It cost me less than 50 bucks and was cleared up in like 2 days. I understand being worried though.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

You and me both. 🙁 My kitty love of my life was coughing, and I did the same thing. Luckily it’s probably asthma that we caught early, and the vet put her on steroids to help clear everything up. 

Of course, yesterday she starts sneezing and doing a little wheezing (first day we cut down on the steroids, on schedule) so now I’m re-freaking out. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

Last night our precious little angel ate/destroyed candles, a marker, a pen, 2 pair of sunglasses, a loofah (have no idea where she found this thing?!), a magazine, a book, a toy, a sweeper attachment and a bottle of maple syrup! I was freaking out!  We were only gone for about 2 hours & this is all stuff that was on the dining room table (I know, we need to clean!).  She has never touched anything before, so we were really shocked!  She threw up this morning and had a couple of *lovely* bowel movements & is fine now.  SHEESH!

Hang in there!  My step-daughter and I watched that video on your blog the other day and that makes total sense that it could have scraped him!   She LOVED it, by the way 😉

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hooray for it not being serious!  Did your vet say Neosporin specifically?  I thought I vaguely remembered my vet telling me not to use that stuff on dogs but generic antibiotic ointment was ok.  Or I might be remembering things wrong. 

Our dog started peeing blood the day after playing hard ALL DAY with my sister’s dog.  We thought for sure he had internal bleeding or something because he’s uber talented at hurting himself like that.  (I swear he bleeds every other time he goes outside.  Tough scary pitbull my ass.)  To make it worse, we had had to put our other dog down like the day before so we were terrified of the thought of losing both dogs in the same weekend.  Hah.  Turns out it was just a minor infection.  Antibiotics and water on his food to help with dehydration and he was back to normal in no time.  I don’t remember the bill but it wasn’t too bad.  Just a regular checkup + antibiotics. 

Glad he’s ok!  Crazy dogs!

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