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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby Anemone of the State » May 27th, 2012, 1:28 pm

Vet called an hour ago to say she was doing better and might even be able to come home this evening.

Vet called 15 minutes ago and said she may have jumped the gun, and we might be looking at a congenital neurological problem rather than acute toxicity. Odd thing is, she was the picture of perfect health until this started.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby coprolite » May 27th, 2012, 1:30 pm

Oh jeez Bill. Rollercoaster.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby knowse » May 27th, 2012, 1:32 pm

Anemone of the State wrote:Vet called an hour ago to say she was doing better and might even be able to come home this evening.

Vet called 15 minutes ago and said she may have jumped the gun, and we might be looking at a congenital neurological problem rather than acute toxicity. Odd thing is, she was the picture of perfect health until this started.

Seizures can show up out of the blue in humans so I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same for animals as well.


Continued good thoughts for the pup (and family).
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby tangirl » May 27th, 2012, 1:41 pm

But that doesn't explain the green pellets in her puke.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby Anemone of the State » May 27th, 2012, 2:06 pm

Yeah, she kind of backed off that too, earlier, during the first call. I was kind of pissed that they didn't save them.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby Guy » May 27th, 2012, 2:07 pm

Anemone of the State wrote: they didn't save them.


:o WHAT!?!
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby _Andy » May 27th, 2012, 2:15 pm

Saved or not if something was ingested the blood work would show that. In the vet's defense the green pellets could have been grass, crayons, almost anything.

I would let the other pup out and follow him everywhere he goes and see if he leads you to something in the yard. Slug bait and rat poison left exposed would prolly not last 2 years in the weather so it would likely have to be a new source or one that is fairly protected from the elements. Under the deck, porch, or some other covered spot. Maybe a rat or something else drug a box into a hole under a stump or something.

I hope shew continues to get well and the vet finds out quickly what exactly happened.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby _Andy » May 27th, 2012, 2:19 pm

Sorry about the nightmares - understandable to be upset. In the Low Country is is supposed to mean the opposite of actual death. Sort of a sign of good luck... For what the superstitions worth...
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby Wazzel » May 27th, 2012, 3:30 pm

Sorry to hear about you puppy Bill. I hope it makes it. Keep an eye on the other one. If one got into something chances are the other one did too.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby Magilla Gorilla » May 27th, 2012, 3:42 pm

Wow, this sucks.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby tangirl » May 27th, 2012, 3:56 pm

What's the vet doing for her right now?

Have you called your regular vet too, even though it's Sunday? You never know, they might get back to you. Or maybe they'll at least consult with the emergency vets.

I only worry because, while emergency vets see these kinds of emergencies all the time, I had to bring poor Spike to 5 different vets over the course of a monthtrying to figure out why he had bloody diarrhea. We never figured out what was wrong, but the 5th vet was the only one to have brains enough to hydrate him. He was on death's door when i brought him there, but was his old self by the end of the day.

Some vets are awesome, some, eh, not so much.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby coprolite » May 27th, 2012, 4:36 pm

Bill, I sent you an email.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby Prawnman » May 27th, 2012, 5:10 pm

knowse wrote:
Anemone of the State wrote:Vet called an hour ago to say she was doing better and might even be able to come home this evening.

Vet called 15 minutes ago and said she may have jumped the gun, and we might be looking at a congenital neurological problem rather than acute toxicity. Odd thing is, she was the picture of perfect health until this started.

Seizures can show up out of the blue in humans so I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same for animals as well.


Continued good thoughts for the pup (and family).


My sis has a rescue that gets em all the time. It was very shocking to see it the first time. The dog can tell when they are about to come on and she starts walking in circles and getting really figitty... then it strikes.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby Prawnman » May 27th, 2012, 5:12 pm

Anemone of the State wrote:Yeah, she kind of backed off that too, earlier, during the first call. I was kind of pissed that they didn't save them.


Find a better vet, that's ****.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby Goldstein » May 27th, 2012, 5:56 pm

Here's hoping puppy gets better soon.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby Anemone of the State » May 27th, 2012, 8:13 pm

coprolite wrote:Bill, I sent you an email.


Just saw that, and replied.. Thanks.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby _Andy » May 27th, 2012, 8:40 pm

Well???
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby Anemone of the State » May 27th, 2012, 9:00 pm

It's looking less and less like poisoning, and more like a congenital neurological problem, like epilepsy. They are also pursuing possible infectious causes, although that seems unlikely, given the other one is fine and they are both exposed to the same things.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby Anemone of the State » May 27th, 2012, 9:02 pm

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Anemone of the State wrote:Yeah, she kind of backed off that too, earlier, during the first call. I was kind of pissed that they didn't save them.


Find a better vet, that's ****.



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It is looking less like poisoning.
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Re: Puppy poisoning

Postby _Andy » May 27th, 2012, 9:03 pm

The little golden Retriever service dog that helps my friend Janie has seizures every so often. She had one as they were leaving here a this Spring. Very hard to watch but she does quite well. Good luck little pup.
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