Shirley Hitchman shared K999 first aid's video to the group: Picardy Sheepdog Health.
1 week ago
K999 first aid
Many people worry about their dogs getting 'bloat' and whether they would be able to tell. This is a condition which usually happens in large dogs. They become very uncomfortable, usually within an hour or two of eating, and attempt to vomit but often only bring up a small amount of white froth. Their abdomen rapidly distends. This short video illustrates what a dog with bloat sounds like if you tap its belly. It sounds just like a drum! There is nothing else that sounds like this.If your dog exhibits these signs this is a true emergency - the faster you get your dog to the vet the more likely he/she is to survive. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
2 months ago
Honey did not feel well two nights ago. Her tummy and feet were hot. She didn't eat much and she had diarrhea. It got late and she felt really hot. I took her temp and it was over 102. I called my daughter and we took her to the emergency vet. Her temp was 103.3 hot to me. They said slightly raised. She had some blood in her diarrhea while there and although hadn't thrown up at home did so at the clinic. They ran tests, one for parvo and while waiting I was starting to be sick myself. The parvo was negative although I was told to have another test. I was sent home with an antibiotic, medicine for her stomach, anti-parasite meds, canned food, a probiotic and a prebiotic. Honey was better but still had diarrhea. I called my vet the next day. The info had been faxed to her. She said that if she seemed better and hadn't thrown up that we didn't need to come in. Today, Honey is bouncing to the ceiling and really enjoying this canned food. She is eating and sleeping, playing, and going to the bathroom. Any ideas? She had had her second round of shots plus a flea med five days before this. ... See MoreSee Less
I don't give flea or heartworm medication within at least a week of shots unless I absolutely have to for some reason. I also separate the flea treatment from the heartworm medication. I've never had a reaction, but I don't like overwhelming their system with anything.
Happy that she is feeling better
Good to hear she is feeling better.
Glad she is feeling better. Sometimes - they just get sick.
So sorry you went through that time of waiting for a parvo test. I imagine I would have been very scared! Sometimes puppies have coccidia which comes out when they're a bit stressed.