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Old 07-04-2010, 12:20 PM
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Our black lab Eli is having an issue, but we can't figure out what it is. It started late last night. He keeps his tail tucked up tight between his legs, ear's pinned back, and eyes bugging out of his head. When he's laying down he sometimes jumps up whineing and chasing his butt, one second he's restless (will lay down, get up, lay down, get up) and the next he's lathargic like now. He went and laid down in the bathroom and he's been in there for about an hour. Also, when we take him out to go use the bathroom, he acts like he needs to poop but is constipated? You CANNOT even touch his tail, otherwise he growls and snaps at you. Since it's 4th of July, and we live in a rural area, we are having troubles finding a vet that is open. We are currently still searching, but haven't come up with anything yet. All this is very odd too because yesterday he was 100% himself. We went and played in the creek, then hung out on the deck while he dried. Then my sister kicked a soccer ball in the creek on accident, so he went in and grabbed it. Since he was wet my mom went ahead and had me give him a bath. The bath was normal, and I didn't get his head wet so at all. I did notice though, when I was drying his stomache down towards his... male parts.. he angled his hips down towards the ground. I don't know if he's having issues with his parts and that was a clue? All day he fetched his ball, barked and was happy-go-lucky boy. Sorry, my post is kind of irratic. If you need ANY other information, please ask. I'm just trying to get an idea of what this could be while we are trying to find an available vet!
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yikes I dont know! are there any 24 hour emergency vets either open or at least on call? Sounds super urgent, possible injury or blockage.
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:31 PM
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are there any 24 hour emergency vets either open or at least on call? Sounds super urgent, possible injury or blockage.
My mom just called a vet that gave us another vet's number, so she's getting ready to call them. Yeah, poor guy I feel so bad for him. He doesn't know what's going on. Good news though, he did poop my mom said and there was no blood or anything. She said one had some weeds in it and the other was a little soft, but not runny.
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Chili did that once...he had a piece of plastic stuck in his, um *ahem* and it hurt to push it out. Sounds like your dog has som'thing painful hes trying to pass...if he wont let you even look at it, probably needs to go in.
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Ditto Pawz and Crio!
I hope you find a vet soon!
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ah yes the infamous eat the grass/weeds, then poop it out and it hurts or like Peyton oh so enjoys, poop it out and then it gets stuck and we run around the yard screaming till mom and dad come pull it out. Did this JUST happen? Is he better now?
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ah yes the infamous eat the grass/weeds, then poop it out and it hurts or like Peyton oh so enjoys, poop it out and then it gets stuck and we run around the yard screaming till mom and dad come pull it out. Did this JUST happen? Is he better now?

story of my life. It sounds like Iam beating him. Except mine snaps at you when you remove it. Fun.
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story of my life. It sounds like Iam beating him. Except mine snaps at you when you remove it. Fun.
Oh yea Peyton snaps at us, never actually biting, just letting us know it hurts, my reaction? STOP EATING GRASS! lol

OP if your dog is acting fine now it may have been that, however, I would closely watch him for any signs of discomfort as there could be more in there and sometimes things can come out on their own, meaning a vet would need to assist.
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Hey guys!

Sorry for not replying. I lost my internet for awhile. Anyways, we talked to a vet over the phone. They said it sounded like something was wrong with his tail and he said that if he still had problems bring him in the next day. Weird I thought, but that's a small town for you. The vet was right though, the next day he was doing MUCH better and it was his tail. He let us touch it and about mid-way on his tail when you touched it, he would react. He LOVES to chase his tail, so we are thinking he had ahold of it and fell over like he does, but tweaked some how. Poor guy. He is doing MUCH better now though, and it's practically 100% better. Still a little tender, but he's wagging it and chasing it again!
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Sorry for not replying. I lost my internet for awhile. Anyways, we talked to a vet over the phone. They said it sounded like something was wrong with his tail and he said that if he still had problems bring him in the next day. Weird I thought, but that's a small town for you. The vet was right though, the next day he was doing MUCH better and it was his tail. He let us touch it and about mid-way on his tail when you touched it, he would react. He LOVES to chase his tail, so we are thinking he had ahold of it and fell over like he does, but tweaked some how. Poor guy. He is doing MUCH better now though, and it's practically 100% better. Still a little tender, but he's wagging it and chasing it again!
Good grief... all I can say is .... LABS... *face palm*
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