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Old 09-03-2011, 09:38 PM
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Now that she's vomited again, she probably should have food and water withheld for a while (at least 12 hours) and then reintroduce a small amount of water to see if she holds it down. If she does, then teeny amounts of boiled chicken. Her stomach needs to rest.

Did he send her home with any anti-nausea medications?

Also, depending on what meds she was sent home on, they may make her feel worse. If she's on antibiotics and she's not eating, that may make her feel crappier.

Your dogs life is more important than potentially hurting your vets feelings. And a fresh opinion is always good. I think he dropped the ball, I'm very sorry. You're right--- your dog isn't doing well and he just let her sit there. I'm sorry, but the more I put myself in your situation the more pissed I get for you...

I've stated my opinion. Look into CareCredit. CareCredit Veterinary Financing for Pet Care, Pet Surgery, Vaccinations & Other Veterinary Medicine Procedures
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PS- even if they are not open, they SHOULD have an emergency number. DO NOT HESITATE TO USE IT-- your vet owes you that much. You're concerned about the eye-lump? Call the number. She's still not eating or continues to vomit tomorrow-- Call. She'll get dehydrated very quickly if she continues to vomit and that's going to make her condition worse.
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Okay, last post maybe: Specialist. Don't know where you live, but a consult plus ultrasound may run you about $300-$500. Then at least you'll have an idea if there is actually a tumor or not and go from there. I still feel like you spent all of this money, were tossed some meds and food for a dog who isn't eating and is vomiting and were sent on your way with no answers.



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Your dogs life is more important than potentially hurting your vets feelings.

Truest statement ive heard tonight.
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Now that she's vomited again, she probably should have food and water withheld for a while (at least 12 hours) and then reintroduce a small amount of water to see if she holds it down. If she does, then teeny amounts of boiled chicken. Her stomach needs to rest.

Did he send her home with any anti-nausea medications?

Also, depending on what meds she was sent home on, they may make her feel worse. If she's on antibiotics and she's not eating, that may make her feel crappier.

Your dogs life is more important than potentially hurting your vets feelings. And a fresh opinion is always good. I think he dropped the ball, I'm very sorry. You're right--- your dog isn't doing well and he just let her sit there. I'm sorry, but the more I put myself in your situation the more pissed I get for you...

I've stated my opinion. Look into CareCredit. CareCredit Veterinary Financing for Pet Care, Pet Surgery, Vaccinations & Other Veterinary Medicine Procedures
Yeah she have vomited three times tonight. She has been drinking a ton of water. I guess I will put away her water. I feel bad when doing this though. I feel like I am torturing her.

He sent her home with Denosyl, Soloxine, and Amoxicillin.

My mom is going to get some chicken on her way home tonight so I can cook it for Brandi. I made egg with cheese for her but she refused that, surprisingly.

Yeah, I understand why you are pissed. I am going to talk it over with my mom when she gets here. We do have care credit. We've been using that to pay for it.

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PS- even if they are not open, they SHOULD have an emergency number. DO NOT HESITATE TO USE IT-- your vet owes you that much. You're concerned about the eye-lump? Call the number. She's still not eating or continues to vomit tomorrow-- Call. She'll get dehydrated very quickly if she continues to vomit and that's going to make her condition worse.
That reminds me, they do have an emergency line! Thanks.

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Okay, last post maybe: Specialist. Don't know where you live, but a consult plus ultrasound may run you about $300-$500. Then at least you'll have an idea if there is actually a tumor or not and go from there. I still feel like you spent all of this money, were tossed some meds and food for a dog who isn't eating and is vomiting and were sent on your way with no answers.



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I agree. I feel like I spent all this money and still have no answers. She stayed there for three days and for what?! ugh. Now my eyes are being opened. This is not fair. Although he did do another blood test for her liver...but it didn't tell us anything...

I am very upset that my dog is so sick. Now on top of it I've spent over $1000 and I still have no answers.
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Okay, so Denosyl is part of the Denamarin that I recommended. The other part, Marin, may also be useful (but hey, at least he gave you something potentially useful). The Denosyl needs to be given on an empty stomach but I wouldn't give it until she stops vomiting (personally, I wouldn't give anything orally until she stops vomiting). The Soloxine is for her thyroid and the Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. Giving that on an empty stomach may cause her more problems like I mentioned before.

I know taking away the water seems like torture, but her drinking a lot is probably causing the vomiting. When you reintroduce water tomorrow, only give like 1/4 cup. If she holds it down for an hour or so, give 1/4 cup more. Do that a few times and if she continues to hold it down, give her a TINY amount of chicken and do the same as you did with the water. Small amounts.
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Its a holiday weekend on top of it. Either way, its going to be hard to get in to see any vet without paying something outrageous for "after hours" help. (Least out here its that way). I understand your loyalty for your vet and I don't blame you. But maybe you should just get a second opinion else where? Doesn't mean you have to "leave" your vet, just ensure his attention isn't being spread too thin you know? Could call and make an appt for your dog else where and if you feel comfortable in his diagnosis, you can always cancel the other appt with the other vet.

No harm in playing it safe.

Hope your baby feels better soon Poor thing
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Its a holiday weekend on top of it.
Always seems to be when there is a major problem... ugh.
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Yeah I didn't even realize it was a holiday weekend. It just had to be right?
She made it through the night and is doing alright this morning. Aside from trying to drink a ton. I took her water away and will give her some every now and again. I tried giving her pedialyte but she would not take to it. I haven't tried to feed her yet because one of her meds requires no food so I am waiting an hour to give her breakfast. Should be boiling chicken right now.

I will talk to my mom and see what she says about switching vets, well getting a second opinion.
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You could give her the cooled broth in which you cook the chicken. That might be less upsetting to her tummy than straight water. DO get some fluids in her, little by little. This is important! Start with just a couple of swallows. If that is OK, you can give a few more swallows every 20 or 30 minutes.

As Holly mentioned the Amoxicillin will upset her tummy, so if you give it to her without any food, she'll likely throw up again, further dehydrating her. You'll have to use your own judgement about when to try to give her the Amox, but clearly, giving it when she's just going to throw it up, will not help at all and will actually make things worse.
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