My Sick Poodle

Go Back   Dog Forum > Keeping and Caring for Dogs > Dog Health

My Sick Poodle

This is a discussion on My Sick Poodle within the Dog Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; Hello, my 9 year old miniature poodle Pepa suddenly got sick this weekend. We noticed she started pacing around the house and acting weird. The ...

User Tag List

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Shadowmom

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-13-2017, 09:07 AM
  #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
My Sick Poodle

Hello, my 9 year old miniature poodle Pepa suddenly got sick this weekend. We noticed she started pacing around the house and acting weird. The next day, she was very lethargic and would not leave her dog bed. We took her to the ER vet and there was nothing she saw that would be causing this but would need to go to our usual vet to get real bloodwork done to get a diagnosis.

The next day, the vet ran every possible test and everything checked out fine. Nothing in bloodwork, urine, no tumors, no fever. Nothing. The vet gave her an IV for fluids and a diuretic. Her health is on point she noted and her diet is very strict.

We did xrays but we wont find out anything for a couple days and the flu results wont come back until Friday.

Has anyone had this happen before? Pepa wont leave her bed, shes very weak, she wont eat and can't stand up by herself. This happened over the course of 2 days.
ricardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 11:42 AM
  #2
Senior Member
 
Laco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,091
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Is she having trouble with both front and rear legs, standing on them? I ask, because if it were only rear legs, it could be a spinal injury or involvement. Ours had the flu and was weak and throwing up, but she never got to where she could not navigate on her own. She was sick for about a week or so. Ours is half poodle, half bischon, will be nine years next month.
Laco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 01:12 PM
  #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
She can stand on all four legs but is just weak on all four to the point where she needs one of us to hold her up a bit. The thing about the flu is she doesn't have a fever. Is that possible to have flu with no fever?
ricardo is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 12-13-2017, 02:03 PM
  #4
Senior Member
 
Laco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,091
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Anything is possible, but I think a qualified Vet could better answer your question. I would only be guessing. Samantha had the flu, we think, about five or six weeks ago, Vet took her temperature, which was normal, but she was recovering at that time, and by the next day was well, so Vet speculated she had the flu because of the symptoms.
Laco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 03:21 PM
  #5
Senior Member
 
Shadowmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Cambridge MA
Posts: 1,279
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Did they test for Lyme and other tickborne diseases? Those can have sudden onset sometimes.
Shadowmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2017, 03:08 PM
  #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Thank you everyone for the feedback. It breaks my heart to say that Pepa unfortunately passed away yesterday. She wasn't in pain and she was surrounded by her family as she took a last breath.

Pepa had a rare non-infectious form of meningitis. The disease was too aggressive to control despite the steroids and medication she took. All this was confirmed by the neurologist in our area that did an MRI, an ultrasound and a spinal tap. The inflammation in her brain got to the part that controlled her heart rate and she left us in an instant.

This is so hard to write so any words of encouragement would be so appreciated if you've been in a similar situation.
ricardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2017, 03:27 PM
  #7
Senior Member
 
Shadowmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Cambridge MA
Posts: 1,279
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I'm so sorry for your loss. It's heartbreaking to lose a beloved dog at any age.
I lost my soulmate dog due to a chronic spinal disease after five months of steroids and antibiotics and trying to prevent suffering. It's never easy and I'm sorry you didn't have more time with her but at least she didn't linger for months and with all the side effects of steroids and all the other meds.
You did all you could for her, were with her til the very end and gave her a great loving life. She's now healthy and pain free running, jumping and playing like a carefree puppy at the rainbow bridge until you meet again.
Meningitis is very often fatal even in people so it sounds like there wasn't anything else you could have done.
ricardo likes this.
Shadowmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2017, 04:17 PM
  #8
Senior Member
 
Laco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,091
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
So sorry that the outcome is what it is. We become so very attached to our beloved pets, and they are with us for such a short time, it seems so unfair. My thoughts are with you at this time of loss and sadness.
Laco is offline   Reply With Quote
Dog Stairs - Dog Steps - Quality Pet Products
Reply



Tags
poodle, sick

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Owner of a 1yoa Standard Poodle and new Airedale Terrier mojo8672 Introductions 2 01-03-2018 10:13 PM
My poodle crocacola0406 Dog Breeds 4 09-13-2017 09:21 AM
HIGHLY allergic to my Poodle? Help? vittanii General Dog Discussion 6 04-07-2017 08:40 AM
Puppy Gets Car Sick mrubin Dog Health 4 12-09-2015 07:47 PM


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.