11-03-2016, 06:45 AM
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Spent 5 hours at the emergency vet tonight. I picked up a few raw marrow bones from our local natural meat farm to give to our older dog, sat outside while she worked on one, and thought I picked up all the leftovers (small pieces). Apparently I may have missed one.
Yesterday Ringo was acting unlike himself - didn't run to the door to be let out in the morning, regurgitated his breakfast, and pretty much stayed in his bed all day instead of following me around like he normally does. Didn't even get excited when I grabbed the bait bag. He still wanted to accompany me on some errands but curled up in the passenger seat and slept the whole time. He did seem interested in some play/training later that evening but again, regurgitated what he ate. He was drinking a lot of water and had one mushy poo. It was concerning enough to call the ER vet, who told me to bring him in.
They scared me with talk of hospitalizing him and possible surgery (quoted at $5,000
) depending on what/where the obstruction was, IF there was one. Luckily x-rays showed only small bone fragments, which she said was probably irritating him and causing his symptoms. No pancreatitis. They gave him some fluids and told me to stick to a bland diet and Prilosec for a few days. Hopefully tomorrow he'll start keeping his food down or else we'll have to go back in for more x-rays. I feel like it's my fault that this happened, but am glad that it's not as bad as it could've been.