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Old 01-17-2015, 08:59 PM
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Can't figure out what's wrong with my dog

I'll try to keep this short but it has been a long process. I have a 4 year old french mastiff. He's been in great health his whole life. The day after Christmas he began to refuse food and water and and had vomited. At first I thought it may be a blockage so we brought him to the vet that Saturday. They did xrays and tests and thought there may be a small blockage and also discovered he had very high bilirubin levels. They sent him home in hopes that it may pass. Because they were not a 24-hour facility and we're closed on Sundays we took him home after a day with IV and anti vomit med. Shortly after he returned home he started regurgitating hourly until about 4 a.m. when my wife and I decided to bring him to a 24 hour clinic about an hour away. They treated him as a lepto suspect and kept him there for about 4 days. They treated him with antibiotics and ran tests on him everyday and also did an ultrasound but found no blockage. Eventually his levels came down and returned to normal. We brought him home with instructions to get checked up in a week. When he returned home he he was doing very well and was back on track to recovery but a couple days before his checkup he had thrown up, and the morning of his vet appointment he had thrown up all of his breakfast. Our vet did more tests and found that all of his levels were perfect. They also had informed us that his lepto test looked normal. (We did send out a second lapto test but we are currently waiting for results). They sent him home with some more anti vomit meds and some canned gastrointestinal food but still no definitive answers. He is "not" showing the same symptoms as before he went to the 24 hour clinic but he has been sick at times. I'm posting today because he hasn't drink the past 2 days and tonight has been his first refusal of food since he has been home. I'm willing to do anything for this dog but it has been exhausting. I hope someone can relate and possibly have answers. Thanks
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:08 PM
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Whoa! The symptoms sound like our dog Addy who had eaten black moldy walnuts in the back yard. Check your home, countertops, and backyard for toxic plants and substances. Could someone be throwing stuff into your yard? If it is liver failure or bloat this is life threatening... I would go to a specialist at this point, like tomorrow morning at 8am!
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Did Addy recover? What where you advised to do? My in laws have a black walnut tree in there back yard. What confuses me is that he appeared to be on his way to recovery and is now showing symptoms again. He hasn't been in there back yard since before Christmas. He live in a good neighborhood and Maynerd ( our dog) is loved by our close neighbors. He has also been closely monitored by us since he has been home, making sure he hasn't eaten anything he shouldn't. He is a very content and well behaved dog who doesn't normally get into anything. I haven't ruled anything out yet I just don't understand how 5 different doctors can't put there finger on it.
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