At 4:30 am on May 19, my ten week old bulldog
puppy began to scream. I lifted her out of her crate and she screamed with every touch. I placed her on the floor, she favored her left leg, and collapsed. Laid her down on her side where she preceded to poop without moving. After, she was quiet and still. At 7:00am, I called the vet. I told them the puppy appeared shocks to me with shaking, pale gums, and drool.
At the clinic, temp was 104.5, screaming pain in left front leg upon palpating. X-rays didn't reveal any abnormalities to leg. She was given subQ fluids, anti-inflammatory injection, and sent home with metacam
. Puppy was put in quiet room, she did not move for 9 hours unless I moved her. She got up on her feet a few times through that night, but couldn't seem to have the ability to lift her head. Her temp around 9:00pm was 104.1. I used ice on rectum and chilled cloth around neck. Temp came down only to 103.8. Stool turned into bright yellow mucus.
7:00am (5/20) I called vet as puppy was very listless, labored breathing, fever 103.4, and blood coming from her nose
. At vets officer IV fluids, antibiotics, potassium was started. WBC wnl, RBC slightly low, inflammation wnl, slightly low protein, slightly low potassium, chest X-ray, neg. coccidiosis, neg parvovirus, sent out test for distemper
She had several seizures
and was presenting other neurological abnormalities including head pressing. She is no longer presenting pain in left front leg.
Live in high desert where fleas, ticks, heart worm are extremely uncommon. No plants inside, outside x-pen is on pavers, no access to yard. Litter mates appear normal as well. Poison is very unlikely.