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Hi Barbara, I'm Dr. Deb. I will do my best to assist you today.I'm sorry for this concern for Sadie. I do have a few questions to ask about her first, if you don't mind:1. Can you tell me the color of her gums? Are they moist or dry?2. Do you have a thermometer so you can take her temperature?3. Is she painful when you press on her abdomen in between her legs?4. Did you see her eat something she shouldn't?5. Any blood in the vomit?There may be a slight delay after I receive your answers since I have to type up a response to you. Thanks for your patience. Deb
Sadie is a rescue dog we have had since she was approx. 1 year old. She is very touchy so we have never been able to do anything near her mouth other than pet her head. I don't know about her gums.. Even changing her collar requires a muzzle! Taking her temperature is also out of the question. I did see her grab something out of the long grass on our last walk. There was no blood in the vomit. She did snap when her tummy was petted prior to her throwing up.
I should let you know that Sadie is taking Denamarin because her kidney and liver number values are elevated.
Thank you for your expertise. Sadie just ate a very small milk bone......she usually demands one after my husband and I eat dinner but this time I took one to her as she didn't even get off the couch (this was before I read your response about withholding food). She seems to be moving around slightly on the couch, repositioning only the front part of her body. She has only thrown up the one time but we'll see what happens. Hopefully, she will feel better in the morning. Why do these things always happen on the weekend?? Thanks again. Barb
Barb: You're welcome. I hope that she's going to get past this quickly and that it's not too serious...I'm sure that this is your fervent wish as well! These things always happen on the weekends and right before a long planned vacation....and who says our pets don't have a sense of timing!!!
I hope you'll keep me posted about her. Even after you've rated (if you do, of course), we can still continue to communicate at no additional charge to you. I can also send you a follow up email tomorrow to which you can respond when you have the time to do so.
Good luck, Deb
Thank you for the rating and bonus; it's greatly appreciated. I'll look forward to chatting with you tomorrow about Sadie; hopefully, you'll have good news to report.
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Good Morning Dr. Deb
Sadie bounced back quickly. She was apparently feeling fine when she woke up and seemed so all day yesterday. The way she was acting gave us a scare the day before but apparently she has nine lives......she does act like a cat much of the time!! Thanks again for your advise.