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Being that his eyes aren
aren't moving, no nystagmus, no vomiting or diarrhea to day correct/
Is there anything around the house he could have ingested - mushrooms, mold, compost, marijuana ? ( Marijuana I ask becasue working in a state where medical marijuana cards are legal we see a lot )
Are they bigger dogs? Sometimes the smaller ones can react more.. It sounds like a toxicity to me ( something he found/ingested) . When he sits still is there any muscle tremors noted ?
right now is our mushroom season - that is why I wanted to check
To be safest - I would have to recommend an exam tonight - some mushrooms and molds can be toxic to the liver - Now a mjority do very well with just IV fluids and time to pass the toxin in their urine - but Because there is a risk for liver involvement I always recommend a veisit sooner rather than later.
yes I feel like he is likely dysphoric/ hallucinating - obviously I can not be in front of him to see the behavior..
Is he hypersensitive /jerky if you quickly open your hand/fingers at him while he sits still?
Ok good. then hallucinations not likely - any possible exposure to antifreeze ?
No I don't expect it is the rib - unless it was old and moldy ?
Anti-freeze is the most deadly item I could think of.. The others can affect liver - Liver though can heal with time. Enough inhaled toxins can cause a high - but he would have been int he enclosed area for awhile, but then usually with time in room air/clean air - they come back to their normal selves and signs do no tcontinue.
I understand financial concerns - it is a large part of the job - You can continue to keep an eye on him if things worsen definitely take him in / and you can investigate Carecredit.com as one payment option. If signs do not worsen - i owuld expect them to be at their peak within 12 hours or less and hopefully doing better and better by morning.
Keep an eye out for vomiting, diarrhea, respiratory changes/difficulties/coughing
KIeep an eye on mental status make sure you can arouse him and get him up for walks outside.. Water is ok - as much as he wants, minimal food for next 6 hours.
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Good! He's fine :) I just wanted to know what the possibilites were so I didn't toss and turn and worry about waking up to a dead pup in the morning ...:-/
He threw up that night later on but then was fine and still is. Thank You!
Are you in Broomfield, CO?