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My dog ate clumping litter, some cat food her regular dinner. Now has a painful abdomen. I did not realize her discomfort when I fed her at 6
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I don't know why it's connecting me to a cat vet
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6/9/2016
Cat Veterinarian: Rebekah Kane, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Hi there, I am Dr. Kane and can help you with your dog. Has she vomited at all? What are the signs of pain she is showing?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No vomiting. Full tight and painful to the touch but she gets up moves around and other than the belly showing no signs of distress
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'm not sure about her pooping but as of this morning I do believe all was well with that
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It's raining the grass is wet and she is a basset hound so sometimes she won't go out I the rain
Cat Veterinarian: Rebekah Kane, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Oh no, sounds pretty uncomfortable. How long ago did she eat the litter, and when did she start exhibiting these signs of pain? Has she had any dry heaving at all?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
This evening
Cat Veterinarian: Rebekah Kane, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Also- about how much did she ingest?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No more than 4 poops over 2 days
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
She stole the cats food this morning
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
begged for dinner on time as usual
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
She is a glutton hound
Cat Veterinarian: Rebekah Kane, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Does she seem restless at all, like she cant get comfortable?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
She is lounging long instead of a hound dog ball
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
But lounging yes
Cat Veterinarian: Rebekah Kane, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

So it was a fairly small amount of litter- just what was coating the poop?

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebekah Kane, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

So it was a fairly small amount of litter- just what was coating the poop?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
When I messed with her she cried and changed lounging spot
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Scoop Away
Cat Veterinarian: Rebekah Kane, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

OK. I'm going to have you try a little test- offer her a very small morsel of food or treat, and let me know if she readily eats it, or turns away.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
She ate it but slower but like a kid that ate too much cake. Tail wagging. Cool we nose
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Actually once she decided to eat it I removed it
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
She is drinking water
Cat Veterinarian: Rebekah Kane, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Ok, that's a good sign. Makes me less concerned about the tense bloated abdomen being due to a serious condition where the stomach can twist and fill up with air. She may have something called a "food bloat" however. Sometimes these need to be treated with fluids in the hospital to help keep the body hydrated as its trying to digest the massive amount of food. It happens when too much is ingested at once. The other concern is the kitty litter- it can impact and cause obstruction in the stomach or bowels- fluids/hydration may help prevent this. The third concern I have is that the abdominal tensing may not be due to what she ate at all, but could be referred back pain. Bassett hounds can be prone to back issues and sometimes discerning back from abdominal pain can be difficult. I would let her have as much water as she wants, but consider bringing her in for hydration, and potentially x-rays if she worsens to be sure an impaction is not developing. Did this help?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
She lets me "examine her bones" like a doggie massage that helps me help her! I'm certain it's not her back
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Another person says pumpkin
Cat Veterinarian: Rebekah Kane, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Good- I'm glad her back seems comfortable. As far as the canned pumpkin- I'm not sure adding to the bulk in her GI tract is the right thing here.

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebekah Kane, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

I hope this helped- and hope that your Bassett feels better soon! Please rate me when you have a moment.

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebekah Kane, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Please provide a rating when you have a moment.

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebekah Kane, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Please don't forget to provide a rating!

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