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My 7 year old spayed...
My 7 year old spayed minature schnauzer began presenting with fever, lethargy, slight loss of appetite, and quick breathimg 4 days ago. After 24 hours and an obvious high fever(105), I took her to the ER clinic. They ran a full blood panel and x rays. When they palpated his stomach he yelped. From the x rays they said his intestines were swollen, but blood panel normal. They gave him a shot w/ antibiotic, b-12 and something else, gave him 4 days of prednisone bid and told me to contact my vet if he did not improve. The next day he was much better more active, but no BM. The next day he ran a slight fever and began laying around again, but was eating, drinking and urinating, I took him back to the vet on call yesterday (mine is on vacation). His fever was 103, still painful . Gave him and enema and had diarhea, threw up in the car and 2 times later on. Eating baby food drinking alot, low fever, fairly solid black stool, back at vet What do you think?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
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Hi, I am Dr. Peter and would like to help.

 

1- Did your vet repeat the xray after giving the enema?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
not that i know of
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 8 years ago

I am sorry for the delay, had technical problems at this end.

 

In response to your question, I would recommend that you speak to your veterinarian about doing an abdominal ultrasound to rule out things like a foreign body, masses, abscess (infection), etc. If the ultrasound is normal, consider doing a tick titer to rule out tick borne diseases and start him on Doxycycline until the vet gets the results.

 

If you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them.

 

Dr. Peter

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