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I have a 1 year old Pom and she is agitated panting ,pacing

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and going around in circles...
I have a 1 year old Pom and she is agitated panting ,pacing and going around in circles and whinning
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
she vomited up something that looked like rawhide and something that was black also .......it was solid
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
She won't sit still and is obviously in pain
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hello, I am afraid that the expert you have requested is not currently available. Still I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long ago did she eat this rawhide?

Are her gums pink or pale/white?
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count her breaths for 10 seconds +multiply that by 6)?

If you press on her belly, does she have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Was there any blood or brown material with the vomit?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No her gums seem normal but her tummy is tight and she keeps spinning around 66 on her breathing
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
She wants her tummy rubbed and if I quit she becomes nervous
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Her vomit was chunky and white with something black on one end
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Thank you,

Do you think the black thing looks like a digested blood clot? Or is it hard?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
She never finished the rawhide
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hi again,

First, I am glad that the gums are normal but that respiratory rate is severely elevated. As well, with the history of a rawhide and belly tightness, this is ringing alarm bells of a blockage or that the raw hide is at least caught in the stomach. Therefore, unfortunately there are no safe or reliable home treatments that can be used. Instead, this is an urgent situation.

Now since she did vomit rawhide, there is a chance this is still only in the stomach. If it is, then if we act quickly her vet may be able to remove it with their endoscope (scope with a camera) to cure this. They can also use injectable gut safe pain relief to give her some analgesia. Once that is done, her vet can start her on gastroprotectants to help soothe her stomach and aid its healing.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Overall, it doesn't matter if she finished the raw hide. Vomiting pieces of it and then showing these signs of blockage or gut trauma are worries enough. Therefore, we need to be proactive if she is this distressed. And if we can get her seen urgently, then we may be able to get any other pieces out before they get lodged in the intestines (which would require surgery to remove).

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

In this situation, it would be prudent to get your wee one to the emergency vet. To find your local ER veterinary clinic, you can check @ http://www.vetlocator.com/or http://www.veccs.org/index.php?option=com_hospitals&nationid=1&Itemid=193

All the best for Chloe,

Dr. B.

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