My terrier, a dachshund cross - possibly border terrier - was, some months ago, diagnosed with thickening of the bowel wall. Since then, until 2 days ago, he has been his usual self: lively and up to his usual tricks of disappearing and raiding gardens. This week he exhibited distress signals such that I took him to the vet yesterday, Saturday.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your Border terrier
cross! See above. The vet gave him a very thorough examination and confirmed the previous diagnosis by another vet in the same practice.
JA: Where does your Dachshund seem to hurt?
Customer: He is clearly in pain in his rh side just ahead of his hip. The vet gave him a very painful injection in his right hand side, just ahead of his hip and prescribed a very light diet with 4 buscopan to be taken twice per day. What is the cause? He has been on Arden Grange foods since I adopted him 8 years ago just after his 2nd birthday. Could this be caused by something I have fed him or something he has scavenged. Children leave a lot of litter around including half eaten sweets.
JA: The Expert will know if your Dachshund will be able to digest that. What is the Dachshund's name?
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your Dachshund?
Customer: He has joyfully gobbled the occasional - perhaps twice a month - tea. At most, each time, I have sloshed into his bowl enough to fill the 'moat' around the central island and then added at least much of water.