Dog

Get Your Dog Care Questions Answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog

My Australian Shepherd ate a ham bone 4 days ago and is now…

Customer Question
My Australian Shepherd ate...

My Australian Shepherd ate a ham bone 4 days ago and is now weak, lethargic and not eating. Her poop looks normal. She will only lay on her stomach. She is 11 years old. I am away from home on business.but my wife is taking her to the emergency vet now. Very concerned!

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

She is breathing very fast, short. Seems very distressed.

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
12/31/2017
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
Dr B
Dr B, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 2,198
Experience: DVM
Verified

Hi this is Dr B. Thank you for your question! I am a DVM with 28 years experience. Please allow me a moment to review your question.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

This is the one bone that will kill a dog...this is because it does not digest and it sits in GI tract like crush and run rocks....and causes damage to the intestines and can even pieces the GI tract and cause sepsis...unfortunately it sounds like your dog is already septic....

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

sorry can tear apart the GI tract and intestines....I am standing by for questions...

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Is there any chance for her?
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Possibly, the ER vet will have to do a CBC and assess her general condition to see what the prognosis may be...

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

So the ER vet should do a CBC, lyte panel, and chem panel, as well as xrays and abdominal tap....and possibly Ultrasound....

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Prognosis if septic of course not very good...

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
What is CBC?
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

My concern is that she is already showing signs of sepsis...complete blood count

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

CBC= complete blood count

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you. Will hope for the best.
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

if they tell you that the prognosis is poor, have her humanely euthanized so she does not suffer...

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Can I answer any other questions for you?

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I am sorry that this has happened to you and your dog....

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thanks no
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Take care and I wish you the very best....DRB

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I sincerely ***** ***** I have helped you, and that I have earned my 5 star rating today! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen (rating me now does not close your question). We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know.

Please remember my answers do not replace or supersede the advice of your veterinarian as my answers do not create a valid client patient relationship as I am unable to examine your pet. Thank you very much! DrB

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr B
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Ask Dr B Your Own Question
Dr B
Dr B
Dr B, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 2,198
2,198 Satisfied Customers
Experience: DVM

Dr B is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,033 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,320 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,120 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,898 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Veterinarian

3,292 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
She just ate 4 squares of Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark, 2
She just ate 4 squares of Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark, 2 were milk chocolate 2 were dark chocolate. They are 11.5 grams each. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
He had some dental surgery metacam was prescribed for pain
He had some dental surgery metacam was prescribed for pain it says to give it to him with food but if he won't eat what do I do … read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
Private
5,320 satisfied customers
My dog seems really sleepy and low energy today. He also
My dog seems really sleepy and low energy today. He also won't his food and he'll only drink water if I push it in front of him. He looks really sad but I can't understand why. Nothing has happened to… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,455 satisfied customers
I think My dog ate a stone last Monday. I don't think it is
I think My dog ate a stone last Monday. I don't think it is big. He has been act normally till today. He doesn't like eating. He still drinking water though. He poop twice this morning. And the second… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
178 satisfied customers
Our 6 week-old rat terrier eating ok but not pooping much.
our 6 week-old rat terrier eating ok but not pooping much. She hasn't pooped all day today. … read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
15 satisfied customers
65 lad spaniel ate 6 oz or caramels on Valentine's Day. 65
65 lad spaniel ate 6 oz or caramels on Valentine's Day. … read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
0 satisfied customers
My sons dog is an 8yr old haired mexican chihuahua. He
My sons dog is an 8yr old long haired mexican chihuahua. He started throwing up Friday and having diarrhea. He took him to the emergency after hours clinic on Saturday because he couldn't get him into… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,455 satisfied customers
My 10 pound shitzu just ate a loratab 10mg. Panda she's 1
I try to induce vomiting by giving her some peroxide… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
I'm looking after my friends Std Poodle. He's 12 years old
I'm looking after my friends Std Poodle. He's 12 years old I've been feeding him the c/d diet they sent with him. plus an antacid pill 2 times a day. He's been very uncomfortable for the past 6 hours,… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,455 satisfied customers
My dog has swallowed a fluoxitine capsule about an hour
My dog has swallowed a fluoxitine capsule about an hour ago.. she is a Scottish terrier 13 months old. She is running around I … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
178 satisfied customers
I just came home to find my dog has ate a bag of gummy
I just came home to find my dog has ate a bag of gummy bears … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
178 satisfied customers
My 3 year old Boykin Spaniel is wobbling to the left and
My 3 year old Boykin Spaniel is wobbling to the left and can't seem to walk straight. He is also throwing up what looks like sand and has diarrhea with grass in it. He does as well have a bad ear infe… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,455 satisfied customers
My dog has had several bouts of diarrhea (very dark), then a
My dog has had several bouts of diarrhea (very dark), then a few minutes ago, had a pink, foamy vomit. He is13 yrs old, shih Tzu-border collie mix and seems to be in good spirits. … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Small Animal Veterinarian.
5,120 satisfied customers
My dog ate a small piece of a Pure Protein bar (peanut
Hi.. my dog ate a small piece of a Pure Protein bar (peanut butter flavor). She is an 8LB terrier mix. The whole bar is 1.76 ounces, but she ate less than 1/4th before I found her. I don't see chocola… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Thank you for the wonderful advice, Robben is doing much
Hi again! Thank you for the wonderful advice, Robben is doing much better. He's much more active and is defecating more often! He's reaching 5 weeks old now and I'm starting to think I should begin we… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,455 satisfied customers
He is lathargic, shaking all over, his sides are hard and he
He is lathargic, shaking all over, his sides are hard and he yells when I try to touch him. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,455 satisfied customers
Our labradoodle is 5 months old and recently over the past 3
Our labradoodle is 5 months old and recently over the past 3 or 4 days he has been throwing up his dog food. He's still playing and doesnt act sick or anything. His poop looks okay too. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,455 satisfied customers
My Yorkie isn't eating and is very lethargic. It came on
My Yorkie isn't eating and is very lethargic. It came on suddenly. She was vomiting but not anymore. She's leaking fluid from her vagina and licking the area. She is drinking well and going pee. … read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Tech
Private
5,320 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x