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Kurt Schaffner | 2 years ago
The Larger Of My Two Dogs (Wikket), Who Is Part Brussels Griffon/Wire Terrier Has Had…

The larger of my two dogs (Wikket), who is part Brussels Griffon/Wire Terrier has had a stomach issue for a few days now. I only noticed it about two or three nights ago when I took him out. He was eating quite a lot of grass but hardly any food. That night he got sick in his bed (vomit and the squirts) but all he ate was a little dog food. He hasn’t gotten sick since that night and his appetite is a little better; however, he is still eating grass. I would like to know why (I know it helps settle their

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Sarah
1 year ago

good morning😊First, I would start asking around about a new vet since yours has moved. Owning a pet, you’ll definitely need a vet. Secondly, I would keep a close eye on your dog and make sure he is drinking normally. The fact that he has started eating a little bit better is a pretty good sign. He may have just gotten into something that upset his stomach and had to work it’s way through. If your dog regresses, I would take him to the vet to be seen. Good luck!

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Judith H. | 2 years ago
My Dog Has Indigestion. She Is An Adopted 5 Year Old Beagle/treeing Walker Coonhound…

My dog has indigestion. She is an adopted 5 year old beagle/treeing walker coonhound mix. At the vet’s direction I have been giving her 5 mg of generic pepcid at night and I split her evening meal in two, feeding the second part after her last walk so as to avoid a completely empty stomach overnight. This morning I could hear her stomach rumbling and she had no interest in eating breakfast (fyi, she eats Purina Pro Plan Savor Weight Management dry food). I gave her 5 mg pepcid. When I took her outside all she was interested in was eating grass. I deterred her but, after she wanted to go out twice more, I let her eat as much as she wanted. I was hoping she would vomit but she didn’t. She had a normal bowel movement with no grass in it. Five hours after I gave her pepcid, she is just laying about with her stomach rumbling. Is there anything else I can do for her?

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello,
I’m afraid it is time to go back to the vet. I question the diagnosis and there seems to be little to no response to the treatment plan. If you were my patient I would probably suggest that we start with a recheck examination and some baseline diagnostics. Like bloodwork and a fecal. it sounds like nausea and anorexia but there is something that causes it. It is time to identify the cause so a better, more direct treatment plan can be found.

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Debbie Kelly | 2 years ago
My 3 Yr Old Dog Eats A Lot Of Stuff He Shouldn’t. Not As Bad…

My 3 yr old dog eats a lot of stuff he shouldn’t. Not as bad about it now as he has been but I wanted to know if he can be exayed or sonogrammed to see if he had stuff building up in his stomach that could block him up later. I keep an eye on his poop when I think he has eaten a blanket, ball, or sticks and so far it looks like he’s getting it out, but he eats a huge amount of grass. Once in a while throws up a huge amount of grass. Not often. If X-ray or sonogram would help to prevent a future problem, what is the price? Thanks.

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Laura
2 years ago

If you honestly think your dog has foreign objects in his gut, consider this an emergency and get him to the vet. Partial obstructions are dangerous, though they’re not as fatal as a full obstruction/blockage. Once you get him home, either after xrays find nothing or after surgery to remove the objects you fear are in his gut, examine your home. How is he getting into these inappropriate items, and why is he always getting into them? Do you work his brain daily, keeping him busy? Do you contain him properly when you aren’t home? This would mean daily training… Read more »

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ning ibea | 2 years ago
Hello, My Frenchton Have This Big Lump On His Right Cheek Under His Ear. I…

Hello, my Frenchton have this big lump on his right cheek under his ear. I just noticed couple days ago. Saturday morning, I took him for a walk off leash at shoreline park. I don’t know if he got stung or what happen but the next day in the afternoon I notice a big hard lump on the side of his face. a size of a lemon. Also to mention that a week prior he got sprayed by the skunk in the mouth where he was drooling and trying to throw up. He was rubbing his face on the ground so hard and was having a hard time breathing. I did wash his face and body to get rid of the smell and was better the next day. but Not sure if this has something to do with why he have this lump on his face. He act normal and does not feel any pain when I touch or press on the lump but I give him 25mlg benadryl from the day I noticed the lump and another 25mlg yesterday thinking it could be some kind of allergic reaction to something. This morning the lump seems a little smaller now and is not too hard anymore. but yesterday, he only eat little bit and today did not eat at all. His poop have some grass in it which i’m guessing his tummy is not feeling well? I have not given him another benadryl today. What should I do for him to eat. he is a little picky eater but since he have all this thing happening to him should I be worried?

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Sarah
2 years ago

Good morning? This could be a few different thing from an allergic reaction of some sort, to a bite or injury. I would advise getting to the vet to have it checked. It is quite possible that your dog needs antibiotics. Hope things go ok.

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Kasey Story | 3 years ago
Dog Hit By Car 2 Nights Ago. No Blood In Urine. He Seems Sore But…

Dog hit by car 2 nights ago. No blood in urine. He seems sore but he is no longer limping as of this morning. Hes eating and drinking. His gums are black n pink but his skin is also black n pink. He has been on antibiotics for about a month due to unrealted illness. This illness cost me alot of money. 2 weeks n hospital and emergency neuter. I cant afford to take him to the vet. I still owe money from his ilness. He seems to be ok. Sore. He had a rough night. His front leg was hurt. He seems alot better today. No limping, hes moving around just fine even rolling around in grass. He is still not real playful like normal but i think hes just sore. Is he ok? Can I just continue to monitor him? What should i look for as a sign to go to the vet regardless of the previous bill I still owe part of? He is 12 yrs old. He has been very healthy up until this recent illness. He is a pit bull and weighs about 60 lbs.

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Sonya Ziegler
2 years ago

I concur with Dr. Krista– I am worried by the words in your post… having pets is a major financial responsibility. They do get sick and develop illnesses and can experience trauma just like humans. Being hit by a car is extremely serious for any animal. Firstly, I would ask why was he loose and running around? Every dog needs a very safe fenced yard, and should be on lead at all times when outside of the home or yard. The vast majority of animals we see at the hospitals that are HBC (hit by car) are the “ranch” dogs… Read more »

Sarah
2 years ago

Hi there?I’m so sorry your dog got hit! I have to say that being hit by a car warrants a trip to the vet- in my opinion. You’ve no idea if there are internal injuries or a break, etc. Dogs are stoic and inherently hide pain. I would call and make an appointment right away. Being that they’re familiar with you and your situation, I would hope they would be able to work out some sort of payment option with you.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello, Please understand that my obligation and advocacy lies primarily within the care for your dog. I’m sure that you love him but based on your history and story I think it might be time to come up with a plan for your pup. To either concede that his care and needs are beyond your abilities or that you need to be more disciplined and responsible to save and care for him. The fact that you owe your vet for previous care and then your dog gets hit by a car has me very worried about your ability to be… Read more »

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Breda Glassett | 3 years ago
Hi My Dog Is Not Been Himself All Day He Is Sleeping And Low Energy…

Hi my dog is not been himself all day he is sleeping and low energy and he has his tail down between his legs this morning I noticed that he was eating grass what could be wrong he is a 3 year old jack Russell

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Sarah
2 years ago

I would see if you could get him into the vet today. He could have ingested something that isn’t agreeing with him OR it could be something more serious. Hopefully he will improve? If that is the case, great! But I think I would still call my vet to be on the safe side.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
I’m sorry to hear about your dog. Is it possible to call a vet and have him seen do make sure it isn’t anything serious.

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Joni Smith | 3 years ago
My Dog Eating Grass In The Morning And Will Not Eat Her Breakfast. Yesterday She Threw…

My dog eating grass in the morning and
will not eat her breakfast. Yesterday
she threw up yellow bile.

She is on diarrhea powder and a
probiotic.

Can these be upsetting her stomach

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
Usually I associate grass eating with nausea. Lots of things can cause this. Things like intestinal parasites, many diseases, organ impairment, etc etc. if your dog isn’t eating, appears nauseous or is vomiting it would be best to see your vet for help in understanding why. The longer she isn’t well the more difficult it can be to help get her better.

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Cecy Herrera | 3 years ago
I Have An 18 Week Old Bully Puppy Who Is Suddenly Yelping In Pain. He…

I have an 18 week old bully puppy who is suddenly yelping in pain. He looks ok from the outside but we cant figure out why he is in so much pain. I took him to the vet on Monday where they did a physical exam, dr said it might be a pinched nerve. Gave me anti-inflammatory meds and sent us on our way. He instructed him to be on strict rest. He was mellowed the rest of the day on Monday. We carried him outside and he slowly walked on the grass and did his business. Monday night/Tuesday morning again yelping in pain. I took him in again, and they took xrays. Vertebrate T4 T5 shows some abnormalities but the dr. could not give me a specific diagnose. She advised us to see a neurologist for an MRI and gave us pain meds. Tuesday rest of the day, he was pretty much out of it. I had to hand feed him and give him water, he was barely able to stand. Wednesday we have continued to give the meds every 12 hrs but he isn’t able to stand any longer and is peeing on himself, has not gone poop. Today pretty much the same thing, except he really doesn’t want to eat or drink. I have an appointment to see a neurologist tomorrow morning. my question is what can I do to help him poop since he isn’t getting up any more? Based on the symptoms and xrays any opinion on what it can be?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
I’m sorry to hear about your pup. Please don’t do anything until you see your vet. I don’t think hat he is having a problem passing feces as it doesn’t appear he had any on his colon.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello. With this breed and this age I am very worried about vertebral congenital deformities. Esp in the cervical area. Please see a specialist. ASAP.

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Victoria | 3 years ago
My Cat Has Been Coughing Ever Since She Ate Grass. Her Spit Is Really Think…

My cat has been coughing ever since she ate grass. Her spit is really think and she can’t seem to get the grass out. She is also not drinking water and can’t eat food. This has been going on for 3 hours

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Jennifer Taylor
3 years ago

I would imagine grass could simply be stuck, however if it were my cat I would probably have him or her checked by their veterinarian as I would rather err on the side of caution. Hope your kitty is feeling better soon!

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Art Granger | 4 years ago
My Dog Is Almost 2yrs Old And He Still Eats Absolutely Anything & Everything…

My dog is almost 2yrs old and he still eats absolutely anything & everything (towels,blankets,shirts) we’ve tried everything we can think of to get him stop but to no avail and then proceeds a day long of whining &crying from stomachache countless trips outside so he can eat grass to help flush his system either from the front or the rear. So any advice would be big help either to stop him from eating all our belongings or home remedies to ease upset stomach. Thank you

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Sarah
3 years ago

We have a dog that was like that. He is a high energy. He would chew out of boredom and when he was lonely. Our solution was a good, established routine and nice, long walks and training and play outside. Now, he doesn’t eat anything he shouldn’t. And he is very in tune with our routine ? You could probably set a clock by him.

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3 years ago

Crate the dog when you cannot supervise, keep your house cleaned up, and work on daily training and exercise.

To echo Dr. Magnifico – this will eventually lead to obstruction surgery. Multiple obstruction surgeries are risky, and eventually, the dog will die from obstruction. YOU need to be the adult human in the house and prevent this from happening.

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

HAve you seen a vet about this? I would be worried that this might be secondary to intestinal parasites, poor diet, or even another medical condition. I also think it is imperative to discuss diet, environment and lifestyle exercise regimen. Start with ruling out a medical condition before looking for a treatment to resolve the after effects. I also think that he dogs who eat/chew/etc and so t have a medical condition are excessively bored and/or suffering from separation anxiety. They need professional help before something they swallow kills them.
Good luck