Two Sick Pugs

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
Two Sick Pugs
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Mon, 08-05-2013 - 10:32pm

Awful 24 hours!  Anya threw up her dinner last night in the only carpeted room in the house.  I cleaned it, and boiled some rice, knowing I would need it today.

Then about 8:30 or 9:00 last night, Jabaar started throwing up a clear, mucousy fluid, and he kept on and on and on.  I used half a roll of paper towels and followed him around with a mop.  I finally confined him to the entry hall with a bunch of old towels as bedding and collapsed a little after 1 AM.  This morning, I found Jabaar asleep.  He had made a little nest out of the towels, but they were all soiled with vomit.  I woke him up and sent him outside with the rest of the pack to potty.  He sat down on the back step and stayed there.  I didn't feed Jabaar anything for breakfast, but Anya had some boiled rice and cooked hamburger, and she kept it down.

Anya has a follow-up appointment at the vet tomorrow at 10, and I thought I would just take Jabaar along, too, if he wasn't better.

I had a class at the church at 10 AM.  Came home a little past noon and found Jabaar had vomited three more times while I was gone.  Now worried about possible dehydration during the next 24 hours, I called my vet's office and begged them to give Jabaar an anti-nausea shot.  Thankfully, they told me to bring him in right away, gave him the shot, and sent me home with four pills.  No vomit since then, but Jabaar is sleeping a lot.  Poor old guy is exhausted.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-1999
In reply to: glebou
Tue, 08-06-2013 - 4:27am

Oh Gaye: I so feel what you are going through as Mothers day weekend it was Rudi's story and I had to give her diluted chicken broth with water as she wouldn't drink plain water.  I now have chicken broth ice cubes in freezer as back up. And ground beef and chicken in freezer ready to fix,  elbow macaroni and rice ready to fix too.    Hope both your furkids feel better.  Do you think they got into some type of weed killer outside?    Don't mean to steal your post: but Rudi started an antibiotic yesterday for a week as has had those blisters on her paws 2 weeks and the one oozed pus when the Vet squeezed it.    Hope we both get healthy furkids here soon. 

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-2000
In reply to: glebou
Tue, 08-06-2013 - 8:58am

Oh, Gaye, been there, done that, and it's such a worry.  Those little guys dehydrate fast.  I've always used canned pumpkin as a stomach settling remedy for my dogs.  They've all loved it and would keep it down when nothing else would stay.  Be sure it's regular pumpkin, not pie filling.  Keep us posted.

Barbara

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Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
In reply to: glebou
Tue, 08-06-2013 - 9:08am

Oh (((Gaye)))...what do you think could have caused this?  Poor you...and poor Jabaar and Anya.  I hope that all is settled soon....  At least the vet was able to give him a shot so that you can get some bland food into him...and some water too.

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
In reply to: glebou
Tue, 08-06-2013 - 1:24pm

Jabaar hasn't vomited since his shot yesterday afternoon.  He kept down his breakfast of rice boiled in chicken broth.  He is sleeping a lot, because I suppose he is exhausted from vomiting for 17 hours.  And he has a little cough.  The vet says his throat is probably irritated.

Anya went in this morning for her repeat CBC, and it was completely normal.  Yay for that!

Taking Roo Ben to Fort Worth this afternoon and leaving him to have a skin tag excised and examined.  I think it is only a skin tag, but it is located close to where his mast cell tumor was.  And his acupuncturist (who is a vet) says mast cell tumors are the great masqueraders, and I should have it checked.  Fosters are seen on a work-in basis, so I will have to leave Roo there.  Dang; I hate to do that.

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
In reply to: gazebo
Wed, 08-07-2013 - 12:35pm

I'm glad the vomiting has stopped....poor Jabaar....he must be worn out!!

And poor Roo...hopefully it's just a skin tag but it's better to play it safe.  Please let us know what the vet finds out.

Laura