HELP! My dog won't eat and is starving to death!

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Sept 6th, 2006 19:36
Minnesota
wildfan
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I don't know the name of the painkiller, but she did receive an injection the day of the spay, and some take home pills, of which she only had one the following morning. She seemed to take that just fine. One single dose wouldn't cause an ulcer, would it? They have not given her anything to stop the vomiting as of yet. They did talk yesterday about a barium series, but he has not mentioned that yet today, just the scope. The big white poop was from the rice/burger mix I gave her on Saturday. the rice was still mostly formed in the poop. Any idea what a scope procedure costs? I am willing to do what it takes to get her well, my wife is another story. Thank you for all the replies. I am not feeling any better about her condition yet, but it is comforting to have someone to talk to that is offering advice. I appreciate it.
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Sept 6th, 2006 19:54
Ohio
msmerle
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A similar thing happened with my Italian Greyhound back in Jan. He stopped eating and drinking and was vomiting constanly and had diareah (sp?). After two weeks he died. It was heartbreaking. My vet opened him up once to check for blockage as none was showing on the xrays so he wanted to go in and feel his intestines. While in there he found nothing but said his intestines were all red and inflamed. After pumping him full of antibiotics for a week and IV's to keep him from dehydrating nothing was working and he was slowly starving to death. He then told me to take him to a 24 hour animal hospital or he would be dead in 3 days. I did as told and they wanted to open him up again to do a biopsy on his intestines and they inserted a feeding tube. Nothing worked he still was throwing up, even though they had him on nausea meds and like 11 different Iv's full of antibiotics to fight what they thought was an infection but had to do the biopsy to check for cancer. They then told me I had to wait 5 days for the results of the biopsy. The day the results came back I was told there was no cancer, he died that night. All in all I spent about 6,000 to save my little mans life. Run, don't waste another day to a animal hosptial where he can be hospitalized with round the clock care. I didn't know it at the time my vet was treating him that such a place existed or I would have taken him there from day one. I was told little dogs have very little to fight with so HURRY!
   
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Sept 6th, 2006 19:56
Nebraska
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Yes, unfortunately, one dose can cause an ulcer if she is a dog who cannot tolerate it. Most dogs take these painkillers without problems, but, just like people, there are those whose intestinal tracts can't deal with certain drugs. The scope would be the ideal procedure at this point. Better than the barium series, so if your vet has a scope or has access to one, by all means go that route. I don't understand why he isn't giving her something for the nausea, maybe you should request that he do so.
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