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emergency vet visit

Just thought I'd share this story in case it could help anyone in the future . . .

Yesterday, Shama threw up at about 12:30 PM. Then she heaved a few times without throwing up again. Then she started running around, snorting, sneezing, and wiping her runny nose on everything in sight.

DH washed her face in the hopes of removing the irritant, but she continued the snorting, sneezing, and wiping her runny nose on everything in sight. Then DH loaded her up to take her to the vet. (I wasn't home when this happened.)

It takes 15 minutes to get from our house to the clinic. Shama only had to wait about 10 minutes to be examined. Of the five vets who work at this small-town clinic (population 42,000 where we live and population 1,000 where we go to the vet and the groomer's), Shama's main vet was working, so that was great. She checked Shama's gums (looked good), skin (was dehydrated), bladder (empty), stomach (not seeming to be in discomfort), temperature (just over one degree higher than normal), and weight (8.3 pounds compared to the 8.6 pounds she weighed the last time we were there - the doctor said she was glad she was down a third of a pound). Shama was very good for the doctor, standing for her entire exam, not reacting to having the rectal thermometer inserted, and sitting for her IV. The doctor gave her some IV fluid to combat the dehydration, and she told DH that her guess was that Shama accidentally inhaled bile from the vomit and that the bile irritated her nasal passages. She was probably dehydrated from expelling all the mucus from her nose. She gave her an injection of Cerenia as well as two half pills of Cerenia for us to give today and tomorrow. We're supposed to only feed her chicken and rice through tomorrow. The doctor charged us for a sick visit, not an emergency visit.

We don't know what caused the original vomiting. She'd been to agility class the night before, and she'd eaten her supper after agility class the night before, but she hadn't eaten anything that morning.

Everyone in the online Havanese forum always says, "If something's wrong with your dog, take her to the vet right away." Even though this turned out to be a non-emergency situation, we were glad we took her to the vet.

Here's video from Monday night's agility class. (Sorry for the slow bit in the middle. Still working on start-line stays.)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zdoxxlvq0e...20run.MP4?dl=0

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glad all is well, koodos for checking it out.
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So glad that little munchkin is ok, I am like you especially now. Least little thing that is off, I am at the vet. Better safe than sorry. She is so darn cute doing her agility runs. So little tackling that big wall.
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Her A-frame is supposed to be 5 feet tall, but she usually runs on the 5'6" A-frame, because all the dogs who jump 12 inches and higher use the taller one. Shama jumps eight inches. I'm always amazed that she can climb that A-frame too!

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I am so happy that it was nothing more serious. I hope she feels better real soon.
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I was worried when I saw your thread but after reading your post I'm so glad all is well!
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I was worried when I saw your thread but after reading your post I'm so glad all is well!
Same! I’m glad ShamaDaddy had the presence of mind to rush her off to the vet otherwise we might have been seeing ShamaMama on an episode of “Wives With Knives”. I’m so glad she is OK.
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So glad to hear little Shama ok. Always better to be on the cautious side...Hope she is feeling much better today.
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Same! I’m glad ShamaDaddy had the presence of mind to rush her off to the vet otherwise we might have been seeing ShamaMama on an episode of “Wives With Knives”. I’m so glad she is OK.
I just googled "Wives With Knives" . . .

If someone told the women featured on "Wives With Knives" to cut the men out of their lives, the women took the advice literally. The series recounts real stories of women who stabbed their significant others, some of them fatally.

Who knew such a series existed? Not me!

Shama does seem to be feeling better. She barked furiously at Perry when Melissa Brill and I were starting our Skype session today!

Thanks for all the kind comments.
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I just googled "Wives With Knives" . . .

If someone told the women featured on "Wives With Knives" to cut the men out of their lives, the women took the advice literally. The series recounts real stories of women who stabbed their significant others, some of them fatally.

Who knew such a series existed? Not me!

Shama does seem to be feeling better. She barked furiously at Perry when Melissa Brill and I were starting our Skype session today!

Thanks for all the kind comments.

So happy or sorry to have introduced you to one of my guilty pleasures. My H always knows to tread lightly when I’ve been on a steady diet of what he refers to as “the murder channel”.
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