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Poppy very sick
We are very concerned with Poppy. She started having diarrhea yesterday morning. She ate her normal breakfast and dinner yesterday (dinner at 5pm). At 8pm Poppy had a diarrhea accident on our couch pillow. She ate some of this diarrhea. When I noticed the accident and tried to pick up the pillow, Poppy snapped at me. Over the next 2 hours, Poppy vomited several times and started to lightly shake or tremor. I think the tremors were due to discomfort and pain. We then took her to the ER where they did blood tests and x-rays. White blood count was very low and x-rays showed intestines were inflamed. I don't find this unusual considering what she went through. Poppy was also mildly dehydrated. The vet is not ruling out intestinal obstruction but could not find anything conclusive on x-ray. For that matter, blood work was pretty inconclusive also. The Parvo and Pancreatic test came back normal. While at the vet, Poppy started to have bloody diarrhea. This was alarming and now we are panicking.
Poppy spent the night at the ER and was given antibiotics and IV for fluids. When my wife picked her up this morning, Poppy was definitely feeling better but still stick and she still had bloody diarrhea. This morning we took her to the vet where she is still getting fluids.
Out of the ordinary things Poppy did recently. She went to a new groomer on Saturday. She and her brother Teddy were there for half the day and seemed fine when we left. Teddy did have a couple of accidents when we got home so maybe stress related? Could Poppy be this sick due to stress? Seems unlikely. Poppy also got into the trash on Saturday night. I caught her quickly but she did have a big Pork Shoulder bone on the floor. There was a little meat attached to the bone and I'm sure she got some of that but the bone was intact.
We are getting vet care but they really don't know what's going on. Has anyone gone through something similar? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Last edited by wavlngth; 01-16-2012 at 11:14 AM.