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Unhappy I had a HUGE Scare today

I first want to appologize for not posting as much. This February has been a crazy month for me, as I have had to pickup extra shifts to cover for a few girls that quit. I haven't had the time to catch up on this forum or even post and contribute like I have in the past - for this I am sorry.

But I wanted to share with you all how HUGE of a scare I had yesterday and today. So, as some of you know I have been doing a part raw and kibble diet ( not combined) with Oreo. And up until a month ago, I ran out of kibble so I put him strictly on raw. I was using this brand called Healthy Paws that is supposedly made in Canada. Anyways, the past say 2 weeks I noticed a huge change in Oreo's overall condition. He was getting so skinny and boney. I then began to increase his amounts of raw to double to try to help him gain weight, and I also figured he may be needing a change from the raw chicken patties he was getting, so I got Venison. He seemed to be gaining weight but then yesterday, my son came in alarmed from Oreo's walk and said to me he had blood in his BM! I was freaking out and called the vet, who asked me to take a sample in asap. Well, Oreo made his last BM for the day yesterday, so I had to wait until today.

So here is what scared me: I was surfing through this forum, trying to catch up and Oreo was at my feet. I noticed he was sleeping belly up ( or so I thought), and was twitching. So I figured he was having his usual doggy dreams and was doing quivering with his legs. Well, I looked at him closer and he was wide awake!! So I immediately called him and told him to sit for me. I felt his tummy....nothing, his legs, no flinching (no pain), so I told him to go in a down again. He began showing me his tummy and then as I turned away to look at the computer again, thinking okay, it was just a dream, he began doing it again. That is when I freaked because, although it wasn't a seizure, it was the most unusual behavioiur I have ever seen in him. He has never done this before. And as I observed him more, I noticed he began panting as if he was hot. He rarely pants, unless he is super thirsty or its very hot out, but in this case for no reason he started to pant.

I called the vet and they told me to come in right away. As soon as we got outside Oreo did a BM, but it was almost black and slimy. Sorry, this is gross but it freaked me out further. I rushed him over, and they took the sample to test. They did full blood work on him and they said we may know the results by the end of today, if not tommorrow AM. They did advise me to take him off the raw and to put him back on the Fromm's kibble I had been giving him before. So we will see what results come in and I sincerely hope we can get down to the bottom of this. Sorry that this is so long.

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That is really scary! Hope Oreo is okay.

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Yikes, Helen! That is definitely unnerving. I hope you get some good news soon.
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Very scary Helen, we are sending some good vibes your way.

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Helen, that is very frightening. Please let us know when you hear anything.

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How scary for you Helen. I hope Oreo is okay and maybe he had a bad bunch of raw or something? Please keep us informed!

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Oh Helen, I was wondering where you had been. Poor little Oreo, obviously something is happening with the little guy. I hope that the vet is able to find the cause and that he will be ok. Keep us up to date, adn know that our thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

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Yikes. I bet you were scared out of your mind. I hope you find what is going on as soon as possible and it sounds like kibble is a good idea for the time being. Keep us posted and HUGS!

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How scary....I hope that you get the results back soon..please let us know what they say...give him some extra belly rubs from us.

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I am right by the phone and waiting - I HATE waiting when it comes to these things!! I just want to know that there is no infection and that all the levels are normal. Prior to him getting neutered, they did do a full panel on him and everything checked out fine. So I am hoping and praying that it will be the same and that it is either a parasite or an allergy.

Thank you all for you love and support. This is the main reason why this group is growing at the rate it is, because a community is only as good as its members, and this community is a special one.

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