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Cash's night in the emergency room
When we got home last night- Cash was extremely lethargic, and refused to eat (you know how odd that is) and he had this weird breathing thing where he would breath in fine but on exhale he would tremble and he would not look towards us if we said his name. Called the vet who was closing in 5 minutes, but concerned about the breathing, had us go to the emergency Clinic about 1/2 hour away.
So off we went. 5 hours and $375 later cash had a fever and that is all we know. His fever was 103.8 (normal for dogs is 100-102) they did a CBC and all his levels were normal and they did a pancreatic test which was also normal and they hydrated him under his skin and told us to come back if his fever went above 104. The emergency doctor thought the fever was unusual.
Today he is back to his normal self his temp is 101.6 and he is only refusing the new food (deli fresh) but not the raw medallions LOL- I guess he told me his preference.
Our normal Vet this morning concurred that a fever that high is unusual, but to just watch him-- the concern would be tick born diseases. So off to the vet today for the blood test. Just to be sure...what's another 89 dollars right? He was itching his belly last week which he never does-- but I couldn't find anything when I inspected.
Oh a day in the life of a Havanese owner. I can afford to be a little flip today since my worry is lessened since he is back to his normal self.
But all your health stories were playing in my head last night, especially Marj's Ricky and Helen's Oreo. But luckily his liver levels are normal and he sure isn't losing any weight.
Missy, Jasper & Cash