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Sophie scared me to death today

We went to Sophie's 2nd obedience lesson today but just as he got to the door to go in the building, she suddenly started to scream BLOODY murder and collapsed. It was horrible, thankfully the instructor was right there and checked her out I had to sit down before I fell down.

So ran to the specialty vet, xray, examined by neurologist, etc. They didn't find anything structurally thankfully (knees, hips, back, neck, etc) they noticed she was gassy she has been for a bit I figure it is from the training treats and been trying to find some that don't bother her as much. xray showed some gas in duodenum but not tons.

Since they couldn't find anything else they tentatively diagnosed it as acute abdomenal gas pain. I guess anything could happen but seems odd to me shes been gassy and never shown one sign of discomfort at all, and then to have it hit her litterally mid stride so suddenly.

I wonder about bee sting too I had just pottied her in some short grass, walked 10 feet to the training building door and that is when it hit her. Could have picked up a bee in the grass and took it that long to penetrate her thick coat??

AUGH I have no idea but scared out of my gourd!!!!!!!!!!
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How scary for you!! Maybe Sophie just stepped on something sharp and it frightened her. Hope she now feeling better!

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She is much better than earlier. Where she was walking was clean flat cement nothing to step on. She's a really tough cookie so don't think she would have reacted like she did unless she was in a lot of pain. The bee thing makes the most sense to me the more I think about it. To be fine and walking along and in an instant start screaming and collapse and not want to walk....but recover fairly quickly. I hope so anyway! If so it was a $414 bee sting (and I'd be thrilled to pay it!)
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What a scare!! So glad she seems better now! It could have been a bee in the grass...but you will never really know for sure. I would think her paw would have gotten swollen though if it were a sting. Main thing is that she is ok.

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OMG! I would have been terrified! Glad she is okay.

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How scary! So glad she is ok.

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I am glad that she is doing so much better now, and hope it never happens again. I can feel your panic from her screaming--nothing is so scary as a child or animal suddenly screaming in pain and you don't know what is wrong!

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My stomach is doing flip flops just reading your post. So scary. Glad she seems to doing ok.

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I think it was a bee. My dog Zoe screamed suddenly and I actually saw the bee. She recovered pretty quickly though. I iced her all the way to the vet.
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Thank you I feel even better now! From reading your posts and talking to other people about it, I really think it had to be a bee sting. The neurologist (I wonder how many people have taken their dog to a neurologist for a bee sting ) said when he was examing her she was jumping up with her paws looking out the window and what not. So she recovered quite quickly.

The best way I can describe it is if a dog were happily trotting down the street, and suddenly got shot. That is how quick and how extreme her reaction was. And as I mentioned she is not a screamer when she gets hurt she usually doesn't say anything and she's had some pretty good pokes and prods while playing, me stepping on her foot, etc. I know gas can be very painful and can come on fast but but it would not be instantaneous like that. Plus she has never had anything like that or any suggestion of gas pain at all even though she gets gassy.

Sophie is pretty much back to herself and is eating etc just great. When we got home today I got out of the van and a yellow jacket bombed me. Everyone around here says they are really bad right now. So thanking God it seems to have been a bee sting and nothing more serious. I really thought she was dying right in front of me, I thought she was having a stroke or aneurysm or something. I am so glad the instructor, Terry was right there and saw it to, to back up everything I remember. She also thinks it has to be a bee sting, from the way Sophie reacted. Poor baby girl. I never want her to hurt like that again. <3
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