Riley &amp; Monte's mom
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Riley's first trip to the ER
First let me say Riley is doing fine but he scarred the life out of me last night. About 3:30 this morning we woke up to Riley crying in pain, as soon as I jumped out of bed he jumped off the bed and came running to me crying. I carried him down the stairs and he threw up as soon as I put him down and then took him outside and he pooped and threw up again. When I tried to get him to come in he would just lay down in the wet grass so I went out and carried him back in. I tried to feel him all over to find out what was bothering him and got nothing so I sat and watched him for a few min. then all of a sudden he jumped up and started that shrieking cry again and running around in a circle, that was it for me off to the ER we went.
The ER vet went all over him and found nothing except his anal glands were a little full so she suppressed them. After that we put him on the ground and watched him for awhile then as I was touching him on his right hind leg he started crying so we put him back on the table and really went over that leg. The vet was thinking that maybe something bit him at this point so we were trying to get through his thick coat looking for some type of bite mark and found nothing. She mentioned shaving his leg to get a better look but it was up to me, she could tell I was hesitant so told me I could leave him with her for awhile and she could watch him or I could just take him home and bring him back if he continues or gets worse. Of course I brought him home with me, I was so scared and worried I just wanted him with me. Once we got home he was acting fine so we brought him back up to bed, I did not sleep at all I just held him close to me and watched. We just got up an hr ago and he is acting fine like nothing ever happened he even took his post watching Monte eat after eating himself just incase he might leave a little something extra that he can clean up.
I have no idea what it was, could it have been his anal glands full? Riley has always been my rough n tough guy, nothing ever bothers him and this episode still has me worried. Does anyone have any thoughts of what it could have been?
Leeann, Riley, Monte & Rumor