Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
David Frank

Sick Puppy

6 posts in this topic

I just picked my 6 month old yellow lab (Toby) up from the dog sitter where he spent th last two and a half days while I was out of town. When I got home, I noticed that his stomach appears to be swollen. He has diarrhea and has tried to urinate multiple times with only small dribbles, if anything at a time. He has also been drinking more water than he usually does. Does this sound like something I should be very concerned about or should I just keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn't begin to show any other symptoms? Aside from what I described, he appears to be normal.... wants to play fetch and chew on his rawhide. Any responses would be more than appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Being at a strange place is enough put a little stress on him.

A change in diet, feeding times, and amounts will compound that. Treats and rawhide, how much?

I'd be asking the sitter, or maybe you already know about the above.

Was this a kennel or someone's home. Then theres the question of what did he get into when he was away.

Distended stomach, diarrhea, not peeing. I'm thinking intestinal obstruction, enough so that he can't empty his bladder which would be the biggest concern.

If hes not taking a health whiz when you let him out this morning I'd probably bring him in ASAP.

Rawhide could be the culprit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Id say if it doesnt get better real soon, take him in. It amazing what they get into. Mine ate a whole bag of pig ears I inadvertently left within his reach. He did look to good until he passed it. Yesterday he somehow found a bottle of brake fluid, luckily I saw him grab it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The diahrea could be from stress and the lack of peeing could be a result of dehydration caused by the diahrea. I agree ... take him in if it lasts for another day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just wanted to report back to everyone that Toby is back to his normal self this morning. He was up 2 times last night, with similar results to yesterday. This morning he took a "healthy wiz" and the #2 end of things is looking mch more normal as well. The swelling in his stomach is completely gone, and he seems much more comfortable. I'm guessing you are all correct and the stress of a new environment and the possibility of eating something he isn't used to upset his stomach a bit. Thanks for the responses!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to hear he's better. Could be that he ate too much at one time as well. My Beagle has done that and gets the trots for a day and then is better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • interesting. whitefish are normally a bit bigger. I have had them in the smoker at the same time and love them both. I fillet the fish and smoke with the skin on. maybe why they taste the same?   love them  
    • Brit Hume Calls talk on Trump and Obama Inauguration Pics--Claims There's a Deceptive Trick to Photos  
    • Well, Bear, Haula picked it up a bit on Saturday! Nice call! :-)
    • Sure looks like it ti me.  Never seen one in the winter.  
    • If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand.  
    • Poor Kellyanne, she's not gonna look well after four years of this shiat.  
    • While the memes and banter is entertaining, at some point the rubbers gotta meet the road and the party in charge right now has to show they have the maturity and the vision to lead the country.  So, at this point and into the future I ask the resident Republicans to show me why they were the right choice and to demonstrate the way they would expect everyone else to behave by doing so themselves.
    • William Congreve, in The Mourning Bride, 1697:   As you'll answer it, take heed
      This Slave commit no Violence upon
      Himself. I've been deceiv'd. The Publick Safety
      Requires he should be more confin'd; and none,
      No not the Princes self, permitted to
      Confer with him. I'll quit you to the King.
      Vile and ingrate! too late thou shalt repent
      The base Injustice thou hast done my Love:
      Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past Distress,
      And all those Ills which thou so long hast mourn'd;
      Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,
      Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.
    • Just got word there will be the first batch of Alternative Facts bumper stickers out by this afternoon.  Got on the list for 8 or 10. I'm guessing they will soon become readily available.
  • Our Sponsors