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How do I know if my dog is sick or dying?
Clairsmom posted:
I have a 6 year old MinPin named Clair.... about a month ago we had taken her to the vet because she had been drinking a lot, peeing a lot and becoming very lethargic. We found out she had an obstruction in her stomach (a piece of corn cob) and had to have surgery to remove it. After surgery her red blood count jumped because she had internal bleeding and ended up needing a transfusion. Finally after all this was done we found out that she has Cushings. She still was not herself but we were able to bring her home after two weeks at the hospital and although still lethargic she was eating and drinking on her own. Over the past 5 days she has stopped eating and drinking all together. We can get her to eat a little if we give her baby food thought a dropper. I am not sure if she is just giving up and wants us to let her go... or if she is just having stomach issues due to the antibiotics we had her on for so long. I do not want to see her suffer but at the same time I do not want to lose my best friend if she is able to be saved. Any advise would help a lot. Thank you!
bpcookie responded:
I wish I had an answer to your situation. I just want to say that Im sorry about your fur baby. What a horrible situation to be in, not knowing what to do. If it were my dog I would take her to the vets, but a different vet. Dont take her to the one who did the surgery. Call and have them transfer the records over to the other vets office. Im not trying to say that your vet. did anything wrong, but sometimes it helps to have a second Dr. give his diagnosis.

I have lost pets before and I know the fear that your going through. Take care.


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