Don't Know What's Wrong

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  1. Alpha411

    Alpha411 New Member

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    Well, I woke up today in the morning, and I called my dog. He was lying in his little corner as always, but didn't seem to respond at all. I went outside and called him, and he was just lying there looking at me with sort of a sad face. He doesn't get up at all. I tried giving him some meat (I put the bowl right up to him), and he just ignored it. I don't know what's wrong. He's a real energetic dog, and this just isn't him. It seems like he's sick, but I fear it's something worse. Also, about a month ago I found a small lump on the left of his ribs. It feels hard, but it didn't seem to bother him. But now he's not getting up, and he's closing his eyes. I don't know what to do. I came on here to get some help (hopefully). Any info is appreciated...
     
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    I'd be on my way to the Vet ASAP. Hope everything is OK and that the lump doesn't prove to be something serious...keep us posted but please do take your guy in to see the doggie doc..
     
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    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    Vet!!

    I hope he's okay!
     
  4. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    Take him to the vet as soon as you can!!

    Keep us updated!
     
  5. Honey_Bear

    Honey_Bear Horses, Dogs, God-Love

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    You need to get him to the vet to make sure there is nothing major. I hope he'll be okay!
     
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    Yes , check out that lump ASAP !!! Could be nothing , but could be a signal if in a lymph node.
     
  7. Alpha411

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    I took Fluffy to the vet yesterday (11-20-06). His stool was almost pure blood, and he was depressed because of his symptoms. The vet highly recommended he immediately get ivy and stay the night. So we left him there, ivy attached and all. The vet called today with the best news I could have hoped for. He was back to his normal self, not letting the vet touch him :D Turns out he had a real bad infection due to something he may have eaten like mushrooms or harmful weeds. They tried to take blood from him, but he was so dehydrated (due to the infection) that all they drew was a black, thick liquid. The 24 hr. stay covered injections, x-rays, and additional treatments (can't name everything). But he's perfectly well now. He has to take two meds, 3x a day. After that he'll be done with treatment.

    On another note, he's had what seems to be some type of irritation in his right eye for a good 4 months or so. It looks like a light shade of blue with red (almost bloody) veins. I asked the vet about it, and he said he couldn't look at it because Fluffy wasn't letting himself. He also added that it would be better to get Fluffy back to 100% before he checks out the eye, so I guess that's understandable. But it seems more irritated now, almost like blood-shot. Is this something I should be concerned about? When I initially took him in for the irritation (about 4 months ago), they told me it was just that (an irritation), and that he was developing cataracts. But on a scale of 1 to 10, the cataracts was a little less than a 1. They prescribed some medicine to put in his eye, but it really didn't help. It doesn't seem to bother him, so I really haven't worried. But it seemed a lot worse today, so I'm concerned again. Any remedities or advice for now other than the vet? I plan on taking him to the vet again, but only after he gets back to 100%. Thanks in advanced...

    Sorry for the long post :(
     
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    I'm glad you took him in.

    I hope he fully recovers.

    Best of luck to you.
     
  9. Whisper

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    So relieved you took him to the vet! Wishing him a full and quick recovery.
     
  10. Alpha411

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    Thank you :)
     
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    Hope he gets better and all turns out okay.
     
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    Glad you got to the vet! :)

    I am wishing him a fast recovery! :D
     
  13. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Glad you got some good news and hoping for a speedy recovery.
     

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