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*Pauline*
28th May 2007, 03:52 PM
Dylan has been sleeping a lot since he came back from boarding at his breeders. He played loads with another puppy all week there. Because of this I put it down to being tired.

On Friday I took him to Trafalgar Square as they had put grass down for 2 days all over the Square and to Covent Garden. I did carry him some of the time. Then yesterday I took him to puppy class (we got very wet on the way) then Colchester to play with my sisters dog.

So as you can see, he is probably tired but this morning he was shivering and didn't want his food. I put a soft fleece coat on him and he was still twitching. His eyes are tired and a little gunky.

I took him to the PDSA as I am not working (donations only fee) and though I gave a big donation, it's still cheaper than an emergency vet as it's bank holiday Monday today. He said there was no temperature, no swollen glands he hasn't been sick or had diarrhea but he gave him an antibiotic injection. Do you think this is OK? I hate antibiotics. I asked him about this and he said I could wait and see if he gets worse. I agreed to give the antibiotics today and he goes back tomorrow.

Cathryn
28th May 2007, 04:19 PM
Sorry to hear that Dylan isn't feeling so good, give him a big kiss and a gentle hug from me won't you?

It could just be a virus, the fact that he hasn't a temperature and isn't loose or being sick is also good, I think it was a good idea to give the Anti-Biotics, it was most likely a product called "Synulux" which is a broad spectrum AB used for most things. I daresay Dylan will be back to his normal bouncy self very soon indeed!

Keep us posted!!

*Pauline*
28th May 2007, 04:30 PM
Thanks Cathryn. He is sleeping but looks a bit better after boiled chicken and rice for brunch. I know I shouldn't indulge a fussy eater but I want him to have energy. I boiled the rice and the chicken in the same pot so it's nice.

Cleo's Person
28th May 2007, 04:49 PM
Pauline,

I'm so sorry Dylan isn't feeling well. :hug::hug::hug: to both of you. Keep us posted on how he's doing.

*Pauline*
28th May 2007, 04:51 PM
Dylan just got up and yelped a few times as if his legs were hurting and they dont look right. I'm relly worried now. They might just have been stiff from sleeping though.

Lani
28th May 2007, 04:52 PM
I hope he feels all better soon. It's so sad when they aren't themselves like that.

:hug: :hug: couple get well hugs for Dylan from me & Lucky. :flwr:

Cleo's Person
28th May 2007, 04:55 PM
Pauline, I'm no animal health expert, but if he continues to seem uncomfortable on his legs maybe call the vet for advice?

*Pauline*
28th May 2007, 04:56 PM
I've got an appointment at PM tomorrow at the PDSA but I'm going to call my usual vet tomorrow first thing. :(

Cleo's Person
28th May 2007, 04:58 PM
That's probably the best thing to do. :flwr:

Cathryn
28th May 2007, 05:05 PM
I've got an appointment at PM tomorrow at the PDSA but I'm going to call my usual vet tomorrow first thing. :(


Yes, sounds like the best way to go, it may just be that he has a cold like virus, glad to hear he enjoyed his lunch made me feel hungry reading about it! Big Kiss and a very gentle :hug: for Dylan again from me.

merlinsmum
28th May 2007, 05:18 PM
Hope Dylan feels better soon, I'm sure it will be just a virus - I'm sure there must be plenty of bugs about this time of year.:paw:

*Pauline*
28th May 2007, 05:41 PM
What about the back legs though? I still think he is a bit wobbly or something and he did yelp before. That got me worried. But then he might just be a bit stiff from sleeping so much.

He has his Canine Good Citizen award exam on Sunday :( :( :( At class on Sunday he was all wet from our journey there. He wouldn't even do a down for me. Now I know he was poorly I feel so sorry for him. I shouldn't have taken him.

merlinsmum
28th May 2007, 05:51 PM
Perhaps he got abit of a chill. He may just be stiff from snoozing.... they do like to curl up into the smallest space possible sometimes... Is he okay in himself?

*Pauline*
28th May 2007, 05:59 PM
Is he okay in himself?

No not really. We did have visitors briefly and Dylan greeted them with enthusiasm then fell asleep on one of them.

coconut
28th May 2007, 06:06 PM
u are seeing the vet tomorrow? but maybe u should ring ur own vet in the morning and see what they say!

*Pauline*
28th May 2007, 06:08 PM
u are seeing the vet tomorrow? but maybe u should ring ur own vet in the morning and see what they say!

Yes, that's my plan.

freesia
28th May 2007, 06:10 PM
Maybe he is a bit stiff from playing with the other puppy and just worn himself out. Hope he is ok.

*Pauline*
28th May 2007, 06:12 PM
Maybe he is a bit stiff from playing with the other puppy and just worn himself out. Hope he is OK.

He may be warn out but he's been home a week and has gotten worse. Thanks for your ideas though.

coconut
28th May 2007, 06:31 PM
well pauline if u are not happy urself ring and ask there is no harm in doing that!

arasara
28th May 2007, 07:08 PM
Hope Dylan starts feeling better soon Pauline... :hug:

Hope it's just a bug or something.. Faith caught something and had the runs for 2 1/2 weeks.. she just went normal again this weekend (thank God)

Fingers crossed for you guys! :xfngr: :hug::hug::hug:

murphy's mum
28th May 2007, 07:52 PM
Sorry to hear Dylan isn't very well, sending good vibes your was:hug:

Let us know how you get on

PamH
28th May 2007, 08:20 PM
My best wishes are going to Dylan too.
Pam

*Pauline*
28th May 2007, 09:28 PM
Thanks everyone, Dylan really picked up, he's barking and growling at his ball on a rope right now. I can't believe the improvement. I was in tears worried about him this morning. If anything happened to him...

Cathryn
28th May 2007, 10:31 PM
I am glad to hear he has picked up, probably the anti-biotics kicking in, it can take a little while to get through the whole system, that and your lovely boiled chicken and rice dinner!! :lotsaluv:

Even so I would advise ringing your own vet in the morning and see what he says, probably nothing more than a cold or a mild chill, if he had been sleeping for a long time he may have had a touch of cramp in his back legs!

A while ago my old lad had a cold, runny nose and all, we were dosing him up with Childrens Benylin that the vet prescribed!!:confused: :)

Lastly, Please don't beat yourself up for taking him to training at the week-end, dogs like kids get poorly now and again, it is inevitable and most certainly not your fault!! HUGE :hug: for you and one as well :hug: for dylan too!!

Thinking of you!!

coconut
28th May 2007, 10:33 PM
so glad that he is feeling better pauline!

*Pauline*
28th May 2007, 11:30 PM
Thank you. I'm giving him plenty of rest and I put him to bed early tonight. Bless him, he's such a lovely dog. I know they all are but he's such a sweetie. :luv:

Scouty girl
29th May 2007, 01:49 AM
Pauline,

Scout, Breeze and myself and all sorry to hear that Dylan is feeeling poorly. Your last post does sound promising, he sounds a little better.
Please keep us updated on his condition and his vet visit.

Laura&Lia
29th May 2007, 03:31 AM
Dylan,

Little Lia and I send a lot of hugs and kisses for you to have a very quick recovery!

P.S.: Don't worry so much your loving mommy!

sarahg
29th May 2007, 07:38 AM
I hope Dylan is feeling better today :hug:

Sarah Xxx

Cleo's Person
29th May 2007, 10:57 AM
How's Dylan doing today. I'm delighted to hear he picked up a bit last night.

*Pauline*
29th May 2007, 11:03 AM
Dylan isn't 100% but if I hadn't seen him yesterday, it's probably not noticeable, if that makes sense? I was going to call my usual vet but as he is looking so much better I'm not sure. I still have the appointment at the PDSA (A charity run practice). I'd like to have his heart checked. On the way home from Colchester (40 miles) I noticed his heart was beating very fast. He does get car sick but I've never noticed his heart doing this before.

Cleo's Person
29th May 2007, 12:37 PM
You're right to keep the appointment with the PDSA today. Perhaps they can shed some light on his difficulties or at least refer you to someone who can. :hug:

*Pauline*
29th May 2007, 04:23 PM
:updte:

We went to the vet today. She was about to give him another injection. Then I told her he screamed his head off yesterday, not when he had it but just after and I don't like antibiotics anyway. She changed her mind. She said if he had this injection, he'd have to have the full course, I assume this means going every day for injections. She said to bring him back if he gets worse.

He's been normal today apart from not getting up straight away when I came in the room. Also when we came home he spat up a little piece of chicken, rice and clear bubbly mucus, only a little desert spoon full. He does usually get car sick anyway.

Lindsay
29th May 2007, 04:34 PM
Glad to hear that he has improved. Just have the little guy take it easy for a day or 2 :) :flwr: :hug:

Zippy
29th May 2007, 08:27 PM
I hope Dylan is feeling better soon, Pauline. :)

Cleo's Person
29th May 2007, 08:42 PM
I hope he cheers up soon. :flwr:

blue_star
29th May 2007, 08:47 PM
Sending Dylan loads of love and hugs, hope he feels loads better soon!:luv:

*Pauline*
29th May 2007, 11:09 PM
I think he is back to normal now. I am still going to feed him rice and chicken for a few days to build him up. I hope I didn't make a mistake agreeing to antibiotics.

*Pauline*
29th May 2007, 11:20 PM
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Cathryn, Tanya, Lani, Kirsty, Coconut, Freesia, Sara, Murphy's Mum, Pam, Sharon, Lindsay, Laura, Sarah, Blue Star and Zippy for your kind messages. Hope I didn't miss anyone.

Pauline xxx

Cleo's Person
30th May 2007, 01:21 PM
Pauline,

Not at all, everyone here understands the concern for our furbabies. How's Dylan doing today?

Caraline
30th May 2007, 03:17 PM
Wow what a worrying time. I am glad Dylan seems better now. I hope he continues to improve.