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jewel
10th September 2007, 04:39 PM
I am hoping someone can help me out here. My little ruby isn't feeling well right now. We think she might have ate something out in the garden that is affecting her right now. She hasn't had a bowel movement since Friday and she isn't her self right now. She has been hiding in her crate or under a chair alot the last couple days. Yesterday my girlfriend picked her up and she let out a scream that something is bothering her right now somewhere. Her legs and back didn't seem to bother her when we felt around. I am just wondering if someone out there might have run into this problem in the past. Jewel was taken to the vet this morning and we are just waiting to hear from them.

WoodHaven
10th September 2007, 04:43 PM
My b-i-l and s-i-l have a pup I bred. This happened to them this past week. The 9 month old pup had an anal gland rupture Saturday. She was hiding and would cry if they picked her up.

Barbara Nixon
10th September 2007, 05:21 PM
Another possibility is a bowel blockage caused by an indigestible item.

coconut
10th September 2007, 05:50 PM
no experience in this area but let us know how she gets on at the vets!

Aileen
10th September 2007, 06:14 PM
A trip to the vet would be my first call
Aileen and the gang (Barney---Jazzie---Sam)

Karlin
10th September 2007, 08:22 PM
The right thing was definitely to get her to the vet. :thmbsup: Any time an animal shows pain the top priority should be to get it to a vet, and this is always a good idea if you think it may have eaten something risky as a garden is often full of poisonous plants, snail bait, etc... also if this is any kind of bowel blockage the dog can be showing pain -- and a blockage could be a very serious emergency situation if she has swallowed something that is stuck, or if the bowel is folded in on itself. Four days is a long while for a dog not to have had a single bowel movement. A vet needs to assess a situation like this when it has not quickly resolved itself. :xfngr:

Let us know what you heard back.

jewel
11th September 2007, 04:45 PM
jewel is doing Ok... The vet said she has some inflammation around her back. That is where the pain was coming from. We think her and our cocker spaniel must have played alittle rough and he doesn't realize how big he is. He also said that her bowels were empty so she must have been going to the bathroom somewhere and we must have missed it. Hopefully not in a secret place in the house and we haven't discovered it yet. The vet gave her a shot and she was doing great last night. She was alittle sore this morning but we will continue to give her medication and hopefully everything will be Ok.

coconut
11th September 2007, 04:52 PM
Thanks great! Hope that jewels gets better soon :flwr: and i really hope that she has no secret like toilet place!:eek:

Cathy T
11th September 2007, 11:21 PM
So glad she's feeling better.

Cathy Moon
12th September 2007, 01:16 AM
jewel is doing Ok... The vet said she has some inflammation around her back. That is where the pain was coming from. We think her and our cocker spaniel must have played alittle rough and he doesn't realize how big he is. He also said that her bowels were empty so she must have been going to the bathroom somewhere and we must have missed it. Hopefully not in a secret place in the house and we haven't discovered it yet. The vet gave her a shot and she was doing great last night. She was alittle sore this morning but we will continue to give her medication and hopefully everything will be Ok.
So glad to hear she's better. :flwr::flwr::flwr:

Years ago, I had a little dog with a bad back, and the vet told me not to let her jump on and off furniture. As long as she didn't jump, she was fine. Did your vet mention that?

CVFlagg
12th September 2007, 03:20 AM
Jewel-

I just had this exact same situation last week. We also went to the vets and he determined that he had pulled something right where the spine connects to the pelvic bone. We also got medication and were told to limit activity. A week later, we are much better. Hope Jewel has a quick recovery too!

Cleo's Person
12th September 2007, 10:26 AM
HOw is Jewel doing today?

jewel
12th September 2007, 12:04 PM
I have no idea what the doctor gave her that day at the vet but she is acting like a hurricane. I haven't seen her this excited in a long time. I got my baby back and she is happy. The vet told us to limit her activity but that is like trying to rope a wild bull. All she wants to do is play and chase the ball. I feel bad because I can't do it just yet. We are taking them on vacation this week so hopefully she will relax the entire time. Thanks to everyone that wrote to me.

Caraline
12th September 2007, 12:15 PM
I am glad to hear that she is okay. I was a bit worried when I read your first post (especially about the possible lack of poops), but all's well that ends well. :)

Cleo's Person
12th September 2007, 12:25 PM
I'm delighted to hear that she is back to being an extremely excited version of herself! :D

sallymum
12th September 2007, 03:58 PM
Glad she is ok.:)