View Full Version : Worried about Pippa

brid kenny
16th September 2008, 10:10 PM
Just tonight she has been squealing when I pick her up.....under her ribs I think.She is shiverng and is reluctant to jump up on chair which she normally does.

brid kenny
16th September 2008, 10:13 PM
Also she ate some grass this morning and didn't wee until about 5 this evening. She has pooped today. Don't know if any of that is relevant.

16th September 2008, 10:22 PM
does she have a temp? I'd take her to the vet to be safe. It could just be a tummy thing that lasts 24 hours or so (that has happened a few times with my dogs) but why take the chance and worry yourself to death.

Hope she is okay!

16th September 2008, 10:33 PM
Yes I'd take her to the vet in the morning and have her sleep near you so you know if she gets worse in the night. Shivering doesn't sound good. Can you ring the vet for advice?

Claire L
16th September 2008, 10:34 PM
Did you check her over BrĂ*d to see if she migh have hurt herself on something? Maybe she pulled something?? Do you have any painkillers that you could give her until you can get to the vet?

I hope it's just a pulled muscle or something :hug:Probably best to not let her jump up on anything tonight. Keep us posted yeah?

16th September 2008, 10:35 PM
Yeah, she may be fine by morning.The symptoms are very vague at the moment and unlikely you'd find a vet at this hour.Hope you get a peaceful night and let us know how she is by morning.

16th September 2008, 10:47 PM
Hope she's feeling better in the morning. Or that the vet can fix her quick. She's probably just overdone it a bit.
And Dougal eats grass all the time. sometimes in the morning before his wee and sometimes on walks. I've long since stopped worrying about him eating grass because it seems to do him no harm whatsoever. He's as strong as an ox.

Thinking of you and pippa :flwr:

16th September 2008, 10:55 PM
My Truman is going through the exact same thing right now. He yelps when we pick him up and won't jump on the couch, bed, etc...and if he does jump up, he cries when he lands. He can jump down fine, run, etc. He's been to two different vets, one 2 weeks ago (they put him on Rimadyl which he is now off of) and another one on Friday, and he was finally x-rayed. They didn't see anything wrong with his back / neck, so he's now on Robaxin (anti-inflammatory) and he also starts Metacam tomorrow, once the Rimadyl is out of his system. The vet thinks it's a pinched nerve caused by inflammation. I'm guessing the dogs were playing a bit rough and he got hurt.

He's also on STRICT cage rest, almost all day :(. I feel SO bad since he just loves to be with us at all times, but he can't heal if he's active. I also have him on Transfer Factor, MAX GXL, minerals and Antronex. I'm talking to my chinese doctor about another supplement I might order called Traumeel.

I would have him x-rayed first, to make sure it's not a bone / disc injury. Don't let him jump though, and I found if I have to pick up T his back has to be parallel to the ground, and I hold him close to me, and pick him up / put him down very slowly...then he usually doesn't cry. Good luck, and keep us posted! :flwr:

16th September 2008, 11:00 PM
Sorry she seems unwell. If you come to think she looks really worrying, then ring any branch of Anicare; there will be a mobile number to call 24 hours. They will tell you if she sounds like she needs to go in as an emergency.

brid kenny
16th September 2008, 11:06 PM
She is sleeping soundly at the minute and put her chest flat on the couch which took a while.

Cleo's Person
16th September 2008, 11:14 PM
Brid, I'm so sorry to hear Pippa is unwell. :xfngr: it's nothing serious. You're in my thoughts.

Cathy Moon
17th September 2008, 02:06 AM
Hope she feels better soon. :flwr:

Did you check her over for thorns, anal gland abscess, any hidden matt that could be pulling/pinching?

Cathy T
17th September 2008, 02:20 AM
Hate hearing that Pippa isn't feeling well. I sure hope she feels better soon.

brid kenny
17th September 2008, 08:14 AM
Thanks everyone. Didn't have a great night with her as she wouldn't lie down to sleep. She isn't squealing when I lift her but she is shivering.

17th September 2008, 08:29 AM
Brid Kenny
Did u manage to get a vet appointment for today??
PLease let us know how Pippa gets on.....get well soon Pippa:flwr:

17th September 2008, 08:32 AM
Sorry to hear Pippa is unwell, hope you can get her to the vet today..fingers crossed it can be sorted quickly.

17th September 2008, 09:40 AM
sorry to hear pippa is unwell but i would defo bring her to the vet and get her checked!

17th September 2008, 09:51 AM
Definitely vet in that case.Hope you get a quick appointment and they can figure out what's going on.

17th September 2008, 01:04 PM
Please send us an update. Were you able to get her seen?


17th September 2008, 01:07 PM
Hope to read good news about Pippa soon.

I hope she is feeling better and not shivering anymore. :xfngr:

17th September 2008, 04:35 PM
Hey Brid.
Any word on Pippa? It's so worrying when they're like that. Hope it's something straightforward.

18th September 2008, 05:36 PM
Brid, Truman started Metacam yesterday and it has made a huge difference as far as his pain. It's really helping him, and he hasn't yelped once and has that sparkle in his eyes again. It's a non-steriodal anti-inflammatory...maybe it's something you can ask your vet about?

20th September 2008, 09:34 PM
Hi Brid, sorry to hear Pippa has been unwell. Is she any better??

brid kenny
20th September 2008, 10:27 PM
Yes she's much improved thank god. Still sqeuling a bit when I lift her but she made it up the stairs for the first time in a long time today!

20th September 2008, 10:30 PM
Glad to hear Pippa is feeling better. :xfngr: she'll be back to her old self soon :flwr:

21st September 2008, 09:34 AM
glad to hear pippa is doing better!!!

21st September 2008, 09:57 AM
That's great Brid. She must have just pulled something so. Glad to hear she's recuperating :)

amanda L
22nd September 2008, 11:07 AM
Glad to hear Pippa is feeling a bit better, Brid, give her a cuddle from me:flwr: