View Full Version : Poor Henry is sick

21st April 2011, 01:51 PM
I don't know what's wrong with him :( It started last night when he was getting out of bed to go outside for his last wee before bed. He sort of staggered out of the bed and then just dropped onto his bum, as if he couldn't put weight on his back legs. We checked out his legs but they seemed fine and he wasn't limping really. It's as if something's wrong with his back end? Or maybe his hips? I had to lift him outside this morning to do his business and then he came in and scoffed his breakfast, as usual :confused:

I don't really know what his symptoms are but he just seems very uncomfortable? I've run my hand over him and he doesn't cry or whimper?

I'm now thinking that maybe he has eaten something he shouldn't have? He is constantly chewing on sticks...but wouldn't he be off his food if he had some kind of obstruction?

I have a vet appointment in an hour so hopefully they can figure it out. He looks so sad just lying in his bed :(

21st April 2011, 02:02 PM
Poor Henry .... I hope it is nothing too serious. Please let us know what the vet says.

Brian M
21st April 2011, 02:06 PM

We do hope he gets better soon ,will watch for your next post .

21st April 2011, 02:59 PM
Poor little chap:(

Keep us posted on how you got on at the vets


21st April 2011, 05:56 PM
Well, I'm glad to report he's much better :D The vet reckoned it was a virus of some kind. His temp was up and she thought he had abdominal pain - possibly pancreatitis - but it definitely wasn't a tummy bug because he didn't have any vomiting/diarrhoea. She gave him an injection and anti-biotic and painkillers and sent us on our way. If he's not a lot better tomorrow, I have to bring him back in first thing and she'll do bloods, etc. Hopefully, it won't come to that.

Thanks everyone :)

22nd April 2011, 11:14 PM
Watch for it being pancreatitis. Thing with pancreatitis is that normally they display tenderness. Also, my Nash (Cocker, not Cav) has had it several times, and it was what actually caused his diabetes. He's a big baby, and is very uncomfortable when he has it, and will either have the runs or throw up.

The last time he had it he literally got it from smelling cooking. I put him on Hills I/D (prescription food for intestinal disruptions) and he was better in a couple days.

And yes, he always is a bit hind end weak too.

Cindy and Claire

23rd April 2011, 01:06 AM
Also keep an eye on his knees. I have seen the slipping kneecap aka luxating patella condition in dogs before and their legs get wobbly and sometimes they just kinda sit down.

I would say a vet visit is in order. Please keep us posted!