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Brian M
30th April 2011, 01:17 PM
Daisy has swallowed something and whatever it is it is stuck in her throat .I
was nailing up some plastic netting on a fence panel and am fearful its one of
those u shaped nails ,She is chewing and pawing at her jaw the vets cannot see
her till 4.30 pm is there anything I can do now to help ,I have probed around
inside her mouth with my fingers but cant feel anything.

30th April 2011, 01:29 PM
I would get her to an emergency vet or try every other available vet -- that CANNOT wait if there is even the remote possibility it is a U-shaped nail. Her life may depend on immediate action.

30th April 2011, 01:36 PM
Thoughts are with you and Daisy. Hope she's okay.

Brian M
30th April 2011, 01:36 PM
Tks already phoned 4 others no luck have more to try ,she has settled and in fact
has dozed off and is snoring as normal for her so if no good with others vets I will have to stay where I am till 4 and hope she stays asleep .When I phoned my vet at 1 he was there but just said to receptionist who kows me "closing for lunch earliest will be 4.30 " so we will have words .

30th April 2011, 01:54 PM
It's possible she may have some of the plastic netting caught between her teeth, check the roof of the mouth one of mine had a stick caught across there between the teeth.
Think I would have just gone down to the vet and banged on the door!!!! Not good enough when its an emergency.

Brian M
30th April 2011, 02:31 PM

No other vets available so no option but to wait but Daisy is still asleep .We had been out all morning so the girls have had no naps so at least they are all quiet and Daisy can do no further harm to herself .I am furious with the Vets but apart from having strong words my only other option is to change Vets but I have been with this group of five Vets for many years and the ones I normally ask to see are fine so should I look elsewhere .
As I was going outside at 12.30 my words to Dawn were "Its like having three two year olds with you outside as one of them is always doing something they shouldn't and I need eyes in the back of my head " how true but I enjoy the company .Shes awake and gnawing again I am going up now.

Brian M
30th April 2011, 02:56 PM

She's OK .:) Just as we were about to leave she came to me climbed up on my knee so I started gently stroking her head to calm her down then I curled back her lips on the side she was pawing at and at the very back lodged between her back two molars I could see something green .I slowly and gently prised it out with my fingers and what came away was a large piece of jagged plastic .Its the green plastic sleeve that loops over a masonry nail ,so she had chewed that and not the nail THE LITTLE HORROR ,why is it always DAISY it must be that name. After a big hug shes fast asleep so I shall cancel the Vets ,though still have words ,take them all out for a walk and give them a special tea followed by chilled melon and strawberries.
Thank you all ,as always in an emergency you look to CT and its members for help ,thanks again .:):thnku:

30th April 2011, 03:01 PM
OMG this is so frightening! I feel as if we are hearing all this horrid stories of our sweet cavies eating things they should not. I am being extra vigilent on watching Jack. THey are such little piggies and put everything in their mouths. I am so very pleased to hear Daisy's situation ended nicely. Give her extra hugs from Jack and I.

30th April 2011, 04:40 PM
I am so pleased you managed to find out what Daisy`s problem was Brian, you must have been so worried!
Poor Daisy, I`m sure she didn`t mean to worry you.

Sydneys Mom
30th April 2011, 04:44 PM
So glad Daisy is OK and back to her old self.:jmp:

30th April 2011, 05:35 PM
So glad for you Brian and hugs to Daisy

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30th April 2011, 05:51 PM
Glad to hear she is okay!

30th April 2011, 06:07 PM
I'm just reading this now and was dreading reading about what may have unfolded during the afternoon. Thank goodness you found what was causing Daisy's discomfort and all is well. Whew!!

30th April 2011, 06:12 PM
keep an eye on her just in case she swallowed some too... but sooooo glad she is fine. Daisy must be kin to Gracie... I need a 1000 eyeballs to watch her!

30th April 2011, 10:43 PM
I'm so glad Daisy is okay!

All the problems with dogs ingesting things here on the CTboard remind me to keep an eye on our Sophie. She's outgrown that tendency to put anything in her mouth, but I still should not trust her.

30th April 2011, 10:58 PM
I can't believe that your vet couldn't see you in an emergency. Wow. I'm glad Daisy is okay though.

Jasper and Holly
30th April 2011, 11:11 PM
Glad Daisy is ok. That is terrible that your vet wouldn't see you, and you would be one of his best customers with all your girls. I would be having words too.

30th April 2011, 11:16 PM
Whew. :)

It is like having a toddler- a perpetual toddler. Can't leave 'em alone for a minute! :shifty:

30th April 2011, 11:26 PM
Oh my, thank the Lord.

I swear, it is a BIG reminder to us all. I have taken SOOO many things out of Claire's mouth, and recently it was a piece of plastic that looked like the back door of a remote, but we could never figure it out.

I actually get scared taking her to my folks sometimes because they are ALWAYS dropping things on the floor and not realizing, like paperclips and whatnot.

Gives me heart attacks, that is for sure.

I can't believe you don't have an emergency Vet local. Thank goodness you figured it out.

30th April 2011, 11:47 PM
Thank God Daisy is ok.
Lucky you kept so calm; I would have been a nervous rack. The vets I just changed too are there 24 hours 365 days a year.

1st May 2011, 12:08 AM
Thank God she is ok!! How upseting for you. I'm feel so lucky to have two 24 hour emergency animal hospitals within 25 mins from me. It really is like having a 2 year old around. They get into everything! :roll:

1st May 2011, 01:58 AM
Sorry Brian, I have only just caught up with Dangerous Daisys events! I am so pleased she is alright. I would think about finding another vet that is available 24 hours a day. That is a shocking service! You can almost predict if there is going to be an emergency it will be out of working hours !

1st May 2011, 03:10 AM
I think it's immoral not to take an animal on because of "Lunch" and "full" and all those reasons, when they are open or available, they should do whatever it takes to accomodate even if they are not open. An animals life is on the line for gods sake. Thank god I live in NYC. I would've been jumping out of my skin. So glad she is allright Brian!!!

1st May 2011, 04:49 AM
Oh my gosh Brian...I am so sorry to read about all this. My heart was pounding as I poured through the whole post, and happily got to the point where she was alright!! Whew!

I am so glad she is okay. :lotsaluv:

1st May 2011, 08:09 AM
Hi Brian, just saw this thread about Daisy this morning, thank goodness she is okay. With Cavaliers and their mischievous and curious nature they certainly keep us on our toes!!:-)

On a serious note I'm pretty appalled by the attitude of your vet. I would have thought the practice would have an emergency system in place. I hope you manage to get this sorted with your vet or failing that find another vet who does.

1st May 2011, 10:53 AM
So sorry to read about Daisy Brian, but glad you were finally able to sort it out yourself, not a very co-operative vet and I would certainly be having words especially if they were your regular vet, we are so lucky our vets is a 24 hours one and only just last week had to rush Jasper to it with a very frightening scare.

1st May 2011, 11:14 AM
I am glad you found the cause and the issue was resolved. On the plus side, it surely helps to know now that she cannot be allowed out without supervision if she is capable of gnawing like this -- if she had swallowed that piece of jagged plastic, that could easily have caused serious damage or a fatality. She is only being a dog -- it is normal for them to gnaw -- but if you have a chewer like this, it is really important to manage what they have access to (for example, cannot be left with free access to the home when no one is there -- they can chew electrical cords) and also to make sure they always have appropriate chew toys they like.

On the vets -- FWIW I really don't think 'having words' is very productive; as they clearly had to triage cases. If you rang so many vets and they ALL could not take you and you had no idea what she had swallowed if anything (and it turned out to be nothing) -- then an emergency vets will prioritise their emergency cases as they must do. They can only provide the service they are equipped to provide and it was a bank holiday weekend as well. Other people also clearly had serious emergencies that needed more immediate care than what you were able to describe and they were in the end, right.

In such a case I actually would just have taken her in rather than waited at home, and hoped they could squeeze her in -- she would also have been where emergency treatment could be provided had she had a further failure. They probably made the (accurate) guess that if she was pawing at her mouth and you could not find anything that she was unlikely to have swallowed anything but to either still have something lodged in her mouth or have spat it out or been stung etc.

In all there are several things probably learned from the experience that will help you to keep her from getting into a similar situation. :thmbsup:

team bella
1st May 2011, 05:49 PM
Only just picked this up Brian. So glad dangerous Daisy is ok, she does keep you on your toes ha ha :smile:

1st May 2011, 08:26 PM
Just wondering how Daisy is doing today?

2nd May 2011, 06:40 AM
I'm really glad she's alright! Just read all this! What a crazy day for you guys! I agree with everyone who said they're like little toddlers sometimes. Ruby had a stage where she wanted to put every little rock in her mouth! Yikes! :)

Jessie and Ruby