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    Daisy is going through a tough time,she started vomiting night before last and then yesterday she developed diarrhoea,I starved her for 24 hrs and just gave her water. Thankfully she's not vomiting any more but it's now exiting the other end.thank goodness for vinyl floor covering in the utility room.
    She's not passing any blood or mucus and seems lively and alert.She had a small few nuts yesterday evening(bad idea) and is still drinking and passing urine.
    Soooo, do I give her another 24 hours or make a vet appointment for this evening.I'm not sure what else we can do but keep her hydrated and let this thing pass through.
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    My view: when in doubt, or if something carries on longer than I expected, I always ring my vets and ask their opinion. I always feel they are best placed to evaluate the symptoms and recommend what to do. If this has been going on more than 48 hours, I probably would be going in to the vet but ring them and I am sure they will advise.
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    I have had this with Pippin in the past as he can suffer with his bowel ,it's very sensitive.
    If starving for 24 hours didn't work I always called the vet.I'm sure they will advise. Let us know how it goes.Hope she is well soon.

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    Seems like things were worse than I thought.We're back from the vet with a sick little girl.She has a bacterial infection and her tummy and bowel are filled with gas.She got two injections, one to reduce inflammation and I don't know what the second one was for because the moment she got the second jab in her neck she went for the vet like a crocodile and howled like a maniac, then she went for me and finally turned on my Husband.She screamed for about 3 minutes and finally calmed down.(Please let her not have SM)
    She's off food for another 24 hours and got antibiotics called Marbocyl(Marbofloxacinum) and hopefully she'll be able to eat quarter of her usual food tomorrow evening.
    I also got to discuss the cat problem with the Vet and to trap/neuter/release the males is €45 each, so if I can capture the first of them I can get them done on saturday week.
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    I never allow vets to inject in the neck or back; I always ask for the thigh so that might be a consideration in future.

    Given that reaction though, you really might want to consider checking out her neck area further when she is feeling better -- I've never heard of such a reaction where the dog actually tried to attack people or owners.
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    Sins wrote:

    "She got two injections, one to reduce inflammation and I don't know what the second one was for because the moment she got the second jab in her neck she went for the vet like a crocodile and howled like a maniac, then she went for me and finally turned on my Husband"

    I find that hard to believe, or else she must be in horrific pain .
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    Oh how horrible!!! Poor little thing. That is really a very extreme reaction...what did you vet say when it happened?? Hope she's feeling better.
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    That is really a very extreme reaction...what did you vet say when it happened??
    The first priority was preventing her from falling off the examination table!!!! Second was trying to console her and calm her,third was getting the kids out of the room - remind me to never again allow kids in, but I didn't expect her to get injections.
    The vet made some comment about "not expecting that from the breed".
    What I found more worrying was that she accepted the injection in the right side of her neck with a mild whimper, but on the left side, all hell broke loose,we weren't in any danger of being savaged but luckily she didn't bite anyone, I don't think it was a coordinated attack, but as we ringfenced the exam table to stop her tumbling off, she lunged at out outstretched arms, mouth open squealing.Looking back on it, I think it was an extreme reaction to the trauma, pain and illness(and possibly being at the end of her heat).Whatever happened she was in severe physical pain.Actually now that I recall, she leaped off my knees barking and lunged at my neighbour on Tuesday when she gave me a bunch of flowers! Somehow she perceived the flowers as a threat....
    She seems to be improving though, she's hovering around the fridge and the tail is wagging and is back to her sweet self.She's facing into day three without food and hopefully she'll make a quick recovery.
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    for you. Sounds like a scary experience. I would have been so upset.
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    I would still definitely have this checked more thoroughly and consider an MRI, perhaps in the UK on the low cost schemes. I can put a question to Dr Rusbridge if you'd like but to be honest, having addressed a lot of queries to her in the past, I am sure she would recommend investigating further by a specialist if only to eliminate this as a concern.
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