Ella is sick :(

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby chewbecca » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:30 am

Thank you all!
We ended up talking to the vet a total of 3 times yesterday.
She had us extremely worried.

At one point she was just sitting, on her butt (which Ella RARELY does unless I give her the command), in the corner of our hallway, just drooling.
This was about 1/2 an hour after I got her to drink a few sips of chicken broth.

This was the third time we spoke to the vet.
The vet instructed us to give her one tablet of pepcid at that point.
So, we tried that, and my husband took her outside, and she pooped 6 golf ball sized turds.
About 1/2 an hour later, I was snacking on a mini bagel, and she expressed EXTREME curiosity in what I was eating (which is TYPICAL Ella and was NOT something she was doing Saturday or yesterday morning). So, I tried another piece of kibble.
She snatched it out of my hand, so I tried a bit more. She ate it.
She pooped several times yesterday, and she is doing MUCH better today.

I'll probably be taking her out on a leash from now on to avoid allowing her to eat grass.
And I'm going out first thing this morning and buying a big bag of Wellness Core Ocean (it's what she normally eats), and feeding her that.

That only thing left that is semi-bad about this situation is the money we lose out on the big bag of Orijen we had bought that is sitting in her Vittle Vault (or whatever that thing is called). lol

But I'll just grind that up and feed it to my roaches for my geckos. :))

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby msvette2u » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:54 am

Do you think she was constipated?
You could add fiber to her food. Ask your vet.

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby chewbecca » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:52 am

I think she was.
Whatever it was, was not settling well with her.
It was a combination of things, I think.
The food + grass=constipation, maybe?

All I know is, she's hungry today, and my dog food store doesn't open for another 10 minutes. And I hope she has the Core Ocean in stock.

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby Ilovethepits » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:17 pm

Very glad to hear that Ella is feeling better today and hope she continues to improve.

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby HappyPuppy » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:17 pm

Glad to hear she's doing better! Why are you so worried about her eating grass? I thought eating grass is often done to settle the stomach?

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby chewbecca » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:28 pm

Thanks guys.

Because eating grass is often (not always) a sign that a dog is not feeling well.
It's a symptom.
Ella's tummy was upset for whatever reason, so she was eating a LOT of grass, and I couldn't call her off of it.
And they cannot digest grass either. So it often makes them vomit or it comes out the other end when they poop. :sad:

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby suzi » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:58 pm

Good to hear Miss Ella is on the mend..... :thumbsup:

She is one pretty lil' lady,,,you could see it in her pix that she wasn't feeling well...Give her a squish from us!

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby dogs4jen » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:14 pm

I'm so glad Ella is feeling better.

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby chewbecca » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:23 pm

Thank you!!! :))

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby PaigeJ » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:48 pm

I'm so glad she's feeling better!! I was worried when I opened this thread.

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby CSilverman89 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:48 pm

Oh I rarely come in this section . . . thank GOODNESS she is alright!
I was worried at the begining of this thread.

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby Deniselynn » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:44 pm

Rebecca, glad to hear Ms. Ella is doing better.

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby Kingsgurl » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:49 pm

Me too!

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby Beowulf » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:19 pm

I was really afraid to open this thread. Glad everything turned out okay for you and Ella.

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Re: Ella is sick :(

Postby littleCloClo » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:07 pm

So glad Miss Ella is better!


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