Sarah wrote:I'm glad Vanya is feeling better. I would not go by how a dog acts at the vet. When Tess had her kidney infection, she seemed normal to the vet who first saw her. I knew she was a little subdued, but honestly, she was just acting like a normal dog. She wound up hospitalized for 3 days. The adrenaline when they are at the vet makes them act better than they are.
Tell me about it! I find it hard to believe some vets still assume that if a dog is bouncing around in their office, he must be fine. That's why I'm glad Frank (husband) actually did what I asked him to do: told the vet that we wanted an abdominal x-ray (I'm not sure how you do that on a bouncing pitty) and a full range of blood tests and tick-borne disease tests. Go, Frank!
The vet told Frank to give Vanya 1/3 of his normal dinner last night. Frank did, and Vanya threw up again. This worries me, but then again, everything worries me. Frank says Vanya seems fine--bright eyed, active, pink gums, no obvious pain.