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Thursday night Mercedes ate her dinner and was put out in her pen to potty, my husband said she had a hard time with her poo, it was soft and stuck to her, he brought her in and cleaned her up and she vomited, she had been her happy self all day. He took her to her vet Friday morning she looked her over and sent her home with 2 meds for nausa and vomiting. I came home friday evening and she was not her normal self. Sat morning she seemed better but not eating much, she is drinking water. I asked my husband again what happened thursday night and he said she was fine until she had trouble with her poo. I asked what the poo looked like and he said it was thin and soft. I asked him if they checked her anal glands and her said no. after reading about anal glands I checked and she feels full right under her rectum. My question is should I take her to the ER and have them expressed or do I wait til morning and take her back to her vet. She is still not very interested in food but will eat her treats. I am not happy with the vet or my husband who should have called me when this started.
 

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Oh, Cathy. I know you are a worrywart like me when something isn't right.

If she hasn't eaten since Thursday she is probably dehydrated. Anymore vomiting or loose stool since she saw the vet on Friday?

Have you tried to get her to eat a little boiled chicken and rice? That usually works unless a dog is really sick.
 

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When was the last time she actually ate anything substantial? I would worry about her being dehydrated if she is not drinking. I don't think a trip to the ER is essential here but keep an eye on her and see if she becomes lethargic or shows any signs of a severe nature. Try to not be too upset with the hubby. It sounds like he tried to do what was right for her. XOXOX!
 

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Marg, she has been drinking and the vet said she was not dehydrated. I took her to the er and had her anal glands expressed, the doctor said they both were full about the size of a cranberry. I have been giving her boiled chicken, she will eat treats and was begging last night for some of ken's dinner. My husband is very bad about giving her and the boy's people food.

She only vomited one time and her stool is still soft but formed. She was very bright and freindly with the er doctor. I will take a stool sample to her regular vet tomorrow if she is not improved. I wonder if it was her anal glands bothering her.

And yes I am a major worrywart.
 

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Marg, she has been drinking and the vet said she was not dehydrated. I took her to the er and had her anal glands expressed, the doctor said they both were full about the size of a cranberry. I have been giving her boiled chicken, she will eat treats and was begging last night for some of ken's dinner. My husband is very bad about giving her and the boy's people food.

She only vomited one time and her stool is still soft but formed. She was very bright and freindly with the er doctor. I will take a stool sample to her regular vet tomorrow if she is not improved. I wonder if it was her anal glands bothering her.

And yes I am a major worrywart.

She loves everyone. She wants to please everyone. I love her. Her glands were pretty full. As long as she is nibbling and drinking she is doing fine. I would worry about her too. She should start feeling better soon.
 

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She loves everyone. She wants to please everyone. I love her. Her glands were pretty full. As long as she is nibbling and drinking she is doing fine. I would worry about her too. She should start feeling better soon.
Thanks Tina, she is nibbling and drinking. I wonder if she was stressed, I was visiting my daughter in Texas last week.
 

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I hope your little Mercedes gets well soon. It's so heartbreaking when
our little ones get sick. As for the hubby, I don't let mine take them to the vet anymore. When he would return he could not answer my questions:angry:
 

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Thanks Tina, she is nibbling and drinking. I wonder if she was stressed, I was visiting my daughter in Texas last week.
Here's my assessment of Malts after 25 years working in a vet's office.. they are not like other breeds :) ONE little piece of another dog's dry food, ONE little piece of something off the floor, ONE little trip away from home, ONE "missing Mommie", ONE little chew on vanilla cow ear... you get my drift!

I'm constantly checking for coccidia or pancreatitis!! Stress can create both. But I think mostly, they are just very sensitive little dogs that can get outa whack very easily, digestion wise. Unless it continues again, I'm going to go into other Malt issues here. That will only stress you out.

See how she is by tomorrow and then go from there. Had similar issues here this weekend. It sucks! (all from stress, ingestion of paper plate, yah ... paper plate, chewing on cow ears and 1 little piece of treat off of the floor at training class). I feel for ya!
 

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Thanks Tina, she is nibbling and drinking. I wonder if she was stressed, I was visiting my daughter in Texas last week.
Could be, she so adores you.
 

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My husband is very bad about giving her and the boy's people food.
If she's not better tomorrow, I would have your vet draw blood. I'd be very worried about pancreatitis. While you were away, I bet your husband gave her more table food than normal. Sometimes even one bite of something fatty like ham, bologna, sausage, etc. can trigger an attack.
 

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I'm so sorry to hear about Mercedes.........poor sweetheart. I really think the problem is she is missing "BOB.":wub:

Ok back to Mercedes and being serious. I agree with trying to give her some chicken and rice........that's what everyone seems to give their fluffs when they are not feeling well. Most fluffs will eat a little. I have had issues with mine not eating sometimes but not since I started home cooking. Although kallie did throw up a little of her food the other night about four hours after eating............she was fine by morning and eating up a storm again.

have you tried to give her some pumpkin for the lose stools??? Is there any blood in the stools at all????

Sending kisses from Bob to Mercedes and licks from the pack! :)

Hope she gets to feeling better soon. Real Soon!!!!
 

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I'm so sorry to hear about Mercedes.........poor sweetheart. I really think the problem is she is missing "BOB.":wub:

Ok back to Mercedes and being serious. I agree with trying to give her some chicken and rice........that's what everyone seems to give their fluffs when they are not feeling well. Most fluffs will eat a little. I have had issues with mine not eating sometimes but not since I started home cooking. Although kallie did throw up a little of her food the other night about four hours after eating............she was fine by morning and eating up a storm again.

have you tried to give her some pumpkin for the lose stools??? Is there any blood in the stools at all????

Sending kisses from Bob to Mercedes and licks from the pack! :)

Hope she gets to feeling better soon. Real Soon!!!!
I did not think about her missing Bob, that could be the problem:HistericalSmiley:
 

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awww, cathy, i hope your sweet mercedes is feeling better soon and its just a small bout of stress colitis. reina got that a few times after we got her - usually after we had a lot of activity or trips, etc. - and its super scarey! luckily she hasn't had it in over a year now and we have been traveling and quite a bit. hugs to you and mercedes!
 

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Mercedes seems to be feeling much better:aktion033:she wanted her evening meal and has been chewing her bully sticks:aktion033:
 

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Cathy I am happy that Mercedes is feeling better and at least ate for you. It sounds like you are right on top of keeping up with her. Use your mommy senses and go from there. I hope she improves as the evening goes on.
 
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