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Janet, I am very distressed to read this news about Scooby. I know that you are doing everything possible to help him get better. Hang in there and we'll hope for the best with the bloodwork. Meanwhile, regardless of the results of the bloodwork, if he continues to have trouble you might want to ask your vet about a specialist.
 

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<span style="font-family:Comic Sans Ms">Janet...just read your post & literally feel like I've been punched in the stomach. I knew of Scooby's problem w/his leg but had no idea it was affecting other things as well. I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am. You are the best mommy and know you are doing everything right! I am praying for Scooby & you and just KNOW everything is going to be OK. I know we are a few hours apart, but honestly...if you need me for something, please let me know.

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Crystal </span></span>


<span style="font-family:Georgia">And me too mommy!!! Don't forget to tell them that I'm prayin' too!!! Get well Scooby!!
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Oh Janet, bless your heart. Poor Scoobs


I'm praying for both of you like crazy. I pray it's nothing serious, and I pray they find the cause of all this.

Gentle hugs to our little Scooby
 

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I hope and pray that Scooby is getting better. Could he have internal injuries from the groomer? Maybe he fell or something and they were afraid to tell you. Would an x-ray or MRI help? I do hope that he recovers quickly poor little guy.
Keep us posted.
 

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I hope and pray that Scooby is getting better. Could he have internal injuries from the groomer? Maybe he fell or something and they were afraid to tell you. Would an x-ray or MRI help? I do hope that he recovers quickly poor little guy.
Keep us posted.
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Believe me, we have thought of all posiblities as far as injuries go and I don't think anything other than the leg injury occured because he was eating really well up until the 3rd week of the Rimadyl, I am convinced what ever is going on is a result of that med. Our vet has checked him for pain in the abdomen and felt all his insides and said there is no obvious swelling or unusual internal problem that she can feel, hence we had the blood work done yesterday. I had no idea that was taken from their throat, poor little guy, but he was really good about it. He isn't idicative of pain internally, he is walking normally, seems normal in most ways except his appetite and inability to keep some foods down. The odd thing is he keeps the baby food down and so far the prescription food has stayed in this morning even though I had to force it down, he is not interested in food at all.
He is not a good patient with our vet, she is wonderful and loves him and his attitude and yesterday was the first time she actually got to hear his heart, I had an idea, I asked her to put the stethescope to her ears and let me show Scooby that I am the one putting it on his body, bingo, he was quiet and didn't growl cos it was me doing it and not the vet. She said his heart sounds good, nothing there unusual.
 

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Oh Janet! I'm so worried for both of you now. I hope that Scooby will be on the mend SOON. And yes, not knowing the cause after having such a healthy baby must be driving you just crazy. Did the vet suggest any x-rays? Do they do ultrasounds on dogs? Maybe that as well? It does seem very odd that all this happened right after the groomer--I know you think she is a wonderful woman and all, but even people who SEEM so wonderful...you just never know what goes on behind closed doors...I wonder if she is being honest...anyway, I will be pray for Scooby and for you for strength at this time...I tell you what--if anything ever restores my faith it will be this board and praying for all of our little ones...you are in my thoughts...I have to go out today but will check back later tonight...
 

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Janet - we're praying hard that you will soon know what's wrong and that it's nothing serious. Scooby, please be on the mend and back to your old self soon.

Lacie and Tilly say that they're praying too.
 

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I'm sorry dear little Scooby is sick
. I hope he gets better really soon. Boo was on Rimadyl a couple of yrs ago for his knee. He was only on 1/4 tablet a day for 10 days on 2 different occasions though. It worked a miracle on his knee & he didn't have any problems or side effects from it. I read about all the possible side effects though & was worried about giving him that med.the 2nd time. The vet did say 10 days only & gave only enough for those 10 days. I'll pray for Scooby to get better.
 

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I'm sorry dear little Scooby is sick
. I hope he gets better really soon. Boo was on Rimadyl a couple of yrs ago for his knee. He was only on 1/4 tablet a day for 10 days on 2 different occasions though. It worked a miracle on his knee & he didn't have any problems or side effects from it. I read about all the possible side effects though & was worried about giving him that med.the 2nd time. The vet did say 10 days only & gave only enough for those 10 days. I'll pray for Scooby to get better.
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The dose for Scooby was 25mg per day split into ½ morning and night as he was over 11lb when he started the treatment. I was told by my vet that she has patients on Rimadyl that have been taking it for life with no ill effect, but Scooby did have it when he was 18months old for his left knee when he had slight inflammation, he took it for 2 weeks with no ill effect and has not had a problem since with that left knee. This is his right knee which up until now he has never had a problem with, but due to whatever injury he sustained it took a little longer to get him painfree, hence the extra week on the med. He didn't start showing any indication of being sick till last Sunday when he was sick and refusing to eat, and has gone downhill since, ie weight loss, appetite loss, and not keeping anything down that I forced into him. Even water is making him sick, yet he is mobile and walking around and looks normal in every other way, it's got me so puzzled, but so far today he has kept his prescription food down, had done a normal poop, small but not runny, so I am praying maybe today is the turning point, but then Tuesday I also felt this way and he began vomiting again yesterday. He acutally ate about a tablespoon of boiled chicken and the same amount of baby food a little later and he threw up the chicken but kept the baby food, I am sitting here thinking perhaps he has developed an allergy to chicken after loving it all his life.. All the thoughts that go through your mind when your baby is sick and you can't figure out what the heck is going on really are very tiring. All I can say is he was fine till he took Rimadyl for the third week.
 

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Janet, I'm so sorry to hear that Scooby is not feeling well. I know how helpless you must be feeling and am sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts to both of you.


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oh.. im so sorry scooby isnt doing very well... im keeping you andscooby in my prayers.. please let us know how the blood panel goes
 

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oh no, not scooby doo
I bet he picked up a virus somewhere. Last time Sparkey was sick it lasted a long time but it was nothing major. I think it was like 2 weeks that he kept vomiting. I'm sure he will be just fine. let us know when you get the results
 
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