getting frustrated & worried.. EDITED UPDATE 1 UPDATE 2

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UPDAT 2: we took her in they didnt give us a def diagnosis. They gave her a nausea shot and antibiotics to kick what ever out and gave us canned food to mix w/ her dog food to get her to eat and said if shes not better in a couple days call back.


Ok so i have a german shepered she will be 1 march 3rd. Had her first heat cycle around dec 2nd done around jan 23 i think. Ok now shes been laying around alot and i put food down yesterday (friday) around noon and she ate half of what she normally does and hasnt touched it since.. im not sure if shes been drinking water since thats always down. While in heat i kept her on lock down as we dont want any puppys.. dh took her outside during the last week of it and she took off to neighbors not sure if there is a dog over there but since we've lived here since oct ive hear/seen no dogs so im not sure theres a dog over there she was done a few mins. He says nouthing happend but idk. And from my understanding its only the 2nd week of the cycle she will let another male mount so she would have been out of that time frame? But she doesnt want to eat her dog food and she has been laying around ALOT. We had chicken for lunch and she ate a couple tiny square pieces of that but not really gobled it up. So i know no ones a vet in here was just wanting opinions. I did call the vet earlier and they said im over feeding her she gets 2c. Of food 3x a day and normals eats it right up. And shes not over weight so i dont understand how id be over feeding her and since shes still technically a puppy i thought you're suppose to feed them 3x a day?

Tia :)

OK SO NOW IM FREAKING OUT ABOUT PYROMETRA OR WHATEVER ITS CALLED THAT DOGS CAN GET. I GOOGLED SOME SYMPTOMS AND WHAT NOT AND THAT CAME UP :( NOW I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD HAVE TAKEN HER TO THE VET BUT THE VET DIDNT MENTION THAT COULD BE A POSSIBILITY JUST LOOKING FROM GOOGLE IS HOW I COME ABOUT THIS.

Update 1: she threw up about 15 mins ago yellow and whiteish color she has vet apt at 10. Will update when we get answers.
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by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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EireLass
by Silver Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Are you sure of the spelling? I've never heard of that.

Quoting holmes212:

The male doctor is great there its the lady doctors that seem to bush things off and i didnt think to ask which doctor was answering my questions.. i am really worried about that pyromat or whatever its called that dogs can get. I read about it on google. The vet didnt mention anything about it
Quoting EireLass:

A big part of a vets training is in dealing with the owners. They are trained (whether they are capable of it upon working....) to deal with the owners concerns, appease the owners, listen to the owners, talk to the owner professionally, as well as on the owners terms. You should always pick a vet the same way you pick a doctor for yourself. Someone who's on the same page as yourself as far as the care you'd like the pet to have, you're beliefs on pet ownership, etc.

An example...we're new to this area. We have 3 large dogs. We only vaccinate for Rabies. We do not put any chemical applications on the dogs. We have our ways of dealing with pet issues.  When seeking out a vet, we explained this when they asked us about things. She was very willing to listen to our reasons, and let it be at that. She's smart in knowing if she's not on the same page as us, we can always go elsewhere.

Quoting holmes212:

They didnt seem to be concerned i almost feel like they ignored that fact. Im going to see when the guy vet is in and take her he does a great job and always seems concerned as for the others they kind of push it off.

Quoting EireLass:

2 cups 2x/day.But never mind the amount of food....what did the vet say about her behaviour?




holmes212
by Bronze Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Pyometra sorry ive never heard of it so i had to recheck the spelling oopsie sorry :/


Quoting EireLass:

Are you sure of the spelling? I've never heard of that.

Quoting holmes212:

The male doctor is great there its the lady doctors that seem to bush things off and i didnt think to ask which doctor was answering my questions.. i am really worried about that pyromat or whatever its called that dogs can get. I read about it on google. The vet didnt mention anything about it

Quoting EireLass:

A big part of a vets training is in dealing with the owners. They are trained (whether they are capable of it upon working....) to deal with the owners concerns, appease the owners, listen to the owners, talk to the owner professionally, as well as on the owners terms. You should always pick a vet the same way you pick a doctor for yourself. Someone who's on the same page as yourself as far as the care you'd like the pet to have, you're beliefs on pet ownership, etc.

An example...we're new to this area. We have 3 large dogs. We only vaccinate for Rabies. We do not put any chemical applications on the dogs. We have our ways of dealing with pet issues.  When seeking out a vet, we explained this when they asked us about things. She was very willing to listen to our reasons, and let it be at that. She's smart in knowing if she's not on the same page as us, we can always go elsewhere.

Quoting holmes212:

They didnt seem to be concerned i almost feel like they ignored that fact. Im going to see when the guy vet is in and take her he does a great job and always seems concerned as for the others they kind of push it off.


Quoting EireLass:

2 cups 2x/day.But never mind the amount of food....what did the vet say about her behaviour?






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OrientalLily
by Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Quoting holmes212:




Sorry! I must have missed reading that. Your poor girl doesn't seem to be having any luck :(
I truly hope she's ok. Best of luck to you and her.
EireLass
by Silver Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Okay, not so much to worry about. She's acting just like anyone who has an infection going on in their body that they can't kick on their own. Call the vet first thing tomorrow and tell them you're coming in. But be prepared to leave her, they will remove all her female organs, and you'll have an added expense. Not sure what they charge to spay, but they are not only spaying, they are going to clean out her abdominal cavity of any endometrial tissue, infections, etc. They'll send everything to pathology. So it'll cost more, and you'll also have follow up exams that you wouldn't typically have with a spay. Tell them this can not wait, you'll be in soon.

Quoting holmes212:

Pyometra sorry ive never heard of it so i had to recheck the spelling oopsie sorry :/
Quoting EireLass:

Are you sure of the spelling? I've never heard of that.

Quoting holmes212:

The male doctor is great there its the lady doctors that seem to bush things off and i didnt think to ask which doctor was answering my questions.. i am really worried about that pyromat or whatever its called that dogs can get. I read about it on google. The vet didnt mention anything about it
Quoting EireLass:

A big part of a vets training is in dealing with the owners. They are trained (whether they are capable of it upon working....) to deal with the owners concerns, appease the owners, listen to the owners, talk to the owner professionally, as well as on the owners terms. You should always pick a vet the same way you pick a doctor for yourself. Someone who's on the same page as yourself as far as the care you'd like the pet to have, you're beliefs on pet ownership, etc.An example...we're new to this area. We have 3 large dogs. We only vaccinate for Rabies. We do not put any chemical applications on the dogs. We have our ways of dealing with pet issues.  When seeking out a vet, we explained this when they asked us about things. She was very willing to listen to our reasons, and let it be at that. She's smart in knowing if she's not on the same page as us, we can always go elsewhere.

Quoting holmes212:

They didnt seem to be concerned i almost feel like they ignored that fact. Im going to see when the guy vet is in and take her he does a great job and always seems concerned as for the others they kind of push it off.
Quoting EireLass:
Juniper53098
by June on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Hope she's better soon!!

EbonySnow
by Desiree on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:04 PM

 i hope your dog is ok

teesoloca
by Platinum Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 5:13 PM

 hope she gets better soon!

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