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26 December 2010

We took the dog to the hospital last night [More:] Tiger, our eight-year old Golden show dog reject (no really, her parents were show dogs, but she has a heart murmur, so she can't be bred.) started acting funny. The boy told me it sounded like bloat, so we took her to a clinic right away. It was midnight when we got there.

Tiger's okay, but the vet said she did sound like she was having symptoms of bloat. They x-rayed her and found her stomach was normal, but she had some irritation in her GI tract and gave her some (essentially) Pepcid AC shots and one to calm her nausea so she wouldn't keep swallowing air, thus making the potential bloat worse.

She came out of the back just fine, running up to us, happy to see us, and then running around the empty 24-hour clinic office, sniffing things. We got home at about 2:30 am, and she crashed out. She's a little slower this morning, but she seems much better. Still, I'm so worried about her. She's the best dog we've ever had, and I know we'll lose her some day, I just don't want it to be now.

Here's a few pictures of her:

With my sister's dog, Layla

From a couple of nights ago
post by: gc at: 13:22 | 14 comments
Tiger has those eyes that anyone could love.
posted by Ardiril 26 December | 13:49
Aww. Do good, Tiger.
posted by rainbaby 26 December | 13:59
She's SO pretty. Hope she is back to 100% normal super-quickly.
posted by gaspode 26 December | 14:01

Hope she continues better.
posted by galadriel 26 December | 14:42
Tiger's a peach!
posted by Atom Eyes 26 December | 14:49
Oh, what a sweetheart. It's good to hear she's seeming to feel better, and here's hoping it continues until she's right as rain. Take good care, Tiger!
posted by Elsa 26 December | 15:04
I was so afraid to click on this and so glad it has turned out well. In my experience with five dogs, their passings were always tragic, but three out of five involved some bitter irony that made it all the more painful. Stay well, Tiger.
posted by oneswellfoop 26 December | 15:33
What a sweetie! I'm glad everything turned out for the better & hope she continues on the mend. Maybe she snuck some holiday goodies while no one was looking!
posted by chewatadistance 26 December | 17:58
She looks like such a sweet pup! I hope it's all better and stays that way now.
posted by dilettante 26 December | 19:55
Look at that face, such a sweetie! Glad everything is going well, and hope it continues to do so!
posted by deborah 26 December | 20:29
She seems to be doing better. I've been keeping an eye on her all day. She's still a little sluggish, but she's eating and drinking again. She may not have the energy, but she has been making sure she's where she can see people. And towards the end of tonight, we've been seeing the same bright look we normally do. So she should be as good as new soon.

Thanks for the well wishes. Like I said, she's the best dog I've ever had, and I don't want to lose her.

Here's another one of her, feeling better. Also, sister and grandma.
posted by gc 27 December | 01:43
We took Saedy to the vet today and she had to have surgery to have a bowel obstruction removed. It's a rough time of year for doggies, even when it's not holiday related (they were telling us holiday horror stories to keep our spirits up, as we were so anxious about poor miserable Saedybear).

Glad to hear Tiger is still improving.
posted by galadriel 27 December | 20:09
Aww, Saedy! She's pretty.

While we were at the vet, the doctor said that one dog that came in that night had eaten a starfish, like a decorative, dead starfish.

Tiger's back to her old self. That was nice to see. I hope Saedy gets better!
posted by gc 27 December | 22:22
Hooray for Tiger!

They say I can go get Saedy at 5 this evening, but she's doing fine so far.
posted by galadriel 28 December | 09:43
NYC's White Boxing Day.... || Belated Christmas Feel-Good Video Post