Dutton seemed to have a few issues when I first got him. Aside from the fact that he was bigger than he should have been, or so the breeder lead me to believe, he has thrown up on an irregular, regular basis, food and bile 1 or 2 x a week. It didn’t look very concerning and believe me I’m a Mama that doesn’t hesitate to call the Doctor/Vet, if I think anything is wrong.
I will usually try some of my remedies from past experiences or something a little natural. This was a tough one to pin point. He’d pout a little while I worked at home during the day but no other real signs of anything wrong til.., well till he was actually throwing up. After it was out he was full of energy and ready to play.
When the last vomit came up, it was a lot of grass. I usually have such a close eye on him that he doesn’t get a chance to eat grass but I slipped for 5 minutes and let him lye in the grass with his friend Doxie. The second vomiting, directly after the first had what was left of the grass but also a pink hughe in the bile with the grass. I knew it was blood.
I immediately called the Vet. Luckily it was Friday and this, Favorite vet of 30 yrs was in. We rushed to the vet. Unfortunately, he had to put Dutton on some medication to soothe his stomach. We may have to change his food. I am doubtful about that because I’ve used the same brand for 14 years and none of my baby dogs have had any issues.
I truly believe this was caused or developed due to something the breeder did or gave the pups. When I first brought Dutton home, the vet (a different one), thought he was blind. Two days later that was fine. However, he did present lethargic for days.
This Vet did tell me something that really concerned me. Some breeders give the pups a shot (I don’t know the medical term. I’ll get back to you on that), which causes the pups to be lethargic. This shot can cause blindness and deftness. Not to mention other life altering things, healthwise.
I can say this; I have traveled distances to get new pups before, but I’ve always gone to their home. This time I met with the breeder, out of state, near her home but not at her home. I won’t fall prey to that again. When I advised her of the vets concerns with the possible blindness, she went bazerk on me through texting about she had her vets proof, etc. (not possible, by the way). This breeder went from very nice to crazy woman.
I love Dutton. He’s not going back to her. No matter that he is now twice the size of either of the parent pictures the breeder initially sent me. He is Loved and has a family here. He will get well and live a great happy life with us.
Remember Your Babies Need the Proper Hydration, when they are feeling well or sick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S24uRpysiJE
These Treats are Good: (but they need to like that particular fruit first), this is a non spicy, non greasy, dry crunchy treat, 5 stars from me: https://amzn.to/2Zsbend
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