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    Default Re: Vomiting for 2 days...

    Could the item be something from daycare? I'd take that into the daycare and ask them if they can identify it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libra926 View Post
    Wow. You know.....it would be awesome if we could get you to write your story into an informative article for others. This is so very serious!
    In a heartbeat. I write pages for web publication all the time. Be happy to document this for others.

    Its crazy how time is of the essence with this. Youw ait too long and they simply die.

    My breeder told me tonight he lost a pup who had eaten a rock. Had no idea he even ate it.

    Dexter (mentioned above) ate a bunch of little square tiles. Only way they found out was touching his belly and hearing the "clinking" noise :-/

    Once it gets to the stage baxter was at, you have to move quickly I guess. Have I said it too many times yet? you guys saved his life. THANK YOU!

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    Thank God!!! I've been checking all night for your update... I'm so glad that they found it!!! I agree with you wholeheartedly @desertskybulldogs, @2BullyMama and @Manydogs saved Baxter without a doubt... I hope you call your vet tomorrow & let him have it!!! Hope you guys sleep well tonight..


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    Thank GOD Baxter is ok!!!

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    Aww I'm just reading this thread now, and I'm so glad you took Baxter back to the vet, and got a specialist to look at him.
    My male Dozer has swallowed 3 socks and a dishcloth, and so far has been able to pass them by either throwing them up, or pooping them out. Most of the time he just passes the object and doesn't show any signs of illness, diarrhea, or vomiting, he will eat, drink, and play normal, and we don't even know that he's swallowed something, until he poops it out. Twice though, he did get really sick and he had all the signs of obstruction, started with vomiting, then diarrhea, and he was drooling water from his mouth, then after the vet visit, an X-ray, IV fluids, pain medication, and a laxative, he was able to pass the sock. I'm glad Baxteris okay now, and I wish him a quick and easy recovery. I hope he feels better soon, and is back to himself ASAP. Sending love, hugs and prayers to you and Baxter, feel better Buddy
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    Your whole story so much reminds me of Yuna's.... except the dang dog-ters had me running in circles for two weeks. The sad part is I KNEW I KNEW and I was weak and let them tell me I was wrong. My regular vet was not in town, as soon he got back, I called him and told him to cut her open!

    I'm just so glad it was detected. Yuna's was a doughnut, so at least a small portion of food was still able to pass through. That may be the only reason she lasted 2 weeks. It was really stuck to her intestines, doc said another couple of days or less it would have ruptured the tissue and she would have become septic and died.

    You asked earlier why we knew and they didn't.... it is about knowing our breed and what they are capable of, and eating things is so high on that list! Not only that, someone here has gone through the same thing and we hear the same symptoms.... no we are not vets, but I know there are others here like myself who have studied EBN for several hours a day for years, (almost 4 now!) which is a bulldog vet book within itself. Most of the problems posted I have never had experience with, but have seen many others go through it. So we share what we know or what we have tried.

    Give Baxter the BIGGEST hug from us, and yes your story will now help so many others. I am going to tag you in obstruction threads too, to share what you know, if that is okay?

    So glad Baxter is doing well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter Tiberius View Post
    They got it out.

    I can't recommend enough Miami Veterinary Specialists Hospital. They had experts right there on call, ready to do the surgery within 5 minutes of me walking in. Another 24 hours and Baxter would've been a goner.

    So I hope this helps someone else in the future. Sudden, unexplained vomiting in large volumes with inability to poop, water and goop dripping from the mouth all over the floor .... suspect obstruction.

    Craziest thing. As I walked back in to check on baxter, out came his buddy from doggy daycare: Dexter. Another english bulldog. Also 6 months old. Literally could be his twin. I thought they were walking baxter out the front door! Incredible. Dexter was there to get his staples out. He was in the week prior for obstruction too. He'd eaten his mommy's new backsplash tiles.

    Here's the object they pulled out of baxter. No idea what it is or where he got it. Rubbery ... half digested ... smelled horrible. And fairly large (golf ball)


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    Thank you. I don't mean to be over-dramatic or anything, but I was seriously a total mess tonight at the thought of losing him. What a big baby geez! And its no overstatement to say you guys saved Baxters life. Surgeon confirmed it was serious.
    Thank you thank you.
    Kevin, I'm just reading through all of this and am so glad that Baxter is ok and the specialist got the object out. You weren't being a big baby at all - Baxter's life was in danger and you did what we all would be doing, worrying our hearts out. What an ordeal to go through. Big to you and Baxter.
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    I don't know if you saw my other post....we posted at the same time. Since you are unable to identify the object....maybe take it into your daycare and see if they know what it is. Also...let them know that, like a lot of babies....he has a habit of putting things into his mouth that he shouldn't. Make sure they have that labeled so that they will know his habits when he spends the day at daycare. Orion is our little "seafood" eater. She see's something she thinks is food and she eats it. She has swallowed 3 teddy bear arms now. Luckily she throws them up...sometimes days later. The santa hat was missing from her Christmas teddy....and I didn't think too much of it until she threw it up several days later. Vegas threw up once....a rubber band! Orion pulled the rubber grips off her kennel handles and swallowed them. I noticed one was missing and I had to go back and watch my videos and look thru photos of the kennel to try and determine when it disappeared. The last photo I had of the rubber grip was 2 weeks prior. Sure enough...she threw it up. Then the little stinker tried to remove the 2nd rubber grip!

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    Omg, you saved his life by trusting your gut and taking him to the emerg! That's a huge piece of whatever that is. Are you going to tell your old, and now EX, vet what happened? It's so shocking that you and Baxter had to go through that.
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    @Libra926 -

    Just caught your post. Ill be honest. i am done with the whole scene. I am not bringing baxter to dog parks anymore. They are disgusting, and filled with so many diseases. Owners don't pick up poop. He just ends up getting fleas, ticks, or kennel cough. Im not bringing him to doggy daycare anymore. They feed him grain-based treats, and let larger dogs "tumble" him (resulting in his dislocated leg), and you're right - I am betting he got that object in his mouth from there. Because I watch him like a hawk usually. Every time I have brought baxter around large quantities of other dogs, he has left the situation sick as hell, and I am tired of it. He has been on four courses of antibiotics, had kennel cough for something like 16 weeks. Four ticks pulled off him. Two bouts of fleas ... and endless other random problems. *every* one of them was after taking him to a heavily dog-trafficked place. When he's with me, in my apartment, and at parks/beaches that have zero dogs - he stays healthy. No fleas. No sudden infections. No unexpected health issues. Or when he's with family friends animals whom I know are vaccinated, healthy, and clean. So that is going to be his life from now on. Im sick of other people making my dog sick. Plain and simple.

    As for the vet .... I want to line up every doctor I have ever had and give them an earful, but I have to restrain myself.
    There is absolutely no excuse why a bunch of "lay people" (us) are CONSISTENTLY able to diagnose things better than they can.
    You would be blown away at my track record of diagnosis on my own health issues with a complete fail on the part of numerous doctors.
    Self diagnosed and self treated. Ultimately self cured. They hate Google. Google is the greatest thing public health has ever seen.

    What I will do, is write a quick note that looks something like this, and send it to her:

    * Sudden violent/extreme vomiting
    * Excessive Salivation
    * Lethargy, dehydration, loss of appetite
    * Inability to defecate <---------------- key!
    * Large amounts of mucous exiting anus
    * Normal upper GI tract, utterly messed up lower GI tract <---- key!
    * Elevated Liver Enzymes
    * Negative Parasite/Giardia/Heartworm
    * Normal Temperature
    * Clear X Rays, Clear Ultrasound <--- means nothing! object was soft spongy rubber. Undetectable!

    Diagnosis: POSSIBLE INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION - urgent attention necessary.

    That's speaking her language. She will hopefully internalize the list of symptoms, and remember the possible diagnosis, and save another puppy's life.

    Kevin
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    With regards to parks -poops ,fleas etc we use flea/tick treatments ,and worming tablets regularly -never had a problem ,(we also vaccinate against kennel cough) we also visiting shelters quite regularly ,sadly not everyone is a responsible dog owner that is why i try to fully prepare my pets for that
    We dont have doggy day care , but i would still prefer take my dogs on daily walks instead-they can socialise with other dogs there
    I wouldn't leave my dog with a total stranger and 20 other dogs as they cant watch each and every one of them at once

    Im glad you got to the bottom of it and wish Baxter well
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    Thank God Baxter is alright, my heart was pounding and I was so nervous when I read about Baxter, I was so worried about him. I am glad that the emergency room found what was making him so sick. God Bless You and Baxter. I feel so much better now, knowing that Baxter will be alright. Susan Moore (My 0tis)

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