Welcome to English Bulldog News! The #1 forum for the English Bulldog Enthusiast!

REGISTER today to share photos, stories, advice, get help and access member only features and forums.

P.S. Registered members do not see above advertisements!

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 42

Thread: Panicking!!!!

  1. #1
    Pooper scooper TastetheRainbow's Avatar
    Real Name
    Malissa
    Country
    United states
    Location
    Killeen, TX
    Posts
    25
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Erebus
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Panicking!!!!

    I am seriously panicking right now. Without my knowledge my mom gave my little guy a rawhide bone, apparently it was a small one like what she gives her Chihuahua's and he swallowed it whole. Since then he's been throwing up and has had watery poop. I'm scared to death that it's lodged somewhere in there. I called the vet he said to give him mineral oil and wait 48 hours, if he hasn't passed it or puked it up to bring him in however that's where the problem comes in. Last month we had taken a pup from someone who was going to take him out and shoot him because he was blind, deaf and had parvo. We didn't realize how bad it was and even after spending thousands he passed away, WHICH is why we were looking to add another pup to our household. I did NOT expect to need a vet this quickly after adopting this guy and our emergency fund is drained.

    Is there anything I can do to help coax this thing to pass other then mineral oil? My god I can't do this again. I know it was stupid on my part. I should have built up my emergency fund again before getting another pup but the opportunity was right there and it wasn't one I could pass up. I really don't know what to do right now. Again, I know it was stupid, please I don't want to be yelled at right now, I need help.

  2. #2
    Bulldog Vet in Training anatess's Avatar
    Posts
    1,491
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bullie & Angus
    Likes (Received)
    28

    Default Re: Panicking!!!!

    Oh no! Big hugs to you. I know how scary this can be.

    There's really not much you can do besides take him to the vet if the dog is still vomiting/diarrhea/no appetite. I would go ahead and just take him to the vet - explain to him your financial situation - I'm sure he'll understand as he got your money the last time - and see if he can put you on a payment plan for whatever cost the vet visit comes out to be. He'll probably order an x-ray and then it might not be too bad.

    Hope everything turns out okay!

    I got Bullied and loving it!
    Bella "Bullie" Rose, adopted on July 24, 2011

  3. #3
    Worlds Greatest Chef I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    cali baker's Avatar
    Real Name
    Henny
    Country
    United States
    Location
    The Crown City (Pasadena)
    Posts
    9,013
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Tate Rory & Finn Paddington
    Likes (Received)
    1464
    Blog Entries
    32

    Default Re: Panicking!!!!

    Nope, no yelling here, just a lot of concern for your bully and hugs to you. I would just follow what your vet has instructed you to do with the mineral oil. Did you give him some yet? Definitely, take him to see the vet if he is still showing signs of any distress--the vomiting, the diarrhea, lethargy. Do not force him to eat anything to "coax" the rawhide out b/c if he's throwing up, giving him some food may make things worse. And like anatess mentioned, please do speak with your vet; many times they are willing to work with the patient in setting up some sort of financial payment plan. Or have you heard of Care Credit? look into that and see if you can apply. Right now, the important thing is to bring your little guy to the vet to get checked out if he's continuing to experience the symptoms you have described. Please keep us posted!




  4. #4
    Norwegian Rose Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Vikinggirl's Avatar
    Real Name
    Monica
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Burlington, ON Canada
    Posts
    9,339
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bulldozer and Blossom
    Likes (Received)
    1724

    Default Re: Panicking!!!!

    Hi, hugs and love for you and your guy. My EB Dozer has swallowed socks, dish cloths, toys, he's my bully goat and eats anything that's not nailed down. He's always been able to either throw it up or poop them out. He's only once shown signs of obstruction like diarrhea, vomiting and drooling water from his mouth. It usually takes about a week for them to pass the objects they swallow. The last sock Dozer swallowed took a whole month. I've read of some members giving their dog a piece of bread to eat, and my vet always gives me a high fibre dog food to feed Dozer to help him move the sock out. I'm sorry you're going through this with your guy, and I hope he's able to pass it out On his own. Your vet may let you make payments, and some members on here use a card that is like a medical credit card, I'm not sure what its called, but that may be an option. Hopefully someone who knows what this is called comes along soon and can give you advice on what the card is called. Good luck Hun, and please keep us posted on how he's doing. Hopefully he will throw it up.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

  5. #5
    Dog Show Judge Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Lisabear123's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lisa
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Gainesville, Ga
    Posts
    2,454
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Brie
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Panicking!!!!

    You have been given good advice so far, I'll tag a few kore ppl that might b able to help as well. I do hope all turns out ok. It really can be so scary. Lots of hugs to you! @desertskybulldogs, @Texas Carol, @2BullyMama, @Twice, @Davidh, @Libra926

  6. #6
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    36,072
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    7602

    Default Re: Panicking!!!!

    No yelling or judgement will come from here..... we are all about help and support

    Hopefuly it is small enought to pass, but feed him bread and pure canned pumpkin - someone else mentioned Care Credit and here is a link with some infor to help with vet bills too.

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...With-Vet-Bills

    Please keep us posted.... all works out well and to you!
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  7. #7
    Texas Carol....put the heart in EBN Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Texas Carol's Avatar
    Real Name
    Carol
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    6,958
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Fat Cami
    Likes (Received)
    2234

    Default Re: Panicking!!!!

    Because it IS small, hopefully he will pass it. It is a wait & see situation tho.
    I'd do as your Vet suggests altho if he shows distress of any kind, take him
    in. Explain your situation to the vet, I think they will work with you. I'm very
    sorry what has happened prior and now, this too. Try to calm yourself and
    remain hopeful, this is not a foregone conclusion it will end badly. GOD bless
    and favor y'all in this and all things. Please let us know about your bully.


    My 1st bully, Brutus
    RIP beloved boy.

  8. #8
    EBN's SWEETHEART aka our little GOOB Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    ddnene's Avatar
    Real Name
    Tracey
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Posts
    11,695
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Willow (2015) Walter (2014) Winston (2012-13) Wellie (2012-13) Bella (2007-13)
    Likes (Received)
    4110

    Default Re: Panicking!!!!

    PLEASE don't panic!!! My bully Bella swallowed a HUGE rawhide one time, at first she was choking on it… and when my hubby tried to pull it out of her mouth she swallowed it!!! We about freaked out, but she was absolutely FINE!!! I watched her like a hawk for days (this dog also swallowed a live baby bird… LOL) and she was eating & pooping like normal. And of course she was wondering what all the fuss was about… LOL. I would do as your vet advised, and just keep an eye on her… Most vets offices do offer care credit, so that should ease your mind somewhat. Please keep us posted, we are here for you!!!

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
    RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie

  9. #9
    Pistol Packing Bullyagrapher Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Libra926's Avatar
    Real Name
    Cheryl
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    7,724
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Vegas and Orion
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    930
    Blog Entries
    44

    Default Re: Panicking!!!!

    I always jump the gun which is why my medical bills for Vegas and Orion are huge. I would be freaking out about a blockage. I think if they swallow something and you want them to puke it up....hydrogen peroxide. But I think it has to happen fairly quickly after the swallowing. Good luck.

  10. #10
    Head Pooper Scooper I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Davidh's Avatar
    Real Name
    David
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Fulshear, Texas
    Posts
    13,024
    Bulldog(s) Names
    BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri, & Katie
    Likes (Received)
    1282

    Default Re: Panicking!!!!

    In this case I would not induct vomiting as it could cause aspiration or the rawhide could get stuck. I would watch him closely and if he gets worse or lethargic, take him in immediately. There is credit care if he needs surgery, plus I'd tell mom she can put up some money too, and to never, ever, give a rawhide to a bully. Sorry you are going through this and I hope your baby gets through this OK.
    Have a Great Bully Day.
    Member of The Bulldog Club of America, The Bulldog Club of Texas and French Bulldog Club of America.
    Bully hugs from - BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri & Katie


  11. #11
    I can handle the whiskey, if you can handle the nuts Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Jennifer Clark's Avatar
    Real Name
    Jennifer
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Searcy, Arkansas
    Posts
    2,846
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Sheldon A.K.A Shelly Bean ; Duecy (9-13-14); Maddie
    Likes (Received)
    13
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default Re: Panicking!!!!

    We have Care Credit for our babies and it has helped tremendously! It is a medical credit card basically but it can also be used for humans as well. Its a great way to get that help when you need it! Look in to it. www.carecredit.com.

    R.I.P. Duece Man 9-13-14 Gone but not forgotten, always in our hearts! Till we meet again over the Bridge, Mommy misses you.

  12. #12
    BullyWood Movie Star Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    JennieS's Avatar
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Florence, KY
    Posts
    3,225
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Ruthie & Brutus
    Likes (Received)
    1137

    Default Re: Panicking!!!!

    So sorry you are going through this! Please keep us posted on his progress. I can say first hand after an alarming incident with my dog, that no one here will pass judgment, everyone will only offer love and support.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •