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Old 04.05.2012, 08:19
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My dog nearly died last night!!!

Little Herbie was playing on our lawn (completely enclosed and quite small) last night running and jumping like a 9 month puppy should. He then suddenly stopped and made a funny noise and then vomited big time.
He then collapsed completely , his pupils were dilated and his eyes lolling around. His gums became as white as his teeth and he started to pant with his tongue out.
We rushed him to the tier spital in Zurich , he was as limp as a dishcloth on the way there but came around slightly when we got there. He was covered in red blotches on his belly and his tongue and lips were swollen.
He was placed on a drip and given cortisone straight away.
Clearly it looks like some allergic reaction leading to anaphylactic shock.
We had to leave him there overnight and at this time I do not know if he made it or not - we are awaiting a call.
Anyone one else come across this before? I have to say the same thing happened some weeks ago and it is very worrying. Maybe wasps/bees in the grass?
Any clues from someone who has had the same experience would be helpful?
I'm hoping he made it.
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Old 04.05.2012, 08:24
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Re: My dog nearly died last night!!!

OMG poor you and poor little darling! I wonder what it was and if he's better today?

Speakung from experience years ago our doberman dropped dead on a walk - previously seeming perfectly healthy and playful. It happened in a similar way that you described, we went for a walk, I let my two dogs off leash and they palyed around and chased each other, as usual, until suddenly she fell to the side and din't get up. I went to see what was going on and she gasped horribly twice or three times and she was out. Dead. Needless to mention I had to be hospitalized that same evening for I was 7 months pregnant and started having contractions....

All the best for your baby!
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Old 04.05.2012, 08:25
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Re: My dog nearly died last night!!!

With how violent the reaction was, you are right to assume it was probably an allergy of some sort. I would maybe see if the vet can do an allergy panel (in a controlled environment) to see if they could pinpoint something specific so that then you can either treat it or keep him away from it in the future.

Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that your little pup is alright. Please keep us posted.
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Re: My dog nearly died last night!!!

All fingers, toes, paws and dewclaws here crossed that Herbie pull through - thumbs pressed for good measure.

He's in good hands at the Tierspital.

Thinking of you all, and hoping for the best.
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Old 04.05.2012, 08:32
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Little Herbie was playing on our lawn (completely enclosed and quite small) last night running and jumping like a 9 month puppy should. He then suddenly stopped and made a funny noise and then vomited big time.
He then collapsed completely , his pupils were dilated and his eyes lolling around. His gums became as white as his teeth and he started to pant with his tongue out.
We rushed him to the tier spital in Zurich , he was as limp as a dishcloth on the way there but came around slightly when we got there. He was covered in red blotches on his belly and his tongue and lips were swollen.
He was placed on a drip and given cortisone straight away.
Clearly it looks like some allergic reaction leading to anaphylactic shock.
We had to leave him there overnight and at this time I do not know if he made it or not - we are awaiting a call.
Anyone one else come across this before? I have to say the same thing happened some weeks ago and it is very worrying. Maybe wasps/bees in the grass?
Any clues from someone who has had the same experience would be helpful?
I'm hoping he made it.
I'm very sorry to hear that! Something to consider, I keep reading stories of poisoned pets, where some a*****e who doesn't like animals would drop poisoned laced doggy snacks. Check the area where your dog was playing for unusual food items.
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Old 04.05.2012, 09:20
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Re: My dog nearly died last night!!!

My dog got stung by wasps twice (the silly animal chases them) and also she didn't get an allergic reaction it made her feel pretty bad for 24 hours: nausea, curled up in a corner, etc.

If your dog is like mine, chasing flies and anything that flies is a big game, resulting in accidents when the bug is a wasp or a bee...

Can you carry an epipen for dogs, like the human version?

Good luck to your doggie!
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Old 04.05.2012, 09:26
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Re: My dog nearly died last night!!!

Just heard from the hospital - hi is ok this morning!!!!
I will take him to our usual vet later today to see what we can do for any possible future events like this.
Poor pooch we had him castrated on Monday this week so he's not having a good week all told.
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Just heard from the hospital - hi is ok this morning!!!!
great news! I am so happy for you! give him a cuddle from me!
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Re: My dog nearly died last night!!!

Wonderful news !!!
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Poor pooch we had him castrated on Monday this week so he's not having a good week all told.

Maybe he went into shock when he tried to lick his balls? I think I would if the same happened to me.

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Hoping for a speedy recovery for the little fella
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Re: My dog nearly died last night!!!

Pooch Fiction

It's important that you get a report if any chemicals were involved to see if someone has tried to poison your dog. There are sickos out there.
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Re: My dog nearly died last night!!!

thinking of you and hope your little Herbie will be with you soon.

have a friend who worked as a cardiologist at Tierspital for 3 years and I really think they do all they can to help your pet.

I wish you all the best!
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