Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Huge Sigh Of Relief!

I'm happy to say that Pebbles, though extremely weak and tired is okay :D She's been cleared of anything life threatening and has been diagnosed with a bad case of food poisoning. She's right now sleeping comfortably under her the couch, one of her favourite places in the hall.

I'm extremely relieved that nothing more serious is wrong with her. Both wifey and me were really worried. We've never experienced anything like this before and really didn't know what to do. She was still vomiting and passing motion with blood in her poop while waiting for the vet to open and that got us really worried that something really serious was wrong with her.

Once we reached the vet and got her checked out, we found out that it was because she was given a totally different food diet while we left her at the pet boarding place and when we brought her home and started feeding her her normal diet it kinda upset her sensitive little stomach and hurt her stomach lining which was the cause of blood in her poop and the bouts of throwing up.

Here she is snug between our pillows sleeping soundly and totally ignoring her favourite apple toy

The vet had her poop examined and cleared it of any virus or parasite and said that all she needed right now was to rest and to get her stomach slowly back to the way it was. He gave her a jab and some pills for vomiting, antibiotics and probiotics for her to take.

Trying to get her to take her medication was like trying to wrestle with Hulk Hogan cos though her breed may be tiny, she has the strength of ten Alsatians! And that was only trying to get her to swallow one pill, we have to get her to take three tonight before she sleeps!

Sleeping on wifeys shoulder on the way back from the vet

But I'm seriously relieved that she's okay. She's still not her perky little self yet and has been sleeping all day since we got back from the vet. I guess she won't be needing any weight loss pills cos she's definitely gonna lose weight from all that throwing up this morning. She's like a little child cos right now she just wants to cuddle up next to either wifey or me and sleep. Right now she's just repositioned herself under my chair and is curled up against my leg. I can't wait till she's back to her feisty little self again soon.

But one thing remains the same with her, sick or not sick, the moment she saw the stray cats in the backyard, she went ballistic and started screaming at them .. . LOL! And thank you all for your kind wishes for her :D I'm sure she appreciates them.
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26 comments:

  1. That's a great relief... i am not sure if she can take any cheese.. but what i do with Piper or Dom is wrap their medication in a piece of bread or cheese. They usually gobble it up quick.

    it is quite impossible to give them a tablet to eat.. hehehhee hope u have better luck tonite :)

    am glad she's fine now... urmm... when she's all fiesty again.. will u posraju Pebbles to me next time you are leaving town :D

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  2. the pic of her stuck between both your pillows is so cute.. hahahhahaa.. she is the queen of the bed already :p

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  3. or.. try a blob of peanut butter.. small blob.. hide the pill inside.. the peanut butter smell will cover the pill smell.. they do have supersonic nose :D

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  4. Good to know that she's fine... I was watching Monk the other day, and when the dog there was out of her element, she suddenly surprised them with puppies. I thought that was nice...

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  5. Phewwwwwwww...really glad it's just food poisoning. Kesian Pebbles.

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  6. Poor poor Pebbles. Glad to hear that she's alright now. :)

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  7. thank god she will be fine now! nick, somehow, i just couldn't get this off my head now....

    i want nobody nobody but YOU!

    GOSH!

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  8. Poor thing! Hey, stuff her pills into a chunk of meat and she'll eat. Dogs don't chew, they gobble (mine does), so try this method.

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  9. One more thing, next time you leave her at the boarding house, bring her food as well. That's what my boarding house advised when I left Rusty with them for a week.

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  10. Oh dear! Poor Pebbles. Hope she is fine. Better dont leave her in the boarding house. Get a relative or friend that can take care of her while you away. And pass her food or instruct them on what food to give her. Poor thing. Hope she is alright by now.

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  11. Awwww. Poor baby! I am REALLY happy that Pebbles is okay!

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  12. Awww...she looks so worn out there! I am glad she'll be just fine. I am glad to see you are taking good care of her.

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  13. Boy - It was sad to see her so weak.

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  14. Anny - Well, I found out today that trying to get a dog to take medication is like trying to get a kid to take medication!

    I tried wrapping it in her food but one whiff of the smell and she refuses to eat the food.

    That might be a good idea but ... urrmmm ... how much the pos raju ah?

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  15. Anny - Yes she is. She believes the bed belongs to her ... LOL!

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  16. Anny - She can smell the pills a mile away la. I agree with you about their supersonic noses! LOL!

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  17. Terra - I'm glad that she's okay. I was worried sick. I don't think she's going to have puppies cos she's spayed, so that's one less worry ... LOL!

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  18. Carol - I'm soooooooo relieved too :D Both wifey and me were really worried.

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  19. Xin - I'm glad she's going to be fine too :D

    LOL! I told you that song sticks like glue!

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  20. BT - I tried that but she spat out the pill! Drats!

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  21. BT - Thanks for the tips. That's what the vet told me as well. I'm all the wiser now :D

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  22. Rose - That's what I plan to do the next time I go for any holidays. I'll just leave her at my buddy's house :D

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  23. Liggy - She's not just worn out, she's totally drained of her batteries. I'mj ust glad she'll be on the road to recovery soon :D

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  24. Lina - Thanks :D I'm glad she's on the road tro recovery too.

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