Exploding Out of Both Ends

I did NOT have fun this past weekend.

Normally it's something I look forward to.  Me and my humans, hanging out, playing some games, licking some ears, begging for food, and in general spreading my love.

But it's not as fun when you have explosions coming out of your butthole.  Lots of explosions can be fun.  Like explosions of food.  Explosions of excitement.  Explosions of toys. This wasn't any of those.

Bauer at the 24 hr vet office

The first thing I did Friday morning was run outside and get sweet, sweet relief. It had been building up all night.  But it didn't stop there.

After a few minutes inside, an explosion came out of my mouth. Yes, inside the house.  My female human was not happy.  Well, stand in line female. 

Usually, I'm a one and done type of dog when it comes to gross stuff coming out of my body.  But it got worse throughout the day. It got so bad that I had to take a trip to the 24 hour vet.

Yep. Instead of spending Friday night curled up on the couch, I was at the emergency room.

To the right, you can see me sitting patiently in the waiting room.

I stepped on the scale and I still weighed 70 lbs.  Seriously, I thought my weight in nastiness had already come out of me, so it was good to see the big seven zero.

The nice lady took me and my male human to another room, and I spent a few minutes exploring.

Bauer exploringBauer exploring

There were some other dogs on the other side of the door, so I tried to look at them.

Bauer tries to look under the door

And then I just got bored and remembered I was sick.

Bauer got bored

After all of this, it turns out the whole trip was a waste.  Even with a muzzle on, the vet wouldn't inspect me.  She only tried twice, but I could tell she was scared.  Well, so was I!  She was really tall and wearing a big, white coat.  Who wears a big, white coat?

My normal vet (who does not have 24 hour emergency services) gets down in the floor and plays with me before he tries to do anything.  This is fun.  Still uncomfortable and awkward, because honestly he's still about to stick something up my butt.  But fun.

Anyway. My human got some pills to give me, and I've been taking two a day. I even get special food. I now feel much better!

Matt and Bauer

Both of my dogs got this too! The vet had no idea what it was he just prescribed some pills and special soft food. My female foster also had a UTI, and both of the dogs were miserable! Did the vet say what they had?

I'm sorry the 24 hour vet was too scared to treat poor Bauer. It's good to hear he is feeling better!

its beyond me how a person who works with animals can be afraid of one. Im glad hes feeling alot better though

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That sounds like what J just went through. The vet said he had colitis. He gave us some medication and the "explosions" stopped. Im switching his food soon so I'm going to be very careful to do it slowly. I dont want him to go through that again. What sensitive pitties we have :)

I'm glad to hear your pittie is doing better. :) O'Shea went through something similar, except because he had gotten into something at home he shouldn't have; luckily, it lasted only a couple of days, and after giving him little bits of water in a day and taking food away for a short time (gosh I felt like the worst mom), he got better. And he especially enjoyed when we gave him softer food mixed with hard food--that was a definite treat for him! :)

My Vet loves the breed, she prefers them over any other... i have 2 rescues that she helped nurse back to health with me... she told me pits are her favorite breed... People , including those who work with animals are afraid of the wrong ones, lol... both of mine are people firendly, child friendly little mush balls that just wanna cuddle lol..

Remember though, dogs get sick sometimes like people, fortunately, not as often ....our doctors dont know all the time what we have either lol... but the 24 hour vet shouldnt have acted so scarey.... glad ur doggy is feeling better.... cute too.

question, why did they muzzle him? was it done profilactally because of his breed type? working as an LVT and experienced in ER medicine, if a dog is that difficult to work with, you can't even get/keep the muzzle on.

I hate when my babies get sick. They can't tell what is wrong. But if they turn their nose up at rice and chicken. We are at the vets.
I just get so scared of them get dehydrating. They get those little bugs just like we do. But they can shut down so fast I am on full alert.
Glad your boy is feeling better!

My dog, Bud, got really really sick just like this and we were like WHAT'S GOING ON?!?! Then we remembered he had gotten into the baby wipes and had eaten bits and pieces of some. Turns out the Glycerin in the baby wipes clung to his bowels and was sucking up all the water consistency that his intestines was supposed to have (I'm probably saying that all wrong), so he couldn't have a normal bowel movement. If we would've waited 2 days longer, his rectum would have been turned inside out and he would have needed surgery cause he was straining so hard :-l So we are REALLY glad we took him in when we did! The vet did put him on antibiotics, a different food for 5 days and also perscribed some pro-biotics and yogurt in between his anti biotics. He was doing a LOT better by day 2 :)

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