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now i'm a totally paranoid doodle mom, but I am concerned about Maggie. she has been trying to poop all afternoon and nothing is coming out. that tail is a-pumping to no avail.

i'm worried that when she tore apart and ate part of her squeaky hot dog toy the other day, some of it got stuck somewhere inside of her? but would she be vomiting? she hasn't been doing that. just had cow pie stools (in my hallway and in the kitchen the other morning which my hubby stepped in), and now today is trying to poop with nothing coming out.

she isn't acting really lethargic, but when she is laying down near me (in the kitchen on the tile) i think her breathing is more pronounced. not panting really, but breathing a little more heavy than I have noticed before. she has been eating (rice and chicken and pumpkin) and drinking water just fine.

her nose is warm not cold. my friend says that could mean a fever?

i just have a very uneasy feeling.

i'm taking her to the groomer tomorrow morning (still has poop on her fur. yuck) but maybe thinking I should be taking her to the vet???

could she have a blockage that is causing the non-pooping or would she definitely be throwing up??
 

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Definitely go to the vet. My lab, Hannibal, who died a few years ago when he was 13, once got into a garage closet and ate a 2 man rubber raft. We knew he ate it because it was shredded on the floor, but I couldn't tell how much he ate. I watched him for a couple of days and he seemed fine, but then he started acting like he was uncomfortable and wouldn't eat much. Took him to the vet who x-rayed his tummy, and there was the rubber raft,(a LOT of it) the size of a big round basketball! Poor guy! You'd think we would've been able to see his tummy distended, but he was so huge, and he really didn't look very different! Anyway, $1,000.00 later, after surgery to remove it, he was fine. Anyway, blockages can happen so easily that it really is better to have it checked out before it causes problems. :cry:
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CMIVES......PLEASE CALL YOU VET...as any mom knows her kids we also do our doodles. If you are uneasy CALL...better to be safe than sorry.

Please let me know what happens ...thank you

remember peanut? well i'd call vet
 

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I don't know what happened with peanut! do you mind re-sharing?
i talked to a friend at church today who is a vet and told her what was going on with Maggie. She said that with a blockage you'd see more vomiting but she said it is very possible that it is a parasite.

when i told her that Maggie was boarded for a week a few weeks ago, she said she would bet it is giardia just because of all the other dogs there and the "community" atmosphere, etc. I did have all of her boosters updated a few weeks before she went to boarding, but the vet/friend said it could still happen.

I am bringing in a fresh stool sample tomorrow morning to the vet to have it tested and hopefully they'll be able to get maggie on something. she is acting fine and now that she is shaved i can see her stomach looks totally normal, but i'm still going to at least have her stool tested. if they say she needs to come in for an appoitnment then I will go get her and bring her in.

she is eating rice/chicken/pumpkin and has been for the past few days. no appetite or drinking problems at all. she loves her "stop em up" casserole.
 

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cmives i'll PM you so everyone here can get a Peant and Max break :wink:
 
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Giardia is contagious so if she is positive you might want to have your family tested as well. The symptoms can be as subtle as bloating and/or occasional diarrhea. Flagyl is the quick and easy fix.
 
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