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You are one sick puppy


I stayed up most of Friday night with a poor, sick pooch. Sebastian couldn’t keep anything down, was shaking uncontrollably and thus freaking me out.

I hate going to Yahoo! Questions for things like this, because nine times out of ten some jerkface will say “get offline and go to the vet!”

So I called the local emergency animal clinic and they told me to do what I’m sure every parent of a human child has been told when their kid is sick and it’s too late to go to the doctor:

“Keep him wrapped and warm and give him Pedialyte.” So I followed the nurse’s instructions. (Tip from a fellow childless adult: keep Pedialyte around anyway).

In between sneezes, shakes and hacks, Sebastian lapped up the grape drink and rested next to my head (an odd place, since he usually stays at my feet).

A few hours later he pawed at me to get up and take him out. Since then he’s been back to being a chipper dog and secret butthead.

Parent freakouts. Even us dog-parents have em.

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  • j mackinnon May 7, 2012, 7:09 am

    I had a similar thing with a dog in pain. 1/4 of an asprin for a large dog.

  • Johnny May 7, 2012, 9:45 am

    Aww, I’m glad the little guy is feeling better! I’ve had similar nights with my dogs and it does usually seem like its something they just have to get out of their system and then they return to being themselves. It can indeed be sad and stressful at the time, and I think you did the right thing by calling the Vet. I know that my family has a vet that comes to the house for checkups and is always reachable, which is helpful for our peace of mind.
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    • Bellesouth
      May 7, 2012, 7:43 pm

      Yeah, it was a really tough night but I’m glad I called the vet. He’s doing great now!


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