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Old 12-05-2012, 05:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default poor Boss back at the vets again last night...

My poor little Boss was back at the vet last night for the 3rd time this week. Whilst his little egg bump was nicely going down and no longer on medication which made him pass out we had another problem on our hands.
Late afternoon yesterday as I sat catching up on some work I noticed that he was struggling to make a bowl movement. I thought he just needed to be wipe down (gross i know.. what can i say- he is a baby). Anyways.. when i walked outside i noticed a BONE protruding out of his butt.. but it was caught on his skin.. Do you get what i am saying? So the inside butt (whatever the technical name for that is) was coming out because the bone was pushing it out). Anyways.. we knew the drill. Only problem was - he couldn't walk - we don't have a car (you just don't need one where we live) - and the usual nice stroll to the vet turned out to be not so nice when you have to rush there carrying a 20 pound puppy. So it went a little like this -- me= wet hair, no make up, sweaty from running, dead arms, crying run into vet screaming emergency. I explained that he ate a bone- they were slightly confused.. (great now i had to go into that he ate raw.. and i was going to get all sorts of lectures for it).. they took a look - another doctor came in. They tried to remove it just with their hand but Boss was going crazy crying/screaming.. at this point i was hysterical because i knew he was in pain and there was nothing i could do.. they gave him an anesthesia shot and within seconds he was like a floppy doll just laying there (more water works). The little bone came out pretty easily then.. it was length- about an inch and a half, width half an inch but was very pointy- like a cone shape almost. Luckily it wasn't bigger and stuck more in him. Also vet told us it could have cut his stomach and we were lucky that is came out. At first they wanted to give him an xray to see if there was any more bone in him, but they said that because he is on a raw diet and used to eating the bones that he should be ok. His butt was bleeding and very swollen (pushed out a bit). They kept him there for a couple hours just to make sure he was ok with the drugs. His gums were white again because of the shock. When we picked him up he was still VERY sleepy/drugged. I carried him home and he fell asleep in my arms (Heavy is an understatement).. He was like a dead weight. Well the entire night he was very dazed and confused.. he did manage to eat a no bone meal and will do for a few days i think. He has not had a bowel movement since he has been back.. i am worried it is going to hurt him when he does though. Has this ever happened to anyone else. The vet told us that when the bones get digested they break and are hallow so become sharp. I don't want to stop feeding raw- but that was scary. Vet recommended softer bones- like neck. Any other thoughts or recommendations??. Oh yeah, Boss woke up this morning and was VERY excited to see me Back to his happy self again. Poor little guy has been through too much these past few days. My heart hurts just looking at him. PS. I can't wait to start posting some more positive news on here !
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Omg! My heart was racing reading this! I am so glad you are all ok! BTW - I have been in the vets office in my pj's, hair like a rat's nest with the worst morning breath imaginable. All pride goes out the window when there is a sick pup!

I don't feed raw but others do and will have great thoughts and advice for you.

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Old 12-05-2012, 06:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Poor little boss!!! So glad to hear it all worked out ok. I feed Frankie a mixed diet of dry and raw chicken neck - she pretty much swallows them whole lol but no issues with the bones. I was giving her bigger ones but they would always end up in my bed....


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Old 12-05-2012, 07:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh poor baby!!! He's lucky to have such a good mom.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Poor boss..... He has a good mom!
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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OMG poor Boss!! And poor you! That would also scare the hell out of me!! Glad everything turned out ok though. And hopefully it doesn't happen again!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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UPDATE: Boss is doing great. He is a quite swollen and is still protruding a little bit.. but he had a bowel movement this afternoon and it didn't seem to cause him and pain or discomfort- thank God. He is back to his happy happy self. Now.. fingers crossed we can get through the rest of the holidays without anymore vet visits (apart from the one on christmas eve where i am going to deliver a huge hamper to thank them helping my baby boy). Off to finally decorate my tree (has been postponed due to boxer issues).
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Good to hear Boss is feeling better. Poor little dude! No more vet visits for him for a while, ok?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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so glad your Boss is recovering from his ordeal! sending boxer smooches
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So glad to hear Boss is doing better today. I am like you & would of been freaking out.
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