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Old 03-05-2010, 07:49 AM   #31
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Sorry to hear this Bigboy, if you are going to get bottled water be careful about what ones you get aswell, as you may have the same problems, I wonder if something like a brita jug/filter would help, I got mine for 16, and if it does help it may be cheaper in the long run then buying bottled water for her all the time.
Yes know what you mean! the water I have switched Nipper on ot is Sainsbury's basic water from Buxton spring water it's cheap just 13p for 2 litres I shall keep monitoring her to see if she is bad again. Thanks Chaz ATB
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:35 AM   #32
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I sure hope you can get to the source of this problem and soon! Poor Nipper!
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Thanks techie! my friend is not convinced as he keeps saying why didn't Nipper have this problem before, I keep telling him alergies can come on at any time just like they can with humans too!! I am now 90% sure that my tap water had something to do with it! Why did Nipper ( at the peak of the problem) only had to take a drink and within secs up including any previously eaten food?
Now she can eat drink and play quite rough straight after drinking bottled water and she is fine? the only other thing is she may have had a bug in her but that's been flushed away This sort of thing doesn't usually go away on it's own, with out treatment. And also what Monkey said about one of her rotties had this same problem, she changed to bottle water and the dog was fine after that. A water filter jug might be the cheapest way to go other than have a in line filter connected to the cold rising main in the kitchen. But I will keep her on bottled water for about another 3 weeks to see whats what. And if Nipper isn't regurgitaiting agian in 3 weeks time then it will be about 4 weeks in total. I will be 100% convinced that it is the water supply and have a more permanant solution in place! Thanks again to all for your support!
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bigboy since you never got a 100% diagnose Id be careful to deem it was the water.
If you have a lead pipe try to find out how you can see if any lead has bleed into your water system that is highly important. Lead will build up (a small dog is more sensitive than a big boy so you will see symptoms quicker) in the body and after a while cause lead posioning. THAT is my biggest concern.
http://children.webmd.com/tc/lead-poisoning-symptoms

This is humans, but I guess the DIGESTIVE track issue is likely to happen on dogs too.
Which means a regular filter wont help that much. You might be in serious issues and Nipper is just first sign IF this is what is happening you all might be getting close to lead poisoning. Vomiting is ONE of the signs..

Which means its not chlorine its MUCH worse..

Also IF it's lead in the water she might have other internal damages, which means she might need full blood work etc. Find out how you can check this up and do it quick, and meanwhile DO NOT drink the water.
Get that checked up for your own safety.
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A friend gave some info for you to read.
http://www.dwi.gov.uk/pubs/solder/index.htm

http://heartspring.net/lead_drinking_water.html
Here is says that it increases blood pressure that increases risk for heart attacks, didnt you have one of them in the past? Do you have high bp? Granted due to your name you might be a big guy and if you are that can cause high bp as well but still..

Heres how it affects dog, I think you will reccognise some of these symptoms.
http://www.peteducation.com/article....+2105&aid=1522


Here's more links.
http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/dw/Programs/lead.htm
http://www.des.umd.edu/os/rest/lead.html

Im highly suspecting your lead pipe is Nippers underlying cause not the water.

I looked at your threads, and both you and her have been not that healthy of late.
I don't know the full details but read up on it and look at yourself. You know better than anyone.
Get all this checked up please, its your life we are talking about.
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Oh Monkey I do really appreciate your concern for both of us I have lived in this house over 6 years now. I would suspect my heart attack be due to my very heavy smoking (100 a day) and large saturated fat content. I would want the lead service pipe to be replaced by my local water authority but they would argue the service pipe goes up an entry which is part of my property and it could easily cost 1000 I don't have that sort of money and after all it is a service pipe. Sure any other pipe work in the house is my responsibility but up to my first stop cock is the water boards problem!
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well, either way, make sure you find a way to check the lead content and ask the vet if he can check her for lead poisoning and YOU all STAY away from the water. In a family where everyone is subjected to lead posioning the children shows signs first cause they are the smaller once just like Nipper has. You are apparently a big boy from the description which means you can tolerate a higher content and I dont know how much water you drink you might be drinking soda's mostly (I suspect), which means you dont accumulate as much as Nipper has that lives off of water.

So at least be careful with it and check it up its not worth dying for a 1000 pounds is cheaper than all the vet bills and your life will be in the end.
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