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Old 02-06-2007, 08:53 AM   #1
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Some of you know that we just lost our 8 month old pup to an unknown cause. All we knew was that he had elevated liver enzymes. He became sick, went into shock and began to bleed internally. We had five specialists looking at him in Toronto and none of them could put their finger on what was the problem. They ruled out trauma and rat poison and a number of other illnesses.

Well We just got another collie pup from our breeder to replace him. My husband and I are completey paranoid now. We took the pup for a car ride and she was car sick. We were so worried, but she seemed fine last night and ate her supper. She pooed normally and all seems well.

Well I got up with her a few times to let her out to do her business. Then this morning I got up with her and 7am and she did her business and played a little, but she wouldn't eat. Now she is sleeping on the couch. She seems kind of quiet today. I am worried sick now........I checked her gums and she is fine with colour so..........I am a nervous wreck about this dog now.
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:59 AM   #2
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Pauline she is most likely fine and not hungry yet. Try feeding her later in a couple of hours. Lots of pups get car sick, it is very normal, so try not to worry about that.

I can't blame you for being paranoid I would be too but try not to worry too much your pup is probably just fine. If she still will not eat by this afternoon then call the vet and ask. What are you feeding your pup ?

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She is eating a good dog food and has been doing well on it. Eagle Brand Large Puppy Breed formula.....

You are probably right, but this is terrible to go through this. My husband is the same.......we are gun shy now.....

Thanks for the encouragement......
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I bet. Once bitten twice shy ! I would be too. As a matter of fact I am with the cancer that Jenna had and the cancer that killed my oldest cat just recently I am now siwtching to household products that are free od harsh chemicals and anything that is coudl be cancer causing. I am paranoid too.

HUGS, keep an eye on her. Nothing wrong with being too careful.

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I can see why you would be too..........
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Yay!! She is eating! What a relief!

Yikes, am I going to be a basket case like this her whole life?
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Hi Pauline
One in 20,000 dogs gets something called Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia (IMT) . This is where the platlets are so low that the blood doeosn't clot and they bleed internally - even eating their own food can cause death - sometimes they go on to have a brain bleed. Survival rate is extremely small and even then there is often brain damage.

It could have been that your previous dog went on to develop IMT - I don't know.

Your beautiful new dog - you are going to think every whimper, loss of appetite, is something sinister. with the passage of time you'll get over that.

Glad she's eating now - LOL

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sorry - let me make the above post clear - IMT may accompany other conditions, e.g. liver problems etc.

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Aww Glad to see shes eating, she probs was just not hungry...
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Wow Carole that is scary , good info though.

There is no reason to beleive that is what your dog had Pauline. So please do not get scared that your new dog may have this. I am sure your pup is just fine and healthy. It is good to be cautious but it will hamper your enjoyment of your pup to become a basket case. Try not to worry so much and enjoy your pup.

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