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  • Sure - no problem, it's what I do for work. Sounds like no infection & normal breathing so either he got some bug in him accidentally or he's testing you....as they love to do!

    If he enjoys some eggs that's the BEST thing he (and you ) could have. If he doesn't and still hasn't drunk by tomorrow a.m. I highly recommend you get him seen. You do not want to go to an emergency clinic on the weekends, they are very hard on everyone. And w/ this warm summer, he will dehydrate quickly. It's the fact he can't keep h20 down; at least w/ food, they get some moisture. They'd at minimum hydrate him and give you anti-nausea med.

    Good Luck - I hate it when my furries are sick!!

    “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

    Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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    • You're a vet? Cool.

      Testing me? Nah! that doesn't seem like something he would do. He's generally a very happy, mellow, friendly dog. I think he got a bug somehow.

      Water seems to be staying down now. That's good. We'll try the eggs next. They always seem to be easy for me to digest if I've had an upset tummy.

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      • PB, if it comes down to being seen (fingers crossed it won't), I am sure you have an awesome vet, but if you don't, my mom lives in SD and has such an amazing vet. I think he's in the PB La Jolla BLVD area so let me know. My mom, all of my friends and her friends all take their animals to him.

        Probably a suggestion not needed because pup is about to feel much better. :0)

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        • Oh! no no no, not a vet! I have a 13 year pet care busi and a mom who is a retired nurse; you'd be surprised how cross-species the diagnostic tools are and how much you pick up as a kid in hospitals, emergency rooms, etc. I've spent so much time taking care of ill people/pets, you'd think I had a degree. Need some sub-cutaneous fluid? I'm there. Want someone while they put in a portacath? Done.

          That sounds like an excellent suggestion oceangrl made and the pooch appears on the mend (yay).

          By 'testing you' I meant spiritually--it's a goofy pet care thing. Like the doggie mothership told them to keep you on your toes and they just get ill for a bit, to make sure all your emergency response systems are operating...see, goofy.

          “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

          Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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          • Originally posted by oceangrl View Post
            PB, if it comes down to being seen (fingers crossed it won't), I am sure you have an awesome vet, but if you don't, my mom lives in SD and has such an amazing vet. I think he's in the PB La Jolla BLVD area so let me know. My mom, all of my friends and her friends all take their animals to him.

            Probably a suggestion not needed because pup is about to feel much better. :0)
            Thank you, oceangirl. I appreciate it. I do have a good vet here right in my neighborhood that I trust. Another good thing is that he is open on Saturdays.

            Originally posted by spk View Post
            Oh! no no no, not a vet! I have a 13 year pet care busi and a mom who is a retired nurse; you'd be surprised how cross-species the diagnostic tools are and how much you pick up as a kid in hospitals, emergency rooms, etc. I've spent so much time taking care of ill people/pets, you'd think I had a degree. Need some sub-cutaneous fluid? I'm there. Want someone while they put in a portacath? Done.

            That sounds like an excellent suggestion oceangrl made and the pooch appears on the mend (yay).

            By 'testing you' I meant spiritually--it's a goofy pet care thing. Like the doggie mothership told them to keep you on your toes and they just get ill for a bit, to make sure all your emergency response systems are operating...see, goofy.
            Oh, I see. Well, it's good to have you as part of my emergency response system. Thank you.

            Well I made some eggs and he sniffed at them and took a couple of bites but that was all. He then went back to his corner and curled up again.


            I have no idea how old the Wolf Cub is. I have had him for 7 years but he was already full grown when I got him. My vet/dear friend estimated that he was about three or four then based on wear of the teeth but she said this was difficult to pin down in street dogs since their teeth get a lot more wear and tear than house pets. So, he's maybe 10ish but I really can't be sure. He could be a lot older. I have noticed looking at old pics of him that the fur around his muzzle has gone from salt and pepper to almost all salt.

            Sigh. I love that little guy.

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            • Don't worry. It sounds like he may be doing what he needs to do. I once read somewhere that animals and small children are kinda 'self-regulating' when they are sick. Meaning that they will automatically give their bowels a rest during this kind of illness.
              It's usually what a Dr. would prescribe for what the wolf cub was going through.
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              • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                Thank you, oceangirl. I appreciate it. I do have a good vet here right in my neighborhood that I trust. Another good thing is that he is open on Saturdays.
                I figured you did.



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                • Originally posted by AuroraB View Post
                  Don't worry. It sounds like he may be doing what he needs to do. I once read somewhere that animals and small children are kinda 'self-regulating' when they are sick. Meaning that they will automatically give their bowels a rest during this kind of illness.
                  It's usually what a Dr. would prescribe for what the wolf cub was going through.
                  True, I often fast if I'm not feeling well.

                  But the same thing is the problem with animals and small children. You can't ask them what is the problem and where it hurts.

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                  • Originally posted by oceangrl View Post
                    I figured you did.
                    Hopefully it won't come to needing him. I finally talked the Wolf Cub into going out for a little walk around my neighborhood park and that seemed to perk him up a bit.

                    He usually gets a doggie jerky (they are all natural dried liver sticks) when we get home from walking and I was so pleased that he went over to his special spot on the rug and sat up waiting for his treat and actually ate the whole thing. Hopefully it will stay down. I figure some liver has got to be beneficial in terms of nutrient density.

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                    • Sounds like he is on the mend Crossing fingers for you. Glad he enjoyed his walk. Hopefully the treat and egg that he had will stay put. Watered down chicken broth is a good way to get some good liquid in him if he will have it. Mine will also drink if I put a little milk in, but not may favourite thing to do.
                      Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
                      Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
                      Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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                      • Originally posted by Silvergirl View Post
                        Sounds like he is on the mend Crossing fingers for you. Glad he enjoyed his walk. Hopefully the treat and egg that he had will stay put. Watered down chicken broth is a good way to get some good liquid in him if he will have it. Mine will also drink if I put a little milk in, but not may favourite thing to do.
                        Hmmm. Good idea. I have some beef stock in the fridge. He actually went back and finished off the egg (Yay!) and I haven't heard any yakking so I think he is on the mend. He is also sitting next to me right now instead of curling up in a corner.

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                        • Oh good boy. He sounds on the mend. I know when Olivia comes home from a wiggly walk and she wants a treat, she is so okay.

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                          • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                            Hmmm. Good idea. I have some beef stock in the fridge. He actually went back and finished off the egg (Yay!) and I haven't heard any yakking so I think he is on the mend. He is also sitting next to me right now instead of curling up in a corner.
                            Nice!!!!! Glad to hear he may be coming out it.

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                            • Funny how we all are so glad to hear your buddy's better. Almost like he was one of our own family

                              That reminds me, I need to pull a beef liver out of the freezer for my guys this morning. I lucked out and a friend gave me like 20-30 lbs of grass fed that's been in her freezer for almost a year and she needed to make room for a new meat delivery. Score!
                              Also on the dog front, there was a guy giving out samples of a new grain free grass fed dog food and treats at Sprouts ths week. They are out of Bouder CO and have things like grass fed cow ears and venison jerky treats too. My furry girl stole the raw turkey dehydrated food sample off the counter and ate it dry ( it's supposed to be mixed with hot water to make a porridge ) so it must be really yummy stuff. She rarely is so naughty!

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                              • Glad to hear he is doing better, hope it continues today It is pretty upsetting when they are off isn't it? mine are thoroughly spoiled, little snuggle buns.
                                Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
                                Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
                                Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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