so my corgi is very sick she's one year old. three days ago she ran into the woods and was gone for 15 minutes. when she came back she was covered in feccess and smelled horrible. i went in to the woods to see what she had gotten into. there was a dead dear carcus decaying there. and two days ago the symptoms started. she was throwing up and had extreme diarrhea with blood. I have looked up all the things it could be and im starting to get a little worried. she is still eating and is still playing and there is no blood in her vomit. i was just wondering if any one could please anwser me right away i need to make a discion her quickly.
What did the vet say when you took the dog in? My yellow Lab loved to find dead deer and roll in them. She'd come home with a green cast to her yellow coat. She was so proud of the terrible way she smelled, I think they find it similar to doggy perfume. It is so hard to wash out of light colored dog.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.
Hannibal did it before and I could not get the smell out of him.I had to take him to Petco for a bath and he smelled better for a couple days but the awfull stench came back. He got sick too. He got whip worms or some kind of worm from it and got real skinny.He had to be on meds I am assuming it was Panacure but I dont know. It was powder that we had to mix with wet food. I had to collect his poop for a long time and keep taking it in.He got better real fast but he stunk something awfull.
Well, let me tell ya....My Chloe' is awful about getting into the dead stuff. She is a house dog with a door to the breezeway and out to the yard, so basically, she can go in and out and she pleases. We have a fenced in yard and from time to time, my son will leave the gate open and she'll sneak out. She was about about a week and a half ago for the better part of the morning. When she came back, I picked her up and noticed that she smelled a little funk. I figured she had been into something. As a dog owner and a single mother....well, that stuff just happens...sometimes you have time to bathe them up, sometimes you don't. I wiped her down with a cloth and sprayed some pet odor stuff on her and let her come on in the house. She's been spending a lot of time in the yard during the day. When I got home the next day she smelled worse.... that night I closed off her door and made her sleep outside. I went to work the next day and when I came home she was RANK!! I brought her in to give her a bath and when I lifted up her ears to wash them her ear was all kinds of red and yucky. It was swollen and had Yellowish ooze coming out of it and that awful awful smell was coming from her ear. I called the vet the next morning...bear in mind now...the first day she smelled a bit, the second she smelled worse and I made her stay out, and the third day is when I gave her the bathtub and noticed the problem...this is the fourth day of "the smell" that I am calling the vet (date: Thursday July 3). The vet lady, the same vet lady that I have always used for Chloe' made me cry. She was so rude to me and fussed at me over my dogs ear and making her sleep outside with a bad ear. I tried to explain to her that my cocker is horrible about rolling in dead, and how many of us really pick up our dogs ears and look inside of them outside of bathtime? I use frontline, so I don't worry about fleas or ticks. She wasn't shaking her head or acting funny that I noticed. I really just thought she had gotten into something really bad. I all but begged the vet to tell me what to do about this ear trouble over the weekend. It was Thursday and I had an appointment that I couldn't miss already scheduled, the vet informed me that she was booked and didn't just sit around waiting for people who take poor care of their dogs to come in with neglect emergencies. I was pretty upset with I got done with the vet on the phone. I take good care of my dog. Yes, I let her have a bad ear for a few days... I didn't know. As soon as I noticed the problem I attempted to take action. I called other vet clinics in the area, of course by this time mid morning Thursday everyone was too busy and no one would give me any clue of what to do over the phone....had to see the dog first...can't see the dog today...So, what just do nothing for the next three days??? I wasn't going to do that. My father is a farmer and give routine shots to his cows, goats, rabbits and border collies. I had him come over and look about it. He didn't really know what it was except for he was certain it wasn't ear mites. He gave her a shot of antibiotic (i know, i know), I cleaned it with peroxide and put some yeast cream in it, thinking maybe it's yeast...and surely it won't hurt her if it isn't. We've continued this regime through the holiday weekend and it is looking better. The smell is almost gone. Chloe has an appointment for Wednesday with the vet, and I am going to take another tounge lashing for self treating my dog.
I understand that I should have paid better attention, I should check her ears daily, I guess...but Goodness Sakes. It's just been a horrible ordeal. Forgive the grammar and spelling the whole thing just really upsets me. Anyone have any clue about this ear deal?
Usually if you have a dog with ears that hang down, they are much more susceptible to getting ear infections, including yeast. I'm just wondering how much access she has to dead animals, and or manure, to get herself into such a state.Do you have a fenced yard, or are you on a farm? I don't think it was fair to make her sleep outside the third day she smelled so bad, generally you always bath a dog that really stinks, especially a house dog, and looking inside the ears is a very important step. Do you not have an emergency vet? Her ear sounds badly infected, and she must be in terrible pain. Dogs don't always show pain, but it doen't mean they don't have it. Please take her to emerg as soon as you can. How are her ears now? By the way, there's nothing wrong with treating an animal at home, but the key information is missing...you really don't know what's wrong with her.
She didn't sleep outside for three days. First day she smelled a bit, and I wiped her with those dog wipes and sprayed some lavender odor stuff on her she slept in that night. Second night she slept in the garage (or outside I don't know, she can get out from the garage), third day I bathed her and noticed the ear trouble, fourth morning, I called the vet. That second night when she smelled I was late getting home from GROW at church. I know, I should have made time and given her a bath, but, it was late, and I just didn't get it done.
I have fenced in yard. Sometimes my son will not get the gate latched all the way and she can get out. The UPS man has done that before as well.
My original post looks like someone with psychitzophrenia wrote it. I was pretty emotional about it and perhaps wasn't clear.
On a lighter note, her ear is looking, and smelling, much better, and almost healed. I have been cleaning it with peroxide, then putting this stuff that is for cleaning and drying dog ears ( don't remember what it's called), then waiting a hour or so and putting the cream on. She's had a five day round or Penicillin as of yesterday. Yeast was my first guess when I looked at it. It's been so wet and rainy here here, I have to dry her ears all the time. Just from going out in the grass she gets them wet. Her appointment is tomorrow with the vet, so we shall see....
You shouldnt use peroxide, it kills everything including the good skin cells which are needed to repaire the wound. Of course the lady on the phone was upset you didnt even go look for your dog and it sounds as if you usually dont, just oops she got out hope she comes back. Have a talk with your child about the gate or simply close off the doggy door and when she wants out check the gate and then open the doggy door.Alot more can be done to keep your dog where she belongs so she dont get hurt or killed. You seemed to close off the doggy door quickly to keep her out so why not do it to keep her in?
NEVERMIND!! I am extremely sorry that I bothered and wasted my time posting here. You don't know me, you don't know my lifestyle, my home, or the type of facility I have to provide for my animal. I came here to see did anyone else have any clue about Chloe's ear while I wait for the vet appointment. Not to have to repeatly justify my actions and defend myself. Apparently the vet I have an appointment with didn't feel as though it needed immediate attention based on the exact same description I listed here, or he would have surely told me to call somewhere else, correct? Not that I have to defend myself to you, but, I live on 80 acres of countryside that I share with my parents, 7 miles to the nearest highway. I have a fenced in yard. My son goes to the barn with with my father and ON OCCASSION has not latched the gate all the way. It isn't a whoops..hope she comes back situation...she usually goes to the pond....or to my parents house and comes back in the yard. I let my four year old cocker spaniel dog sleep outside ONE night because it was very late when I got home and she smelled bad. Shame on me, Shame on me, Shame on me..... Wow, last time I checked wasn't anything against the law about that. A lot of people have dogs that are strictly outside dogs and live completely outside. How dare I have my dog sleep in the elements of the garage which allows her access the the wild outdoors of my yard!! I would have never imagined that when inquiring about the well being of my dog, WHILE I AWAIT MY VET APPT., I would be subject to attack regarding things taken completely out of context. You need to get real...life exsist outside your world...People make mistakes....people forget to latch gates....people have church until late some evenings...people work...people do the very best they can...it doesn't make them bad and it certainly doens't warrant your criticisms. My vet appointment with Chloe is tomorrow. I won't be wasting anymore time here.
apperently you have a guilty concience because no one said anything about you being horrible except yourself. I have dogs that sleep outside that was not at all my point, my point was that there is a solution so it dont happen again and maybe next time could be worse and she could get run over by a car. It is simple just as you closed the doggy door to keep her out you could close it to keep her in and double check the gate before you open it for her.Yes I said it seemed as if you say oops, hope she comes back because it did seem that way. You assume she is here or there but you dont really know where she might be so a normal responsible person would go look for the dog and bring it back home and latch the gate.
Courtney These people on here are the most arrogant,self rightious know it alls I've ever seen. They are quick to condem and slow to forgive. This website used to have 50 - 100 members online at any given time and now it's more like 10-20. I only visit occasionally because I'm sick of dealing with them when folks like you want some advice and get treated as if you're an axe killer. And don't get them started on people who breed and aren't real sure on how things go with whelping. Those get the best responses and condemnation. You know while I'm here for another minute or 2 before I get going, not everybody wants a shelter dog or a rescue. Some people want a young puppy to raise. Some want a purebreed OMG to raise a litter of pups. The shelter problem is with the irresponsible people who buy a dog as a pet, and then never seem to get around to spaying. Then they give THOSE pups away and there's your cycle. I will agree with everyone on the issue of a puppy mill. A true mill where the pups are grown commercially, not just an overzealous BYB.