#1
I apologize, this is kind of long. I just don't want to leave out any details in case anyone really can help.


My dog Brandy is an Akita/Rottweiler mix and she's about 8 years old. We got her after her sister died of bone cancer about 6 years ago. She's a super laid back dog, not one that is always jumping around and shit but she's still pretty energetic.

Yesterday when my dad came home she wouldn't get up or move or anything, which is completely out of character. When I came home my mom and I got her to finally get up and go outside for about 5 minutes, but she didn't go to the bathroom or anything, and she barely walked around.

When she went back in she tried to do the whole scratch her ear with her leg thing and she yelped and couldn't do it and limped for a second. Then she slept on the couch from last night until like 1 o'clock this afternoon.

She held her head up for a while so we could feed her some can dog food and she drank some water from a straw then finally drank from a plate. She refused to use the bowl.

Today my dad said he was laying by her and her body tensed up a few times and she yelped and cried. But about an hour ago we got her to get up and go outside and she actually was walking kind of fast, yet kind of wobbly. She went to the middle of the yard and was wagging her tail, which we haven't seen her do in a while. She pee'd for like 30 seconds and then she tried to poop like 5 times and all she got out was some mucus-like diarrhea. Then I fed her some can food and she went back in and has been on the floor since then barely moving, but a little better.


We can't take her to the vet right now because no one's gotten paid the past two weeks because that hurricane hit us last week, plus not many places are open.

If anyone knows what might could be wrong please let me know. My retard dad like already dug a hole for her and everthing.


Here's a picture of her.

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#2
It's probably Arthritis.

Get to your vet and ask him about a prescription for it, if that's the case.

EDIT: I'm not sure about the stool problem, but it may be some form of canine constipation to the extreme. Did the stool have any blood in it? I've heard of cases of canine dysentery.
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yeah sounds like she really needs a vet, i dont know what else you can do.
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Vet. poor dog
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It's just sleeping.

You really should go take it to see a vet though ASAP, the members of The Pit are not that savvy when it comes to medican. Maybe there is a PetMD on line? Google?
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#6
something kinda like that happened to my dog. she started shaking and she could barely stand. i think it was because her back was really really tense. so we took her to the vet and got her some pills. yeah idk. go to the vet as soon as you can. im sure they can figure out a way you could pay
#8
Yeah, could be arthritis, one of my dogs did that a few years back but it slowly went away like she got used to it and lived for 4 more years, you can get pain meds. you definately need a vet though, if shes eating and drinking, thats a good sign. Maybe even heartworm or another parasite couldve done this.
#9
My grandpa's dog had something similar. Not the same so don't freak out or anything, but his dog had a huge tumor. She could barely walk at all and was in pain the whole time.

Your dog sounds like she is having a digestive problem of some sorts. The tensing and the yelping could be do to stomach cramps.

Vet is your best bet, untill then try to keep her fed with food that she is used to, make sure she is comfortable and yeah, basically just keep doing what you are doing.


EDIT: shes so CUTE!!!
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It's just sleeping.

You really should go take it to see a vet though ASAP, the members of The Pit are not that savvy when it comes to medican. Maybe there is a PetMD on line? Google?



No, that's not a picture of her being sick. I just have it on this computer so I just put it for the heck of it.
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You dad probably dug the hole because he found out you're asking the pit.

I kid, but really though...

I dunno what's wrong. All I can say is get her to a vet ASAP.
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#14
Dude, vet. asap.

If you can't get a hold of a vet personally, then I really really recommend sending at least an email to a vet that wasn't effected by the hurricane.

I'd hate to see a poor dog in pain
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Holy crap, you taught a dog to drink through a straw?


haha, i didn't catch that. damn.

but yeah, dude... take her to the vet as soon as you can. my cat is 16 and has arthritis, so it really hurts her to move around, but that's something that develops gradually.
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Hmm my dogs have never had a problem like that, so unfortunately I can't be of much help in that area. Check if your state has a 24 hour vet line, we have one here in Toronto I would hope you do too.

Try this website:
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/guide-to-dog-symptoms/page1.aspx



Thanks. According to that site it could possibly be acute diarhhea but idk.


We won't be able to take her to the vet until Monday probably.


EDIT:
She doesn't drink from a straw. We get the water in it and put it in her mouth and let the water out and she'll swallow.

And dude I'm not a dude but alright.
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#18
my dog got a slipped disk in its back or something and acted somewhat like that. It got better but then got worst and finally had to be put to sleep because it couldn't move its hind legs at all and had to drag them around and was always crying.
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beautiful dog. i hope she gets better
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my dog got a slipped disk in its back or something and acted somewhat like that. It got better but then got worst and finally had to be put to sleep because it couldn't move its hind legs at all and had to drag them around and was always crying.



was it recently? cause i got a nice recipe for dog soup.
#21
Vet. just ask the guy Freezerburn what happens if you wait to long, his dog passed away

Its either Arthritis, or worms/stomach virus by my best guess but im a 15 year old musician, not a trained specialist.
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PrimalScreamer you are too ****ing funny.


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ViperScale, I've seen a dog like that. It's so sad.
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my dog got a slipped disk in its back or something and acted somewhat like that. It got better but then got worst and finally had to be put to sleep because it couldn't move its hind legs at all and had to drag them around and was always crying.




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#24
Aw, well I mean everything dies lol. It's worth it. I promise.


So someone messaged me and said it's probably like intestinal blockage or something like that. But I'm still not sure if that's fatal. I hope she can hold on till next week.
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It sucks when pets are sick.. our dog got an infection in her uterus and the vet said had we waited another 24hrs before surgery she would have died so my mom and sister were freaking out pretty bad for a bit.
#26
LOL @ Bendystraw, I thought the same thing. How the hell is that supposed to work? Did the straw make the empty cup sound when the water ran out? I'd crack up if I saw a dog slurping through a straw and heard that sound, even if the dog was dying lol.

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Aw, well I mean everything dies lol. It's worth it. I promise.


So someone messaged me and said it's probably like intestinal blockage or something like that. But I'm still not sure if that's fatal. I hope she can hold on till next week.


I agree that it's worth it. It sucks when your dog has some sort of disease at an untimely age, but assuming your dog is healthy, it's just the circle of life bro. I know you've seen the Lion King. When your dog gets old and you know he's going to die soon, it's sad, but at least you know that he had his days running and being crazy and having his fun.

And about the TS' problem, are you sure she didn't swallow a roach hotel or something? Sounds like some sort of digestive issue to me. Like others have said, take her to the vet. Short of that, just make sure she has plenty of food and water, and let her rest.
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Roach hotel? Nah, don't think so lol.

I think the last thing she ate besides dog food was vienna sausage.
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Hmm... I'm not sure what it is, but I'm praying that she'll pull through.
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Aw, well I mean everything dies lol. It's worth it. I promise.


So someone messaged me and said it's probably like intestinal blockage or something like that. But I'm still not sure if that's fatal. I hope she can hold on till next week.



it is fatal. but ONLY without treatment.

we once thought our dog had intestinal blockage because the stupid ass neighbors kids threw fucking peaches at our house and they landed in the yard and consequently my dog ate them and got sick. and since peaches are deadly among dogs i was seriously thinking about killing those kids our at least beating there asses however young they were (which id say the lot of them were around 10 to 13).

but once we were able to take our dog to the vet--after days of him continually vomiting up anything he ate or drank and also blood--we were told he MIGHT have intestinal blockage. if he did he would need to be put to sleep if we were unable to pay the costs of surgery (which we didnt) but lucky for us he he did not have intestinal blockage. he had just gotten really sick from the peach and the blood was just from all the retching (it tore up his throat).

he only lived because he threw up the peach, pit and all, the day he ate it.
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Aw, thanks.

UPDATE lol: She totally just got up by herself and was wagging her tail and my mom is outside with her right now.


Yay!
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That's good!
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That's an awesome looking dog you have there, i hope she gets better quickly

She could also have some kind of parasite/worms. Very common in dogs.
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it is fatal. but ONLY without treatment.

we once thought our dog had intestinal blockage because the stupid ass neighbors kids threw fucking peaches at our house and they landed in the yard and consequently my dog ate them and got sick. and since peaches are deadly among dogs i was seriously thinking about killing those kids our at least beating there asses however young they were (which id say the lot of them were around 10 to 13).

but once we were able to take our dog to the vet--after days of him continually vomiting up anything he ate or drank and also blood--we were told he MIGHT have intestinal blockage. if he did he would need to be put to sleep if we were unable to pay the costs of surgery (which we didnt) but lucky for us he he did not have intestinal blockage. he had just gotten really sick from the peach and the blood was just from all the retching (it tore up his throat).

he only lived because he threw up the peach, pit and all, the day he ate it.



Aw, his throat was bleeding? That's horrible. I'm glad he was okay.

Well I'm pretty sure she didn't eat anything that would cause as much harm as a peach but you never know.

I didn't even know peaches were that dangerous to dogs.
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ah, the dogs so cute...but the doggie could have a disk problem in her back. i know my dog has had disk problem, which is more common in small long bodied dogs(my dogs a dachshund) but im sure it could happen to any dog. but i know when my dog's back seems to be bothering her she tries to squat alot, and pees constantly.