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Old 08-19-2007, 04:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy Had to take Bailey to emergency vet today.

I woke up and went down stairs to let the dogs out and Bailey just continued to lay on the bed so I left her there with John. I fed the dogs and made Bailey's breakfast and took it upstairs so she could eat without the other dogs trying to steal her food. I couldnt find her and when I called her she came crawling towards me and couldn't hardly walk. I picked her up and her whole body was convulsing. I called the vet because I knew it had to be eclampsia and she was going to need a calcium drip fast. I was scared to death. She has been so picky and wont eat hardly anything sinced she had her babies and the 5 of them are just sucking it out of her. She wont eat yorgurt, cottage cheese, goats milk or anything else that has calcium in it and spits the Tums out of the braunswieger. I have been feeding her Esbilac with the food that I can get her to eat but her body just said no more. I think the vet said the calicum level should be an 8 or so and hers was barely 4. He put her on a drip and shortly after she ripped the catheter out. Guess she wasnt having any of that. She seems ok now but I will have to start feeding the pups myself for a couple days and then we will see if she can continue to feed them or not. I am having a heck of a time trying to get them to nurse off of a baby bottle or syringe. I dont want to tube them unless I have to. Let me know if you have any suggestions. I cant find a premie nipple anywhere.
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I found them at Target and they were 3 platics bottles in a packet. I hope she's better soon!!!!!!!
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I looked at Target and Walmart today for them and they didnt have then. What brand were they?
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I'm sorry she's not feeling well, and hope she's back to her old self in no time at all.
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Barb I'm sorry you had such a scare. I had the same thing with Roxie this last litter. I broke the tums up in little peices and forced them down her throat. You gotta do what you gotta do. Try some of the liquid calcium antacids and they will always take cheddar cheese. Hopefully she'll be able to nurse those angels again before you know it. Make sure you keep her on puppyfood, soak it in milk if need be, and make it available to her around the clock. The one night that I didn't leave food for Roxie was the morn she got up with Eclampsia. These large litters sure take their toll. Good luck, pm me if you need to talk.
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Have you tried ice cream. One of the articles on breeding said to give them vanilla ice cream. Ollie loved it. and as one of the other posters said, break up the tums if you have to.

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Barb I'm sorry you had such a scare. I had the same thing with Roxie this last litter. I broke the tums up in little peices and forced them down her throat. You gotta do what you gotta do. Try some of the liquid calcium antacids and they will always take cheddar cheese. Hopefully she'll be able to nurse those angels again before you know it. Make sure you keep her on puppyfood, soak it in milk if need be, and make it available to her around the clock. The one night that I didn't leave food for Roxie was the morn she got up with Eclampsia. These large litters sure take their toll. Good luck, pm me if you need to talk.
It was very scary. You are always afraid this will happen and I thought she was going to die before I could get to the vet. I am glad she picked today to do it instead of tomorrow while I was at work even though is cost more today. I dont know what would have happened it I wasnt there and I dont know how long she was convulsing before I noticed it.
I usually feed her before I go to bed and give her lots of Esbilac but she was doing so good that I didnt do it last night and this was the price she had to pay for my laziness. The vet had me get some calcium and I got one of those pill crushers and crushed it and put it in her Esbilac and syringed it in her. She is making me crazy with being to dang picky. She hasnt touched her dog food for two weeks now. I bought all 3 flavors of the Natural Balance in the roll and all of the different kinds of soft dog food Natural Balance has and she wont eat any of eat. I even tried chicken and steak. I syringed some Pet AD down her a while ago and she didnt like that one bit either.
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Have you tried ice cream. One of the articles on breeding said to give them vanilla ice cream. Ollie loved it. and as one of the other posters said, break up the tums if you have to.

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I tried that and she wont touch it but all of the other dogs are in heaven now because they get to eat all of the stuff that she wont touch.
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Thanks for the link. At least I can see what they look like and the brand and will look for them tommorrow and will order these if I cant find any.
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I know its a horrible food BUT whenever ANY of my babies won't eat, I give them ceasers puppy canned food and they eat it like there is no tomorrow. Maybe try it - just so she's eating something???

I always keep a container on hand....just in case.......and it always has worked. (knocking on wood.....)
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YES!!! These are the ones I have and are what I raised Tia on !!! They are the gerber! Sorry - I missed you asking me.


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I know its a horrible food BUT whenever ANY of my babies won't eat, I give them ceasers puppy canned food and they eat it like there is no tomorrow. Maybe try it - just so she's eating something???

I always keep a container on hand....just in case.......and it always has worked. (knocking on wood.....)
I keep Cesars food on hand too because they just love it. Perhaps because they know its awful food really and we only use it when we need to so of course it becomes their favorite.

I would ask your vet for some injectible calcium and administer it to her myself. If shes being that picky about what she eats and its so hard to get her to eat anything with calcium why not do injections, it's not difficult to do. Your probably getting just as exhausted as she is and injections would make things abit easier on you and her.

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I keep Cesars food on hand too because they just love it. Perhaps because they know its awful food really and we only use it when we need to so of course it becomes their favorite.

I would ask your vet for some injectible calcium and administer it to her myself. If shes being that picky about what she eats and its so hard to get her to eat anything with calcium why not do injections, it's not difficult to do. Your probably getting just as exhausted as she is and injections would make things abit easier on you and her.

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I am not sure he would go for that. He said he has to monitor her heart rate and give the calcium in a slow drip. I am hoping the calcium tabs will work for now.
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OH NO! Barb! I am so sorry you are having to go through this!I'm sending get better wishes your way. Poor Momma if you need anything let me know. If you want i can look to see if i can get the nipples you need ansd overnight them to you. just let me know.
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