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Old November 8th 06, 11:50 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Lars
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I have taken my 8 year old Border Collie to the vet have had blood test
and oral solution and x-rays taken and everything has come back
negative for everything possible wrong with her...She won't eat and if
she does throws up 5 to 8 hours later a yellowish bile and no food
obvoiusly because she won't eat more than a teaspoon full of food. I am
running out of options and I am not sure what is wrong with her can
anyone help...(she has also lost 8 pounds in over the course of a
month.)

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Old November 9th 06, 12:22 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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on Wed, 08 Nov 2006 23:50:04 GMT, "Lars" wrote:

I have taken my 8 year old Border Collie to the vet have had blood test
and oral solution and x-rays taken and everything has come back
negative for everything possible wrong with her...She won't eat and if
she does throws up 5 to 8 hours later a yellowish bile and no food
obvoiusly because she won't eat more than a teaspoon full of food. I am
running out of options and I am not sure what is wrong with her can
anyone help...(she has also lost 8 pounds in over the course of a
month.)


your vet is missing something. What has your vet tested for and what has
been ruled out? Also, were any tests repeated in case there were lab
errors?

Personally, I'd be taking my dog and the test results to a vet specialist
RIGHT NOW. Where I live, they work out of an emergency hospital. Our
emergency hospital operates 24/7 and they have a variety of specialists on
staff and consultants that come in on a regular basis.

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with an animal who takes care of their human." - Tara, rpdb
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Old November 10th 06, 11:34 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Lars
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Ok went back to the vet, they gave her Laxatone (basically vasoline) to
see if it would wash down and lube up the partial blockage. The vet
said he thinks it is not a growth but a foreign object. My dog still
will not eat but possibly two bites, my boyfriend is force feeding it
with a syringe. They said the next choice was exploratory surgery. Does
anyone else know anything or anything to try...Please let me know...I
am a college student and cannot seriously afford a lot of this, it is
already up to $2000.

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Old November 11th 06, 01:58 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"Lars" wrote in message
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Ok went back to the vet, they gave her Laxatone (basically vasoline) to
see if it would wash down and lube up the partial blockage. The vet
said he thinks it is not a growth but a foreign object.

...........I thought you said every test was negative? Did the X-ray show a
blockage? Where is it?

buglady
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Old November 11th 06, 04:42 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Lars
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Ok well update...bad update to say the least...we did the exploratory
surgery today and her stomach is full of cancer, right now we have her
on a feeding tube awaiting results of what type of cancer...but it
looks like we will be putting her to sleep....Sorry to tell you all of
this...as figured my boyfriend and I are taking this very hard...on a
better note we did take her to a new vet that actually did something
instead of just play it by ear, like the first vet wanted to do...

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Old November 11th 06, 05:04 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"Lars" wrote in news:1163220121.919927.305460
@k70g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

Ok well update...bad update to say the least...we did the exploratory
surgery today and her stomach is full of cancer, right now we have her
on a feeding tube awaiting results of what type of cancer...but it
looks like we will be putting her to sleep....Sorry to tell you all of
this...as figured my boyfriend and I are taking this very hard...on a
better note we did take her to a new vet that actually did something
instead of just play it by ear, like the first vet wanted to do...


I am so very sorry to hear this.

And I agree, I'm glad the new vet chose to take action and find out what
was wrong. He may have saved your girl a whole lot of pain by doing that.

I hope the cancer is one that can be dealt with. I'm keeping my fingers
crossed for you.

Tara
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Old November 11th 06, 01:06 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"Lars" wrote in message
oups.com...
Ok well update...bad update to say the least...we did the exploratory
surgery today and her stomach is full of cancer, right now we have her
on a feeding tube awaiting results of what type of cancer...but it
looks like we will be putting her to sleep....Sorry to tell you all of
this...as figured my boyfriend and I are taking this very hard...on a
better note we did take her to a new vet that actually did something
instead of just play it by ear, like the first vet wanted to do...



...........Oh geez, I'm so sorry. What a shock. I'm glad at least you got a
vet to actually take some steps to figure out what's going on. Hoping for
the best for your pup.

buglady
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Old November 12th 06, 03:40 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Oh, damn. I am so sorry to read about her diagnosis.

Deepest sympathies, and virtual hugs if you're the hugging types.


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