Monday, April 27, 2009

Quick update and then PHOTOS!

First, Lucky seems to have snapped part of the crown of one of his pre-molars off on a hand-me-down bone. On the downside, we can't get it x-rayed without having him put under anesthesia. On the upside, it doesn't seem to be bothering him at all.

Otherwise his Addison's is perfectly under control.

And now on to the photos! The first few are from Big Black Dog Sleepover Two, where we had Ozzie for 2 weeks.

Good dogs laying down

Lucky taking over Ozzie's bed

Random photos of Lucky lounging (he is so cush)

Doing work in the garden:

Working on his "Presidential Dog" image. Very noble (ha!).

Monday, April 13, 2009

Upset Stomach or Potential Crisis?

Vomiting, excessive thirst, diarrhea, mild lethargy/odd behavior... upset stomach or crisis? Without knowing any other background, which would you say?

On Tuesday I was upstairs in the bathroom and noticed a crusty spot on the bath mat and what I deduced were pieces of puke that he didn't re-consume. He must have gotten sick during the day.

Wednesday he woke me up at 3am whining for water. He drank 3 full cups. Afterward we went back to bed and he jumped up on top of me and curled up right next to me with his head resting on my shoulder. He's generally not a tactile dog, so this is unusual.

Friday I had off and was in the yard doing bomb duty when I ran across a reasonably fresh pile that was basically liquid. The Spouse got home and we were sitting on the chair talking and Lucky hopped up, sat on my lap and laid himself along my chest. image He didn't move until I shifted him so I could take care of dinner. He fell asleep at 8pm.

As it turns out, it was likely just an upset stomach - he ate "something" unidentifiable at the dog park on Sunday and on Thursday he had Ozzie's food for dinner and stole two rawhide chews (he never gets rawhide). But if I didn't know that we probably would have been at the vet Friday afternoon.