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Egag!

Enjoying a present from Grandma.

We sure got worried about Rain, today. All of the sudden she started trying to eat every plant in sight. Then, she would extend her neck and make a swallowing motion multiple times while extending her tongue a little.. She would move away from us as we got near and wasn’t listening to commands. She never does that anymore. After about a minute, seemed like forever, I was able to sit next to her and talk her out of eating plants. By then, she was making that swallowing gesture every 15 or so seconds. I told my partner, The Male Alpha, that we had to get to the vet ASAP. Poor Rain seemed so distressed.

After a minute or two of sitting with her, I was able to coax her back to the house with play. Once we got to the back door, she panicked and ran off about 8′. It took two commands, but I was able to get her to stay. Once I got up to her, she listened to the “inside” command.

Once inside, I made her lay down by the door where there was a breeze. Her swallowing had already slowed down a lot. We decided to give it a half hour and see if it got better. There were a lot of bees outside, and we thought she might have gotten stung while eating one. I gave her a 1/2 cup of milk to coat her throat. I know dogs can’t handle lactose. I thought that, if she was going to vomit, it would help. After the milk and a 1/2 cup of chicken broth, she had almost completely stopped gagging.

It has been about 5 hours since she last made the exaggerated swallow. We are so relieved. Damned dog. Scaring us like that. Bah.. I am sure it was even scarier for her.

I guess I will chalk it up to yet another trust building moment.

2 Responses to Egag!

  1. Soooooooo glad Rain is ok! That must have been scary! Do you carry benydril with you? A child’s dose could save her life in case of an alergic reaction. An adult dose could save yours!

    Happy, Waggin’ Tails, FUREVER!
    Stumpy and me

    • Thanks for the suggestion. We only have the adult stuff. It is probably 6yrs expired. I took it for the first time as I was getting ready for work one morning. I woke up about 4 hours later with half the day gone and way late for work. Thankfully, I didn’t having anything going that would burn down the house. That was the first and last time I have taken it.

      I need to get off my rear and get stuff like that for Rain. I need to get her bug-out bag together!


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