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Old 09-26-2007, 06:59 PM
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Okay, so as some of you know by the pics I posted I went to the beach today and spent about 3 plus hours there. Caiza spent 90% of that time in the water and obviously took in quite a bit. He threw up a few times and it was nothing but water, he also did very watery poops while at the beach and it just shot out of his butt like urine I know they shouldn't drink saltwater and I don't recall him actually drinking it purposely but obviously he ingested alot while fetching his ball and frisbee. Now he is also making this hacking/coughing sound I am afraid to give him his dinner because he was puking and pooping, what do you think? Does anyone elses dogs do bad with saltwater? I met a woman at the beach today who's golden drinks it and throws up the rest of the day off and on when she gets home......Opinions? Help, advice, anything???
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:05 PM
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It sounds like its coming out just fine.

Keep lots of water available to help remove the excess salt. Food, well, it could contain salt, or just come back up... If Buster is having any stomach problems, I don't feed him until I'm sure he is hungry, it helps keep the floor clean. (Obviously, this only works of its a short term bug/irritation of some sort!)

There can be bad stuff in saltwater, so definitely make sure it does not get worse.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:07 PM
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i'd keep off the food and just give water for right now... sounds like just got too much saltwater injested
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:19 PM
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Yep, a short fast won't hurt anything. If he isn't feeling better by in the morning I would get your vet on the line
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:22 PM
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Sounds just like what happens to people when they swallow too much seawater . . . I'd just give him lots of regular water and see how he is in the morning
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:26 PM
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Monitor him closely. Water intoxication is no laughing matter.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:35 PM
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Good thing I don't go to the ocean often, that is it for Caiza for awhile. To bad to, he really enjoys it He has been drinking ALOT of water and then vommited ALOT of water out. It literally shot out of his mouth like something from the excorcist movie earlier today I took him to my part-time grooming gig so I could give him a bath and get all that salt off of him and *ralph* all over the floor. He drank a big bowl of water there to and drank some nice cold water from the tub in between his bath. Poor boy, now I feel bad and very guilty.................
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:24 PM
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I add my approval for giving Caiza plenty of water. I'm sorry Caiza got sick, it looked like everyone had such a good time.

Caiza should start feeling better pretty quickly. Sea water is laden with bacteria, so if there is still vomiting in the morning, or he just doesn't look right, I would talk to the vet., I bet he's OK though.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:47 PM
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Monitor him closely. Water intoxication is no laughing matter.
Its not, but I suspect this is just the salt and germs in the seawater . . . I frankly can't imagine anyone, even a dog, drinking enough SEAWATER to get water intoxication. I'm not even sure that you could, because what water intoxicaiton does is flush all the salts and minerals out of your body . . .
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Its not, but I suspect this is just the salt and germs in the seawater . . . I frankly can't imagine anyone, even a dog, drinking enough SEAWATER to get water intoxication. I'm not even sure that you could, because what water intoxicaiton does is flush all the salts and minerals out of your body . . .
What you get with sea water is just the opposite of water intoxication. Typically, sea water has about 4 times as much salt as plasma, and some other stuff dissolved in it increasing the solute load. For people or animals who drink A LOT of sea water, it can start to leach water from the tissiues and cause dehydration. I don't think this applies to the Caiza situation, however, because it takes quite a lot of seawater, usually not an accidental ingestion like this.
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