Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-12-2008, 07:06 AM
Maxy24's Avatar
Maxy24 Maxy24 is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 8,040
Default Ginger's still sick

OK well the dog I'm sitting is still throwing up. I came over after school on Wednesday and she had Thrown up twice and had diarrhea twice. I figured she may be missing the family so was stressed out. She was acting fine, super playful and energetic. She was fine when I took her out that night, solid poop. Same with Thursday, she was fine all day. Then Yesterday I took her out in the morning, she peed but no poop and when I came over at 3 (after school) there was 1 big pile of throw up, two piles of diarrhea and a big mess of pee. The throw up is always bile, no blood in anything. When I take her out she is continuing to have diarrhea. This morning I went over and she had thrown up a small amount, it was pinkish but I really don't think it was blood once I wiped it up it did not have the pinkish tint (and the floor is pink so it could have affected it). Now she is not as peppy as usual so I'm getting really worried. Do you think I should bring her to the vet? The family will be home Sunday late morning. Do you think I should call them and ask if they want me to bring her to the vet, I have their number and the vet's number.

Thank you ~Dixie's Mom~ for my awesome siggy!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 08:29 AM
Barb04's Avatar
Barb04 Barb04 is offline
Love my pets
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 27,367

Being that it's not your dog and you are just dog sitting, I would call the vet and see what they say over the phone. If they say the dog should come in for a checkup, I would definitely call the owners and let them know & make a decision. it will show them you are a responsible person.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 09:34 AM
Giny's Avatar
Giny Giny is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Maine
Posts: 5,542

Personally if this was my dog I'd hope that my dog sitter would call me and let me know even before calling the vet. I have it set up with my vets that if any of my dogs are sick while we're away that our sitter can take them in and we'd pay over the phone by credit card.

Also, maybe they might know what could be triggering her upset stomach.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 01:00 PM
bubbatd's Avatar
bubbatd bubbatd is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 64,812

Definitely call the owners and say that you'd feel better if you called their vet . It could be nothing , but you'd never forgive yourself it it's more serious .
A light for all who are crossing dark times.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:17 PM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site