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Sick Cooper-dog?

Sunday, May 06, 2018

I am a little concerned about the Cooper-dog. Yesterday when I got back to dad’s house after being gone for about 5 hours he looked to be in abdominal distress, with abnormal posture, listless, lethargic, just “punky” as my grandma would have said... it was bad enough...and abnormal enough... that I called the oncall, after hours vet and described his symptoms! She said his symptoms were rather non-specific and really she would suggest watching him overnight and see how he does. My niece, Tigan, and her dog, Sweet Pea, were also gone all day... so the Cooper-dog was alone with my dad a good portion of the day, but dad said the Coopster just laid in the sun, in the grass ( on the outside run line) for two of those hours, while dad sat outside on the porch himself and read the newspapers. Dad and I discussed it, and decided to wait and see what happened when Sweet Pea got home, and whether the Coopster was just sandbagging it because he was sulking about Sweet Pea being gone. Sure enough he was more energetic when she got home, but still not 100%... the vet said it could be abdominal, but from his abnormal posture he could have tweaked his back. Right now he is snoring... The vet said she is oncall tomorrow from 7am-9pm, but unless it seems like a true emergency I can probably wait until Monday and call and get a regular appointment.., if he’s even symptomatic by then! Silly puppy! Silly me! I do get so worried when he’s not his usual self... or it seems he is in pain. Those are the times I wish my dog could speak my language and use words to describe where it hurts... instead of just giving me the sad puppy dog eyes!
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    Hope Cooper is better today.
    197 days ago
    Poor baby! Every few weeks, Spartacus goes off his feed. He drinks water, but doesn’t eat breakfast & sometimes dinner. Seems like he feels better & will eat after he poops.
    197 days ago
    Hope Cooper is better! emoticon
    197 days ago
    Sending you a world of empathy for this!

    Addie Shanti seems to have eaten something she wasn't supposed to as we left a restaurant on Tuesday night. (She has never done this before, and is highly trained not to.) It has been terrifying to watch her get sick again and again this week, not knowing what happened, just watching her symptoms and keeping her diet extra bland. Ugh, I feel so powerless when I cannot keep her safe and well.

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    198 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    He is a lucky puppy to have someone that cares so much for him. I hope he is better today. Treats or snacks he could have gotten into?
    198 days ago
  • MBPP50
    Oh, poor Cooper. I do hope he is okay. I, too, wish our fur babies could tell us when they don’t feel good or are in pain so you aren’t the only one. Keep us updated. I’ll pray that he is okay. emoticon
    198 days ago
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