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Old 02-02-2013, 12:07 AM
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I may be freaking out prematurely, but I'm freaking out and I need advice. I'm going to write a book, but I want to spell it out so maybe someone will be able to put my mind at ease. If you remember, my grandchild was born 12/12/12 and lives with us. We have had lots of company plus the baby, so Lulu's routine and life has really been rocked. Well, In the last month she has had diarrhea 3 different times--no rhyme or reason that I can figure. I just assumed either she got a treat that didn't agree with her, or her anal glands were needing attention. I have medicine from the doctor for loose stools which I gave her, but (shame on me) with all that has been going on, I did not get her in to have her gland emptied. Last Saturday morning she vomited. I immediately took her to the vet (I had to see my old vet because my new vet was not open, but I figure he can't screw up expressing glands). Her glands were full which I am hoping is what caused her to vomit. While at the vet she was weighed and she weighed 5 lbs 4 oz! That is 1 lb less than she weighed 7 months ago at my new vet. I can really tell she has lost most of this weight in the last month or so. I had an appointment this Monday with my current (the new) vet to have her teeth cleaned and have a full blood panel work up. I just spoke with him on the phone, and he does not want to put her under anesthesia with this unexplained weight loss for the teeth cleaning. He is doing the full blood panel, a urinalysis, a stool check and anything else he deems necessary to check her health. I will say that even though I can look at her and tell the weight loss I don't know if their scales may be different since it is two different places, but her appetite is good, and she eats all food and does back flips for treats. I have increased her amount of Ziwipeak from 1/8 cups two times a day to 1/4 cup two times a day. I am terrified they are going to tell me something is terribly wrong with her--I will die! Please read this and tell me what ya'll think. My mom just believes she is not sleeping nearly as much as she usually does, and has been more active around the house chasing the cat and worrying over company and the baby, but the doctor didn't seem to think that would cause weight loss if she were eating. HELP!!!!
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:56 AM
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I'm not sure if everyone's forum is setup alike, but this had already fallen off new post right after I posted, so I'm bumping.
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I can tell you that scales at the different vets we see absolutely do offer us very different weights for the girls.

That said, I agree with not putting her under until you have the tests back and know that she is fine. He will do all of that on Monday?
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Thank you, Karen. Yes, her bloodwork is Monday, and I am hoping I can collect a urine sample and stool sample so they don't have to. I don't even know if they can collect a urine sample. I may also ask if the vet feels xrays for tumors would be a good idea, or wait for the results of what we are doing Monday. My vet did tell me 5 years old is young for cancer although not unheard of. One thing he is checking for is diabetes. I am very interested in seeing what she weighs since I expect a difference in the scales--I am hoping for quite a bit of difference and that the weight loss is not as much as I think.
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Do you have/use potty pads? Turn one over and the urine will not soak in and you can put it in a ziploc container or bag.

I agree that is it is anything (and it may be nothing) I could see him suspecting diabetes or a thyroid issue. ALL treatable! I would do the bloodwork, urinalysis and such before I ventured into x-rays.

I think it is great news that she is eating, playing and otherwise acting normal.
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Yes we do use potty pads, and I remember seeing that idea in a thread a while back--I pray it works on Lulu. lol Yes, everything seems normal except the weight loss. I wouldn't have realized how drastic without the scales, but I will say I have thought recently her face looked older/very slightly wrinkled--something so slight maybe only a mother would notice, and now I think it is from the weight loss.
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Do you have/use potty pads? Turn one over and the urine will not soak in and you can put it in a ziploc container or bag.

I agree that is it is anything (and it may be nothing) I could see him suspecting diabetes or a thyroid issue. ALL treatable! I would do the bloodwork, urinalysis and such before I ventured into x-rays.

I think it is great news that she is eating, playing and otherwise acting normal.
I was just going to tell her use puppy pads upside down.
I will pray everything will be OK with her.
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You have done that before, right Theresa?

Do you put the urine in a bag or disposable container?

I have read about it but have not yet had to do it myself.
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