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    Well... I spoke way too soon. Meika was crying/yelping while eating her dinner again tonight, it was only boiled chicken breast and rice, the only hard thing in it was her antibiotic tablet. She's not yelping when I touch her jaw/throat/neck/stomach but there is definitely something wrong...

    The only common factor between tonight and Thursday night (when she was also yelping while eating) was that she exercised about 1-2hrs previously.

    Will call the vet first thing in the morning and book her in for X-rays.

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    Oh man.....i feel for ya's KM !!

    Xrays for sure now. I really hope its just somthing that can be sorted quickly. I wonder if its a tooth issue or somthing to do with her jaw perhaps .....

    Good luck at the vets tomorrow.


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    My gut is saying obstruction but I really hope it's not what a day!!! Molly also has a big weepy bleeding sore thing between her toes and while we were at the park, the cat knocked my expensive coffee mugs (all 4 of them) off the kitchen bench and smashed them onto the floor... Just one of those days!

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    Sorry your girl is still feeling so bad. It is very distressing when you don't know what it may be. It is stupid that you cannot get pain killers for dogs over the counter. Quite cruel actually...

    I hope you can get the x-ray done tomorrow. And that it is something that is relatively easy to fix. If it's an obstruction in her throat, it may not be too late to try the stuff that makes them throw up to get it out.

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    I dunno - the time limit for the vomit treatment as far as I know is max 2 hours, but 30 minutes after eating is better - cos then it's still in the stomach and hasn't progressed to the intestines where there's no way it will come up.

    If it was something spikey causing pain - vomit treatment not advised.

    Sometimes it can be something lodged in the air intake (trachea?), but there's no way a dog can run around like a mad thing if that's the case.

    Not sure why she'd have throat issues again so long after the first time the problem showed up - unless whatever it was has caused bruising and tenderness at that end. Or it's a virus or some other disease thing.

    Hopefully xrays will identify the problem or at least reduce the number of possibilities.

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    Oh nooooo! Please vet, figure this out. Poor Meika, we're all thinking of you sweet girl xx

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    Well I had a bit of a crazy moment this morning, Meika still seems 100% happy but I know there is something wrong, I'm leaning more towards her stomach area because she didn't start yelling until 10-15 seconds into her meal. No food this morning, which means no medicine, but that's fine. I was considering taking her to a different vet to see if they had any idea, but then didnt want to start again with them so called up the same vet and our regular vet, who has been on holiday, answered the phone and all I said was "hi, I've got a dog who was yelping while eating" an he said "yep! Meika? Bring her in at 8:40 and we won't let her leave until we find out exactly what's wrong!" It made me feel so happy that he already knew about all the problems we've had! So I can't sit still waiting for 8:40, I'm doing laps around the house!

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    'Kristy.Maree' - to you both !

    Really hope that your vet can suss out what the problem is with poor little Meika !

    Good Luck and all bits will be crossed at my place for you both !

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    Well, Meika definitely doesn't have an obstruction...

    The man we saw today (our usual vet) was excellent, he checked her over so much more thoroughly than any of the other vets, and showed more concern over her back leg problem than what the vet did on Saturday (it wasn't even written down in her records!!). Her lymph nodes are still swollen but that's the only thing that's still physically wrong with her, he tried feeding her sharp liver treats and she didn't react to them so he thinks that either last night she took mouthfuls that were too big and hurt her oesophagus or that the exercise yesterday afternoon increased blood flow to her lymph nodes and made them more sensitive.

    So, we're still on boiled chicken and rice for the next few days (more visits to the mother-in-laws! Woooo!) and if she's not completely fine by Monday then she needs to have an endoscopy.

    Now Molly has a health issue so I'm about to start a new thread!

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    Maybe no feeding straight after vigourous exercise (wait an hour or so). That's also a good strategy for avoiding bloat in dogs that are prone to that.

    and put the food in a kong so she can't eat it so fast.

    Hope the health issues are not connected...

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