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    She was fine eating tonight, I stood right next to her and was listening for even the tiniest odd
    Noise. We usually get home from the park/exercise around 5pm and they get fed between 6:30 and 7, last night was the same, so it's not a 'right away' thing. I'm used to horses and waiting for them to cool down before eating so have always treated the dogs the same

    The vet said we could also get blood tests done if we wanted but I don't think that's too high on the priority list at the moment, we'll wait and see what Monday brings

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    Hmm stressful for you. WE hope her body sorts itself out.

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    This is a real strange case.........

    I do hope you have a great, relaxing weekend with no drama and isues!

    Keep us posted,
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    Well Meika seems back to 100% now, I'm not going to get too excited but she seems back to her normal, happy self and we haven't had any issues since Monday (almost a week)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy.Maree View Post
    Well Meika seems back to 100% now, I'm not going to get too excited but she seems back to her normal, happy self and we haven't had any issues since Monday (almost a week)!
    Really extremely pleased reading this fantastic news regarding Meika !

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    Good to hear! Hope things stay this way........

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    Well I was speaking to somebody today about the issues Meika had. She said her cat had the same symptoms a few years ago, she was in a lot of pain and then her back legs went.. Exactly the same to Meika, the cat had X-rays straight away and it was a bowel obstruction.
    I just googled it and there is a lot of stuff online about bowel obstructions and the back legs being unable to work.

    I'm quite sure this is what Meika had... It makes sense and its what I thought all along...

    Not too happy at the vets for blatantly telling me that they doubted it was an obstruction... I know that there is no way to 100% tell that that was it but talking to this person today, and reading everything online, I'm pretty sure!!

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    Hi KM,

    Could Meika have swallowed part of a tennis ball? About 15 years ago we had a dog that we rescued, he was ball crazy and he'd chewed a tennis ball and then unbeknown to us, had swallowed about two-thirds of it.

    He'd be really sick for a few days, then ok again, then was getting violently ill (both ends) and then would be better again. We had a mobile vet back then and she came to the house, did blood tests with nothing to report, and after another bout of the sickness, they did an x-ray and she could see a shadow of something, thought it may have been a sponge, suspected it was something he'd found and eaten, but wasn't sure if it was what was causing the sickness.

    Then he got worse, the vet suggested either surgery to see what was inside, and gave us the option of he's weakening, we either open him up and have a look or PTS!!! Turns out it was the rotting tennis ball, which would fold up and move through his system, then it would open out and cause the blockage and the sickness, and repeat.

    They removed the section of tennis ball which was stinking and rotting, and he had to stay in hospital on a drip for a few days, but recovered well. I never let dogs hold onto tennis balls now, I always remove them and put them away out of dog's reach.

    Anyway, it's just another possibility to think about. Hope you can find out whatever is making Meika sick and get her on the road to recovery.

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    "I doubt it's an obstruction" can be a dangerous strategy. The idea with any sort of medical practice should be to rule out the really dangerous diagnosis first, just in case. In this case it's good that you didn't have to pay for the xray and Meika recovered without treatment. But if it were me, I would not trust this vet in an emergency. I was happy to pay for my cat's operation because if it would have been an obstruction she would have died without it.

    But hurray for Meika dealing with the issue herself and feeling better!

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    Wow, now I've just learned something too. They can have diarrhoea with an obstruction? It's scary that option wasn't explored more fully, that's for sure. How is she now?

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