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    Geoff has been in hospital for the last 24 hours

    Originally we thought he had a tick as he could not stand up, despite being his usual bouncy self when we left in the morning.

    That was ruled out, so then they suspected pancreatitis or liver problems, that was ruled out with blood tests.

    So the verdict is now severe food poisoning. He had a very high temperature and sore tummy. He responded well to antibiotics and is ready to come home. Don't know what he could have eaten because he doesn't get to roam around to scavenge. Only thing I could think of that looked a bit manky was a bone he had buried then rediscovered on Sunday, but I had thought that was what dogs did.

    Very scary and expensive experience.

    cheers

    Curly Girl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curly Girl View Post
    Geoff has been in hospital for the last 24 hours

    Originally we thought he had a tick as he could not stand up, despite being his usual bouncy self when we left in the morning.

    That was ruled out, so then they suspected pancreatitis or liver problems, that was ruled out with blood tests.

    So the verdict is now severe food poisoning. He had a very high temperature and sore tummy. He responded well to antibiotics and is ready to come home. Don't know what he could have eaten because he doesn't get to roam around to scavenge. Only thing I could think of that looked a bit manky was a bone he had buried then rediscovered on Sunday, but I had thought that was what dogs did.

    Very scary and expensive experience.

    cheers

    Curly Girl
    How worrying!
    Yes my dogs always bury their bones and retrieve when they remember, and I really have believed that it is ok to do so. Perhaps i need to be more careful.
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    Oh Curly Girl that doesn't sound like fun at all.

    My last dog used to take bones, bury them and dig them up WEEKS later and we never had a problem. Honestly I would be looking elsewhere, but that's not to say it wasn't.

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    My previous dogs seem to revel in the oldness and mankiness of their bones. I have had 24 hours of woulda, coulda, shoulda and I can't think of anything else that he ate that could have caused a problem.

    He has home made food. His treats are cut up and given to him straight away (he has human chicken roll, low fat aldi cheese, or puppy kibble) all cut up to about a pea size.

    He is on a lead when we aren't at home.

    People can't throw anything into our yard. It's a mystery.

    But it was SO scary.

    Thanks for your support. Maybe wiser heads will be able to come up with a better explanation.

    cheers

    Curly Girl

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    How scary.
    I guess snail bait and alike are ruled out.
    I doubt an old bone would have been the cause Stranger things have happened.
    (If mine have boredom bones they only have them a couple of hours then I bin them).

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