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    Well it is all looking good now. She is eating again and smooching around for food as per usual. Yippee!!

    I dont know if the puppy with Parvo has made it or not as I have not heard from my friend.

    I did ring the vet before I took her in and I will repeat what the vet said; once a dog has been FULLY vaccinated it is near on IMPOSSIBLE for them to get parvo. Gigha is FULLY vaccinated.

    Thanks all for your concern....it has been a worrying few days.

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    'kerriek_99' really pleased with this news and that Gigha is getting back to her normal self again !

    Did you finally work out why she wasn't eating ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    'kerriek_99' really pleased with this news and that Gigha is getting back to her normal self again !

    Did you finally work out why she wasn't eating ?
    Yes it was the frog she ate, it poisoned her causing the vomiting and throwing up.

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    Good stuff !

    They can be a real worry when they get sick !

    Pleased again - that she is getting and feeling much better !

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    Just for the info of other readers, your vets' reassurance was lovely - but still correct. Near impossible is not impossible by any stretch.

    Those of us who have worked in rescue, shelters and vet clinics have seen first hand that fully vaccinated dogs and pups can and do get parvo sometimes - and once contracted it is just as dangerous in vaccinated as non vac individuals.

    I have great faith in the parvo vaccine as I have seen it give great protection in outbreaks and even close contact. But like any vaccine it can and does fail.

    Like Kerriek did in this instance, early vet examination is crucial for any dog that may have been exposed and appears off colour at all.

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    A dog who swallowed a frog - would be a good candidate for "the vomit treatment". Every time my puppy swallowed something she should not - it was off to the vet for the up chucky treatment. There's three ways of inducing this that I know of - the easiest is shoving several tablespoons of very salty water down their throat - be careful they swallow not inhale.

    the vet can dose with a single crystal of washing soda (very caustic so must be very careful about it), or they have some drug treatment that requires an antidote after the offending object has been returned.

    This is not the best treatment if they swallowed something spikey like bone splinters or fishing gear. But is probably better than letting them get clagged up with something nasty like strapping tape (can cost $$$$ to get out).

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    Hey there, good to see your dog has come back swinging! I guess it's a good reminder for us all though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    A dog who swallowed a frog - would be a good candidate for "the vomit treatment". Every time my puppy swallowed something she should not - it was off to the vet for the up chucky treatment. There's three ways of inducing this that I know of - the easiest is shoving several tablespoons of very salty water down their throat - be careful they swallow not inhale.

    the vet can dose with a single crystal of washing soda (very caustic so must be very careful about it), or they have some drug treatment that requires an antidote after the offending object has been returned.

    This is not the best treatment if they swallowed something spikey like bone splinters or fishing gear. But is probably better than letting them get clagged up with something nasty like strapping tape (can cost $$$$ to get out).
    Yeah that would have been good but unfortunately it was too late for that.

    Wed night: ate frog
    Thurs Morning: spotted vomiting and eating grass by DH (who thought nothing of it...) Ate all meals fine
    Fri morning: Slow to eat in the morning, did not want dinner, more vomiting.
    Sat morning: No eating at all, vomiting, off to vet.
    Sun
    Mon
    Tues
    Wed
    Thurs All these days above, nibbles of food, listless and just generally unwell.
    Fri: eating smaller amounts, returning to normal self
    Sat: eating fine and defiantly back to normal self.

    So one little brown/beige colored frog was defiantly a cause for worry!!

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