from Liesel Thorner
Unfortunately, Marcy (Tolutim Evensong) has undergone an emergency operation to remove an obstruction from her gut. She is doing ok at the moment, but we are taking every day as it comes, since abdominal surgery is very risky because there can be quite a few complications.
Marcy had manage to get hold of one of my socks and somehow eaten it whole. I very rarely let her out of my sight and when I do it is only for a minute. This however was more than the amount of time it takes to gulp down a sock!
Marcy had her tea on Wednesday night and it must have been after this that she managed to put away the sock. It wasn’t until the morning that she started to vomit bile, and was doing so with a deep stomach wretch which I thought was unusual.
We took her straight into the vet who felt around and thought that certain parts of her gut felt very gassy and tight. They x-rayed her and discovered a large blockage.
Luckily we had caught it early and the gut was still healthy.
A tip … if your dog is vomitting continuously and very deeply, don’t leave it too long before you check with the vet. Getting at a blockage early can save a life.
Please please take head, no matter how well you think you are watching your puppy, they are always able to find something. They are crafty thieves. Marcy had taken the sock off the kitchen table. I had put the washing on there after bringing it from the line. If they manage to get hold of something they shouldn’t have, they hide it in their mouths and gulp when they hear someone coming.
Even the things that one thinks are ok for the pups because they are supposed to be toys can cause problems. Never let them play unsupervised.
I will keep you all informed on her progress. Puppies are crafty and fast, re-evaluate your home and make sure it really is puppy proof – I thought mine was, I was wrong.