It’s been a crazy week with the Stephens dogs. Thursday Dixie vomited multiple times and was shaking excessively. That combined with her recent weight loss had us worried. Emergency vet trip #1. She has an insanely high level of a bad bacteria in her belly which is not good but luckily fairly easy (and cheap) to treat. Antibiotics twice a day and a probiotic powder in her food. She’ll be fine.
Last night Braxton threw up blood three times and had severe diarrhea. We rushed him to the vet at 9:45 p.m. It was upsetting to say the least to watch another of our pets be so sick. What Dixie has isn’t contagious, so it was odd that Braxton got sick at the same time.
After three hours of blood test, exams and shots, the vet said he probably has HGE. We decided to take Braxton home and see how he responds to an out-patient treatment before we leave him at the vet hooked up to machines for several days.
Puppy is keeping Braxton company as Braxton rests on his bed isolated from the rambunctious two and eats his bland diet and limited water.
Dixie and Barley are not happy about being separated!
How do you react when your fur friends and human friends get sick? Are you the strong one or do your emotions shine through?