Monday, July 20, 2009

Dog Update

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for our dog. Unfortunately, things don't seem to be getting better as far as her eating is concerned. Over the weekend I pretty much gave up trying to get her to eat her dog food and made rice and chicken for her instead; at first she seemed to like that but I guess the novelty wore off and now she won't even eat that. Last night we had hamburgers for dinner so we made one for the dog as well; she ate some of it then but won't eat the rest of it mixed with rice today.

We talked to the vet on Friday who at this point doesn't know what else to do. She suggested we take our dog to see an animal internist at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The vet called this morning to see how our dog was doing before she faxed the referral paperwork over to the vet school. She said they would probably call us later today to set up that appointment.

At this point taking our dog to the vet school seems like our only course of action, so we're praying for wisdom regarding what to do. As anyone with pets knows when an animal has to go to the vet it's almost always a very expensive venture. Depending on what doctors at the vet school want to do just the tests alone could end up costing several thousand dollars. Money isn't exactly growing on trees for us right now (it never has and I doubt it ever will!) so for now we're just trying to take things one day at a time and do what we can to help our doggie feel better. We'll see what the vet school has to say.


  1. Poor Pooch. I will definitely say a prayer. I am a big animal lover/person. I recently had to put my sweet Bridgette(cocker spaniel, 13 years old) to sleep after some of the same symptoms but she was having liver failure and by the time the vet figured it out, she was already fading. It was the HARDEST day of my life!! Now, its just Ductch, our 100lb chocolate Lab and Rufie, the crazy cat that thinks he is a dog. LOL!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the encouragement. Your blog posts are great!! I will be coming back. :)

  2. hope all goes well with the vet and they are able to help the dog. i spent over $2,000 dollars on vet bills for my cat - but she is healthy as can be now!


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