Well, I am up at 3:30 in the morning because I have been at the emergency vet with my dog, Wyatt. He is a 7 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Tonight, before bedtime, he started whining to go outside. Extremely rare thing for him. Most of the time we have to push him out the door. I let him out and he was in our fenced back yard for over an hour. When I let him back in, he started crying to go back out. I followed him out and noticed him peeing every 5 or 10 steps. And he was panting. I let him back in and went to bed. He started crying. I got back up and let him out again and noticed that he was peeing excessively...or appeared to be. The next time he started crying, I woke hubby up and told him I thought we needed to go to the emergency vet...that somethng was wrong. We put him out in our front yard where there are no trees or bushes and he still peed every few steps. I couldn't tell if anything was actually coming out or not.
I put him in the car and we took off for the overnight emergency vet.
They did xrays to see if he had kidney or bladder stones and couldn't see any.
They decided to treat him for a urinary tract infection, which male dogs rarely get, with antibiotics and sent us home. After I paid the $309 bill.
So, now we are home and he won't stop crying to go outside. It is breaking my heart. When I let him out, he runs frantically trying to pee on everything. We come back in and he cries to go back out. I can't just let him stay outside because I can tell he is frustrated and out of his mind with frustation when he is out there and he already has bad knees and he is hurting himself by running everywhere.
I gave him a doogie pain pill for his knees and it seems to be calming him down a bit. I also gave him his first antibiotic. Vet says if it is a UTI that we should see improvement after one dose. I sure hope so. This is killing me. I can't stand to see him like this.
I have already called in to work. Not going to make it in today. Need to stay home and see if he gets better. Otherwise I have to take him to his regular vet.
Those of you that have kids...i don't know how you do it. Hubby and I chose not to have children and it is probably a good thing because I have such a hard time handling when my dog and horsd gets sick or hurt...can't even imagine going through this with a child.
I believe delirium from lack of sleep is setting in....