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    Senior Member Sundown49 aka Otey B's Avatar
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    Unhappy What a scare for me........

    I have a 19 month old BLF that was fine when I trained on Thursday morning. Ran her setups really well. THEN all heck broke loose.....had her staked out cooling down and went and worked another dog. Came back and she was upchucking RED blood. I had weighed her monday when I wormed her and she weighed 61 pounds. Called my vet and took off with her to the vet. She weighed 51 pounds at the vet's. She was so pitiful when I put her in the car for the trip that I wondered if she would make it there. (1 1/2 hr. drive). Got there and they went to work on her and got her on an IV and took Xrays to see if an obstruction .... She had a BM outside of Vet's and it ws BLACK> went out and got a sample and checked it. Vet kept her Friday and Saturday and kept her on antibiotics and IV ....
    diagnosis was HGE . Well being a dumb ol country boy I don't know wht HGE is and ws wondering what it is...... My vet was nice enough to meet me at her office Sunday afternoon to pick Voodoo up so I did not want to bother her explaining what to me what HGE was .......so help if you cn.......PS she is doing well today..eating boiled chicken & rice in moderation and BM is almost back to brown.....
    My Dad said to me ."Son, a man just needs three things to be happy....A good dog, a good gun and a good wife.....Thank God I have all three
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    Do a search on HGE canine....bad stuff with little known about the cause.
    When it stops being fun, I will find something else to do with my time and money.

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    Thanks Lady...........Dang like to have lost her....That stuff is bad but not knowing what caused it is even worse.......
    My Dad said to me ."Son, a man just needs three things to be happy....A good dog, a good gun and a good wife.....Thank God I have all three
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    I cna't imagine the fear you must have had driving her to the doctor. Glad she is on the mend. I htink I would have a tendency to keep a very close eye on her for a bit.
    When it stops being fun, I will find something else to do with my time and money.

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    I hope all is well now! What a scare some of our dogs are giving us lately.

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    Well things are looking up ! Took her outside and the first thing she did was go get a bumper off my 4 wheeler....she must be on the mend.
    I was beginning to wonder if my BLACK dogs were jinxed cause sometrhing has happened to all my "gooduns".
    My Dad said to me ."Son, a man just needs three things to be happy....A good dog, a good gun and a good wife.....Thank God I have all three
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    Sundown's Boss of Delta Marsh JH (Louie QAA X Delta MH)
    Traveling Through The Graded Timber JH (2012 NAFC Trav X Timber MH QAA)

    Sundown's Ruff And Tuff (Boss JH X Lil Bit) best pup I have ever raised

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundown49 aka Otey B View Post
    Well things are looking up ! Took her outside and the first thing she did was go get a bumper off my 4 wheeler....she must be on the mend.
    I was beginning to wonder if my BLACK dogs were jinxed cause sometrhing has happened to all my "gooduns".
    Nope Otey, black dogs aren't jinxed. They are the gooduns.

    Glad your bitch is on the mend.
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    You really gotta be careful about how high a pedestal you put your method, your accomplishments, your dog on. There's usually someone who's done more, somewhere. And they may have used a different method than you did! Chris Atkinson 2013

    get your dog out and TRAIN! caryalsobrook 2013

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    That's mighty frightening, Otey. Hope she mends well and you can rest easy again. I'll put in a good word for ya.

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    Update: Voodoo is doing very well now. That HGE is sure sudden to take a dog down. I have never seen it before in the 50 odd years I have had dogs and hope never to see it again......Just wish we could have put a finger on what caused it
    My Dad said to me ."Son, a man just needs three things to be happy....A good dog, a good gun and a good wife.....Thank God I have all three
    Home of HRCH Sundown's Loaded To The Maxx (FC AFC Jamie X Dixie QAA)
    Sundown's Boss of Delta Marsh JH (Louie QAA X Delta MH)
    Traveling Through The Graded Timber JH (2012 NAFC Trav X Timber MH QAA)

    Sundown's Ruff And Tuff (Boss JH X Lil Bit) best pup I have ever raised

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    You may have to move to Alaska...Howard and Deadeye don't have those problems.

    Happy the outcome was good, Otey.

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