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I could hear her crying but could not see her. I arose off the sofa and walked around behind the recliner to find her sitting alone there. She looked up at me, her beautiful brown eyes conveying an expression of silent despair. She began to cry again, softly. I knelt down beside her and asked what was wrong, a deep, intense feeling of anxiety washing over my entire being. The expression in her eyes changed to one of concern as she leaned toward me and gently licked my hand. She attempted to lie down, but as she began to go down on her right front leg, she would rise again, back into a sitting position. It was clear that the pain increased if she attempted to rest on her tummy.
I called my significant other into the room and we agreed that she needed to seen by a veterinarian even if the fact was that a Sunday made that difficult. He telephoned Animal Urgent Care and told them we would be bringing her right in to be seen.
We were to learn that Dazie had developed Canine Pancreatitis and needed medication right away. The veterinarian saw her and prescribed two different medications. When my sweetie brought her home, her back was puffy from the liquid they had had to inject into her body. It was soon absorbed into her system. We learned that there was something rare going on in her body, but not life-threatening in her case. An excellent lesson for us in paying close attention to absolutely any change at all in our pet’s behavior then recognizing it as a warning sign that something was terribly wrong!
Meanwhile, one vet. bill and one fur-child who was no longer in pain later, we were so glad that we hadn’t ignored her subtle cries for our help!
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