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mine hasnt since i just got her. but my bf took his male yorkie to the ER. My had put something to get rid of the fleas on them and somehow Rocky licked some of it and it caused him to start shaking real bad. He had to stay overnight...poison control kept an eye on Rocky. He was released the next morning...
 

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Has your dog ever been to the emergancy room? Yes
Why? Got into a fight with my other female, she got the worse of it
Was it a real emergancy? Yes, don't go just for fun
Where you scared? I was worried about her and the prognosis
 

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Has your dog ever been to the emergancy room?
Yes, Eevee, twice.

Why?
The first time was because she broke a tooth on a hard processed pet store bone and have to have the tooth surgically extracted.

The second was when she was chewing on a knuckle bone, bit off a chunk of it and swallowed it and got very sick - we had to take X-rays to figure out if it had caused a blockage, but it had only irritated her intestinal lining and it passed through just fine afterwards.

Was it a real emergancy? Yes? No?
That's what the emergency room is for lol.

Where you scared?
I was scared the second time because she almost had to have major surgery.
 

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Has your dog ever been to the emergency room? All three.
Why? Smalls has been in a number of times for her gastric intestinal flare ups. She got some freak disease this summer only specific to female medium sized dog where she was fine one second, puking/pooping straight blood the next. Then again a few months later after she was spayed and the vet sewed the wound too tight and an infection set in under the skin immediately. Oh yeah, and that time she was a pup and ATE a glass candle.
Jack had an allergic reaction to his prescribed flea medication and wouldn't stop throwing up.
Jonas was given a rawhide by an irresponsible idiot at day care (despite his file saying NO treats and specifically NO rawhides) and it got lodged in his intestine. Emergency surgery.
Was it a real emergency? Every time.
Where you scared? Every time. Smalls is in and out a lot, but I still cry every time the vet runs down what they need to do.
 

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My ole Aussie girl had bloody diarrhea and had to be taken to the Vet immediately and she was hooked up to IV's and the vet said it was a good thing that we brought her in right away because this type of thing can very well be fatal.

We never knew what caused it or if it was a Aussie thing or not.
 

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My ole Aussie girl had bloody diarrhea and had to be taken to the Vet immediately and she was hooked up to IV's and the vet said it was a good thing that we brought her in right away because this type of thing can very well be fatal.

We never knew what caused it or if it was a Aussie thing or not.
My boyfriends dog is a Border Collie/Collie mix and he has had that happen a couple times. The vet said the first time that it was because he ate something he shouldn't have. The second time, a bone he was eating splintered and caused some damage inside. The baby hasn't gone yet since I've had her, but her previous owner had to take her in because she had Parvo at 2 months old.
 

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Has your dog ever been to the emergancy room? Yup.

Why? About a month ago now he got into some ibuprofen at my pet sitters house. Altogether he spent about 4 days at the e-vets getting fluids and blood tests and being under observation.

Was it a real emergancy? Yes? No? Yes.

Where you scared? I still am when I look back on it. He almost died I was scared out of my mind.
 

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My current do, no, never. Yet..... (We try to walk the path of Prevention is 9/10ths of the cure.. but not everything can be prevented).

My last dog, Kazi, YES.

Has your dog ever been to the emergancy room? Yes.
Why? She had bloat and a torsion.
Was it a real emergancy? Yes. She was going to die. It was so emergent that I assisted the vet.
Where you scared? I did not have time to be scared. I had to assist during the surgery and my emotions had to stay outside in the waiting room so I could help to save my dog's life.

This incident was about 12 years ago at the vet I still go to.. a combination large and small animal clinic. It was the middle of the night. Nothing goes wrong like this between 8AM and 4PM Monday thru Friday.....

I have had incidences with other dogs previously to Kazi and her torsion and bloat. I even lost one of those dogs. Kazi with Torsion and Bloat was the most recent.
 

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Yes...twice.

Christy, my GSD mix...(who is a DRAMA QUEEN), was racing around the house, doing "zoomies" after her bath. She slipped on the tile floor and whacked her tail on the stair bannister. I came home from work and she looked uncomfortable and would NOT sit down. Took to ER vet. 800.00 later and a shot of painkiller/steroid, and she was fine.

Same dog, got stung in the foot by a scorpion. Was 3 legged for an hour, so took to ER vet again at midnight. Get out of the car and go in the waiting room. They call us 15 min later and SHE WALKS IN THERE FINE!!! A shot of Benadryl and a painkiller, and 350.00 later she is fine.

This is the same dog that will hop 3 legged if she steps on a dry leaf. What a DIVA!
 

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Yes, Angel has been to the ER, for eating things she shouldn't and getting a blockage. They wanted to do surgery, I then called MY vet who got her in immediately and decided the surgery was unnecessary and put her into observation for 24 hours with IV fluids, she passed the blockage and it saved me 1500.00. My vet then told me IF she had had to get the surgery he would have only charged 150.00.

The blockage turned out ot be papertowels and hair elastics (see the other thread on eating things they shouldn't)
 

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Mia has been to the emergency room. She was 10 weeks old and couldn't keep even a teaspoon of water down. It turns out she was sick when I brought her home from the shelter. I thought she was going to die. I took her in on a Sunday morning and they did all kind of tests on her and put her on an IV for hydration. It was a real emergency and I was SCARED! By Monday afternoon, I took Cara in so we could visit her and the vet said she perked up so much upon seeing us, that he sent her home with us with instructions for her further care. She's been as healthy as an ox since then. :)
 

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Has your dog ever been to the emergancy room?
twice
Why?
Sobaka had her dewclaws removed, and she chewed open the stitches on one side one night, and the other side the next night. (not for lack of watching her)
Was it a real emergency? Yes? No?
heck yes, one of her legs was splayed open.
Where you scared?
most definitely
 

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Has your dog ever been to the emergancy room? Yes, twice.
Why? 1st time was an allergic reaction to a combo vaccine. Second time we believe was an allergic reaction to a bug bite/sting.
Was it a real emergancy? Yes? No? A dog that is suffering is always an emergency in my mind.
Where you scared? Not at all, but allergic reactions are likely on the lower end of emergencies?
 

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Neither of my current dogs has been to the e-vet. My last dog, Cammy, went several times...she sprained her dog ankle, she got a bone stuck crossways in her mouth, she was bitten by a dog that reached under a fence during a walk. She was always getting into trouble.

Both Cammy and my late cat, Spot, were taken to the e-vet at the end of their lives. Cammy had spleen cancer that we didn't know about until she couldn't stand up one night. We took her to the vet, it had spread everywhere, and they put her to sleep. Spot had a brain tumor that we also didn't know about until we came home from eating out one night and her head was twisted at an odd angle. It was inoperable, so they put her to sleep.

I don't love going to the e-vet because it has usually meant that my pet is about to die. My e-vet is very warm and caring, though...it's not a bad place to end a furry family member's life.
 
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