Okay…so I told you Rosie had a little bit of trouble but was back on track, right? Well I spoke to soon.
About a week after Rosie was “better”, Rosie got worse.
Ever since I got her she’s been really good in the kennel even overnight. From the first day she has gone all the way from bedtime until 6am with not a sound. Once she wakes, she needs to go outside immediately but I need to be up by 6am anyway so it’s no big deal.
Well Rosie ended up creating such a ruckus in her kennel that I was up and worried about her. It was 12:15am. We had gone to bed at 10:30pm. This was very unusual. I took her downstairs and outside. She peed. We went back upstairs. She went back in the kennel.
At 1:45am Rosie was at it again. She was acting up so much that again, she woke me up. Oh my word. I cannot spend my night like this. Back downstairs. Back outside. She wouldn’t go to the bathroom. I was a little frustrated. Seriously, I need to sleep and I could see nothing “wrong” with her. We went back upstairs. She went back in the kennel.
She made it until 5:30am…acting up again. This time I decided to stay up. We went downstairs. I took her out, she did her business. I fed her. Rosie wouldn’t eat…not a bite. She drank water like a champ but would not eat a bit. Looking at her she looked bloated. UGH. Now what?? She pooped so that was okay. She peed….that was okay. But seriously, a beagle does not pass up food EVER!!
So I messaged my vet. She told me I needed a urine sample again. Oh my word. Seriously…this dog. Of course it was now Friday. I needed to act on this so I wouldn’t have to pay the high vet costs for weekend care. Back to catching a urine sample. UGH.
So I tried….I got three drops. UGH.
I was feeling frustrated so went to my phone and updated the kids using Messenger saying “Rosie is sick again. She won’t eat.”
A short while later I got a message from Karl. It said, “Check to see if Rosie got in the dog food in the garage.”
I did…this is what I found….
Yep…she got in the dog food. Here’s the proof….
So…Rosie had crystals in her urine the last time she was at the vet. They put her on special expensive food. I had to take the old food out of the house. I didn’t want to throw it away. She would likely be able to eat it again so keeping it in the garage was smart. What wasn’t smart was keeping it on a low shelf.
The night before she was sick, she had snuck into the garage. I hadn’t thought anything of it. Apparently she ate so much she gave herself a stomach ache. Oh that dog!!
What do I do with her??
I messaged the vet and told her. She laughed. So I guess that ended okay. She’s back to herself.
She has continued to be good. We keep working on little things. The latest is getting used to the Furminator.
I love this for de-shedding. I used it on Ruby and now Rosie. We’ve been working on it little by little. Most dogs don’t love it right away. She finally has gotten better about it and lets me do what I want.
I’m so glad. Pet hair is something I have to stay on top of and the Furminator brush is a wonderful. Ruby got to the point she was happy if she saw the brush. Rosie isn’t quite there yet…She’s doing way better though.
Now we need to work on her getting her nails trimmed a little better…and jumping up on people. Those are all normal things.
The excess of dog food she ate has worked itself through her…no more waking me in the middle of the night with stomach aches. We do have to get a urine sample here in a week or so and see if she needs to stay on the special food or if we can go back to her puppy food that is in the garage.
She’s a challenge but who can’t love that little face.
…and YES, I did put the dog food up on a higher shelf.