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I don't think hector has had anything to drink

Post by Zo on Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:22 pm

When i gave him breakfast this morning it didn't look like he'd drunk anything overnight, usually his bowl is half empty but it was still full. When i got home from work today again it was still full, I'm going to try and get him into the vets tomorrow, what should i do in the mean time??

He's eating, but he's very quiet
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Post by FluffSlave on Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:33 pm

You need to get some water into him. You can syringe feed water if you have any syringes to hand? Also try giving him watery veg like cucumber etc if he's eating.

I'd try and get him in ASAP at the vets.
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Post by Zo on Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:36 pm

I don't have a syringe, can i try mixing some pellets with a bit of water? We have cucumber, I'll grab some for him now, thanks jess
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Post by FluffSlave on Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:46 pm

You could give it a go.

When my Willow wasn't drinking when she was very poorly, I found she took the water when I offered it to her from a teaspoon, as it wasn't such hard work for her. You could try that as well...

I'm sending him loads of vibes. If he's still not drinking when he's seen your vet it's worth asking for some Critical Care to take home with you. You can make it up quite watery and some of them love it - Willow just laps it from the bowl Hugs

Hope you're ok too xxx
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Post by Sparky on Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:50 pm

If he'll eat veg and herbs you can make them quite wet. I'm not overly worried about him not drinking much - Theo drinks two bowls a day and I drink about four sips. But you say he is quiet too and that is more concerning...

How are his poos?
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Post by Zo on Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:05 pm

Poos are good, it's just very much out of character for him to not be drinking, i do his water in the morning and evening and he's always drunk about half a bowl before.

He's had some cucumber, and some very watery mashed pellets
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Post by Sparky on Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:10 pm

Just a thought... do you fill his bowl straight from the tap? Have you had a lot of rain lately? Sometimes when it has rained hard the water companies dump a load of extra chlorine in the water. We fill plastic milk cartons two-thirds full and allow the water to get to room temperature and for any excess chlorine to disperse before filling the buns bowls. I wonder if a chloriney smell might have put him off drinking. Try giving him some boiled, cooled water - even lukewarm (but only just tepid) he might be more keen.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:27 pm

Sparky wrote:Just a thought... do you fill his bowl straight from the tap? Have you had a lot of rain lately? Sometimes when it has rained hard the water companies dump a load of extra chlorine in the water. We fill plastic milk cartons two-thirds full and allow the water to get to room temperature and for any excess chlorine to disperse before filling the buns bowls. I wonder if a chloriney smell might have put him off drinking. Try giving him some boiled, cooled water - even lukewarm (but only just tepid) he might be more keen.
This was my first thought. I was going to suggest trying him with some bottled water.
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Post by BugsBunny on Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:16 pm

I had the same worry with Dougal Monday, i mentioned it to hudad and he sais he will be fine and proabbly is but I spend a lot more time with him and he was not and he is the same, he drinks loads from his bowl. I was worried but then he started to drink again more yestersay, although he has not drunk as much today though but has been dirnking some as I have seen him. i am wondering if it is to do with his little infection but he is fine and poops like hector in other ways.

I agree with sparky as our water is pretty awful atm, I can smell it really badly and it taste rank but Dougal is opposite I had put him some bottled water in and it turned out that like i suspected and said to ste that he did not like the bottled water and prefer the rank water. i ony gave him some from a bottle from lidl in case the horird chorine bohtered him like is does me. As i am typing he has drunk some more and it seems he is opposite to hector, he likes the yuk taste and smell.

I hope he is okay now, let us know how the sweet little fella gets on, sending nose rubs and vibes.
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Re: I don't think hector has had anything to drink

Post by Zo on Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:37 am

I put some pro c in his water last night because he likes the taste and this morning he'd had almost the entire bowl cheers 
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Post by FluffSlave on Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:24 am

Well done Hector! Very Happy

How is he in himself today Zo?

Sending vibes for him, and hugs for you Hugs
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Post by Sparky on Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:17 pm

Zo wrote:I put some pro c in his water last night because he likes the taste and this morning he'd had almost the entire bowl cheers 
It's a good trick, isn't it? Laughing 

I'm glad he has drunk more and hope he is just messing with you Thumbs Up
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Post by BugsBunny on Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:22 pm

So happy he is better cheers  hector.

It is a good trick unless your Dougal Laughing Laughing Laughing  he looks like what is that **** in my bowl when I put pro c in and refuses it.
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Post by paullp on Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:01 pm

great news! glad Hector is drinking again'!
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Post by gentl on Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:57 am

Glad to hear Hector is drinking again.  Good job Hector!Love They do know how to worry us don't they! Hugs
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Re: I don't think hector has had anything to drink

Post by Zo on Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:23 pm

He seems better in himself, but i won't know for sure until he's out later on tonight. Mum watched him for me yesterday, and sent me this picture:



to show he'd been drinking, haha
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:38 pm

I am glad he seems to be better love, good luck for later on tonight.

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Post by BugsBunny on Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:10 pm

Great news and what a cute picture.
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Post by FluffSlave on Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:41 pm

Bless Love

Hope he was himself! Hugs
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Post by NickieM on Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:55 pm

That's a relief.


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Post by jolovesbunnies on Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:16 pm

Thank you for the lovely photo hun, he is adorable.

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Post by gentl on Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:24 pm

Such an adorable fella he has grown into! Love
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