New Developements with Rosie!

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Mike S.
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New Developements with Rosie!

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Boy oh Boy it is one thing after another.

Rosie likes to nibble on plants and grass in our backyard and we never thought that much of it. We moved the Poinsetta's from the backyard when we got her because we knew they were poisonous. We found out that the Lantana plants (yellow sage) we have in our backyard are poisonous too. At times we have seen her eat a flower or leaf or two from it. A few weeks ago - she ate a good bit of grass then heaved up some yellow looking stuff and we never thought much of it. Now we know what it was - the yellow flowers. This stuff is fairly toxic and can cause liver damage and weakness and shortness of breathe and death sometimes. Vet says its actually good that she heaved it because it probably minimizes whats ingested.

We also further discussed her stamina/overheating problem and we asked if this could be causing it. He asked us about her tongue color while she was exerting herself and when he mentioned it - we both realized that it discolors a bit and get a bit darker or slightly purple or red. He claims that heart valve trouble or formation (as Barb mentioned) could be the cause of her quick overheating.

So Monday - she goes for bloodwork etc to look for liver disfunction and the possibilty of heartworms etc. Then depending on what that shows - she gets a stress test so they can monitor her functions during exertion - then possible x-rays for heart valve, heart and lung information.

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Post by Janice »

Mike,
Thanks for the heads up on the tongue color. I will keep and eye out on Rolo's tongue and bring it up to the vet next time he needs to go in. Hope Rosie is feeling ok and stops eating all the plants.
Janice

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Post by Mike S. »

thanks.

the plants are coming up this evening :lol:

as far the tongue color - i believe our vet mentioned ox deprivation caused the discoloration of the tongue. will let you know for sure monday.

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