Hardy is back from the hospital...hooray!

At 4pm I was able to go pick up the little guy. It's been determined that he has colitis, and after 7 hours on the IV he looks so much better. (He has some very nasty gas right now, though so it's very hard to give him lots of lovins!)

We still don't know what triggered the colitis. I am wondering if it may have had to do with a dog food switch, since he eats Taste of The Wild Buffalo formula and we mixed in some of the Salmon formula (a sample from the pet store) for a couple of days. To be on the safe side, no more salmon for him!

He has medication and tomorrow he can try eating some boiled chicken and rice.

I thought that the amount that they charged me was decent: 219.00 which included a parvo test, a giardia test, his iv, meds, hospitalization for the day, the vet visit, a shot of peptobismol-like stuff, and a few other things.

I am so relieved now.

Thank you to everyone who kindly responded to my blog post. I was so scared that something was majorly wrong and that we would lose him...and even more scared when the vet took so long to call. You all were so wonderful and your comments were just what I needed. :)

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Comment by CorGeek on September 8, 2009 at 1:15pm
Yeah! Welcome home, Hardy!
Comment by Joan Miriam Fried on September 6, 2009 at 4:35pm
Zeppy suffers from a similar problem when we add fat to his diet. Salmon has good fat in it (for humans) but probably not for dogs. Recently I added a product from the Ferminator company. It is an oil that you put into his food. It is supposed to be good for the coat and help with shedding. No more coat fixes for him. The ferminator is great but I'll leave it at that!
Comment by Beauty and the Beast on September 5, 2009 at 12:57pm
I'm very glad he's fine! 219 is a small price to pay for all the stuff they did. It is very good to hear that he didn't have any serious problems.
Comment by Natalie, Lance &Tucker on September 5, 2009 at 12:29am
Welcome Home Hardy, glad to hear the great news that your feeling better. Hope your feeling better and better each day. :)
Comment by Sky and Lyla on September 4, 2009 at 10:48pm
I'm so glad Hardy is feeling better and is back home. It's always so scary when they get sick!!
Comment by Jane Christensen on September 4, 2009 at 8:16pm
So glad all turned out to be a minor problem instead of something more serious!!!! Hugs to Hardy!!!! May he be up to full speed soon!
Comment by Sam Tsang on September 4, 2009 at 8:05pm
Yay! Get well soon :)
Comment by Amanda & Tuck on September 4, 2009 at 7:54pm
I bet you've never been so appreciative to be near your gassy pup! I am so happy to hear that Hardy is feeling better! Hopefully he is back to scarfing down his food soon :)
Comment by Carlie on September 4, 2009 at 6:50pm
Glad he's all better (almost)...I'd much rather have puppy gas than anything more serious :). Here's to hoping for a speedy recovery!

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