Tarzan Mama of Two
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The land down under!
What now? please read
Ok I'm seriously at my wits end here. I just don't know what on earth is wrong with Biscuit. She's off to the vets on Tuesday for sure.
I mentioned she had what looked like a swollen lip. Well it's now spreading (even though the original swollen part has gone down a bit due to bathing it in salt water). Her lips are black but on this one side it looks like the black part is being overtaken by pink gum. It's very strange. doesn't seem to be bothering her, but very strange. Last night I fed Cindy (who unfortunately gets tinned food) and put the tin in the bin. I fed Biscuit (who still hasn't eaten her dinner but she does do that sometimes when she wants something else so I'm not concerned there really, not at this stage anyway) and went to have a shower to get ready for dinner. When I got out of the shower Biscuit had lifted the lid on the bin and was licking the inside of the can of food from Cindy. I told her no and thought nothing more of it then. Now I'm wondering if she's been doing that more regularly (I have gone out to the kitchen and the lid on the bin has been lifted but I've just closed again not really thinking) and she's actually cutting her lip on the tins? From now on the tins are going straight out to the outside garbage just incase.
Anyway we went out for dinner last night and when we come home (10pm) I snuck up to the door (glass) of the animal room when we were still outside cause I love to see what they get up to in their crates when we're not home. We'll cindy was fast asleep and Biscuit was gone! I told Alex she wasn't in her crate and Alex started checking the outside of the house to see if we had been robbed again. I really just wanted to get inside. Anyway I heard Biscuit give a wimper so we ran inside and no-one had broken in thankfully. However, Biscuit had very violently broken out of her crate. The whole front of the crate (wire) was bent and it was about 10 inches out from the wall, meaning she had moved it while getting out.
It just makes no sense cause Biscuit absolutely loves her crate, she chooses to sleep in it all the time. I checked the house and she hadn't gone to the toilet anywhere so it wasn't like she was busting to go to the toilet and didn't want to go in her crate. She got a new blanket last Sunday so we thought maybe that was irritating her. We swapped Cindy's and Biscuit's blankets over last night and Biscuit went in to the crate relunctently (Biscuit used to try and steal cindy's blanket so we know she loves that one) but she was looking pretty fightened by the rabbits jumping around waiting for me to feed them. I didn't pay attention to her, cause I figured I'd treat it like she was frightened of a storm, but she just isn't a dog that scares easily and she seems scared and a bit depressed and I really don't know what is going on.
I'm starting to get pretty worried about her now, any ideas as to what may be causing any of this?
(by the way, I looked up tetanus this morning after thinking about the tins but her symptoms don't much and it's very rare for a dog to get tetanus so I can pretty well rule that out at least)
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