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Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience working out of West London. It will be my pleasure to help you today.
I'm sorry to hear to this and understand your concern for Mimi.
What age is she?
Are her gums still pink and wet?
Ok, thank you.
Is she breathing fast?
Does her tummy seem bloated?
Can you please count how many times she breathes in one minute?
Is it possible she has fallen from a height or had access to a toxin (like rat bait or a plant)?
Thank you, ok.
I am just typing my reply now.
I'm sorry Mimi is poorly and know you will be very concerned for her.
These signs are very worrying and there are several possibilities here including:
I think it is unlikely she has impaled herself on the spike if we are not seeing external signs of trauma. Also, it would have been very difficult for her to remove herself from this situation. However, it is worth keeping in mind.
Given how you have described her and as her gums are dry (which indicates dehydration or low blood volume), I would want her seen by an emergency vet now.
They will examine her and may run some tests such as a blood test and imaging, to determine what is going on.
Her treatment will depend on what is going on and may include e.g. fluids, antibiotics and antacids.
Hopefully she is feeling better very soon.
In this case, trauma is quite possible. The vet will best be able to examine her and should be able to provide more answers here.
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I hope Mimi is doing well.
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