Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Our Buddy Beau

Hi everybody, this is Fudge reporting.

A terrible thing happened to our friend Beau today. He wasn't feeling well. His mom was very alert and saw that Beau wasn't acting right and got him to the hospital just in time.

Beau had bloat.



Bloat is an awful thing that happens to a dog's stomach and it's the second biggest killer of dogs after cancer. Beau's mom saved his life by getting him immediate medical help. He had surgery and our friend is going to be OK. He'll have to spend a few days in the hospital, but when he gets home and gets a lot of TLC, he'll be as good as new.


Go on over to Beau's blog and leave some get well wishes for him. Tell him Fudge sent you. I know when he gets home his mom will read him all the messages.

Our mom has posted information about bloat on our other blog Dogs-N-More. Be sure to learn the signs to watch for so you can have good results if it strikes at your house.

Fudge

24 comments:

Sam said...

The thought of bloat is so scary. Sending well wishes to your friend, Fudge, and I'll stop by Beau's blog, too, to see how he's doing.

Stella said...

Doouble thanks for this, Sue. Your other blog has good info.

Kisses,
Stella

The OP Pack said...

We will go and wish Beau well. Bloat is a terrible thing. Good thing he has a smart human.

bbes tribe said...

Thanks for letting us know. We went over and wished him and his humans the best.He is so lucky him Mom knew what to do. Also thanks for the info on bloat. We are going to go over and check it out.
Hugs
Ernie, Sasha, & their Mom

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, what a scary thing to have happen! We're heading over to Beau's blog! Thank you for letting us know!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

momsue84 said...

Just sent Beau big slobbery best wishes from Milo and I. Having lost a dog to bloat in '07, I know what a horrible condition it is. Thanks for all the info.

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Fudge, we are so sorry that this happened to your friend but we are so very glad that he came through the surgery okay. We are going over now to send him some get well wishes.

Chihuahua kisses,
Bentley & Lexus

Marjie said...

Our first mastiff died from this same condition. We had no chance of figuring it out, because he was gone before we got up that morning. Beau was very lucky indeed.

Martha Basset said...

Boat is a scary thing we know! We will stop by Beau's blog - thank goodness his humans were well informed and thank you for the link to your post about bloat - we will have a read to refresh ourselves.

Channon said...

What a nice boy you are, Fudge! I'm sure all of your good wishes helped him!

LizzieJane said...

Just popped over to Beau's blog to wish him a speedy recovery, poor thing, it must have been terrible. I really didn't know anything about bloat so thanks for the great info Sue.
x

Nichole said...

Thank you Fudge!

dogquilter said...

Thanks Fudge for the warning about bloat! Hope your budding is feeling well soon. We'll head on over to his site to leave well wishes too.

Robin said...

Awww poor Beau, wishing a speedy recovery for your buddy.

Tina. said...

I read this right after you posted but did not get to leave a comment at the time but did pop over left good wishes for Beau. This really is a serious condition and thank you for posting about the symptoms to watch for!

Thor said...

I´ll go visit Beau´s blog and wish get well for him.

xoxo
Thor

Serendipity said...

Poor Beau, going over now.

gaylen said...

I haven't posted yet to thank you for this. Great picture of my boy. The information on Dogs - n - more is fabulous! g

Brownie said...

OMD. We'll stop over there right now. BLoat is a super scary thing.

Rose said...

Thanks for this ever important post. Will stop by and leave get well wishes for Beau.

Dot O said...

Bloat absolutely scares me. A beagle down the street had it earlier this year. I will visit Beau's blog and post good wishes. I will also read the warning signs of bloat.

About the baby squirrel, I cannot get anybody to call me back to give me an update on him. I will keep trying, though.

Tee said...

that's scary! We're moseying over to beau's blog to wish him a speedy recovery!

Licks and wags

The Dog WOods Pack

Rufus and Indie said...

His mom must be very scared! That is dangerous!
We hope he gets well very soon!
Kisses
Rufus and Indie

Gingerbread said...

Thats something I will read thank you Sue. I hope he is soon home safe and well. best wishes Julie.C