Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas morning at our house was busy, then our new (lived with us for 3 months), rottie, Zipper, decided to regurgitate on the carpet. My dh cleaned it up since I have been known to projectile at least 2 days worth of food if I do it. She kinda acted a little sluggish all day. We called the vet and he told us to keep her npo (nothing by mouth) for the rest of the evening after giving him her s/s (signs and symptoms). At this point I should bring up I am an ER nurse. Shouldn't I also be able to read dogs minds too? I guess not.

Zipper died @ 2320 (11:20 pm) on Christmas night. Our extremely wonderful son came over the next morning and dug a grave for her. Thank you Lord for that boy.

The point of this blog post:

Some big dogs, like Zipper, have a predisposition to GVD . If  you have a large dog, or even know someone who has one, please read this.

I can't even talk about it right now but feel compelled to warn others. Maybe I will be back on track next week, I don't know.


  1. I am sorry to hear your news, and thanks for sharing the article, I went straight across to read it as we have an eleven year old Golden retriever that we re homed three years ago.

  2. I am so sorry! Zipper was a beautiful girl.

    A friend of mine lost her rottie this past year the same way. You never know how short time is.

    Please take care, Viv

  3. So sorry about your dog.
    Thank you for the link.

    Take care

  4. I am so sorry about your beautiful dog Elaine! My sister lost her Rot Alexis the same way years ago. So sad....

  5. I no longer have dogs but I was so sorry to hear about yours. Thanks for the information, I'd never heard of this.

  6. Don't have words to express my sorrow for you for your loss. Take care.