Saturday, May 26, 2007

Please Send Good Thoughts to My Cousin Chloe

She played with the sprinkler for about an hour, and then acted very sick. My mom called Meeshka's mom, who used to be a vet tech. She said to take Chloe to the vet, because if she drank a lot of water, she could have water intoxication. She was shaking and having trouble walking, and she threw up and peed a lot. So my Uncle Joey and Aunt Christy took her to the emergency vet clinic. Aunt Christie called and said she is doing a lot better, she had thrown up a lot of water and each time she was much better. She is staying overnight at the vet clinic. They gave her some shots to help her get the extra water out, and had her on oxygen for a little while just to make sure she was breathing okay. She is off of the oxygen now and is doing better. Her temerature is going back up to normal. Because of all of the cold water she drank her temperature was low. My Uncle Joey and Aunt Christie will pick Chloe up in the morning.

Water intoxication can happen to people and dogs as well as other animals. You can read about it here.


  1. wow...i sure hope Cloe is okay..I never heard of getting drunk on water before...i will be very careful. Thanks for the news Indy.

  2. Poor Chloe. We hope she dries out and feels better soon.

  3. Oh that is terrible! I have never heard of anything like that before. I am glad she will be ok!