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this is a nighmare !! urgent help

post #1 of 25
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snowbell again. In the last hour he's been screaming and curling like ball. It's like he can't poo. there's a smll bit of poo stuck in his rear, it's like h's trying to poo but cant and making the most awful sounds he's scarying me and my family, dughter is crying and i'm white s a sheet of paper. please anyone , what cn I do
post #2 of 25
Take him to an emergency vet NOW!!! Sounds like he has a blockage - do it now, don't wait!!!! Then let us know how he is!!!!
post #3 of 25
Poor Snowbell. Quick healing vibes and to you.
Let us know how the vet visit went.
post #4 of 25
Thread Starter 
I'm in panic !! there's no vet now in all malta. its 10:30pm I want to cry !!!!
post #5 of 25
Can you get in touch with the vet that did the neuter?
Try that and tell him/her what is happeneing.

In the meantime try laying warm cloths on his tummy to see if that might help ease what could be cramping. (guessing here)
post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 
the vet that did the op has no mobile number calls, darn it he'
s yelling like mad
post #7 of 25
OK, can you get hold of any vet techs? Are there any shelters there that might give a recommendation?
post #8 of 25
OMG - don't know what to say, none of us are vets here, and we can't help him except to send out vibes! Poor Snowball!

Are there any vet hospitals? There has to be something!
post #9 of 25
I don't know if you've tried all these, but here is a list of vets in Malta.
Drs. Louis and Annette Borg
128, Valley Road,
B’Kara
Tel; 21442843
E-mail : alvet@maltanet.net
Dr. Louis Borg Med. Vet. : on call & by appointments.

Dr. Annette Borg Med. Vet.
Clinic Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09:00 – 11:30 Saturday : 09:00 – 10:30


Blue Cross Veterinary Clinic
Msida Road,
B’Kara.
Tel: 21492174

Clinic Hours: Monday – Saturday: 18:00 – 20:00 (1st June – 30th September)
Monday – Saturday: 17:00 – 19:00 (1st October – 31st May)


Dr. Carm Lino Vella D.V.M. M.R.C.V.S. (**)
Office Director General Food and Veterinary Division
Tel: 21225363
Mobile : 7949 4978
E-mail : carmel.lino.vella@gov.mt

Dr. Martin Debattista Med. Vet. (***)
Mobile: 9949 2462
E-mail : martind@onvol.net

Dr Mireille Vella Debrincat Med. Vet. (**)
Mobile: 9942 0381
E-mail: mireille.vella@gov.mt

Vet Care Veterinary Clinc.
Triq Misrah Lewza,
San Gwann.
Tel: 21373277

Clinic Hours: Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 - Saturday: 09:00 – 11:30


Dr Euridiyke Kovacs (***)
Home Tel: 21332101
E-mail: rydi@vol.net.mt

Dr. Victor Vassallo Med. Vet. (***)
Home Tel: 21446534
E-mail: victorv@onvol.net

Dr. Trevor Zammit D.V.M. (***)
c/o 53, Giuseppe Caruana Street,
Rabat RBT 02
Mobile: 7949 4714
E-mail: trevorza@maltanet.net
Visiting Hours: Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 17:00 (house calls)

St. Simon’s Veterinary Practice.
53, Giorgio Grognat Street,
Mosta.
Tel: 21432280
Clinic Hours: Monday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday: 17:00 – 19:00
Tuesday: by appointment
Saturday: 13:00 (Emergencies only)


Dr Anthony Gruppetta D.V.M. (**)
Mobile: 9947 8289
E-mail: mauro.buttigieg@gov.mt


Dr. Frank Galea Med. Vet. (**)
Veterinary Clinic,
Wied is-Seqer Street,
Victoria,
Gozo.
Tel: 21554257 (clinic)
21560980 (residence)
21564391 (office)
Mobile: 9949 4254Clinic Hours: Monday – Friday: 17:00 – 19:00
Saturday: 08:30 – 12:00

Dr. Paul J. Portelli D.V.M. (***)
All Animal Clinic,
Raheb Street,
Tarxien.
Tel: 21693061
Mobile: 9942 0158
Fax: 21666333

Clinic Hours: Monday: 11:00 – 12:00, 15:00 – 19:00,
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 15:00 – 19:00,
Wednesday: 10:00 – 12:00, 15:00 – 19:00,
Saturday: 10:00 – 12:00.


Dr. Angele Casha Med. Vet. (*)
Dun Guzepp Naudi Street,
Ghaxaq.
Mobile: 79617017
E-mail: angele.casha@magnet.mt

Dr. Roberto Andrea Balbo Med. Vet. (*)
“Sollys” St. Paul’s Street,
Naxxar.
Tel: 21421651
Mobile: 7943 7421
E-mail: Roberto.a.balbo@gov.mt

Dr. Susan Chircop Med. Vet. (*)
“Sollys” St. Paul’s Street,
Naxxar.
Tel: 21421651
Mobile: 9947 0598
E-mail: susan.chircop@gov.mt

Dr Michael A Chiaramonte Med. Vet. (*)
“Sunset” Flat 3,
Triq Ghaguza,
Marsascala.
Tel: 21637900
Mobile: 7970 6671
E-mail: mikiharbarur@hotmail.com


Dr. Antoine Vella Med. Vet. (***)
St. Francis Veterinary Clinic,
Triq il-Kittenija,
Zurrieq.
Tel: 21641411
Mobile: 9947 1110
E-mail: Avella@synapse.net.mt
Clinic / Visiting Hours: On call and by appointments.


Dr. Charmaine Xuereb Med. Vet. (***)
c/o 2, Alley 1,
Hospital Square,
Zebbug.
Tel: 21462133
Mobile: 9942 4337
E-mail: charmainexuereb@mail.global.net.mt
Visiting Hours: Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 13:00 (house calls)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 16:00 – 19:00 (house calls)

Dr. Adrian Vella Med. Vet. (***)
Qormi Veterinary Clinic
3, St Roque Street,
Qormi.
Tel: 21480480
Mobile: 9942 6632
E-mail: nadiagius@hotmail.com

Clinic Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:30 – 12:30,
Monday – Friday: 16:00 – 19:00.
Saturday: 09:30 – 12:00


Dr. Kevin Camilleri Med. Vet. (**)
c/o “Springfield”,
2, Triq il-Vulkan,
Zabbar.
Tel: 21896897
Mobile: 9946 8939
E-mail: kevcam75@waldonet.net.mt

Clinic Hours: Monday – Friday: 17:00 – 20:00 (temporary hours)


Dr Duncan Chetcuti Ganado Med. Vet. (**)
c/o “Ivy Corners”,
Triq Mons. Emanual Debono,
Kappara.
Tel: 21385760
Mobile: 9982 9646
E-mail: duncancg@hotmail.com

Visiting Hours / Clinic Hours: On call and by appointment.


Dr. Ruth Camilleri Med. Vet. (**)
St. Anne’s Veternary Clinic,
Triq il-Faxxina,
Swieqi.
Tel: 21375067, 21330124
Mobile: 9986 6641
E-mail: annc@maltanet.net
Clinic / Visiting Hours: to be established.

Dr. Quentin Lawson Med. Vet. (**)
c/o Pinto GuestHouse,
20, Sacred Heart Avenue,
St. Julians.
Tel: 21313897, 21312231.
Mobile: 9923 8394
E-mail: quentinlawson@hotmail.com
Visiting Hours: Monday – Friday; afternoons
Saturday: mornings.
On call and by appointments (home visits).

Dr. Geoffrey Schembri Adami Med. Vet. (**)
c/o 92, Grand Master Antonio Manoel de Vilhena Street,
Gzira.
Tel: 21310593, 21317129.
Mobile: 7983 8838
E-mail: vet@di-ve.com
Visiting Hours: Monday – Friday; afternoons
Saturday: mornings.
On call and by appointments (home visits).
EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS - 21543888
post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 
he pushed a little bit of very hard poo out !!!
post #11 of 25
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with a loud scream. I was in tears. I called a vet that is supposed to make home visits, he told me it's late now for him. he gave me a number of an emergency (night) clinic but nobody is answering ! dad told me to make some oil in his rear, better to laugh at this. he's not screaming now, its like he relaxed a litle bit. |My throat is sore with smoking.
post #12 of 25
Thread Starter 
those numbers you gave are 99% only day vets and don't mind coming at night. I told before malta is like tht, like a deserted island at night when you most need help
post #13 of 25
Do you have any salmon oil you can give him a bit of?
Also, have you tried the warm washcloth on his tummy?
Was the vet you talked to willing to offer advice on what to do?

If he is pushing that hard to expell poo then keep an eye on his stitches that he doesn't open anything up with the straining.

I'm real sorry you can't seem to get hold of anyone to help.
post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
Good Lord.... that was one of the worst time of my life !
Yesterday's vet told me to stay calm and wait for another poo, to see if it's too hard again. He gave me no advice on what to do, nothing, just told me to wait. Fortunatly after pushing that bit out, snow slept allright. It was awful. I didn't sleep a wink, I cheecked and re checked on him all night. (if he had hard poo again at night I would surely heard him !) His sister is ok though, they eat the same food, so I was thinking about the op, maybe it's related to that. The vet that did the op does not open the clinic today, so I have to wait till monday to talk to him. I'm giving snow some milk, maybe it helps a bit. I thank you all for ur concern, you were wonderful, I would surely got mad if I didn't have you talking to me here. I will keep you updated. Cross fingers for soft poo
post #15 of 25
I am so sorry to hear of poor Snowbell's illness. This could be a reaction to the anasthesia drug.
If you have some cod liver or salmon oil you can try mixing it with his food. Cod has a laxative effect.
If this is not possible, get him some wet food, not dry, as this will get some more water into him.
Try and see if he can drink more. This will also eliminate constipation.
I hope you have good news before Monday
post #16 of 25
You could try sprinkling a little Metamucil powder on his food... it works for people.
post #17 of 25
Will he drink tea? it's a natural dieuretic, a tiny bit of milk may help. it can cause the stools to be a bit softer, only a small amount though.
post #18 of 25
Thread Starter 
He usually sips my tea, he had his dose today. He took some sips of milk too. he's not a great drinker, more a great eater But I noticed he took more water than he normally does. I checked the litter box and his poo was harder than usual (but not as hard as yesterday's) . But the sign that he pooed in the litter box is a good sign. Yesterday he was like in labour walking all over the house, didn't mind his box. So it's a good sign. I will keep both eyes on him, on monday I will call the vet that did the op and talk to him.
Ps : he won't eat that pumpkin hehe, I should have imagined but at least I tried. The stiches are allright, i checked them and they are still there luckily..
post #19 of 25
I'm so glad that he seems to be doing better this morning - I was so worried about him last night!

Sounds quite possible that he was constipated from the anesthesia - that happens to me after surgeries and from some pain meds. After I got spayed (hysterectomy, lol) I was also constipated - that was the WORST I'd ever experienced, so I really feel for the poor little guy!!!

Please keep us posted!!!
post #20 of 25
I'm just seeing this thread now....Poor Snowbell! And what a nerve wracking time for you all

I'm glad to hear he is getting better.

Spyder sometimes gets constipated and I add some baby food green beans to his food for a few days, just about a teaspoon and it usually helps.
post #21 of 25
Thread Starter 
Sounds quite possible that he was constipated from the anesthesia - that happens to me after surgeries and from some pain meds. After I got spayed (hysterectomy, lol) I was also constipated -

you were spayed?? hehe good one ! I wish I am spayed too
Anyway, he's like a little daredevil today, so he's allright. My God I was really frantic with worry. I gave him some crab sticks yesterday night and he devoured them and is cuddly as before. I have to check a bit about the stiches, to see when they will heal completely. In time I will have to spay his sister too, hope it goes better than snow's ! It's more expensive for a female so will not spay her soon enough, but I will as soon as I have the money. She will not be going out for sure for many reasons. 1) someone will steal her, when they see a persian outside a house they just grab the cat and vanish. 2) I don't want her pregnant 3) she will get dirty hehe :P Besides I live on the second floor flat, so it would be impossible to escape from my door and the other outside door.
Last thing not to be forgotten, Snow pooed again in the litterbox and was ok, when I saee him going to the box I run after him to see (and smell) lol...
post #22 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stormy View Post
I'm just seeing this thread now....Poor Snowbell! And what a nerve wracking time for you all

I'm glad to hear he is getting better.

Spyder sometimes gets constipated and I add some baby food green beans to his food for a few days, just about a teaspoon and it usually helps.
So I took him to the vet 2 weeks ago cos he had diarrea and got him fixed with antibiotics.... then he was constipated, the opposite of diarrea hehe. He was unlucky poor baby. And gave us a hard time too.. When my kids are sick I always have a remedy, and make them feel good again in no time. I always have medicines packed in the bathroom and my son is asmathic but I always manage to sort everything right. BUt with my cats I remain blocked and frozen, and cry hehe. I see them so fragile and defensless.
post #23 of 25
Good news for Snowbell! It sounds as if he was indeed reacting to the anasthetic and possibly to the pain meds, but all will be well.

I hope things go easier for you with his sister.
post #24 of 25
It could also partly be due to the antibotics he had - antibiotics don't just kill the bad bacteria, they also kill some of the good bacteria in the gut which can cause a bit of digestive upset. I would give him a little bit of plain live yoghurt every day for a few days (I let mine lick the inside of the tub after I have finished with it, he loves the stuff), which will help balance the bacteria in his gut back as it should be.

I am glad to hear he is better now, reading this thread was horrible, I can't imagine what it must have been like for you.
post #25 of 25
I hear that! At least you have vets to choose from.
Where I live, we have 1 & its 20 miles away. The next one is almost an hour away. No emergency services around here for pets!
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