My beautiful 5 yo Siberian Husky came down sick two days ago with a mysterious illness. She was bounding around the backyard, just hours before she became ill.
She's been at the vets since yesterday morning, and it's not looking great. Her liver enzymes are elevated, she has some signs of infection that she didn't yesterday and she won't eat or drink. Nakita has pain in her abdomen, and the xrays didn't show anything significant. I'm taking her in a little bit to a vet on referral for an ultra-sound of her liver and a liver biopsy. The vets and I are all at a loss, especially since my other dog isn't sick. They were literally romping around the backyard playing just a couple of hours before she became ill. Everything is pointing towards liver disease, but we just can't figure out the cause. The backyard has been scoured for all signs of dead animals, foreign objects, plants, etc. Nothing. I sent in soil samples and food samples (just to rule it out) yesterday, so we are waiting to see what those reveal. The vets seem to think that she injested a poison, but wouldn't the other dog be ill too? They eat the same food, drink the same water, and even share their kills.
This dog just means the world to me. She's just so sweet and caring, giving hugs and high-fives to anyone who is willing. They are great watch dogs in the sense that we always know when someone or something that is around that shouldn't be. Sheba is at such a loss without her best friend. She moped all night and stood at the gate all day, yesterday, waiting for her to come home.