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SashasMum
21:09:26 Wed
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Do we have any other seaside boxers here? I am wondering if anyone else has the problems we have after we take Sasha to the beach? It's getting to the point where we just can't take her anymore - which is a shame, as it's a great way to cool down for her.

Anyway .......... normally when we go, she drinks half the Moray Firth, then drinks the equivalent in bowls of water when she gets home. Obviously she then spends the entire night either weeing or throwing up and we generally come down to a couple of puddles in the morning!

Well last night I took her to the beach for an hour with Natalie. This time we were paddling in the shoreline for ages and, instead of drinking, Sasha just spent her time throwing a stick around and generally looking like she was having the time of her life cooling off. Other than sticking her head in the water to get her stick- she didn't drink much at all.

When she came home, she drank quite a bit, but not as much as usual and didn't seem to be needing out anymore than usual - so I thought we had cracked it!!

Came down this morning and she had wee'd on the kitchen floor and her bed was soaked - in fact her back end was soaked where she had been lying in it! Her bits are really red and she was just dripping constantly.

It all seemed to ease off during the day, but I am wondering if the salt water irritated her bladder in some way?

Has anyone else had this kind of situation before?? We dont have any fresh water around here for her, so I would like to be able to get her swimming in the sea - but I am wondering if that's going to be a no no?

  
gingerboy
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Hi Karen

We have had this with Tash and pretty much identical to what you describe but with the addition of chronic dioreha (spelling). I have to say that as hse has matured she drinks less and less salt / sea water as if she remembers the after effects.

What we do is take a 2ltr bottle of fresh water with us and keep her moving / chasing things so that she does not have time to think about drinking it. When she needs a drink we give her the bottled water which seems to work.

However we are the opposite to you in that we are surrounded by fresh water and visits to the beach are few and far between.

My best suggestion would be plenty of fresh water and give her rice and chicken for a day or two to see if that helps her system out a bit. The rice is obviously very bland and the chicken easy to digest but has all the essential proteins to keep her going for a day or two.

See how she goes but if no improvement within a day or two I would be off to see the vet just incase!

Take care and good luck

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Ew, dont mention salt water :nonono: I had a tooth extracted last Friday and have lost count of the times I have rinsed my mouth with salt waer to aid the healing :spit: I spent the first few days feeling rather nauseous as a result :sick: - or that may have been as a result of our night out in Blackpool!

Met up with hubby's boss & his wife, spent some time at the casino, went on to the Tower ballroom then back to the casino. The whole night, including taxis, food, drink, hotel etc cost us a tenner!!!:roundnround:



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Katiesnowflake
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Yes Karen - Rosie does this - has the diaherra etc afterwards. Vet told me not to take her onto the beach if she would persist on going to the water - you let her off her lead on the beach and no matter how many miles the tide is out, she is off like a rocket in a straight line down to the waters edge. The only answer Im afraid is to do what our vet said - keep them away. The salt water makes them thirsty so they drink more when they come home and not being used to the salt water they get the runs. They never seem to learn either.
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SashasMum
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Ah well maybe maturity will win over ................ eventually!! Even taking bottles of water for her to drink doesn't make a difference - she just seems to see it as a challenge, and drinks the beach!

Maybe one day but, like you say Helen, I will probably have to keep her off the beach until then.

  
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Sorry ............... hope the tooth is feeling better now Linda, or you have recovered from your night out - which ever it turned out to be!!

Never ever been to Blackpool .............. thought you only went there for dirty weekends, not nights out with your hubby's boss!

  
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Blackpool is only about 15 miles from us, stayed over so no-one had to drive home :smile: it might have been a dirty weekend (or one night) if I hadn't had my tooth out the day before :tongue:

As to the tooth, it was feeling a lot better - until last nigh when I noticed the 'hinge' of my jaw was aching, ut my hand to it to find it had swollen up :shocked: oh well, back to the dentist in less than an hour, my friend is a dental nurse there so I phoned her this morning & she got me sorted :loveya:



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Glad to hear! I was there yesterday. Hate the place but rather that than suffer.......



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Daz loves the sea, he used to go very deep, but, the North Sea scared him in a big way one time, his dad had to go in and pull him out on one occasion on Newburgh beach. Dont worry, he is insured, so Daz and me would be OK if the worst happened. :lol:

  

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