- Aug 25, 2006
We just got back from evacuating from hurricane Gustave yesterday. It was a 20 hour ride to our hotel in Atlanta and about 12 hrs home. One of my pugs almost died from dyhyration according to the emergency vet that treated her in Atlanta. The day we arrived she collapsed, could not move, and her tongue turned almost solid white. We rushed her to the vet and she was given fluid injections and made it back to New Orleans safely yesterday. The problem is that all 3 dogs are still very stressed and not eating or drinking as much as normal, their skin is also somewhat saggy which is an early sign of dyhydration. We may have to evacuate again depending on hurricane Ike at the end of the week, so I am freaking out about them making the ride safely. We keep them as cool as possible in the car with us and try to walk and water them every few hours. Any advice?