(Closed) Advice from dogowners/vets… (perhaps TMI?)

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Aw I’m sorry your baby is sick. My puppy had gastro issues when we first brought her home, too. Our vet put her on flagyl, which cleared it up after a few days. 

Definitely talk to your vet if the meds aren’t clearing things up…but I’d definitely keep a close eye on her – especially if she’s having diarrhea – that can be really dangerous, as its easy to get dehydrated after losing all that fluid. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i would def call the vet, dogs are tricky little boogers!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ugh, our Lab had horrible stomach issues when she was young! We fed her that low-residue food for months! She had bad reactions to everything, including a chicken & rice diet. I swear it was months of cleaning out poopy kennels because it would be explosive and she couldn’t hold it once it crept up. We felt so bad for her!

I would just keep her on that low-residue food for as long as possible, and make sure she’s drinking enough. If you do switch her food after a while, make sure it is not too high in protein. I had to switch  my other dog off of puppy food well before she was a year old because there was just too much protein in it and she would get diarrhea. 

Now that that our Lab is four, she has far less stomach problems, but until just recently, she would still have a bad bout of it every few months or so. That sad thing is that what seemed to clear it up, is horribly cheap dog food. I guess there’s enough crap in it to keep her stopped up. 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Bless your heart and poor Rosy! Hope things smooth over soon. That can be so stressful for everyone!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Aww, poor puppy and I’m so sorry you have to deal with this.

I have a similiar story.  We adopted our dog, Hershey about a little over a year ago and a few months after having her, we came home to her vomiting and diarrhea.  It happend for a few hours.  Took her to to vet and vet said it was stress related.  A month later, it happened again, took her to the vet and said again it was stress related (something about sensing the stress off of me!)  and vet recommend switching to another prescription diet because of her sensitive stomach.  It was all good for 5-6 months and then it happened again.  This time blood stool. Once again the vet said stress related and he felt her colon and it was inflammed.  She was put on antibiotics and steriods.  This was 2 days before our hm and she started feeling better and so we sent her off to the kennel for the week we were gone.  Come home and notice that she looks really thin.  You can see her bones. 🙁 (Oh, I called the kennel and asked her if she ate all of her food and if she had regular stools… they said all ok.)  Took her to the vet and weighed her and she lost almost 5 lbs within a week!  Vet said it was stress and suggested giving her cottage cheese to her diet to fatten her up a bit.  One day of cottage chesse and her regular diet and she got sick again.  Poor dog.  She is now on white rice and a little bit of cottage cheese.  When I first took her to the vet, I thought it was IBD. (inflammatory bowel disease) and vet thought it was too soon to diagnose that.  Well, after a year, Vet thinks she does have IBD and also issues with stress. She may need to be on steriods or antibiotics for life.  🙁  She is such a sweet dog and I feel so bad for her.  I may ask the vet if I can start giving her pepto like everyday to coat her stomach. Instead of waiting until she has these episodes to help her.  It’s just so sad to come home and see her crate completely filled with vomit and diarrhea and her crying. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

Awww, poor baby! (and poor you!)  I’m glad she’s on the mend. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

Oh my goodness, that FACE!  I love it 🙂

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