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Old 12-01-2012, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This morning when I went to go get lulu out of her crate I noticed that she had had diarrhea multiple times last night. The poor girls crate stunk to high heaven. I took her outside and she was only pooping little bits of water and the 2 small chicken bones. It freaked me out cause they were REALLY sharp. I had expected some loose stool due to changing her food but then I noticed that she is in pain as well.


The vet came in and he was concerned that she didn't digest chicken bones. He said that the stomach acid might not be strong enough to process the bones right now. He wants to do xrays and blood work to see what else might be going... this is not going to be inexpensive.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm really sorry. Poor Lulu, I'm sending healing thoughts and wishes your way.
I really hope she will be ok!
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hope she's feeling better soon ... please keep us updated on her condition!!!
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Thoughts and prayers that Lulu heals quickly.
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I am sorry to hear she is not feeling well. It happens to the best of all of us sometime.

I didn't think dogs were suppose to eat chicken bones at all because they are so gritty and sharp? Plus her being a puppy most bones are not recommended unless they are the nylon bones or bone marrow.
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your right, not going to be cheap. wishing you and lulu the best.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Were home. She was so unhappy the poor baby but she did really well. It turned out that the poor baby had the spinal bones of a chicken stuck in her booty just before it would have exited her body.

The vet said normally he wouldnt have been concerned at all about the raw chicken bones because a dogs tummy can wear them down to almost nothing but because she had actually pooped some out that were really sharp he believes that her tummy just isnt strong enough yet to brake them down.

I am to keep an eye on her and if she has any more problems I should either take her back in tomorrow or take her to my reg vet on Monday.
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It might be until her stomach acid levels adjust you can grind her raw food?
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It might be until her stomach acid levels adjust you can grind her raw food?
That is what I am thinking.

She is so tired that she went right into her xpen and laid down for a nap. She has had such a rough day the poor baby. I still have to bathe her (she really stinks) and she hasnt eaten yet either. The vet gave us some canned dog food to use for a day or two... Royal Canin Intestines formula.
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Glad she is back home If you are interested in continuing to feed raw, do you have access to a supplier that sells fully ground meals? I always suggest that people start with chicken meal for a few weeks, then add some beef meal. Once they are doing well with a bit of variety, adding in raw meaty bones. I would also be putting her on some digestive enzymes and probiotics. It can take the system awhile to be able to affectively digest bones, starting with fully ground gives the system a chance to safely adjust.

I'm sorry that this happened, you must have been very concerned! I hope she feels better soon!
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