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Old 01-02-2013, 12:07 AM   #21 (permalink)
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They first did a Parvo test and it was negative. Then did xrays. Xray didnt show much other than some gas buildup. I told them I wanted to avoid surgery if at all possible. I have no idea how i would be able to afford it. Although I am prepared to do what I have to do.

I told him I had appt with his normal vet wed morning. So last they gave him some fluids under his skin and something to calm his stomach a bit.

He vomited sunday night all night. thats it. Im almost 100% sure hes held everything down since. But he has not gone #2 at all since sunday. Just brown / red liquid discharges that doesnt even really smell like feces. Im almost afraid to feed him... Hes had light portions of boiled chicken and rice since sunday. Where is it going???

Hes very run down and low energy. I have been putting pressure around his digestive area to see if he is in any pain and it doesn't seem like he is.

Is there anything I can do before im forced into surgery?
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If it is a blockage, even a few hours without vet care can kill.
The last thing you need to do is stick charcoal or any other home remedy down the puppy.
Based on what? - Activated charcoal is used in hospitals for emergency situations for many reasons and including drug overdose where bowels are concerned to absorb toxins before being reabsorbed into the blood and/or (in acute cases) sepsis sets in and affects the kidneys and liver.

Gas needs to be neutralized, this will bring relief to the pup - Activated charcoal will do this and absorb toxins that are making the dog sick.

As well coconut oil is likened to and better then pedialyte and cheaper and antibacterial.

Repairing the Gi tract is imperative to prevent toxins from entering the blood through reabsorption in the small intestine - slippery elm.

OP - What is the surgery that is being suggested - exploratory? Why? Is this based on a gastro - specialist or your GP Vet (general practitioner)?

Do you have the blood work copies?
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Based on the fact that if there's a blockage the GI tract is shut down, which is why the vomit and diarrhea...it's trying hard to expel everything from it.
My point is, you can sit around doing home treatment or you can do the emergency surgery (if a blockage) that could save the dog's life.
Playing home vet is risk-free at times, other times it's just downright dangerous.
The key is knowing which time is which.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:23 AM   #23 (permalink)
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OP - has coccidia been ruled out, bacterial infection, giardia, sibo?

How about recall on the food - salmonella - any trace of mold in the bag you may not have seen - moisture when opened - have you checked the expiry?

Have you ever had gas? felt bloated? What surgery?
Again - how does an acute case of vomiting/diarrhea (common on this forum) present into surgery - have you gone to a specialist?
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Personally, I would take this pup back to the ER tonight. I say this because if it is an emergency situation then the morning will be too late.

I hope your pup is ok!
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Personally, I would take this pup back to the ER tonight. I say this because if it is an emergency situation then the morning will be too late.

I hope your pup is ok!

Praying your puppy's going to be okay...
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:40 AM   #26 (permalink)
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After reading Weshies thread about her pup having to be put to sleep I really really hope that yours has been back to the Vet and checked for a blockage again!!!!! I'm really hoping your puppy will be ok!
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take her back NOW, she needs surgery if its a blockage. Dont leave it too long! Its hard. Sorry its happened to you too
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The advise the OP should be following and I hope they have, is to take that puppy to the ER vet asap.

Blockages are absolutely nothing to fool around with, time is of the essence.

While advice here can be helpful, when it comes to potentially serious health issues, unless they have DVM at the end of their name, one needs to GO TO THE VET OR ER.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:27 AM   #29 (permalink)
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A bad case of Giardia or Coccidia can lead to blockage when the large intestine retracts back into the small intestine. If not corrected, it can be fatal. Take the pup to a vet ASAP.
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Any word on the pup?
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