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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Need help fast, vomiting and diarhea

My pup is 2 1/2 years old and is very sick, she started to vomit back around Thanksgiving. We started by withholding food for 24hrs. and fed rice and beef, she seemed better for about 3-4 days and then started to vomit again after we started try to slowly add her kibbles to the rice and beef. We tried this method again because we thought she may have ate more grubs in the back yard. Again it worked for 3-4 days, then she started again and we could tell she was losing weight. We took her to the vet and found that she had lost 10 pounds. They started her on cerenia and antibiotics, and a med to coat her stomach as well as feeding her prescription ID canned food. This helped for about 4-5 days and she started to gain some weight back but then she started vomiting and her stool became loose. Took her back to the vets and she had gained 3 pounds back, the vet suspected a blockage so we had x-rays done and they showed nothing, the vet gave us various options but they are an older vet practice and do not have the equipment to perform alot of the test, so we took her to a more modern vet that is also an emergeny hospital and they do have all the equipment needed for testing, they started her on a steriod, reglan, and the slurry mix for coating her stomach, they ran more blood work, the first only showed elevated creotine levels, this test showed elevated white blood cell count, we also had a blood test done for EPI and it came back negative, we let her stay at the vet and they performed and endoscopy and found dark spot on the lining of the stomach and no blockages, they took biospies and we are currently waiting on the results, she has lost 3 more pounds and is currently 67lbs, she was 80lbs healthy, has anyone delt with this, she vomited yesterday so they gave her a cerenia shot and we are now giving her a variety of meds( predisone, metoclopramide, zantac, pepcid,metronidazole,sucralfate,cerenia, and reglan) she doesn't want to eat so i purade chicken, rice, pumpkin, and proboitics and force fed her this morning, Please help we don't want to lose are baby!!!!!!!
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It sounds like the second vet is being very thorough. I have dealt with similar issues but in a much older dog. Some of the medicines your pup is on can cause the lack of appetite. I have used nutrical (I think that is the name) to boost appetite and give the dog more calories.
It sounds like they are treating for a lot of different things since they aren't sure what the problem could be. After Frieda's MRI, the vets said it could be IBD, cancer, possibility of her chronic fungal infection migrating to her organs, and a few other unlikely things. Because of her age and her chronic condition the vets advised against exploratory surgery and other treatment.
Your pup is much younger, and it sounds like the vets are doing a very thorough job. I hope the problem is figured out soon.
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Hugs your way. So scary when our pups get so sick.

Just keep doing the best you can and nice to see you are at more of a specialist now. If they recommend any other vets that may be the way to go too.

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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 09:50 AM
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Seems, that is her pancreas, typical symptoms ( read it youself in Google), pretty expensive to diagnose, so, I wouldn't ask your wallet to open once again. She cannot digest what you feed her. Let her system to rest first of all for one day, don't give her anything but plenty of water during the day and a drinkable yogurt in the evening ( make sure the yogurt doesn't have any additives), don't worry, she won't die. Don't feed her any kibble again, feed her really fat free products mixed with mashed pumpkin - lean raw chicken breast, raw turkey, raw rabbit and not fatty cooked fish, yogurts and cottage cheese for a month or even two. Avoid beef or lamb, their protein is hard to digest. Water must be bottled water. Spend plenty of time outdoors, but don't exercise her. And stop any medication immediately!
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post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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we already had that test done and it came back negative and yes it was expensive, we are pretty much tapped out.
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Reglan is made to clear the stomach fast. I would get your dog off that stuff. Its banned in humans. It used for Mega E dogs. It gives you the runs and fast.

A combo of all those drugs together would make anybody lose an appetite.

Google all those drugs and see what they are for. They are drugs given to Mega E dogs. I never heard of one getting them all at once

High white blood count is so hard to determine what causes it.

And I am not so sure any of those fake, no active ingredients, prescription foods are any good. The ingredient content with rice and corn does not seem very digestible to me.

You may want to look into a specialist vet or depending where you live, some great vet colleges have great clinics.

Good luck hope the dog gets better.
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Reglan is NOT banned in humans, I administer it regularly. I cannot offer any advice on using it for dogs though.

I hope your girl feels better soon
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sounds like you are doing everything you can do. hope this clears up soon and life gets back to normal for you and your pup.
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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by E.Hatch View Post
Reglan is NOT banned in humans, I administer it regularly. I cannot offer any advice on using it for dogs though.

I hope your girl feels better soon
Sorry it was Propolsid that was banned and its cisapride.

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