|Today 07:57 AM|
I haven't updated this thread in a long time. Sorry, life has gotten in the way once again.
I took a couple of pics of Dag yesterday and thought I would update this thread.
He is doing well since we finally got through the Giardia. He never gained back his weight and although I haven't weighed him lately, I'm going to estimate he is right at 80 lbs. However, he is also a year old so in stages of maturity, it may have been time for him to lean out some. He is healthy and active.
That ear never did stand itself up. "Platz"
But he can hold it up when he wants to or is alert.
|09-08-2014 07:05 PM|
|09-04-2014 07:45 PM|
|ksotto333||So scary when they get hit quickly with something. Glad he's better..|
|09-04-2014 05:07 PM|
A quick update on Dag for those that are interested.
We ended up back at the vet and thanks to some of the suggestions here we told her we wanted another round of antibiotics and a regimen of Panacur, and we have him on a probiotic. We also started him on a raw diet. He had lost 7 lbs in about 10-14 days before the second round of meds. I would estimate he lost roughly 10 lbs total.
We still have a few days on the antibiotic, the Panacur has been done for a couple of days and he is actually starting to eat kibble again on his own. He appears to have gained a few lbs back and acts 100%. He seems to be "regular" again in his bowel movements. Hopefully this is the end and we can get a few more lbs on him and start training again.
He really put a scare on us, mostly due to the rapid weight loss. I was starting to wonder..... I was worried sick about him. We may do another round of panacur in a couple weeks but I'm not sure yet. I hate to medicate him if he doesn't need it. He wasn't a big fan of the panacur either
|08-20-2014 08:56 PM|
|Maxil||Good luck! Hope he is feeling better soon! I am really one of his big fans :/|
|08-20-2014 08:23 PM|
We have had a time with Dag these past couple of weeks. Our trainer said he was food saturated, only feed him once a day. He could use to loose a couple pounds as well. We agreed. He wasn't over weight but wasn't lean either.
We started that process which was interesting and difficult. At 6:30 every night, like clockwork he tells us he is hungry.
Well he must have eaten something that didn't agree with him and got an upset stomach. Wow, that was brutal. We took him to the vet, $150 later the confirmed he had an upset stomach and gave us an antibiotic. Boiled chicken and rice diet. We did that for a week, skipped training, then he started limping really badly, back leg. I was able to narrow it down to a toe. No idea what he did. The only thing I can think of is he caught it between a deck board or bruised a pad. No training that week.
Then he got lethargic, lazy. You could tell he didn't feel good. I told my wife if he wasn't better by morning, we were taking him back to the vet. The next morning he acted a little better. By the day after he was back to normal but no training this week either.
Now we are transitioning back to kibble and he wants nothing to do with it since he has had chicken and rice for the past week plus. So far tonight he hasn't eaten. I don't blame him a bit. Who wants kibble when you've been eating chicken and rice? However, between being sick and the diet change, I'm concerned he is loosing too much weight.
I am anxious to get him back in training. I haven't worked with him a lot since he has been sick. He got a quick training session tonight so he has had treats but that isn't much food for a growing boy. I'm going to leave the kibble down for awhile tonight to see if he eats. He needs his strength to get over his illness.
Thanks, I just wanted to get that out to hopefully make ME feel better.
|08-02-2014 09:42 AM|
|08-02-2014 09:40 AM|
|08-02-2014 07:57 AM|
|robk||Jass (Krak) is from West German lines and was imported from the Netherlands. Kaida is Czech and was imported in vitro from the Czech Republic.|
|08-02-2014 12:13 AM|
|Maxil||I would really want to see your whole camera's gallery your puppy looks EXACTLY like Vicky just different ears, but hair and colors and everything is the same!!|
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