|12-21-2012 08:54 AM|
Thanks Jean, it's definitely a huge relief!
At least I know what I'm dealing with now, so we can tackle it.
Have to clean her toys and everything, I'm not sure about the carpet as I don't have a steam cleaner.
|12-21-2012 08:50 AM|
Orijen was definitely too rich, so I think you're not wrong about that possibly being an issue. I have been giving her a 1/2 cup of food before bed time the last couple of nights and so far so good!
I think she just got hit with everything at once, poor dog. I swear she's already feeling better today.
She got a bath last night and I cleaned her bedding too. Not sure who had more water on them, the dog, me or the bathroom floor.
|12-21-2012 08:43 AM|
Well, giardia - good, I hope that is it!
I would rather have Panacur for Giardia and would call and ask about that.
The metro - tylan - whatever else is used for SIBO generally is given for 30 days so it wouldn't touch that.
You're doing well!
|12-21-2012 08:30 AM|
Question - she gave us metronidazole. Is that a dewormer? Because reading up it says it's an antibiotic? I'm not sure how that works with giardia? But would that help with the SIBO if antibiotics are required to treat that condition?
|12-20-2012 10:29 PM|
|12-20-2012 06:03 PM|
I agree with the suggestions for SIBO. We had chronic diarrhea with our Jake for months and after lots of testing we found his folate levels were high which indicated SIBO. Jake was on a 2 month treatment of the antibiotic Tylan and he hasn't had problems since.
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|12-20-2012 05:23 PM|
It might be worth also testing her for SIBO anyway:
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) in Dogs
The giardia may have caused secondary SIBO, which will require at least 4 weeks of antibiotics (usually tylan, but with Keefer we used tetracyclline since my vet doesn't stock tylan). Even after the giardia is cleared up she may still have some stool issues.
|12-20-2012 05:05 PM|
Well, she just ran a regular fecal to start. Tested positive for giardia!
So I'm holding off on the other stuff to see how she does on the meds. We'll repeat the fecal in 2 weeks and if she's still off, then I'll do more testing.
|12-19-2012 09:20 AM|
What's chronic is the loose poop, sometimes it's better and I think we're sorting her out, then her tummy goes off again.
anyway, she's booked for tomorrow! PCR fecal, and bloodwork and we'll go from there. I will keep you posted.
Good to know about the Orijen RAW, I'll take a look at it when it comes out.
FYI, I'm not sure if withholding her lunch yesterday helped or what, but when I got her home, her poop was basically normal last night and late in the evening and again this morning.
So I fed her a little bit bigger breakfast than usual, I'm going to skip her lunch again today, feed her a little bit bigger dinner and maybe a 1/2 cup before bed (so she doesn't get that upset tummy in the morning from being hungry) and see if that helps. It might be my feeding routine that's doing it.
But at least I can hopefully cross some things off the list after the tests tomorrow. Something's causing the problems and I'm going to figure out what.
I'll keep you guys posted, thanks for the help, sincerely.
Try not to be too hard on me, I'm doing my best with this dog and I love her very much and I am concerned. I don't know all the things you do, yet. In the meantime she's happy and sassy and otherwise doing well.
|12-18-2012 09:46 PM|
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