Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
We went to vet today, thankfully only 7 mins away as she hates the van. Likely due to either transport by others or her transport here.
I stopped in yesterday to give them her paperwork so the vet would have info prior to visit. She has another client from Welland SPCA who is also HW+, I didn't quite get whether from same Louisiana 150, as there was another I found on google not too long ago. Apparently BARK (in LA) teams up 2x a yr with Fort Erie and or Welland to bring dogs up from there. However they were hoping the test was a mistake or samples mixed up...They had re-tested and the dog was indeed HW+ and will be going for treatment too through the SPCA. The vet said that she trusts it's likely correct (based on other client)...BUT, you never know...
So I opted for the 4Dx (also b/c of tick disease and since these can turn up as false negatives a retry isn't bad idea) "mini"? Upgrade to incl a CBC and Chem, but I doubt comprehensive. The vet did say checks protein, crea, Red and White etc. etc. By upgrading (only 25$ more), it reduced the fecal test by $15...
She put her on metro for a week. I asked for the Fortiflora before I left...2 weeks worth, in the interim, until I can get Carmspacks goodies.
I didn't want to do metro, but because it is faster acting and covers more then Tylosin and because she was pooping blood (I won't get to graphic), yep...drugs (sigh)
I also picked up a bag of Gastro Hill's RX yesterday (I know you are saying "who is this!!")...No matter what kibble I give her she LOVES it...Bland diet or any safe human tummy food furgetaboutit...had to bribe her to eat rice, pumpkin, egg with a touch kibble. She picked out kibble. Hrs later and in small increments she eventually ate rest...But poop still poured out of her.
Her energy has been good, she drinking well along, counter surfer and wants food. Despite all the severe gastro issues, she wanted to eat.
Today she is doing really well, not needing to poop as often, although still soup...she has little bursts of playfulness (although cautious at same time)..
She has learned to block me for attention, leans on me, head up, smiling and curls her body as wags, and then flips around to lean from other side, too stinkin cute!
Oh, and she weighed in at 30 lbs!
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Unknown
Last edited by GatorBytes; 07-18-2017 at 06:58 PM.