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Old 07-12-2009, 01:24 PM
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Uncle Fred came with horrible bloody mucous filled diarrhea. He had Giardia, worms, and amebic dysentary--which they normally don't test for. Fortunately, Enterameba Histolytica, like giardai, responds well to Flagyl. I was told that these kinds of problems are common in shelter dogs. when it is as bad as what UF had, it takes time and patience to fix, but it can be fixed.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:40 PM
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For sure take in a fecal to test for worms. That is an inexpensive test they can do without an appointment or having to see him in case they can't fit him in. But do make sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to be seen, and make sure they know he came from a shelter and is having diarrhea. If it is a good vet hospital, they'll squeeze you in as soon as possible.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:43 PM
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thanks everyone Wow drmom... I would definitely be a lot more worried if he had bloody mucousy diarrhea. Poor Uncle Fred! Hopefully my boy just has a mild case of whatever it is... hopefully it doesn't get worse....
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:49 PM
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oh god he just vomited everything he ate last night.
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Sounds like it's vet time.
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:57 PM
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like, e-vet time you think?
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:03 PM
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Probably not, unless he doesn't stop vomiting or you start seeing blood in either stool or vomit or he refuses water. Pull all food for the rest of the day and monitor his water intake.

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Old 07-12-2009, 04:06 PM
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:30 PM
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O would make sure he is well hydrated and get the poor boy in in the morning. Unless you think he might have gotten into something toxic. I think you will be on pins and needles until the morning keeping an eye on him.
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:34 PM
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I don't think he got into anything bad. He seems to do pretty well keeping himself hydrated. We have to refill both bowls a few times a day! With Maggie, she would drink maybe half a bowl of water a day, unless it was really hot or she exercised a lot.

Yeah, I have to work tomorrow at 8am but Justin doesn't have to leave for work until 11:30. Hopefully he can take him in before that... or I might try to get Justin to take the day off tomorrow though unless we can leave him at the vet. I can't have him having vomiting and diarrhea all day long in his crate!
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