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Post by Leiasmom on Tue Aug 29 2017, 15:33

My little 4 month old staffy has had diarrhoea for the past few days, the vet told us to fast her for a day then give her boiled chicken and rice that night, but the next day her diarrhoea was green! So we were advised to bring her in to the vets. The vet said it was dietary then gave her an injection to slow down her bowel and told us to fast her that day again then gave us some special food for the next day. Fasting a puppy for nearly two whole days is not okay!! She was starving and ended up being so hungry that she climbed over our back garden fence to look for food! She scraped her belly so bad that she has big scratches and cuts all over her belly! She's been sleeping on and off pretty much all day so I'm quite worried, Should I bring her to the vet or does anyone have any suggestions for my poor baby??

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Re: I need some help please!

Post by gillybrent on Tue Aug 29 2017, 15:41

Oh, poor thing!

I would try and get a second opinion tbh - any vet nowadays who still starves a dog for digestive upsets needs to update their thinking, especially a pup!

If she doesn't have a temperature & she seems lively & is drinking water, you could try her on a little steamed fish and some hard boiled eggs. If you have a pet store near you see if they have either Kaogel, Prokolin (sp?) or something similar to help bind her & ease any stomach cramps.

If she's still the same afterwards then another vet trip may be needed.

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Post by Leiasmom on Tue Aug 29 2017, 15:53

He advised we only give her a few sips of water then take the water away from her so she doesn't vomit, I'm not sure if that would help her really but it's the advice we were given. That's great advice thanks! I'm more concerned about her belly now since it looks so raw and painful

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Post by Mistys Mum on Tue Aug 29 2017, 15:55

I agree with the above advice. I'd definitely recommend a second opinion. Do let us know how she gets on x


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Post by LizP on Tue Aug 29 2017, 16:53

Another vote for a 2nd opinion. Although holding off food for a short while might be ok, it doesn't sound right at all in your case. Ask around and see if anyone else can recommend a different vet for you.


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Re: I need some help please!

Post by gillybrent on Tue Aug 29 2017, 17:28

please, please let us know how you get on!

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Post by Nifty staffy on Tue Aug 29 2017, 18:08

Oh poor little mite - hope her digestive and scrape problems clear up quickly !
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Post by Leiasmom on Wed Aug 30 2017, 15:05

I decided to do what I thought was best and just feed her little bits of her own food at a time and she seems to be back to normal already! Thank goodness! Her belly is still a bit sore but lots of love seems to be making her feel better

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Post by Nifty staffy on Wed Aug 30 2017, 18:12

Glad to hear she's on the mend. Smile

Now that the solution to the problem seems to be well underway, maybe you need to find the cause of the runs in the first place.

Have you changed food or treats recently ?
What food are you giving and how much ? I've noticed that overfeeding has direct effect on poop
I was told to avoid giving drinking water that was too cold as it can cause tummy upsets - my drinking water is always room temperature.
Does yours have access to new places which she could be eating stuff she shouldn't ?
I give a few Feelwells probiotic treats with each meal.

Just a few ideas off the top of my head.
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Post by Paris1990 on Wed Aug 30 2017, 22:50

I don't know if this would be any good to you but I follow a lot of pet related pages on Instagram and one post different homemade supplement posts and tonight there was a raw goats milk supplement for digestive trouble, if you wish I could try find the recipe for you?
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Post by Rachel33 on Fri Sep 01 2017, 09:42

It does sound like very old fashioned advice from the vet Surprised Totally agree with your concerns. Poor pup and poor you! How does she seem now?


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Re: I need some help please!

Post by Leiasmom on Fri Sep 01 2017, 16:17

I think eating something in the garden may have cause her belly problems but of course I'm not sure, thanks for sharing your knowledge! If it's not too much trouble that recipe would be great! Worrying few days of course but leia seems to be all better now! Still watching what she's eating just incase this occurs again but thank you all for the help!

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