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Old 12-31-2012, 07:21 AM   #11
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Maccabee seems to be n the mend. He had diarrhea in his crate again last night, then no poops all day today. He's playing and RLH as normal. He did pee in the living room twice. When we returned from dinner, the hous stank when we walked in. Maccabee pooped in his pen, beside his litterbox. The poop was very soft, but not diarrhea, and it was normal in color.

Maccabee is eating only chicken, rice, and pumpkin. I plan to continue that diet for a few more days.

We have a vet appt scheduled for 11 tomorrow morning. If he's good tonight, I may cancel. But, if he has any more diarrhea he'll definitely go in.
Just so you have the heads-up, when Kodi had a mild tummy bug while we were on vacation a year ago, he needed to stay on the chicken/rice/pumpkin diet for a full week. Every time we tried (earlier than that) to re-introduce his regular food, he started having diarrhea again. Since we were traveling, we decided that just staying on the chicken and rice wouldn't hurt him for a week, and saved a lot of wear and tear on our travel trailer. (and lots of butt baths!!!) I actually think that continuing the chicken/rice diet longer gave his insides more time to heal. Once we got home, we had no trouble weaning him back onto his regular food.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:36 AM   #12
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Oh I remember one time when Django had yet another terrible gut issue he was on chicken and rice for almost 3 weeks. Slowly I transitioned him when his poop looked normal but the vets recommendation was to keep the bland diet until things look back to normal.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:30 AM   #13
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He will be seen by the vet this morning. I have a stool sample to take along.
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Keep us posted. My poor dog is going thru the same thing right now.
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We are on our way home from the vet. Poor Maccabee has a GI infection, a UTI, and bladder stones. We should find out Wednesday what type of stones he has. Hopefully they are the type that dissolve with meds. If they are the calcium type, they may have to be removed surgically. :-(
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oh my gosh!!! poor guy! SO glad you got him in today!!
How did the vet diagnos the bladder stones??
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Poor baby. Hopefully the stones will pass on their own.
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oh my gosh!!! poor guy! SO glad you got him in today!!
How did the vet diagnos the bladder stones??
He did an ultrasound (and a urinalysis).

Maccabee got a shot of antibiotic for the UTI, oral antibiotic for the GI infection, and probiotics.
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We are on our way home from the vet. Poor Maccabee has a GI infection, a UTI, and bladder stones. We should find out Wednesday what type of stones he has. Hopefully they are the type that dissolve with meds. If they are the calcium type, they may have to be removed surgically. :-(
Poor guy!!! That's an awful lot to handle all at once! Amazing that he's been bee-bopping around and acting normal other than the diarrhea!
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Poor Buddy! I am sorry to hear this. How does this happen? Is it something that can be done to prevent this?

Hugs an kisses for a speedy recovery.
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