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Red spots in stomach

I was hoping someone might have an idea as to what might be wrong with my girlfriends Hav, who is Logan's brother/littermate.
Clark has been throwing up and has had diahrea for several weeks now. Vet has put him on different kinds of antibiotics, done blood work to no avail.
Stool sample is negative, blood work is negative. They just scoped him to see if he had an upper obstruction and found none - but did find red spots all in his stomach. They did a biopsy and we now await the results. Next step is a lower GI series to be sure no blockage there.
I was just wondering if anyone has experienced the red spots in the stomach? And if so, what is it??
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I don't know anything about red spots in their stomachs, but I hope he gets better soon! That's a long time for him not to be well!

This just makes me want to get on the stick about signing up for pet insurance.
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I found a quick link on ulcers in dogs, but I'm sure there are many more out there.

Dog Ulcers

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Well my girlfriend us texted me - they intially thought either ulcers or cancer but they found a chemical in his belly that shows that he is having an allergic reaction to something. So now the process of elimination starts! Yikes, I cant even imagine how hard it is to find out what a dog is allergic too!
Thanks for input, we are keeping our fingers crossed for
Clark. He is Logan's twin!!! They look so alike that when they are together my friend & I sometimes call them by the wrong names!!
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Kara, thanks for the article - they did put him on Pepcid so they too must have beleived it could be ulcers. I would bet that the continue with the Pepcid even if it is an allergy to try and heal the spots. Poor Clark!!

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Poor Clark!

I do know alot about elimination diets from a human perspective, having put myself through one to figure out what foods hurt my bladder She may want to start him on homecooked food and keep it very simple....like boiled chicken (no seasonings, they are loaded with MSG disquised in various names and preservatives, that are a well known irritant to many!)

What she can do for treats is buy dog jerky with single ingredient. I posted a link awhile back on it called "dog jerky". I buy Gucci the chicken and beef.

But back to food, a homemade diet would be easiest. And just add something every week, week 2: plain rice, week 3 maybe fresh steamed green beans, week 4; maybe fresh pears, and so on...

I have an ulcerated bladder which is triggered by alot of foods, so I have to be really careful. I know for me, I do okay with dairy and cheese, and that may be something to try to for Clark too after a food plan is established, but the rule of thumb is give it about 7 days after introducing the new food to make sure there isn't a reaction...and then add.

Although, I got so frustrated with MY elimination diet...I just pretty much stick to the same few things! lol, cereal, oatmeal, pears and ice cream. It sucks, but it is much better than the pain.

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I know that they had him on a chicken and cottage cheese diet and he got worse, so now he is on something else. I guess like you said it will be a process of elimination.
I happen to be what I call "allergic" to mushrooms and whenever I eat one I have the horrid stomach pains for days and am unable to take anything to relieve the pain - so now I wonder if I have that same thing, if so I REALLY feel sorry for Clark, cause the pain is pretty unbearable!! I have not had Logan playing with him at all for fear it was something contagious - so hopefully this will solve it & they can visit each other again.
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I would probably suspect the cottage cheese as more of an irritant than the chicken, but you never know. Cottage cheese is aged, and often they load it up with preservatives before they distribute it. I would really watch for MSG, which has SOOO many other names, its absolutely ridiculous.

Maybe they could start off with a lean ground beef?

Certain foods will literally put me in tears! When they scoped my bladder it was covered in red spots with a few ulcers. They say it is an auto-immune disorder where my bladder lining just isn't regenerating itself.

Paige, before I even was diagnosed with the Interstitial Cystitis, I had MAJOR food allergies. Still do, and I still develop new ones. Its CRAZY! I have to carry around an inhaler incase I eat something that makes me wheeze and break out in hives. Which almost always happens when I eat at a restaraunt, either I wheeze or get pain. SO many foods irritate me one way or another I just can't keep up. Basically, anything with an ingredient that I can't pronounce or dont' know what is, I can't eat. There is just so much crap in everything.

Most of the time, I just cook my family regular meals and eat something else. I won't eat chicken, just don't like it. I developed an aversion to it during one of my pregnancies and the smell of chicken makes me nauseous! lol...So I barely cook it. I make my husband cook it on the grill so I won't have to smell it.

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WOW! How do you ladies that are allergic pass up things like Mexican food???I love chips & hotsauce but alot of foods don't love me now.....I find myself eating less too since large quantities really do a number on me! I just figured it went along with aging....I'll be 56 in Aug.
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Vicki,

Its HARD passing that up. Sometimes I do eat it, but I pay dearly for days..Most times, I pass it up. However, the one thing I absolutely REFUSE to give up is coffee! I love coffee and cannot imagine sustaining existance without it, I have noticed a few blends from Starbucks that don't bother me as bad as others.

Wine was also a hard one to give up I may have a glass or two a year though...especially when I go to Vegas!

Paige, have you been diagnosed with Fibro? I have that too, but I believe that what I have ONE big problem that they just manage under different diagnosis. I believe it does connect to the food and allergies. But they just don't have a name for this yet.

They ruled out lupus and lyme disease, so by default they diagnosed me with Fibro and Myofascial Pain Syndrome (which often accompanies the IC)

You just woke up one morning deaf? Wow. See, normally people would be hesitant to believe that, lol..but NOT ME. Sometimes I feel like "what the heck is going to go wrong NEXT"

After being wrongly diagnoses for YEARS with endometriosis! Which, it turns out it was my stupid bladder all along. But most women do think lower abdominal pain is uterus related.

I could go on an on about women get the brush-off for these types of things by doctors (and health insurance companies) It aggravates me to no end. They spend more money developing viagra than they have on any one woman's issue, with *maybe* the exception of breast cancer. It's unjust.

Did your hearing come back?

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