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Hi again, I posted the other day about Bentley's "colitis" and a question about the chicken and rice. Well, he is still having some issues that are really worrying me. Of course it is Sunday so I can't just call his vet. Don't know if I should take him to ER or just keep observing. I have been keeping a log of all of his symptoms so I am just going to copy and paste it here-I'm sorry it is so long and detailed. My main concern is the pain he is having immediately after eating or while eating. That happened on Tues, Sat & today. He had a 24 hour fast since yesterday morning and had the pain again this morning while eating. I now know I messed up earlier in the week with adding kibble way too soon and probably with the canned chicken.

Bentley Illness Log:

Tuesday-
•Wouldn't eat
•3 stools by early afternoon, each softer, 3rd diarrhea with some mucus.
•Finally was willing to eat some egg but after a few bites did weird posture and whimpered/came back for another bite or two and then did the posture thing, whimpering, curled up on floor and was shaking.
•Took him to vet/vet said colitis/RX 'd Metronidazole and chicken and rice.
•Vomited yellow bile and scrambled eggs on way home (always gets carsick)
•Once home was interested in previously filled Kong toy but I took it away.
•Gave a little bit of rice with Wellness 95% chicken mixed in and he gobbled it up.

Wednesday -
•Seemed fine, ate several small servings of rice with Wellness 95% canned chicken mixed in.
•Got ahold of a Kleenex and ate it.
•No stools.

Thursday-
•Husband said he had a more normal stool in a.m. but that it ended with the Kleenex mixed in and a little mucus.
•Ate Wellness canned chicken and rice with a very small amount of regular kibble mixed in.
•Had a stool that started out normal but ended soft (very typical for him normally).
•Acting fine.

Friday-
•Ate Wellness canned chicken with rice mixed in and a little more kibble.
•Had a very, very soft stool in afternoon.
•Called vet said to do boiled chicken breast and rice only for 5 days and continue on RX and call if stools still soft on Monday.
•Fed boiled chicken and rice in evening.
•Acted fine.

Saturday-
•Fed boiled chicken/rice and immediately after finishing he did the strange posture/whimper/tremble thing (he seems to recover fairly quickly but did just snuggle a lot all morning. Was playful in the PM.
•Called vet right after the strange episode and he said to withhold food for 24 hours.
•No stools.

Sunday-
•Fed a very small amount of boiled chicken/rice and he stopped eating after a few bites and did the strange posture/whimper/trembling. Cuddled for a while and recovered. Was Interested in the food again so ate it and was fine for about 15 minutes but then got up to follow husband and started acting strange again. Snuggled and recovered for awhile and then when my son came in he went to see him and then did strange behavior again. All of this so far happened over about 2 hours.
•Snuggled and slept for an hour or so and then got up and was playing with some toys and walking around seeming fine.
•Stool first thing this AM was firm at the beginning but a little softer at end but still formed.

Should I take him to ER? Should I try feeding a small amount again? Could the stomach acid from empty stomach be contributing to the problem? Any help is greatly appreciated!

I should add that he had blood work done on Tuesday and it came back normal.

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I'd take him to his regular vet first thing tomorrow morning. If that won't be possible, then take him to the ER today.



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I agree. He's obviously still sick, but doesn't seem to be significantly MORE sick than he has been. If her were to be in continuous pain, or had other, more severe, long lasting symptoms, I'd be the first to say to take him to the ER vet. But this seems to be more of the same. As long as it remains so, I'd keep the food on the REALLY light side, with LOTS of water mixed in to make sure he's staying adequately hydrated, and get him to your regular vet in the AM.


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I agree. He's obviously still sick, but doesn't seem to be significantly MORE sick than he has been. If her were to be in continuous pain, or had other, more severe, long lasting symptoms, I'd be the first to say to take him to the ER vet. But this seems to be more of the same. As long as it remains so, I'd keep the food on the REALLY light side, with LOTS of water mixed in to make sure he's staying adequately hydrated, and get him to your regular vet in the AM.
Do you have any ideas why he'd have pain right after eating?
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Do you have any ideas why he'd have pain right after eating?
Sorry, I don't, but it doesn't sound right. Hope he's feeling better soon!


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Poor little guy! I hate seeing these guys in pain. I would take him in tomorrow. Did the vet tell you to give him pepcid? I am fostering a little guy with tummy problems. He is on pepcid, but I don't know if it would be ok for your guy. I hope he gets better soon!





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Kodi has been prescribed Pepcid for tummy trouble in the past too. (one half tablet)


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is there any chance he could have a sensitivty to the CHICKEN???
is there anyway you can try beef with rice?? even a lean ground beef?? see if anything changes??

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Or it could be the rice. One of our past dogs could not tolerate rice which took me a while to figure out and blew a hole in my boiled chicken and white rice remedy for tummy issues!


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Do you have a phone that you can take a photo of him after he eats and is acting odd?
It might be helpful for the vet to see how he acts.
Could something me stuck in his throat?
Please post Monday after taking him into the vet. I'd be interested to know what
the vet says.
I also give my doggies Pepcid for upset stomach.
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