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Intestinal bug

Kubrick has been having diarrhea for the last four days and has thrown up twice as well. I have had him on chicken and rice for the last three days but his stool just wasn't firming up at all. So I took him to the vet to get him checked out. Apparently there's some sort of bug going around (they think it's bacterial because it goes away with an antibiotic) and they've seen many dogs with this. Since it's not just an upset tummy, I could try to feed Kubrick a pound of rice and it still wouldn't help, so at least I know it's not something he ate. I just wanted to warn some others here in case anyone else sees these symptoms to make sure to go to the vet.

Also, while we were there he got weighed and apparently Kubrick is now 13.75lbs and 1 lb of hair (because he has SO much hair, the vet made a joke about it ). So almost 15lbs. He's getting big! The vet says he's completely healthy and you can feel his ribs so well the vet says he's perfect.

Oh and to top it all off he tried to lift his leg to pee today! I was having none of that and scared the crap out of him when I pulled his leg down, LOL.


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I hope that he gets better soon. I would have been mad too about the lifting on the leg. Please keep us posted on how things are going for him!!!!!

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Awww - poor Kubrick. Sure hope he starts to feel better fast. What antibiotic did the vet put him on? Did he say what kind of bacteria? Plus what's the matter with a guy lifting his leg? Just giving you a hard time Carolina.


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I hope he feels better soon too as I'm sick and tired of giving a butt bath twice a day. blegh.

Kubrick is on Metronidazole. The vet didn't say what kind of bacteria it was, only that he has seen a lot of these cases lately.

As far as Kubrick raising his leg.... well, I guess I'm just mean that way.


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Thank you Lina for the warning about the bacterial virus going around. Hope Kubrick will be back to his old self now that he is on antibiotics. Keep us posted on how he is doing.
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Awww poor Kubrick. I hope he starts feeling better soon... Very curious Lina, how did they weigh him and his hair seperately?




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Missy, that was a joke from the vet, LOL. I was saying that he is all hair so the vet broke it down that way for me.

I fixed it above now. I can see why you were confused, it wasn't very clear that I was joking.


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Missy. I was going to ask the exact same question about the hair and body weight?! lol... But then decided not to in fear it was a known practice and I'd look stupid.. lol

So, Lina.. whats up??

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Ryan, see the above post.

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Ha ha ha, My Vet was not so nice when I said the same thing about Cash....She still put him on a diet (then the stinker showed her and got really sick and lost weight)




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