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post #1 of 138 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Kubrick is sick!

I am so worried right now, I feel like throwing up... my stomach is in a knot. Kubrick started getting loose stool earlier today and it's been getting progressively worse. He pooped 6 times in 30 minutes, each time letting go of maybe a drop of runny stool and the last couple of times it was bloody (just a little blood, not a lot). That was about 30 minutes ago. He has been acting completely normal, running around and playing with his ball, so I'm pretty sure it's just some kind of worm, but I'm still feeling like I should be doing something. I gave him some of the low residue food that we have here tonight and I've put his last stool sample in a baggie so we'll be taking him to the vet first thing tomorrow morning. If he was lethargic at all then I would definitely take him to the emergency vet, but since he is acting normal, we'll be waiting for the morning.

Please keep us in mind for tonight. I might be freaking out for no reason, but I worry so much about my baby boy!


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post #2 of 138 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 09:45 PM
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Oh Lina, I am so sorry to hear about Kubrick. I will be praying for you guys and I hope the vet can see you first thing in the morning. Please let us know.
Just try to keep some liquids down him so he doesn't get dehydrated.

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Lina,
Does your regular vet have an emergency number that you could call? Just to double check that it is okay to wait until morning to take Kubrick in? That way you wouldn't have to worry so much and maybe get some sleep tonight.
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Lina--- Hope Kubrick feels better soon! The old poop sample might not be fresh enough for them to test it.. best to get something tomorrow morning before you go.
Maybe he just ate something nasty?

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Lina, sorry he is having a bad time, but it seems to be bothering you more than him. I know it bothers me too when mine have something wrong. Every once in a while this will happen to Shelby. Vet said it's like colitis. Hope he is better by morning. Keep us all posted. Shelby sends hugs!


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Lina.....OMG, my thoughts and prayers are for you and Kubrick tonight. Did you go to the park today?? Perhaps he ate something from the sidewalk or maybe it's that gastrointestinal virus thing. I am so sorry this is happening to him, it really is so frightening when they become ill. I am sure the Vet will have him back to normal in no time.
I will check back tomorrow. Keep us posted.

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Thanks all for your get well wishes! Dawna, I hope to see the vet first thing in the morning, but their emergency number doesn't work past 10pm on Sundays, which is very frustrating! I think he will be fine, he has been drinking water. Ryan, I will try to get a sample tomorrow, but I took one tonight just in case he doesn't poop in the morning, though I'm sure he will. I would think that he just ate something bad, except that he JUST had a case of Giardia and was on antibiotics for it. It went away and now this. That's why I'm guessing it's worms.

Michele, just wanted to add that it probably does bother me more than him. I guess I just freaked because he has never had anything like blood in his stools before and it got me worrying... I will let you all know what I find out in the morning!


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When my dogs come down with loose stools I give Benebac. It is in a paste that you put into their mouth. They actually like the taste so it isn't a big pain. What happens when they get loose stool is the bad bacteria in their intestines takes over. Benebac puts good bacteria in to combat the bad. It usually take a day or two but then gets them back on the right track as long as it isn't something more serious. Yogurt can also help.


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Jennifer, if it was just loose stools, I would be fine. He gets those from time to time and I know how to deal with it. It's the blood that worries me.


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This is gross, but if I'm not mistaken my vet told me to keep a poo sample in the fridge until bringing it in (gag). I'll google to make sure.
p.s. It's 9:57 here, maybe I could call him for you and plead ignorance. Okay, probably wouldn't work.
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