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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Scooter is sick...


He's been very sleepy and acting strange for a few days now so we took him to the vet. She felt his belly and he screeched so after a few x-rays she said he's full of gas and poo. He's been eating very little but going poo, I posted about how it seemed he was acting odd when he'd try to poo. She also said one anal gland was a bit yucky, but not too bad, and the other was fine. She put him on Sucralfate for his tummy and Royal Canin High Fiber food for a few days.

The vet also said his back molars are "capped". She explained that this is when the adult tooth is there but the baby tooth just hasn't fallen out yet and it causes pain. So the food she gave me is canned, very soft, and hopefully this will be easier for him to eat for the next few days. His usual food is Evo Red Meat but now I wonder if we should change. I'm going to wait to see how he does on the food the vet gave us, switch back to his old food for a while and then see if this comes back.

Has anyone had any of the same issues???

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I forgot this part...they gave him some fluid, just under the skin by his shoulder and included B-12. She said it's anti-inflammatory to help with his stomach issues.

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Oh poor Scooter. I've never heard of this before. Did the vet say this is the result of an on-going condition or just a one-time thing? Personally I love EVO so I'd go back to it once Scooter is straightened out.


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Sorry to hear that Scooter's not feeling well.
Hopefully the Sub Q fluids will help to perk him up and make him feel better.

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The vet thinks it's just a one-time thing and he should be back to normal in a few days. I sure hope so! He's snoozing now.

This may make me sound crazy but I'll throw it out there, I think he's sad. The kids have been back in school for a few weeks and he cries in the morning when they leave. He watches them getting on the bus from the front window and sits there crying. I try to play with him but he will just go lie down. Maybe he'll perk up once he gets used to us all being on a new schedule.

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Ann, I am so sorry about Scooter. All I can say is my Jasper is doing better on Royal Canin than on the raw medallions (cooked.) The verdict is still out for Cash, he may do better actually on the high protein (medallions are high protein like EVO) But Jasper also had very un-fufilled poops and some anal gland issues... and it has not been that long, but it seems the grains in the RC are really helping. And they have certainly helped his energy. So if scooter does really well on the RC you may want to mix it with the EVO or find a different formula that does actually have some grain/fiber in it. Perhaps he will not need as much fiber as the prescription RC. We just use the mini poodle formula you can get at petco or petsmart.




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Ann, I'm sorry to hear that Scooter is sick. I hope the meds and new food do the trick. It's so hard when you know something is wrong but they can't tell us where it hurts.

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Ann - You're not crazy to think Scooter is sad. The scientific term for it is probably Separation Anxiety. Some dogs bark, some poop, some chew, some sleep, some eat, some don't eat - just like people. He had a rhythm of life that included seeing kids all day ever since coming into the house, and now that is all changed. He's probably confused, maybe a little lonely or lovesick. And that could be leading to stomach problems - poor kid is stressed out! He might need to be weaned off the attention he was getting. I am not sure about all the schedules, so think about how to make the situation a bit less drastic for him. Maybe get him out with other dogs during the day when the kids are away.

Lots of hugs and kisses help, too!

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I'm sure you're right about Scooter missing the kids. At my house, it's just the opposite. Now there are two less trying to get my attention. LOL


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Aw, poor Scooter. I sure hope he feels better real soon!!
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