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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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It seems I have more questions than answers lately but maybe you all who come in contact with toddlers can help me out.

Last week we had out of town guests who had one autistic toddler and one normally active toddler. We were together all three days but they slept in a hotel. When they would leave, Bella and DaniGirl crashed on the sofa.

We've gone through months of testing, medicine, and just recently prednisone/antihistime treatment and they were fully recovered from the inflamed tonsils caused by e coli. But since our company left a week ago, I noticed both dogs have mucus in their stools and runny stools.

I was very careful to pick up food that was thrown to the floor but I may have missed a bit of peanut butter, etc. Both their diets are the same as they have been except for a snippet here or there of something from the children.

Question: can stress cause this? I don't want to think that they came in contact with some bacteria and we have to go through this RX expense again. By the way, one adult in the group went home to discover she had the bacteria that causes pneumonia giving her a horrible inner ear infection; and now the other adult has a stomach virus. My husband and I have been fine, it's just the dogs. Any ideas.
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A week after the company left, I don't think so. Keep watching for a day. If still the same , I would go back to the vet. Keep us posted. Watch their drinking and eating.

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How are the dogs doing today Nancy?

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We got stool samples into the vet and a bacteria was discovered. The sample was sent out to check for parasites. Both dogs are on antibiotics. These past few months they've been on a few different antibiotics so I was surprised they didn't treat the bacteria in the intestines. This is a refrigerated antibiotic that they've never had.

Even though DaniGirl is 10, we've only had her a couple of years. She has had problems with stools from the beginning. She's had stool tests but nothing was seen. I'm wondering if this is an answer to lots of questions because if she had a parasite or infection that stayed hidden, it could have led to her cough, fatigue, etc. Time will tell I guess, but I'm hopeful for the first time in a while.
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We got stool samples into the vet and a bacteria was discovered. The sample was sent out to check for parasites. Both dogs are on antibiotics. These past few months they've been on a few different antibiotics so I was surprised they didn't treat the bacteria in the intestines. This is a refrigerated antibiotic that they've never had.

Even though DaniGirl is 10, we've only had her a couple of years. She has had problems with stools from the beginning. She's had stool tests but nothing was seen. I'm wondering if this is an answer to lots of questions because if she had a parasite or infection that stayed hidden, it could have led to her cough, fatigue, etc. Time will tell I guess, but I'm hopeful for the first time in a while.
Hi Nancy, just back from some holidays. Have you got results back yet? Something you might want to try, and I believe almost all dogs can benefit from, is probiotics. Not all bacteria are harmful. A lot are benefitial. Once you get to the vet, ask about probiotics, Here is what Sabine recommends for just about any dog. http://www.houseofnutrition.com/733739029133.html
Very inexpensive. I pay as much for shipping as they cost ,being I'm in Canada. LOL

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I'm a big believer in probiotics--for them and us. Actually, I asked the vet if I could be giving too many to them because the vet said there was an over abundance of a type of good bacteria in their systems. She said no, that the over abundance was as a result of the presence of the bad bacteria. Make sense? We get the results on Tuesday.

You know, that's what has been so frustrating with Bella and Dani being sick. We keep them clean and wash their feet and faces when we get back from a walk; they get no table scraps, they eat healthy, basically, we try hard to keep them safe from what's seen and not seen. But last January when Dani's cough got bad, finding it was an inflamed tonsil, treating her and Bella for bacterial infection, then Bella coming down with two very inflamed tonsils, treatment, then finding E coli, and now this. We have a small, small backyard and most of that is taken up with a pool. My husband cleans the two side patches of grass at least once a day and we keep the grass short for them. We have friends whose two dogs look like they're homeless and they are never sick. It could make a person depressed with frustration! But maybe this will be the answer. . . .
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waitilng to hear. What are you feeding.?

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Dave-do you just give one daily? My vet gave me flora something or other that you sprinkle on the food but it was $30 for 30 packets...kinda expensive since I have 3 of them.....

My vet now thinks that their tummy upsets are stress from my bf going out of town.......the last 3 times within 2-3 days of him leaving all 3 of them have tummy issues......of course it's probably also that when he is not working on the road he is home with them most of the day so they go from having someone around all day to only me home at lunch for 45 minutes or so.........and this situation is going to change anytime soon
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waitilng to hear. What are you feeding.?
Dani gets Wellness Simple Duck, canned, and Bella is on RX Royal Canin SO. Their training treats is a kibble of the same brand.
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Dave-do you just give one daily? My vet gave me flora something or other that you sprinkle on the food but it was $30 for 30 packets...kinda expensive since I have 3 of them.....

My vet now thinks that their tummy upsets are stress from my bf going out of town.......the last 3 times within 2-3 days of him leaving all 3 of them have tummy issues......of course it's probably also that when he is not working on the road he is home with them most of the day so they go from having someone around all day to only me home at lunch for 45 minutes or so.........and this situation is going to change anytime soon
yep one pill a day which I crush and sprinkle on her canned food. 90 pills ie. three months for twelve bucks, includes shipping. It's important to have at least 3 billion units per pill to get the best effect. No refrigeration needed.

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