symptoms are every 2 to 3 days extreme She has extremely foul smelling diarhea, some bloody muscous jelly at the finish. Some vomiting clear frothy.Same foul smelling gas.The vet has given me to 2 meds to try, also had ultra sound, which showed nothing wrong.She weighs 5lbs. Got to do something for her. The same symptoms every few days. Can anyone recommend a food that is whole food, high fiber, low simple carbohydrates,low fat diet.Thankyou.Brian LMember
I’m not trying to plug a website or anything, but when my dog was really sick and I didn’t feel comfortable with my local vet’s advice, i paid an online vet to give me their opinion of my dogs situation. It was $15 as I recall. justanswer . com and pay for a vet to answer your question with some advice.
But, that being said, my dog went through the symptoms you posted with pancreatitis. When she recovered, if she ever had diarrhea again, i waited 24 hours to feed her, but encouraged her to drink on her own by placing little glass bowls of water around as she would need an IV if she lost too much fluid (we had a IV bag the vet sent home with us to do Sub Q IV’s with).
She was put on Royal Canin Low Fat Gastro wet food and we just left a bowl of the dry out 24/7 in case she wanted any. After the 24 hour period would happen, we slowly introduced low fat cottage cheese.
Forget the food. If it was my dog I would head to the emergency veterinary clinic and get another opinion, today. Assuming she is as sick as you say, the trouble with online vets and advice is that the dog has to be physically examined by a veterinarian to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment.
PS: From what you describe dehydration is a real risk right now….corinneParticipant
My babe has been examined by her vet, and we have had an ulrta sound done which showed nothing wrong. This is an example,, for 2 or 3 days she is fine, playing being her normal self, then she has diarhea which smells horrendous then some vomiting,not always the vomiting. I have had dogs all my life and never encountered this smell before. The day of the attack she sleeps and sits on ,my lap, not wanting to be bothered. By the evening she is feeling better and eats. Then she is good for a couple of days, then is starts all over again. Today is one of those days.
That is why I would get another opinion, asap. When she is stable, I would make an appointment with a Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist to continue her treatment (if indicated).
It sounds like she may be experiencing pain. Or at least call your regular vet, if you think he will be helpful. Never mind, I would just go to the 24/7 vet clinic now and get an accurate diagnosis and some treatment started (if it was my dog)
Yes, it will cost a few bucks. It is what it is.
Did the dog get a senior workup, labs, etc? Age seven is a good time to have this done. Something is wrong…..SusanParticipant
Hi Corinne, was your dog tested for S.I.B.O Small Intestinal Bacteria Over Growth ? with S.I.B.O their poos have a rotten smell, its awful, they have wind/gas, vomiting, they are normally put on Metronidazole (Flagyl) for 21-28 days & feed the Royal Canine Gastrointestinal Low Fat diet.. after taking the Metronidazole, if symptoms come back again then they are normally put on Tylan Powder, the Tylan powder is made up in empty capsules cause it taste awful & some dogs are turned off their meals cause of bad taste, 1 capsule of Tylan Powder is put in 1 meal once a day… poos firm up pretty much as soon as you start using it…. you could get Tylan Powder over the counter last year in America but now I think you need a script from vet…
My boy has IBD he has had Pancreatitis & S.I.B.O, out of all the vet diets he did really well on the Royal Canine Gastrointestinal Low Fat wet & kibble, the Royal Canine Gastrointestinal Low Fat breaks down real easy, so its easier to digest, if you just feed the Royal Canine for 6 months & let stomach & bowel heal & rest then start looking for another limited ingredient food & slowly introduce new food over 3 weeks, I feed a Fish & Rice kibble now, I’m finding my boy does real well stomach & skin wise on fish based kibbles….. when your girl is stable, I would be cooking meals, if you can, kibble is very hard to digest, now what I do is I feed cooked meal for breakfast & kibble for lunch & dinner or sometimes the cooked for dinner as well, its better to feed 3-4 smaller meals thru the day…..
When I buy a new kibble or I try & get samples, I soak a couple of the kibbles in a glass of warm water & I see how long does the kibble take to become soft, the Royal Canine Gastro Low Fat only takes about 40 mins & its soft, so I know its not hard to digest…. I hope your baby gets well again…Jenn HMember
I agree with anonymously. Get a 2nd or 3rd opinion. ASAP. Go to as many vets as needed to get an answer. An animal that small takes no time to become dehydrated. Dehydration can also cause nausea.
You can add a little low sodium/low fat chicken broth to get her to drink. Or freeze it if she likes ice cubes.
To help with the diarrhea give her a tiny bit of pumpkin or probiotics. This really is only treating some symptoms. Not the cause.
Also don’t leave food out 24/7. It loses its nutritional value, usually loses its enticing smell and just makes dogs less interested because they know it’s not going anywhere. If they have limited time to get eating they become better eaters.
Always add water to her meals. Especially kibble. Helps keep her hydrated and makes things easier to digest. And offer lots of small meals throughout the day. Much easier on the belly.
My dog is going through some GI issues now too. My regular vet hasn’t been able to find the cause. She ended up at emergency even though her symptoms weren’t terrible. Yet. Turns out she was in some pain. Slightly dehydrated. X-rays showed nothing really. Labs weren’t too out of whack.
Gave her metronidazole, tramadol, Pepcid, prescription probiotics, sub-q fluids.
The next day we were at an internal medicine specialist who did an ultrasound and redid the labs. Still haven’t found the cause of her trouble, but we have a plan going forward and I’m confident we’ll figure it out. They looked at everything. Pancreas, gallbladder, liver, kidneys, spleen, etc.
In Feb she had acute pancreatitis and was diagnosed again with it and the general inflammed bowel while treating Lyme. She’s had issues since Feb. Finding the cause is a little difficult given the Lyme and it’s treatment options.
Don’t waste time on vets who can’t or won’t help you. Time is of the essence. She’s likely experiencing pain. It’s not fair to let her suffer. Even a little bit.
- This reply was modified 8 years, 2 months ago by Jenn H.
I too would be at the ER vets.
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