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  1. #1
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    Default Update on my sick/loose stool for months and months dog. Going GREAT!

    Where we last left off, I was about ready to have a breakdown because my 9YO lab had lost 20 lbs, had a revision to his previous anastamosis surgery, and then in spite of many many different tests, meds, food changes, etc was still having pretty much explosive loose stools all over the house for MONTHS. I couldn't leave the house for more than about an hour or two with a mess. Much less sleep through the night.

    Well, the last two things that were recommended before possibly euthanizing were to test for Addisons and if that checked out, do a prednisone trial.

    Addisons was neg. Pred actually worked. So I was able to get a job (back in veterinary medicine now).

    The pup is in great shape, active, eating well and having firm stools. I never thought I'd be so happy about dog poop. Horse poop of course, but dog? Not so much. But I am.

    So we're all good these days. Just danged busy so I haven't been online much. Hubs is still stuck in Africa and my PT job has turned into full time most weeks plus I still have my students at Michigan State so I don't have a lot of online time.

    But...lots of thanks to all of you who gave me ideas and jingled from Oct through January/Feb. Much appreciated!!
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...


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    Good to hear from you and the good report on the important poop.

    Busy will keep you out of trouble.

    Really happy for you that all is well.



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    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!



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    That's wonderful!
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    Good news!



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    Wooooohooooo! The $0.002 pill does the trick again!!!

    I was thinking about you and your dog the other week when my friends JRT ended up in the hospital for horrible diarrhea, low albumin, abdominal fluid etc. Metronidazole didnt work,neither did falgyl, tylosin etc. What ended up working was Baytril!

    Yay for your dog!!!!!



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    I really wish we had started there (with the pred). But it's always the last thing you try even if it's also the first, eh? Grrr.

    Quote Originally Posted by SquishTheBunny View Post
    Wooooohooooo! The $0.002 pill does the trick again!!!

    I was thinking about you and your dog the other week when my friends JRT ended up in the hospital for horrible diarrhea, low albumin, abdominal fluid etc. Metronidazole didnt work,neither did falgyl, tylosin etc. What ended up working was Baytril!

    Yay for your dog!!!!!
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...


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    That is such great news!
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    I was just thinking of you and your pup the other day! Thanks for the update!!



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    What a relief for both you and your pup!!! I'm so glad to hear that you've found something that works.
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    Yeah, at this point, he's not on any meds and knock on wood, we seem to be doing well. Just in the nick of time too because I really needed to get at least a PT job due to the cost of living here but I was quite literally trapped at home unless I hired a dog walker or wanted to plan on cleaning up explosive diarrhea.
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...



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    Wonderful news for your dog, and congrats on the new job!



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    Wait, what was the miraculous fix again?



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