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Frustrated

Because Molly came down with diarrhea again late Monday night.  I posted almost a month ago exactly because she had a bad case of it where she was going every couple of hours and it was basically water.  This time was not so bad.  She just went twice over 7 hours, but I'm still frustrated that it is happening again and don't know why! They tested a stool sample and it is negative.  The vet said she probably just has a sensitive stomach, put her on a bland diet and bring her in if it doesn't go away in a day or two.  I also have some flagyl left over, but only 3 days worth, so I started her on that.  She seems to be doing well on the bland food. 

I only have 1 theory and was wondering your opinions! I took her to the dog park on Saturday (which I rarely do) and the first dog she approached unfortunately snapped at her.  After that she was drooling heavily and isolated herself, which I assumed was her nerves (the weather was cool). After about 5-10 minutes though, she was over it and played with the other dogs and the drooling stopped.  Do you think this one incident could have stressed her and caused an upset stomach? She is generally a nervous dog with new situations, but I don't know if it would cause diarrhea 2 days later!  Any opinions would be greatly appreciated! I hate seeing her sick :( 

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Deb and MacKenzie and Ester's picture

Water at park

did you take her water from home or water her from water at the park?

Sams74's picture

From home...bottled water.

I actually learned that lesson when she got giardia from doggie day care as a young puppy! All tests came back negative for parasites too. 

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Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

Ollie gets colitis when he's nervous or stressed...

it can be as simple as going up north to the mountains, or having a family get together at our house.  He will have diarrhea the next day and sometimes it gets a little bloody.  We keep flagyl on hand for him and immediately put him on a bland diet.  Pumpkin also helps firm up stools.  I'm sure it could be a nervous stomach.

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Thanks!

Do you think 3 days of the flagyl is enouh to get her back on track? She's still on bland food for the third day, but I'm going to start mixing in her TOTW tomorrow to see how she does.  

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Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

Depends...

Is her stool firming up?  If so, she should be good.  Add the pumpkin at each meal and put the kibble back slowly.

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Yes

It firmed up the next time she went after the initial diarrhea. It isn't completely solid though because she's on wet food, but it is formed.  I will definitely transition back slowly so I don't upset her stomach again.  If it gets bad again I will have to get more pills, but keeping my fingers crossed! Do you just get extra from the vet to keep at home? I'm thinking it may be something I should do too! Thanks for the help!!! 

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Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

Yes, our vet gives us some to keep on hand because...

Ollie has had hemmoragic gastroenteritis in the past after having a bout of colitis, so the minute we see a problem, he gets a flagyl.  

ArchimedesMommy's picture

Awww......sorry Molly is sick! I don't have experience or advic

advice, just wanted to send (( hugs )) to Molly.  

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

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Thanks!

Luckily I think I'm more stressed by this because she's acting like her normal self :) 

I love the birthday pictures of your two by the way! Very cute! 

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