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Sophia and the chicken....Need some advice....

Last Sunday Sophia and my German Shep girl got into the trash. I had thrown out a cooked 1/2 chicken that we hadn't eaten. It was no good as it had been in the fridge too long. Long story short, they ate it all. Millie had diahrea for about 2 days and got over it and is back to her old self. Sophia had diahrea until this morning at 2 am, and hasn't had a bowel movement since. She is not feeling well at all today. She has no blood at all in her stool. Just runny poop. Her gums are very pink. To add to the fun, she also got out on Tuesday and got into my Guinea coop and dined on Guinea poop before I could get her back out. And yesterday one of my horses jumped my back fence into my yard and pooped, and sho' nuff Sophia found that and grabbed a bite before I could get her out of the yard. 

I have been feeding her boiled rice with 2 tablespoons of plain, fat free yogurt twice a day for 3 days. She is eating and drinking fine. At 2 am this morning she went out and had a runny bowel movement, but it was a little less runny than it had been (she had projectile diahrea for 2 days and the one at 2 am was just runny with more solidity than I have seen for several days). Since 2 am, she has only urinated. No bowel movement. 

Can I give her anything to help her tummy feel better? I believe the bad bacteria the chicken would have carried are probably through her system, so I am not real worried about stopping her up and backing up dangerous bacteria. I need to get her tummy feeling better and get her moving again though.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. If she hasn't gone by morning I will be making a vet run with her. I am not able to get plain canned pumpkin. I have Pepto on hand.

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Amy and Sophia

You so need a vacation

Yikes.

I've given my guys Kaopectate, works good. Tried Pepto once, it landed in tiny splats all over my kitchen, pink is not my color. I'm sure it works fine, if you can get her to swallow it.

Good luck

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Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

Wow, what a mess!

We use Immodium when our guys have the runs.  Whats up with the pumpkin?  We have it here, in face I have a couple of cans in the pantry!  I wonder if a real pumpkin would work lol.  Hope she feels better soon.  Oh, and Slippery Elm is also very good for upset stomachs.  Any health food store will have it.

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I might try the Slippery Elm...

If her tummy is still upset tomorrow. I will take her to my vet though if she isn't better...she has me pretty worried.

Thanks Kathy.

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I can't take a vacation, I have too many animals on my ranch!

I will see how she is in the morning. I don't think I should give her the Pepto, at this point I WANT to see poop! She has held it since 2 am, I can only imagine what it is going to come out like. But tonight I gave her a little bit of kibble, maybe all that rice over the past few days has backed her up. I will see...she is a little peppier than she has been all day. She is laying under the table chewing a nylabone right now.

I have a new baby. He is a 6 month old Quarter Horse colt. He is a good prospect for Reining or Cutting, and is a bred roping horse. He was on Craigslist and I fell in love with him. When I went to see him yesterday, he was so small and skinny and had NEVER been touched by a human, and he was out on bad pasture with a herd of other horses, no vaccines, no wormer eve...I gave the woman my money without even haggling on price and brought the baby home. He is a Red Roan, his color will stay that white body, with red mane, tail, legs and face...he is gorgeous and will be a really awesome boy. It took ten minutes in my horse trailer with him this morning to get a halter on him and he is doing very well being handled. Tomorrow he gets his horrible feet trimmed. Then vetted and good to go:-) So far I haven't found a name for him, but one of the choices is "Rip Rip The Kings Kid" :-) It just cracks me up! I am taking names from his lines and putting them together...might be better to just name him George!

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Amy and Sophia

You need to hire someone to help you out with all those

critters. He is beautiful. I'd wait a few days before you name him, something just might pop into your head and will fit him perfectly. How is he doing with the other guys?

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Are you applying for the job?!

I actually hired a Bookeeper/Ranch hand friend of mine. She comes in Monday through Friday and helps me with chores, then we get busy in my home office. She has 3 horses I am boarding, so she has a good time getting to be around them everyday and earn money doing it!

I am waiting for the perfect name. He is a little guy, but will be a powerhouse someday. I want a bold, strong name that isn't Titus or Sparticus! LOL! It will come to me....He isn't out with my herd right now, just my bookeeper's filly she owns. He is a stud colt, I have fillies in heat...not a good match! I will have to keep him separate because I plan on keeping him a stud until I can see what he is going to be in the show world. So far the others are pretty uninterested in him though.

Hope all is well there. Hug those fur kids for me:-)

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Pegsy's picture

my bro's dog apollo was a lil

my bro's dog apollo was a lil glutton like that...and sure enough

they had there fair share of the runs to deal w/over the years...

one thing that worked on apollo was boiled rice...just plain-nothing added,

and all would be fine!,lol...amy i think we're all going to pack up and

come live on your farm and help you out...wow!!! i think "george" is gorgeous-and the

name would suit himjustfine!!!

i hope sophia feels better soon

smoochies the scrunchy face

onslowsmom's picture

Hope she's ok

I would get an xray to make sure no blockage. 

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******UPDATE*******

Sophia pooped!!! She went 34 hours without a bowel movement, but she finally pooped!! I had already called my vet and was ready to take her in, but when we let her out yesterday afternoon before I took her in, she pooped!! She felt lots better after that and ate well last night. This morning she threw up a wad of undigestible trash and I am hoping that is the end of it now. What a tense week!

See, when I was a little girl we had a Golden Retriever who got into chicken bones. She bled to death three days later from bone splinters that perforated her intestines. I was very frightened for both Sophia and for Millie my Shepard. Neither had any indication of internal bleeding or I would have been at the vet that day with them. I am very thankful they both came through this ok.

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great news amy! glas sophia

great news amy! glas sophia is doing better!!!

smoochies the scrunchy face

Deborah and the NC gang's picture

so glad that she is better...give that girl a smooch

from us....these guys can scare the crap out of us...i have enough gray hairs from the gang

hugs