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Posted 8/1/2013 by hdiet21 in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 8/1/2013 12:31:08 AM
I have a 2 year old yorkie, no problems at all until two days ago I noticed he was having bloody diaherria. I monitored him and he was acting fine, eating and drinking water. During the nights his symptoms seem to get worse. He shakes and his Body seems to get very warm. We took him to the vet they thought it was the doing of a new treat we had given him. So they just rehydrated him and sent us on our way. Here I am looking for help because he is not acting himself, he is shaking and very warm. He is barely responding to food or water when given to him. He also is ignoring any time I get out of bed which he always follows me or acknowledges it. He hardly moves. What could these symptoms lead to be wrong with him?! Also his breathing is very heavy and fast...my husband thinks he just needs to sleep but it is hard for me to believe that's just what he needs? I can't rest until I have some sort of peace of mind or explanation. Update: he isn't drinking water but will drink milk off my fingers instead from the bowl
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Posted: 8/1/2013 3:02:42 AM
I know from reading other threads here that little breeds like that often have their own issues that bigger breeds don't, and mine are bigger breeds.

With that said, if he is to the point where he isn't drinking water and is panting heavy and fast, I'd seriously consider a visit to the doggy ER. I know around here it costs $90 just to walk in the door, but I wouldn't let my dog be in that much distress until morning when the vet office opens.

Dehydration like that can be serious, and depending on what the ER doc says, I'd most certainly be looking at changing vets. I can't imagine that a little Yorkie could tolerate much in the way of dehydration.

ETA I was going to ask about him possibly getting into some food he shouldn't have, but you said this has been going on for two days. Yeah, I'd be going to the ER.

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Posted: 8/1/2013 8:24:42 AM
I'd take him to the doggy ER! I hope things get better quickly!

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Posted: 8/1/2013 8:30:21 AM
Take him to another ASAP...just like bad doctors there are bad vets...tell them what you have here and he needs to be seen now please...

let us know how he is doing ...we care...


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Posted: 8/1/2013 8:55:06 AM
Our havanese was having diarrhea really bad a week or so ago. I made him the boiled chicken and rice to eat. He seemed to like that and it helped correct the issues.

At first, he wasn't interested, and wasn't even drinking water so I was concerned about dehydration. So, when I boiled the chicken, I let the water cool and strained it. I used that as water for him. He lapped it right up.

Will keep your pup in my prayers!


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Posted: 8/1/2013 9:11:26 AM
Update on Tucker. I was up until 4 am watching the little guy, he seemed to be a little better after urinating a lot. I am thinking maybe the fluids from the iv kicked in all at once and made him feel uncomfortable after going he became playful and drank a little bit of water. He slept through the night very peacefully. I am currently at work and my husband is at home until he goes into work. I am hoping when I go home he will be perfect. But as always I will continue to monitor his behavior until he is back to himself completely.
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Posted: 8/1/2013 9:12:16 AM
Thanks for the advice on the boiled chicken and rice, Maallen! I will be trying this ASAP!
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Posted: 8/1/2013 9:13:32 AM
Take him to the vet.


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Posted: 8/1/2013 10:56:01 AM
hope for another good report...


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Posted: 8/1/2013 11:10:41 AM
Take him to the vet. Small breeds dehydrate very quickly. The fact that your dog has diarrhea and is not drinking sufficiently are not good, and the problem won't resolve without IV or sub q fluids.


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Posted: 8/1/2013 11:15:37 AM
Are you keeping up with the dog treat recalls? I've stopped giving my dog treats of any sort because there are so many recalls.

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Posted: 8/1/2013 11:29:31 AM
Please please please take him to a different vet. As the mom of 2 small breed furbabies, and the "sister" of two more (all chihuahuas), believe me when I tell you that when small breeds get sick, they can go downhill MUCH faster than bigger dogs. If he gets worse, or God forbid if he passes, you will always wonder "what if I had taken him in sooner?" Don't put yourself in that position! Yes, it is costly, but I'm willing to be he would do it for you

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Posted: 8/1/2013 2:39:03 PM
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Posted: 8/1/2013 3:02:11 PM
Please take him to a different vet if he still has the bloody diarrhea this afternoon. Little dogs can go down hill so fast.

My Pom had bloody diarrhea with mucous. on Monday. I took her to the vet and they did several test and could not find anything. They said that it was possible that it was some sort of bug and put her on antibiotic. It took 3 days but she is back 100%. The difference with her and your little baby is that she was still eating, running, playing and drinking water and showed no signs of being sick, except for the diarrhea. She had a bloody stool at 1:30 Monday afternoon when I was getting ready to leave for a short errand. DH said that she had one while I was gone, and then she had another when I came back home to get her ready to go to the vet. I had her at the vet by 3:20, less than two hours after the first bloody poo. She had one more yucky stool that night. The next day she only had two and they looked a bit better. By yesterday, she was back to normal stool. Maybe there is a bug going around that just causes bloody, yucky poo. Our other two dogs are fine so I don't know. What I do know is that if she had not been showing improvement by yesterday, I would have had her back to the vet for more test. I hope your little baby will be okay and they can find out what is going on with her. Please keep us updated. It can be scary when they get sick. The antibiotic that she is on is called Metronidazole, just in case your vet wants to try it.






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Posted: 8/1/2013 5:52:43 PM
Came home from work today and Tucker is acting playful and very active (even wagging his tail!) He is eating and drinking from his normal diet. No more diarrhea or blood. I plan on taking him to another vet for that reassurance for his health.
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Posted: 8/1/2013 6:06:50 PM
Excellent news! Thanks for letting us know.

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Posted: 8/1/2013 7:38:56 PM
I'm glad to hear he is feeling better! But ITA you should get him checked out by another vet if he doesn't continue to improve.

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Posted: 8/1/2013 8:51:58 PM
That is great news!







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Posted: 8/2/2013 8:42:36 AM
wonderful news...hugs


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