"I should also add that I gave Lucca pumpkin starting Tues dinner and it worked wonders. If I choose to give him a little pumpkin daily mixed with his kibble, do I give him a TBSful or more. He really seems to like it."
"I don't know if anyone else has experienced this....... Both dogs came down with vomiting and diarrhea within 4 days of each other. Unfortunately (or fortunately because I wasn't the one cleaning the mess:)) I was out of town when this was…"
"Yes, he likes the antlers but doesn't LOVE them like I was hoping. He likes them when they are brand new but they don't occupy him for long - the rawhides and porkhides kept him busy for a while but then we suffered the repercussions.…"
"Hi Everyone, just wanted to give you an update...Charlie has perfect poop now :) We were on vacation last week and he has some "runny" moments but I think that had more to do with the long drive, and change in environment. He had a…"
"I know - I've done a lot of research on here but finally decided I need to get help for our specific problem. I think I spend more time worrying about what my dog eats than what my kids eat!! I really appreciate the time you all invest in…"
"Valerie - Karen helped me with Gracie Doodle's food and we now use the grain free Acana which is made by Orijen. Gracie has always been indifferent to her food and her poops were totally inconsistent. Now she loves her food but still grazes.…"
"heehee - I'm finding everything to be expensive, it's a good thing we love him so much! I do try to stick with pure protein treats, i'll look for those brands, can't remember which one's I've bought. He loves them all.…"
"Thanks Allyson - I just ordered 3 of them. I have not seen them in stores at all. He just loves to chew on things and I have run out of options. I will keep you posted, we'll try the grain free food tonight. Now for some treat options....we…"
"Thanks Karen! I just bought a new bag of NV Prairie yesterday but I also bought a bag of Instict - then didn't know what to do. I will try the grain free and see how it goes. It looks like he won't need to eat as much with the Instict so I…"
Hi Valerie. Yes, Sydney is the same way. She is back on the meds right now because as you said she gets better and about a week after the meds stop she's back to real pancake runny poops and even can have some blood in them. Kristi did get back to me via email but basically she said they can pick it up anywhere and did not take responsibility for their chronic problem. I may have to take her to the vet this time because maybe my Metrozolidole isn't the right meds anymore. Let me know what your vet prescribes for Charlie. It's a bugger isn't it? My other dog Luah never seems to get it which is surprising... I am in Florida right now on vacation for a week and my son is watching the dogs for me. He started Sydney on her meds a few days ago due to terrible poops. Email Kristi and let her know... I think eventually it may sink in that she has a problem. Take care!
I would definitely let Kristi know. You can mention that I am having chronic problems with Sydney as well. Sydney has started exhibiting symptoms again... it will be the 4th time I have treated her! I have the metronidazole here that I ordered online and I just started her on it again last night. What is your vet giving you? If it is Panacur I would question that because it is not supposed to work well on giardia but the vets still insist on giving it. Also a fecal can test negative with giardia. You have to have them test specifically for it with a more complex test... I can't remember what its called. This is ridiculous and Kristi needs to know we are not happy. Not only is it expensive but it is very disruptive to maintaining the puppy and your home while it is going on. Trying to pick up these pancake batter poops is ridiculous and washing and bathing everything after treatment is a pain in the ass. Good luck and let me know what Kristi says...
So sorry to hear that. Even though our breeder Kristi was helpful when I called her she was pretty low key about the giardia problem. She claims most dogs carry it but its ridiculous that we have to put up with this with her puppies. It is very hard to get rid of. I would go to this site: http://www.beaglesunlimited.com/beaglehealth_giardiasis.htm
It gives good info but more importantly it gives you a link to another site where you can buy Metronidazole ALOT cheaper than your vet will sell it to you. I keep it on hand just in case I get flare ups again. Once you are done with the meds make sure you bathe Charlie and wash all of his bedding and toys. Its a pain in the ass and if I were you I would call Kristi and let her know. She needs to be aware that her customers are having this problem so maybe she will medicate her own kennel. Good luck!
Hi! Sydney is doing much better, in fact she has the "best poops" in the house now lol! I finished her giardia meds 2 days ago and she is still on the clavamox for a potential UTI. I guess the problem originated with the giardia which made her stomach funky so she ate dirt to soothe it. The dirt then made her vomit which put her in the vet clinic for hydration... one big vicious circle. Now I just have to work on correcting her for eating dirt and we're really working on the "leave it" command to get her to quit eating dirt and come inside. So far so good. I'm not looking forward to the snow melting because we'll have a lot more dirt out there. Hope all is well with you guys!