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Claire
6th July 2006, 12:23 PM
Busta had his booster on Friday and then I wormed him on the Saturday evening, he was fine no problems.... but he had soft stools which have seemed to have got worse - we stuck with the James Welbeloved biscuits for a few day and didn't improve, so has been on chicken and rice for the last few days - still very runny, and there are bits of rice in a light brown gel consistency..... he will try and go a few times, the last few are very small amounts with a little blood in. He has never really been bad with poo (the last time he ate one of the bones but that passed through).... he is fine in himself, his last feed was last night, Darren suggested leaving his feed today and then feeding him tomorrow just to give his tummy some time to settle.... any comments.... I called the vets and they said keep with the chicken and rice (or try koly) and if not cleared up in a couple of days call them..... :(

Mary
6th July 2006, 12:29 PM
Poor Busta. Yes in people they say to let the bowel rest 24 hours. I do that when my pups occaisionly get the GI thing. But make sure they have water to drink and are drinking. Then I just use chicken broth and rice and little pieces of chicken til I can see the poops are norma. The blood is likely just because of irritation to the bowel with the loose poops. Good luck. Make sure he is not running a temp also...if so I would call the vet back.

Nicki
6th July 2006, 01:53 PM
Poor Busta - sometimes worming can set off tummies :(

Several suggestions - a couple of dessert spoons of live natural yogurt with a baked potato for a couple of meals.

If really bad, try starving again first, then chicken broth {Monica Segal's recipe!}-

5 cups water
2 chicken wings
small carrot
stick of celery
1/2 sm potato
sm pinch of salt {to replace lost sodium etc}

Bring to the boil and simmer until the chicken is soft.
Leave to cool a bit and strain - I keep the chicken for later but dispose of the veg.
Once cold, strain off the fat.

They can manage quite well on this for a few days, and it seems to help through a bad patch of diarrhoea.

If you are seeing more than a tiny amount of blood in it though I would go straight to the vets - and/or if they are very flat.

Hope he's better soon.

Claire
6th July 2006, 01:59 PM
Fanks Aunty Nicki...... Mums going to starve me for 24 hours, so no treats or chicken....... :?

Cathy T
6th July 2006, 03:12 PM
I think the biggest piece of advice I ever got about a bad tummy was to let the tummy rest for 24 hours. The tract needs to clean itself out completely and then go with chicken and rice for several days.

Nicki
6th July 2006, 04:12 PM
Poor Busty wusti...we nowes How use feeeels...ouYR Rotttten Mummie strvs us 2 sumtimes xxxxx

Maxxs_Mummy
6th July 2006, 11:28 PM
Arr Mummee starrrvs us as well its not fairrrrrrrrrrrr :(

AND CharlEe wen ta see Unkul Jaymz tadee an I ad ta stay ome :(

Luvs Maxxy xxxXxx

judy
7th July 2006, 12:10 AM
sorry to hear about the symptoms. glad to hear he's acting like he feels OK at least. that's so important. was it a rabies booster?

what's koly?

Maxxs_Mummy
7th July 2006, 12:20 AM
I think Claire meant Coley - it's a bland white fish, a bit similar to cod only more plentiful.

Claire
7th July 2006, 10:09 AM
Yep, thats what I mean't.... Busta still wasn't all the good last night so we took him to the vets, he had a temperature and was very gassy, and on the way there he did a poo so I took that in - he is on Kaobiotic for 5 days and his poo has been sent away for analysis (another 100.00 at the vet!!!). He had chicken and rice last night and did not go during the night so fingers crossed, little sod this morning didn't want the rice and only had chicken - although I got to admit I cooked wrong so it was a bit stodgy. :yikes

Nicki
7th July 2006, 11:02 AM
Another Cavalier gourmet :lol:

TedBear always fishes out the chicken and leaves the rice too...I put the broth in with it and then he tends to eat the lot!

Sorry to hear you had yet another vet trip...when's he buying his new car :yikes ...

Prob best to get it checked out and see what's going on, hope he's feeling better today

Maxxs_Mummy
7th July 2006, 11:08 AM
Oh poor {{{{{{{{Busta}}}}}}}} hope he soon recovers Claire, is he insured? I'm certainly glad that my two are! It costs a lot for the payments every month but tbh I had had far more back last year than I have paid in over the last few years!

My two won't eat stodgy rice either, if it's any consolation - unless like Nicki says, we mix some broth in with it first - they're little Michelin star gourmets this lot :lol:

If it's any consolation I have used Kaobiotic with Maxx in the past and it's usually worked pretty quickly.

Big hugs from me and licky kisses from the boys for Busta xxxxxx

Claire
7th July 2006, 12:37 PM
Thank god they are all insured - they are going to think I am mistreating them all - had to claim when Woody knocked himself out, put a claim through this morning at the vets for Ozzy and now Busta. Darren just phoned me to say that Mollie has the runs down at his mums so I am going to go home early and fetch her down with the boys.

judy
8th July 2006, 06:50 AM
maybe it's something contagious--unless they both ate something disagreeable.

i was thinking the combination of the booster and the worming could've thrown things off. it seems more like that kind of thing than him having eaten something bad.

how's he doing today?

i am paying really high premiums for Zack's insurance, and just filed three claims this past week. I've never filed a claim before so i'm waiting to see if they pay. They better. I've held up my end of the bargain. Anyway, it would sure help to get some of that money back. In the past week, i've spent a total of over $500, some of it wasn't related to the sickness, like anal gland expression and toenail clipping, but most of it was. The blood test was $187. One of the medications was $93. i am very glad to have the insurance. If they pay that is.

Claire
11th July 2006, 10:58 AM
I have all three with Sainsbury's, who seemed to be quite good at settling the claim I made with Woody, fingers crossed they settle Ozzy's one... Mollie is seems has been eating stuff in the garden and she is okay now. Just had a call from the vet who advised that the analysis came back normal, he said that the stomach bacteria is a little off so I have to pick up some of the 'good' paste on my way home and keep Busta on the chicken and rice for three days - he did a better poo this morning - fingers crossed.