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FLOYD
24th September 2006, 03:49 PM
Hi, We brought Floyd around 2 months back and he is now 5 months old already (the 3 months have gone so quickly!!).

Cant fault Floyd, no chewing, biting etc. Perfectly good dog.

He's only bad point is that he frequently goes to the toilet. On average its around 6+ times a day and i am always waking up to him
in the morning with a mess on the newspaper in the kitchen.

We have had tests done on him and the vets just say hes got a sensitive tummy and we have got him on a special diet of tinned Chicken & Rice for now.

Having read on the website about the SM issue i have noticed that Floyd frequently scratches (mainly he's right ear). Also when hes been on he's lead he seems to scratch more often.

I am slightly worried but just going to keep our eyes on him to see how he goes for now. I have been reading the very good post on here about the symptoms and will see if things progress. The only good point is that he does not mind being rubbed around the neck and nevers appears to be in any pain.

fingers crossed!!

Scott & Vicky.

Alison_Leighfield
24th September 2006, 04:54 PM
Hi and icon_welcome, he's a right cutie! :lotsaluv:

All you can do is keep a watch on your little guy, be aware of the symptoms....read all you can...

Here to help if we can, :flwr:

Alison, Wilts, U.K.

Remali
24th September 2006, 08:24 PM
Hello there! Floyd is darling! Seems like when they are young, they just have to "go" more, mine went potty a lot at that age too.

Lots of great info on here, I know I've learned a lot already!

merlinsmum
24th September 2006, 08:51 PM
Welcome to the board........ you'll find a wealth of information on here

Cathy T
25th September 2006, 01:54 AM
Welcome Scott & Vicky. Floyd is adorable and what a great name!

goldcountryrose
25th September 2006, 05:17 AM
Does SM usually occur in dogs that young? I thought it was usually at least 18 mos.

I am a real novice, but my gut feeling is to check his ear for mites, stickers, etc. But I bet you have already done that.

Floyd is so darn cute. I sure hope he is healthy for years to come.

Alison_Leighfield
25th September 2006, 08:33 AM
It isn't uncommon for SM symptoms to show even before 6 months, although 6 months -3 yrs are very typical. :( even in an older dog symptoms can then show.

Alison, Wilts, U.K.

Claire
25th September 2006, 04:09 PM
Hi to Floyd, Vicky and Scott
We are not far from you..... if he has a bad stomach then try Royal Cannin Sensitive biscuits, my vet recommended this and it is great. What time do you feed him also?

FLOYD
25th September 2006, 05:44 PM
Our vet has also prescribed Royal Cannin Sensitive but the tinned Chicken & Rice food.

We currently feed him at 7.30 - 12.30 & 5.30. Is 3 times a day the norm?

Im glad to hear that SM does not normally occur at this young age.This is really good news!! :)

matties mum
26th September 2006, 09:59 AM
icon_welcome :rah: :jump: welcome to the site :rah: :lotsaluv: Aileen

Claire
26th September 2006, 12:42 PM
The meat didn't really work for us, so the biscuits were the next try.

I need to double check but just after 6 months we cut down to 2 meals a day. Also with the ear scratching - if the vet hasn't checked, worth looking in there to see if any gunk or a horrible smell which will be ear mites.

molly+charlies mum
26th September 2006, 04:02 PM
what a nice looking boy you have hope you have lots of good times together..... :flwr: