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    May i have a moan, i think most of you know the problems i am having with Max, well he saw a specialist in the university, they kept him for 2 nights, charged a fortune for it, sent him home with the same medication he went in on and told me there is nothing wrong with him, put him on a special bland diet and said he had no runs while with him, so i bring him home the first night i left him in the kitchen, and went to bed feeling sort of relieved but concerned that they did not listen to me and there was still an underlining problem.

    So Friday Morning, i get up to about 20 poo's in my kitchen from long runny ones to little blobs, to normal formed ones.

    and it just got worse, but what i can i do, i feel they think im mad. What can i do to let them know there is a huge problem? more over i do not understand why when they have him on a bland diet he has no runs and i feed him the same diet he does, no one is giving him any other food or scraps, i just dont understand it.
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    icon_yikes poor Max

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    I'd keep him on the bland diet; it may take 4-6 weeks for it really to have an effect. I have had to put two cats thru the bland diet routine and it has helped both times and resolved their digestive problems.

    Maybe having the puppies and excitement around the house from that is causing him some extra stress that then causes the digestive problems? If he's feeling any anxiety or stress that could be part of it.

    It can be really hard to pin down stomach problems as they are so varied and can be symptomatic of so many things. It is frustrating to get so little news from the specialist though.

    If you want to try a good vets I can recommend Anicare which just opened a Blanchardstown village branch (www.anicare.ie). Ask to see Susan, Tanis or Fintan; those are the three I regularly see.
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    aww thats bound to be so worrying for you, i had a big problem a few years ago with one of my cats called holly, he was 10 years old then and he had terrible diahorrea all the time and he lost so much weight and he was dehydrated and weak, and they changed him onto a diet called I.D (hills prescription diet) and it worked wonders for him and now he is as lively as a kitten. and my eldest cat lucky is 15 now and he has been on K.D diet now for 2 years cause he has kidney failure and its really helped him, also dogs have their own version of this diet too, so that could be worth looking into..if you go to hill's prescription diet online it will give you their homepage...my vet told me that these foods were very good for a wide range of upsets in animals, and they have certainly helped mine. for my cats i use the dry food. i hope you can find something that helps

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    Well the update is Max is being weened of all his medication, so they can re admit him on monday they are giving him a GA and doing some scope tests, but it seems he has one condition that is causing all of this, and it is NOT SM or any condition i have read of, buti will get the name, the diagnosis has yet to be confirmed.

    Im glad somone has finally listened to me.
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    Good luck Fi. Prayers for Max and you.
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    Thank the heavens for that Fi. I am so sorry to hear that poor Max is still poorly. I really hope they can sort him out, the poor little love.

    My Maxx gets colitis if he gets stressed at all and it's horrible. He will never 'toilet' indoors but has me up so many times in the night that I bring a duvet down and sleep on the sofa with him.

    It's such a worry when your babies are ill, more so than with kids - at least kids can tell you how they are feeling.

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    Oh so true, When i spoke with the specialist, i asked if he had seen a case like this and his reply was that he had nevr come accross a cavallier with this condition so bad and presenting so extremly, so i am guessing he will have to get advice on how to treat him, he said they had had alot of the medical students down to look at him.

    they should pay me!!!!
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    Poor Max! LLet us know how his exam goes and what the name is of whatever he has; Rory is a vet student in the US and will probably be interested in knowing the diagnosis too (none of what you described has sounded like SM BTW). I am glad they took you seriously; sometimes you really have to dig in your heels to get them to believe your observations.
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    yes i will do that, i will get him to write it down as it is a long name! when he spoke to me they said they did some research on all of what max had and it looked to them he had this condition, he said it is rare and Max is an extreme case.

    mind you with all he has been through he is on the whole not a sickly dog, he is always happy and in good spirits, he is so at home at the vets, that when you put him on the table he lays down snuggles into me and goes asleep!!

    Im getting the Pups vaccinated on Monday and my dogs too. have to ring to see if i can get MAx done though.

    oh anyone have a number for a good carpet cleaner!!!!!!!!!!!!
    as pups get bigger so does everything else!!!

    On sunday i plan to trim and pamper them! nails and stuff!

    does everyone here who has a boy tidy his bits? i was told but im not sure its true that if you dont trip the area he will get an infection from urine stuck to teh fur.

    anyway pups getting a weee trim at weekend! excuse the pun!
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