Struggling to stop the diarrhea
Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:11 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:28 PM
I would wonder if his folates were low because he isn't absorbing his food rather than the other way around.
I'll just throw this out there - My dog Kenzi had similar issues over a period of 6 months or so. Great appetite, great energy but of and on diarrhea that would get really bad at the drop of a hat. Fecal was clear and but I also treated for worms just in case. A couple different rounds of Metronidazole. And no solution. I finally switched her to a combination of The Honest Kitchen Embark and raw and it went away
Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:01 PM
Are you getting good bacteria back into his system? Probiotics can help.
Hope you find out what's causing his troubles.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:36 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:38 PM
We did two rounds of panacur at the 7-day dosing, whoch would help during days 3-7 while he was on it, but then he'd just go back to being sick again. We switched his food to a limited ingredient thing (which it sounds like you already have) but with a NOVEL protein (venison/bison in our case). Finally, we did 10 days panacur and met AND probiotics all at once. He still gets probiotics. The food switch and the major treatment fixed everything finally and he's been fine ever since. I've kept him on the same food because I feel superstitious about it but actually I don't think he needs it. I have a toddler and therefore he most certainly does NOT have a limited ingredient OR grain free diet any more.
Good luck and keep us posted. 6 months of soft serve stools ---> terrible diarrhea and everywhere in between was awful. My boy retained his energy too but his coat condition declined a lot, I could tell he was unhealthy.
+Odin (3 yr BC) and Dr. Benway (11? yr ocicat)
Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:33 PM
"Every poor one you continue to work with equates to a good one that you never get the opportunity to own"- M. Christopher
Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:11 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:25 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:38 PM
I hope you find a solution. Its frustrating!
Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:09 PM
Reno (R.I.P) 15 years
Spur 12 years
Maggie 2 years
Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:52 PM
You might know this already, but it never hurts to check.
And, c. perfingens has to be specifically tested for - I can't remember if they cultured Buzz's stool sample or did something else. The vet has to request a search for the particular bug.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:38 PM
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