I've never tried the pumpkin method before and all of you rave about it. Well now is a good time to try! One of my boys who is 140 lbs now tends to get a poopy butt every now and then. I have taken him to the vet several times, no parasites or Giardia (sp) she always gives him Metro pills but I don't like giving him so many antibiotics. The imune systems on this breed (Dogue De Bordeaux) is fragil as it is :)
I want to give him pupmkin but don't know how much to give him. Can you give them to much?
I have had stool samples taken in the past one only a month or less ago. Vet found nothing and put him on Metro. This always seems to only be a temporary fix. The first time he got the runs real bad it was wattery with lots of blood. I was in the middle of Home Depot! Totally freaked out thought he was dying or something. Tested him that time as well and still nothing, put him on a course of Metro. But it always comes back. This poopy butt is driving me crazy and can't be to much fun for him either :(
redangelbordeaux, this may seem like a silly solution, but I have used it on my dogs, as well as myself, and 2 of my children. Add 3tablespoons of ground flax, and 3tablespoons of psyllium fibre to his dog food, twice a day.You may use allbran instead of the psyllium if you prefer. Many people will start screaming saying that will give him the runs, but in fact, one of the leading causes of diarrhea in dogs is the lack of fibre. The flax must be ground, and fresh if possible. Try it your self, you will be amazed! ( I would only take it once in the morning in juice, or water if you can stomach it,(I can't) but you can't believe the difference it will make. I won't go into graphic detail, but trust me, it's worth a try. I'm not sure of your big boy's weight, but I'm assuming he's roughly the weight of an adult person. Just read his weight, same as me!
***Edited By: Pen2 on 7/21/2007 1:48:09 AM*** Reason: additional info
Coccidia is so highly contagious, you'd think that someone else would have it by now, don't you think Wiley? Also, how old was your dog when he/she got it, because any I've heard about were young- not to say an older dog could'nt get it. It's been a month since he had that stool sample, and the dog should be vomiting and severely dehydrated by now with Coccidia- just my opinion.
pen2 said~Coccidia is so highly contagious, you'd think that someone else would have it by now, don't you think Wiley? Also, how old was your dog when he/she got it, because any I've heard about were young- not to say an older dog could'nt get it. It's been a month since he had that stool sample, and the dog should be vomiting and severely dehydrated by now with Coccidia- just my opinion.~
I understand what you are saying pen2 but older dogs can get is also. They are not as apt to contract it but well know to. I never had any problems with all 7 animals in this house to vomit and they all had it by the time Blaze was diagnosed.
I was also told to believe that vomit was a sign of coccidia but non did it that is why it took me so long to figure out what happening.
I had to treat my three cats and four dogs (this is with my kids pets) twice before I licked the problem.
I just tried to treat Blaze but was just reinfected. I learned to treat them all at the same time and it was gone.
They did a fecal float as well as a Giardia test. Is there a seperate test fot Coccidia? I mentioned coccidia as a possibility, (since we used to go to dog parks) at the vet and they said nothing shows up on tests.... hmmm. What is the treatment for coccidia? Another thread mentioned that it can live in the soil. How do I get rid of it if it's in the dirt? I've got a litter of pups and I don't want them to get it once they are old enough to go into the yard. I'll get him to the vet again on monday. Anything other than the coccidia that I should have him checked for or treatments that I should discuss with her. Even good vets don't know everything these days and she specializes in reproduction not digestive issues :)
Oh by the way we keep everything super clean around here. All dogs are house dogs. Yard is picked up 2-3 times a day and any fecal left on grass is hosed in very good. With this many big dogs you don't want the "piles" to pile up :) I'm afraid that if they do have something funkey it was picked up at the dog park. I hate to say it but I don't think I am going any more. We have not been in a while but it's just to risky to have one pick up something and then have to treat all 6 and pups, Yuck just not worth it any more. I want to get rid of this poopy thing and keep everything else out :)
Yes coccidia lives in the soil and your pups will get this also. This is really easy treated with a 5 day treatment. You have to treat all at the same time and they then will build immunity to the problem.
Wow, pups! I have no clue on that, you will have to ask your vet. If you want the meds name that the doc gave me that kicked this problem just let me know and I will type it out. It is only 55 letters long!lol J/K
Sorry keep realizing that there are questions that I have not answered. I think the first time he got it he was 4-6 mos old. Then the next time he got it and was put on meds he was about 13mos and now he is 18 mos. but has never had firm stools always soft. Soft is better than runny but still not good :(
oh please give me the meds name. they keep giving me metronitazol (sp) Is there a way to kill it in the soil? The pups are only 4 weeks old and I usually don't let anyone outside untill they are 6 weeks and have had there first shot. It's sooooo hot now that outside time will be short for this litter.
LOL Mastiff, I have no clue but I really don't think so.
redangelbordeaux, I'm sorry if I'm wrong but I battled this until Blaze was 7 months old. She was also put on meds and ok for a while but then back to the smelly, runny or soupy stools. Back and forth until I called my vet that is a class mate of mine and the problem was solved! With in a month everyone had normal stools.
To this day I watch them poop just to make sure everyone is healthy! LOL
sulfamethoxazole and thrimethoprim tables, usp 800/160 mg
100 tabs cost me 13 bucks. Please ask your vet on the dosage but if memory is correct (I would never bet on it) It was 1/4 tab for 22 lbs.
Nope once in the soil will always be there. This is why I don't do doggie day care on the weekends any longer. sigh~
No matter how clean you are, Blaze came to me with it.
I think in a different post you asked about if it is a different test for coccidia. I was told to bring in a fresh fecal sample and it was then confirmed she had it. After the treatment another test was done and was then confirmed that all the eggs where busted up and died.
OK, I only treated Blaze so guess what? You bet I had to do this all over again. I then treated EVERYONE, cats, dogs and elephants. LOL
Thanks I'll mention it to her. The poop is SUPER STINKY too I thought it was smelly because of some of the supliments he was getting but have cut out everything but dry kibble for a while now and still stinky.
LOL, I watch everyone poop too. Since I started breeding my life is run by poopy. Good poopy = good day, bad poopy = bad day, puppy poopy yay! :)
How did you get it out of the soil? Or how do you prevent everyon from getting it again?