I'm so worried. My dog is throwing up, has diarrhea and has stopped eating. This has been going on for a month now and has been to the vet 3 times already and we have dropped over $1,000 in vet bills! She has had X rays, had blood work, tested for parasites and everything you can imagine. The last vet visit she spent the night there they gave her an IV then sent her home. Her diagnosis was she has gastrintitis (if thats how you spell it) a bladder infection and a kidney infection. They gave her a shot of antibiotics, anti nausa medicine to take home and on a certain type of dog food called Purina EN for Gatroenteric. She seemed to be doing "ok" for a couple of weeks with a few times getting sick. Now she is took another bad turn and we are going to have to take her back to the vet. :(. She has been to 2 different vets already for different opinions and it has been the same. Does anyone have any ideas of things we can ask the vet to check from experience as they seem just as lost on this? She is a miniture daschund that weighs about 12 lbs and has been spayed.
Hi Cookiegirl, Often these kinds of problems are caused by commercial dog foods. The prescription foods like the one you were given are only slightly better, because some of the more harmful ingredients have not been used. But as you’ve seen, they do not resolve the issues long-term. It is actually very easy to do that, as long as you do the right things early enough. The more that the dog is medicated, the greater the likelihood that she will continue to get worse.
The gastrointestinal tract actually heals quite quickly if it is allowed to do so naturally. Just as when the skin heals when it is cut or bones knit back together, the internal organs self-heal IF the causes of the problem are removed. I know it may be hard to believe that such a big problem could be caused by foods that other dogs seem to do fine on, but the fact is that commercial foods cause a great deal of sickness in dogs. All you have to do is look at the epidemic of sickness that dogs are experiencing nowadays. It correlates perfectly with the increase in the use of commercial pet foods, and especially the use of grains and other harmful and inappropriate ingredients.
The solution is very easy and very cheap. Home-feeding has been made to seem mysterious, risky or expensive, but it is none of those. People who recommend feeding dogs a cereal-based, overprocessed food made from waste products would never consider giving a child nothing but cereal to eat, day in, day out. Yet they advocate the equivalent for dogs, and they wonder why dogs get sick.
You would be amazed at the miracles that are possible when a dog is fed properly. If you’d like more info, please visit my website, www.NoMoreVetBills.com, and leave a comment on my blog. I’d be happy to give you a complimentary consultation. It will cost you nothing to learn how to not only resolve this issue completely naturally, but also ensure it doesn’t happen again for the life of your dog.
I would try a home made dog food if nothing else. There are plenty of recipes online for them.
I had a boy with some stomach issues, and I just gave him a mixture of high quality dog food, a spoonful of canned pumpkin, and a spoonful of yogurt, with some probiotics. It worked for him. The vets couldn't figure anything out, and I figured it was nervous stomach. I eventually found him a great home where he was the only dog, and they have kept up the same thing I was doing and he has had very few episodes.
I started with only boiled chicken and rice, and then added dog food slowly. If I had a problem with the dog food, I was ready to start making my own.
KIDNEYS, but I would go to a reputable 24 hour ER or look for the best vet in your state on the web. INSIST! If your dog still isn't eating and is throwing up, give a teaspoon of Karo Syrup, very cheap, or a tablespoon of water with sugar, to reduce any dehydration. You can get a cheap thing at the market or drug store in the baby aisle to put water or Karo syrup into to shoot it into thier mouths if the dog is resisting you. Your in my prayers. Let me know what happens. I have experienced similar. You're in my prayers. Let me know what happens.
As long as she's on antibiotics for the infections, you need to give her either probiotics,such as Probios,available from any store that sells livestock supplies,a feed store, Tractor Supply,etc, or plain yogurt or better Kefir. Kefir is a yogurt type smoothie product that has 10 different types of digestive system friendly bacteria to replace what's killed off by the antibiotic meds. Kefir would probably be what I'd go with in this case. It is available at organic grocery stores, Costco usually has it but the average employee won't know what it is, and will give you a blank stare. Ask the stock clerk who stocks the refridgerated section. Kidney infections are notrious for causing nausea and vomiting, it is the body's way of trying to purge the "poison" from the body. I would take this dog off ALL food, give it kefir and Nutrical only. Yes the dog will lose weight, but get the infection resolved first. Nutrical is a gel high calorie food replacement. Although I don't do holistic medicine for man or beast, in this case I'd try to find a vet who's into holistic cures and work that in conjuction with the antibiotics. but as long as the intestines are compromised by inflammation, making them work to digest food without the biological balance will make the cycle endless. 1. Cure the infection 2. Let the intestines rest and recover 3. Rebalance the biology of the G.I. tract
Hopefully you'll have your friend back in no time!
hey emmitmelo here, my dog emmit is having the same problem and the doctor has come up with some results. She said that it might have something to do with the teeth or gums, stomache issues, and (if stomache issues she recomended laxitive pills and plain oatmeal), and she also said that there could be a blockage. Hope your dog get better best of luck bye!