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Old 07-30-2019, 12:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone , so far i haven’t seen any signs of side effects with her , she is eating well pooping ( although there is some blood in poop ) not lethargic and moving about fine , it was approx 2.30 yesterday when she got the prednisone would the effects have worn off by now ?

Still no words on blood

But her temperature I have checked 3 times today and it was 38.1 / 38.3 / 38.1 so it seems to be stable at the moment please god it might stay that way for the rest of today while we try and figure things out

All in all today ( so far) is a good day
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I didn’t realize she had blood in poop. Maybe that’s the reason for the antibiotic treatment. Possibly treating for viral or bacterial infection. I’m sure the vet did a fecal (Elisa test) to check parasites and any cyst waiting to be hatched. Very common with bloody stools.
Did you happen to change her diet? Maybe an onset of colitis. That could cause both fever and blood in stools.
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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There’s a lot going on I prob didn’t mention the poop but she had that 2 weeks ago and we got antibiotics for that ,

Then that was the least of our worries when she had the tense tummy and groaning and unsettled this is when she was admitted to the hospital for iv the poop was good at that stage now the blood is back but we are getting flagyl for that to try and clear that up only see blood again today ( she didn’t poop sat /sun ) yesterday’s didn’t look too bad but it wouldn’t be solid but not very runny , we changed her diet to boiled chicken and nuts that were recommended by the vet with a 7 percent fat value, her diet would have been very bad before that , dog food caeser and treats from the table every day so I’m sure it’s a big change for her little tummy

At this stage it will probably be tomoro before we know bloods , to be honest I’m not sure what blood tests were done I know she got blood tests done when she was in for the IV but that was in house testing whereas these ones are being sent to a lab so hopefully they will be more accurate and extensive
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One more thing I have noticed today is that she has started humping her teddy bear and her bed

She has been neutered for approx 1.5 years
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Nuts are very hard to digest, especially with a dog that might have stomach issues. Your better off using boiled chicken and a bit of sweet potato.
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Nuts are very hard to digest, especially with a dog that might have stomach issues. Your better off using boiled chicken and a bit of sweet potato.
I’ll definitely give it a go thank you for your help , by any chance do you know how long prednisone stays in a dogs system ? She still seems fine and I hope the steroid might have worn off by now she got it approx 30 hours ago ,

I’m hoping would the 2 doses of steroids might have rectified whatever problem it was , I know it’s wishful thinking 💭
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Iíll definitely give it a go thank you for your help , by any chance do you know how long prednisone stays in a dogs system ? She still seems fine and I hope the steroid might have worn off by now she got it approx 30 hours ago ,

Iím hoping would the 2 doses of steroids might have rectified whatever problem it was , I know itís wishful thinking 💭
I know for people, itís 24 hours. Not sure for dogs.
As far as the two doses, i canít imagine it doing much. I know for ibd, it is a minimum 21 day protocol to start. My girl will forever be on a low dose budesonide, otherwise she will have a pancreatitis attack. Her chronic pancreatitis is secondary to her IBD.
And again, her symptoms are usually shaking, fever and she will try to gorge on grass. She will either eat or turn anorexic.
The symptoms wax and wane, which is why I suggested not to rule it out, unless a Spec Cpl test was done. Most likely it wasnít.
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I know it’s unlikely it has solved anything I’m just hoping against all odds maybe just maybe ,

I’m sorry to here about your little one , does she have it long ? I’m sure she is getting the best of care with you , you are very knowledgeable

Thanks again for the informative post , all this is very new to me Katie was never sick before this , and it all seemed to happen after her daughter died and a couple of weeks later I went away for a weekend and came back and she was sick , my mum was looking after her like a baby there was nothing she could have done that’s what makes me think it’s stress related , I have often gone away and she stays at home in her own bed and never made a difference but maybe she was thinking we all left her causing too much stress could be a contributing factor

Everything good so far this evening say a prayer it stays that way !
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I know itís unlikely it has solved anything Iím just hoping against all odds maybe just maybe ,

Iím sorry to here about your little one , does she have it long ? Iím sure she is getting the best of care with you , you are very knowledgeable

Thanks again for the informative post , all this is very new to me Katie was never sick before this , and it all seemed to happen after her daughter died and a couple of weeks later I went away for a weekend and came back and she was sick , my mum was looking after her like a baby there was nothing she could have done thatís what makes me think itís stress related , I have often gone away and she stays at home in her own bed and never made a difference but maybe she was thinking we all left her causing too much stress could be a contributing factor

Everything good so far this evening say a prayer it stays that way !
Sending positive healing for Katie 💕
As far as how long my girl has been sick, since I got her at 3 months old. Sheís 7 now.
My second girl got an auto immune disease(ibd), same as first girl, without the pancreatitis, after her rabies vaccination. She is 5 now. So my knowledge comes from many specialist, living on support forums and tons of research.
Iím happy to help if I can.
IBS, which is not auto immune but same GI symptoms as you describe, can very well be from stress. Letís hope for that and not an immune disorder.
Hopefully you get the proper DX, so Katie can be treated properly.
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