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So we have had our puppy since last Friday and its been a roller coaster. The first weekend was full of exploring and eating anything that would fit in her mouth. At about Sunday she was making a strange snorting noise and slept all day. I called the vet on Monday and they said not to worry and call if things change. The snorting stopped . So Tuesday she began to pick up and eat all her food with no problem, that night she starting getting diahrrea and it was sounding very runny but it was happening in the middle of the night outside so I had to wait till morning to have a look. On closer inspection it was mucusy. Later on I looked again and saw blood streaked in it. I called the vet ASAP and they set an appointment today. I had my husband bring a sample in yesterday in hopes it would rush the results. She didn't eat a thing all day yesterday but drank water and had a bit of pumpkin last night she had a good proper poop. She slept well overnight and seems to be a very energetic pup this morning. So my question is do I still go in and see the vet today as I am not wanting to have any unnecessary stress for her or do I just get the test results and go from there. This is worse then having babies thanks for any advice


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I would take her in, even if she seems to be improving.
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Thanks I guess I put this out there prematurely , just talked to the vet and her sample came back fine no parasites and said if she seems better to just keep an eye on her and bring her in if she changes. Oh my what a week I just hope I am making the right decision.


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HI nazzers! What kind of food is she eating? We had a lot of issues with diarrhea when Libbie was young too. Whereabouts in Canada are you living?

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I am close to London Ontario , she is eating the puppy food the breeder sent home with us , pro PAC dog super premium puppy food. We were doing so well today with her eating and poop and found a chunk of hard plastic in one of her poops but we are going backwards again ,mucusy diahrrea with blood and Not eating much , sigh. I might try again to make a vet appointment. I really wanted to give her no stress as she was feeling better but now I think I should have gone. I hate trying to figure out what the right thing to do is and make a mistake.


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I would still take her in to see the vet.

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Georgia had mucous and more. She was a vacuum cleaner outside eating rocks, sticks etc. in our case the mucus was a protective reaction to her body having to process all this junk ...I used tin cans and all kinds of things to try and get her to slow down. I also went to a Halti harness so I could better control the grazing ....it's a lot better but we're still working on it. 1 day at a time
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What is a halti harness? What does it do? Zoey is also like a vacuum cleaner outside, especially with all the leaved on the ground now.
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Unfortunately we are not even walking her yet as she has not finished all her vaccines. She is just eating everything in our own yard. Leaves , sticks, grass, snail shells which we have removed from her mouth , mulch , you name it she eats it. I am going to try her on a rice diet and see if it helps her tummy, I know we found one piece of plastic who knows if the rest of the plastic is still in there.


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The Halti Collar is similar to a gentle leader muzzle/harness except when tension is applied it also closes her mouth. it's critical that it is used and fitted properly ....unsafe and ineffective if not. many say it's a short cut and proper training on a standard collar is what's really needed. I agree with that but chose the Halti collar anyway because of the issues I was having with her eating everything and multiple trips to the vet in fear of blockage or parasites. when I use the Halti she heels like an angel ....when she's not wearing it I still have problems with proper heeling. As far as the eating goes she's much better now after some training there
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