Social Therapy Dog
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: South Eastern PA
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Thanks VERY much for the advise guys, I truly appreciate it. This sort of thing seems to be so subjective based on what "could" be the problem but may not be. I too thought it was probably something in her digestive tract and since her BFF who is a black lab her age(they have play date four days per week, hiking and swimming together) LOVES to eat deer poop Amber had tried eating once and it seems to fit the probable time line for when this appeared(two weeks prior to this starting). The black lab had a case of bugs her in belly too and was on meds for it for a week from eating the deer poop as well so I figured while she does not throw up or have the runs, it was probably not giardia but something like it.
PG, where would I find this additive? Would it be comparable to the probiotic found in certain yogurts? I ask b/c I thought that starting her on yogurt in her food again, something we have not done since she was about 9 months old, might be a good idea to help keep her digestive tract healthy as well. Is this in pill form or...? Thanks agin so much for the assistance!
You guys don't think it could come from swimming in a clean resevior do you?? We swim in a large community resevior three times per week and while she rarely drinks much of it she does constsntly get it in her mouth..etc. The water is clear, clean, with no fungus growth on top or bottom and her hair comes out extremely SOFT when she dries after being in it(Guessing due to the mineral content). I would hate to think that I would have to stop taking her to one of her favorite places to spend the entire day swimming and hiking.
Phil & Amber, CGC You'd smile too if you were a Golden!