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Thanks everyone, weíve just got back from the vets. He's hoping itís acute gastroenteritis. He gave her an antibiotic injection and some a course of antibiotic tablets plus some special food to help replace whatever she has lost. If she is no better by tomorrow then he wants to run some tests to see if itís an obstruction or something else going on. Itís really worried me 😢

I'm so glad you took her in. I was going to say, a bit of blood in diarrhea is not so bad, but blood in the vomit can be very bad. My dog had that - my vet called it hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, and I am guessing it's what your vet meant by acute. So I can tell you, the antibiotics worked very quickly on my girl - she did not vomit blood again, and though her poops stayed very soft, it was no longer bad liquid diarrhea. We did the injection plus a course of antibiotics, and Shala ate the prescription gastro food (canned for the first few days and then the kibble). Once all that was done, she was really fine, but her poops were still more soft than not, and continued to be soft for a week or two more, so I eventually did a 30-day course of probiotics, which got everything back on track.


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Thanks everyone, we’ve just got back from the vets. He's hoping it’s acute gastroenteritis. He gave her an antibiotic injection and some a course of antibiotic tablets plus some special food to help replace whatever she has lost. If she is no better by tomorrow then he wants to run some tests to see if it’s an obstruction or something else going on. It’s really worried me 😢

I'm so glad you took her in. I was going to say, a bit of blood in diarrhea is not so bad, but blood in the vomit can be very bad. My dog had that - my vet called it hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, and I am guessing it's what your vet meant by acute. So I can tell you, the antibiotics worked very quickly on my girl - she did not vomit blood again, and though her poops stayed very soft, it was no longer bad liquid diarrhea. We did the injection plus a course of antibiotics, and Shala ate the prescription gastro food (canned for the first few days and then the kibble). Once all that was done, she was really fine, but her poops were still more soft than not, and continued to be soft for a week or two more, so I eventually did a 30-day course of probiotics, which got everything back on track.


Really hope your pup responds well and it clears up quickly.
Thank you. She still isn’t eating! She hasn’t been sick at all but she just won’t eat anything and I’m really worried. The thing is she is still active, running around and playing. But I can’t get her to eat.
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Thank you. She still isnít eating! She hasnít been sick at all but she just wonít eat anything and Iím really worried. The thing is she is still active, running around and playing. But I canít get her to eat.

Is it canned food or kibble that your vet gave? Is it EN food? That food is usually like crack to them. How long has it been since she ate?

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Thank you. She still isn’t eating! She hasn’t been sick at all but she just won’t eat anything and I’m really worried. The thing is she is still active, running around and playing. But I can’t get her to eat.

Is it canned food or kibble that your vet gave? Is it EN food? That food is usually like crack to them. How long has it been since she ate?
It’s purina pro plan dietetic tinned food. I soaked it in water and have been syringe feeding her. She has had a couple of bits of soaked kibble and a tiny bit of chicken. This is an improvement from earlier when she walked away from all food. She is also bounding around chewing all the furniture at the moment. She’s actually had loads of energy all day except a few naps. She has also just ate a bit of my other dogs kibble! Although I know she isn’t supposed to, I’m jus glad she is actually choosing to eat x
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Itís purina pro plan dietetic tinned food. I soaked it in water and have been syringe feeding her. She has had a couple of bits of soaked kibble and a tiny bit of chicken. This is an improvement from earlier when she walked away from all food. She is also bounding around chewing all the furniture at the moment. Sheís actually had loads of energy all day except a few naps. She has also just ate a bit of my other dogs kibble! Although I know she isnít supposed to, Iím jus glad she is actually choosing to eat x

I hope she is eating better by now. If she's not, a return visit to the vet is needed. Usually canned food is very tempting and yummy to them. Are you syringe feeding because she won't eat normally?

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It’s purina pro plan dietetic tinned food. I soaked it in water and have been syringe feeding her. She has had a couple of bits of soaked kibble and a tiny bit of chicken. This is an improvement from earlier when she walked away from all food. She is also bounding around chewing all the furniture at the moment. She’s actually had loads of energy all day except a few naps. She has also just ate a bit of my other dogs kibble! Although I know she isn’t supposed to, I’m jus glad she is actually choosing to eat x

I hope she is eating better by now. If she's not, a return visit to the vet is needed. Usually canned food is very tempting and yummy to them. Are you syringe feeding because she won't eat normally?
Hi, yes I was syringe feeding to kick start her appetite as recommended by the breeder. Thankfully the next day she started eating again and now has a very healthy appetite and very playful once the antibiotics started working. She had me really worried!
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