Sara-Kelly (529.9 days ago) Luvbug, both dogs are on monthly `Intervectim` Heart/Round/Whipworm, etc. pills, so there`s no parasites. Melissa-what a great idea!! She loved scooping the Science Diet into the puppys bowl last night, and we had a pretty good talk about not giving her other stuff (like-don`t let her chew on your crayons, etc). My Dad was worried about `Lead Paint`-we live in a really old house, and there`s always something to be fixed-she did get into some ceiling/paint chips after DH & my dad fixed/patched up part of the hallway ceiling. :/ She doesn`t run loose outside-I always have her on a lead, and she`s always supervised (our older dog can stay out by herself) but like I said, the puppy`s just to curious and eats everything under the sun if she``s not watched. Hopefully the new food will help, and DD`s on `Puppy-Patrol`-if the puppy gets anything in her mouth or chews anything but her toys, DD`s gonna call mommie right away. DD picked out some `Kong` toys for the puppy to chew yesterday at the pet store, & a toy for our older dog-she LOVED that-but DD wanted to bring home all the plush squeeky/silly sounding toys for herself, so I let her pick out one-she picked a pink `grunting` hedgehog!! lol-she loves it!! :)
luvbugs (530.1 days ago) Your comment about her having too much of an appetite makes me wonder-could she have worms? They would make her have a ferocious appetite. Also every time my cats pick them up I will notice bloody poop so then I treat them-they eat all sorts of nasty things outside and if your dog will eat anything she may have picked them up too.
MelissaJoanne (530.5 days ago) Oh and I`d probably also praise her for wanting to take care of the puppy and make sure that he eats, and have her start helping to feed the puppy HIS food. Perhaps if she feels more responsibility for feeding him properly and keeping him healthy she`ll be less tempted to give him her own food. (My daughter has been our official cat feeder for a LONG time now, and she`s really good at keeping our six cats away from people food).
MelissaJoanne (530.5 days ago) Without understanding death, she probably knows about getting sick by this point I`d imagine, and she understands what it means to get hurt. I`d tell her that giving the puppy her food could hurt him very badly and make him very sick, and then we wouldn`t be able to have the puppy anymore (and the thought of NO puppy would probably be really sad to her, without having to explain that he could die). I`d reference sometime that she got hurt or sick (a fall, a cut, something like that...) and talk about how we don`t want the puppy to feel hurt/sick like that.
Sara-Kelly (530.6 days ago) Bsbie Anberlin-when I get the Science diet puppy 2-day, I`m also picking up the `activated charcoal` just in case. Thanx!!;)
Sara-Kelly (530.6 days ago) Blessed-DD`s only 2-how can I get her to stop throwing her food on the floor for the puppy? I`ll take any/all the advice I can, but I have to make it CRYSTAL to her that she CANNOT do it. She doesn`t know about death, so she wont understand the puppy could die from this. Any ideas? TIA :)
Blessed x3 (530.6 days ago) I have a little bichon frise who over the summer got bloody stool, and kept vomiting up her purina dog chow. I took her to urgent care and they said she had a stomach ulcer. They treated her for dehydration, gave her meds to coat her belly to help the ulcer clear, and gave her something for nausea. She had been doing this off and on for a few days before I could get her to the vet. The meds were about $30(the visit was $90). The next week she started again, I figured it out.... my son was dropping food on the floor and she was eating it. She can`t have ANY table food at all.... Not even a piece of bread. I have to put her in another room at meal time. Since doing that she hasn`t had any blood or vomiting.
Sara-Kelly (530.7 days ago) Oh yeah-she was also tested for Parvo-Negative. when she had bloody stools in Nov., and got such bloody diarrhea, she eventually collapsed. :( They thought it was food poison (`Afflotoxin`-never heard of it)-& we can`t get re-imbursed from P&G till they test the food, & we`re gonna independintly have it tested just in case. We use on of the most popular brand of Dog foods, and never had trouble till this, but our older dog got monster diarrhea & sick also, though nothing like the little puppy( that was in Nov. 2011).
Sara-Kelly (530.7 days ago) Oooohhh...she is like a little hoover vaccume-or like `Mikey`-She`ll eat ANYTHING!!! I don`t know how often I have to `sweep` her mouth to get whatever she`s into out of it!! DH did some painting/ceiling work, and she was all into eating the ceiling fallings/paint chips!! she has a `bottomless stomache` which is why I have her blocked off in the kitchen/LR/play area. Our older dog can jump the gates, but on New Yrs. Eve, the pup figured how to push the barriers out of the way.
If anything, she has an amazing appetite, & def doesn`t have worms (she`s on monthly Intervectim)
Sara-Kelly (530.7 days ago) Mommiekayla-She has almost too much of an appetite, and currently has a good amount of energy, & up 2 date on all vaccienes. Sadly, she might be over-vaccinated, which can also cause a host of problems. :/
mommiekayla (530.7 days ago) Other than pooping blood, is she acting normal? Bloody BMs are also a sign of Parvo. We had a puppy that died 2 years ago of Parvo and he had his parvo vaccine. He was pooping blood and had no appetite and no energy. Hopefully in your case it`s not Parvo..because unless rushed to a vet, the puppy will die. And even with vet intervention, Parvo is a fast killer.
Babii Anberlin (530.7 days ago) If you have a natural store near you, get some activated charcoal. It may come in capsule or powder form. If its in capsule form, open up about ten or a teaspoon worth of powder and put it in something your dog will ingest. I would do water and use a dropper to administer orally. Make sure your pup gets plenty of liquids afterward or she could become constipated. If you give her milk, avoid it until you no longer use the charcoal, dairy products hinder charcoal from working properly. The purpose of the activated charcoal is to adsorb [not absorb, there`s a difference] toxins and poisons from the body. You could also use it on yourself or your kids when they have the stomach flu or ingest poisons [not to replace the ER though]. It doesn`t have a taste but it does feel gritty in your mouth. Just drink something else afterward and it will go away. It stains easy and the powder will get every where so I wouldn`t have nice things around the area you`re using for charcoal. It`s all natural and harmless, even the ER`s use it on overdose patients. I hope your puppy gets well soon!
Sara-Kelly (530.7 days ago) When this happened (tainted puppy food) in Nov., we spent over $1,500.00 for the vet to save her life!! once she got on (they gave her science diet puppy), and an IV, etc. she got better. I had to cancel (and still don`t hhave the $ for my abscessed tooth fixed-am living on anti-biotics so we`d have the $ to buy DD B-day & Christmas presents)...I just cant stand/handle to see Lyndsie lose this puppy...Please help...busy day-will get back later-TIA.. <3