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Buddy is sick
« on: September 10, 2003, 08:52:25 AM »
When I got home from work on Monday there was a huge mess in waiting for me.  Buddy had really bad diarrhea.  He wasn't acting sick though.  When I called the vet they told me to boil him meat and feed him that with rice.  He ate all of it right up.  Then later that night Buddy woke me up whinning and yelping three times in the night.  I stayed up with him and just held him until he went back to sleep.  Last night he slept through the night.  He seems to be acting normal and active but his stools are still really soft.  The vet tells me just to keep an eye on him and bring him in if anything changes.  They think it's just a bug.  I'm worried about him.  Do Bulldogs frequently get diarrhea?
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Re:Buddy is sick
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2003, 09:18:01 AM »
Bullies certainly do get diarrhea from time to time, but I don't think it is the norm.  You are doing the right thing by feeding him  a bland diet.  We usually use rice and boiled hamburger.  

Be sure that he is drinking plenty of water. I also recommend that you get him some canned pumpkin (not the pie filling, but real pumpkn).  It works wonders with diarrhea.  

Poor little guy  :'(  I hope he feels better soon.  What a good mommy to stay up late and hold him.  :)

Please keep us posted about Buddy.
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Re:Buddy is sick
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2003, 09:56:10 AM »
Thanks for the quick response James :)
I'm going to pick up some pumkin on the way home from work today.  Thanks for the tip.  It was a strech for me to pick up and boil meat for Bud because my husband and I are very strick vegetarians :P.  Bud sure seemed to enjoy it while I bleached out the pot that I used ;D.
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Re:Buddy is sick
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2003, 10:46:22 AM »
It was a strech for me to pick up and boil meat for Bud because my husband and I are very strick vegetarians :P.  Bud sure seemed to enjoy it while I bleached out the pot that I used ;D.

Just wait until someone recommends that you start feeding Buddy a RAW diet!  :o
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Re:Buddy is sick
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2003, 04:02:58 PM »
Poor Buddy. How is he feeling this afternoon? I hope better, and I hope the pumpkin works for him.

Give him a kiss from us!

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Re:Buddy is sick
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2003, 05:07:56 PM »
 :(I sure hope Buddy gets better really soon!
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Re:Buddy is sick
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2003, 08:04:01 PM »
Sorry to hear he is sick.  Dogs can get the runs, sometimes from something they eat or even a touch of a flu bug.  Be careful with his food and feed him boiled chicken/rice or ground beef/rice and give a spoon of pumpkin with each meal.  These should help firm him up.  If it goes on for 3 days then please take him and a sample to the vet because he could have Giardia or another intestinal parasite, which require a/b's t o clear up.

Hope he feels better soon.

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Re:Buddy is sick
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2003, 07:45:01 AM »
You are all very sweet.  Thanks for the kind words and advice.  Buddy is doing better today.  He's been running around like crazy (as usual I should say).  He hasn't had anymore diarrhea.  I'm now dealing with the anal glands that are causing him to scoot and have irritation.  
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