8wk old pup w bloody stool

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Got2Believe
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   Posted 5/12/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I noticed a little blood and mucus and my pups stool yesterday and became very concerned especially since I have UC. So after reading the net about parvovirus I think she may have got this. It's highly contageous and only spread through feces. It can live in favorable environments for 9 months. It doesn't affect humans, I guess our immune system is more protective against it than puppies.
Well I think it's similar to UC in a way b/c it affects the lining of the colon and there is NO CURE for it as well.
I'm very upset b/c i took so much care and precautions on this trip i took to see my gma this weekend. It was even the 3rd week after her first parvo/deworming shot. I have put so much time and effort in house training her and to see blood on her stools was sad. her two stools this morning didn't have blood all over but only had red at the end/last of the stool. :( I'm taking her to the vet in an hour to see what they say...

suebear
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   Posted 5/12/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I'll keep good thoughts for your puppy. It might not be parvo either; it could be a number of things.

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dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

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Eva Lou
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   Posted 5/12/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
poor doggie! Animals can get UC too, so it may be that. They say vomiting is the most common symptom of parvovirus, so don't freak out yet! good luck.

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Peety
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   Posted 5/12/2009 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
My kitty had this problem, but we changed foods and she is OK now. Just a little colitis, I guess!

We had better luck with a homeopathic veteranian with our cats' digestive problems. While the vet sold science diet and/or iams, we had better luck with natural, grainless varieties of food. I actually make one of my cat's foods myself, so I know it won't have any additives.

Good luck with the little pup.
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August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion). 
Bad flare in March, used prednisone. Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ 


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   Posted 5/12/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Just some comforting words: I had a pup that had Parvo once and he fully recovered. He was in the animal hospital for about a week and a half. But my pup was vomiting, not drinking or eating either plus he had D. So maybe it's not Parvo but rather just a bug your pup picked up.
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kops2da
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   Posted 5/12/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Could be worms - has the puppy been dewormed?

ElaineNY


 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 
75mg. 6 MP added on 4/8/2009 - waiting for CBC and Prometheus tests
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


kops2da
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   Posted 5/12/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
From my vet! 

Do all puppies have worms?

Intestinal parasites are common in puppies. Puppies can become infected with parasites before they are born or later through their mother’s milk. Deworming will be done at the first visit and then repeated in two weeks. It is important that it be repeated because the deworming medication only kills the adult worms. Within a few weeks, the larval stages will have become adults and will need to be treated. When your puppy is a little bit older, we will recommend checking a stool sample to be sure that the deworming was effective.

Tapeworms are another common intestinal parasite of dogs. Puppies become infected with them when they swallow fleas; the eggs of the tapeworm live inside the flea. When the dog chews or licks its skin as a flea bites, the flea may be swallowed. Dogs infected with tapeworms will pass small segments of the worms in their stool. The segments are white in color and look like grains of rice. It is very important to keep your pet on year-round flea control.


 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 
75mg. 6 MP added on 4/8/2009 - waiting for CBC and Prometheus tests
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


Dr-A
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   Posted 5/12/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I got the pleasure of being a vet-tech all through highschool, and during my undergrad years. The thing that wasn't a pleasure was taking care of 10 greyhounds that all had parvo at the same time, lol. Once you have seen the disease it is hard to confuse. It goes bad real fast. The D is horrible and horrible smelling too. Like Judy said their is no appetite, lethargy, no thirst, and will go into severe dehydration fast. Seemed like rottweiller pups were the worse to get it for some reason. Your vet will definately let you know!
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Got2Believe
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   Posted 5/12/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Phew,,, it's not parvovirus. Or at least little Raven (Ravie) passed the test. They put a long q-tip into her colon and test on a thing kind of like a pregnancy test. It came out all reddish. Poor thing. She still has large appetite and is still playfull so hopefully we caught whatever it is fast enough for the antibiotics to take care of things. Vet said it was probably some kind of virus or bacteria and gave me antibiotics for her to take twice a day.
Thanks for all the replies and I'll do my best to take care of her and maybe both our bleeding booties will get better.lol I was just wondering if she maybe ate some TP from my RR out of the trash but I don't think so... I gave her a tsp of my kifer today with her lunch just in case, i hope it doesn't hurt her.

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 5/12/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
My puppy had a bug that gave her D and blood when she was a baby. I had to bring a container of stool to the vet to get tested - it came back positive for coccidia.  skull   She was treated with something called Drontal. She recovered fully. Goodluck with little Raven.
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kops2da
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   Posted 5/12/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hope little Raven is fine!  That was my maiden name by the way. 

We love our puppy - Penny is really not a puppy - she is 9 and blind and how much we have done for her over the years.  She is truly a member of our family as I am sure Raven is!

ElaineNY


 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 
75mg. 6 MP added on 4/8/2009 - waiting for CBC and Prometheus tests
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


Malkavian
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   Posted 5/12/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds she's just got a bug. Wouldn't worry too much. Hope she feels better soon.
21, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently in remission
Currently taking Asacol (3x/day) and Calcium/D supplements


jeanneac
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   Posted 5/12/2009 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad it wasn't parvo and that your pup is ok. I have 3 dogs and they are my babies!
diagnosed 1/09 with colitis,54 yo, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, cymbalta


Got2Believe
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   Posted 5/13/2009 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys. My pup didn't want to use the restroom all day yesterday but last night and this morning's feces didn't have any blood at all so maybe that's a good sign. :) I wish my colitis went away that fast.
                                                                                         
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Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently:  Mildly Flaring 
RX/day: none! Tapered off Prednisone 9/20/08. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: enzymes everyday, turmeric, seldom use probiotics, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: Prayer, food combos, good posture, chewing more, etc.

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