My Puppy's UC gone fast

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   Posted 5/20/2009 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Of course it wasn't diagnosed or even called UC by the vet but my pup went from normal BM's to some softer ones with blood and mucus and guess who's other stools I've noticed like that... So I figure I can say my poor pup had UC briefly and thank goodness it was breifly. She's so scwany and little b/c she's the runt. I wrote about it like a week or two ago on the forum.
So this banana flavored antiobiotic saved my puppy and her gut somehow and it made me think how many new UC cases could be dealt with in this manner? I know about Hailey's letter but wow,,, my pups bleeding behind got back to normal a little after a day on that stuff.

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   Posted 5/20/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
It probably wasn't UC, because an antibiotic would have no effect. It was likely some kind of irritation to her little gut.

I had luck with my cat's colitis (blood in her loose stool) by switching to grain-free food. But of course all animals have the runs now and then, just like people, and it's hard to determine exactly why. My theory is she eats something she found to play with...

Glad the pup is better!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol maintenance for 20+ years; used prednisone & Rowasa for flares.  Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), salmon oil (omega-3) when I can remember. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet.
Bad flare in March, used prednisone. Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow

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   Posted 5/20/2009 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a lab that had a bout of "colitis" as diagnosed by the wasnt UC and it cleared up.... poor guy was miserable and confused though and i am glad it cleared up for him... dogs have different guts than we do...allows them to eat roadkill and such....nice...
Stats:35 yr old male. UC for 15 years.
location:North Western PA
DX: Started left-sided UC, most recent scope shows pancolitis
Medications:20mg pred (as of 4/27/09), 12x pills Asacol per day, 100mg Imuran per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, 20mg paxil per day, Super-omega fish oil pills - 1x per day, Flax oil pills - 1x am, 1x pm, Culturelle probiotics - 2x am, 1x pm, Vitamin B-12 injections weekly.
Surgeries: Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (and I am still more afraid of my UC!!)

"I poop in the woods because I can"

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   Posted 5/20/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Peety said...
It probably wasn't UC, because an antibiotic would have no effect. It was likely some kind of irritation to her little gut.

I had flagyll put my UC in remission once. Was in a bad flare and nothing helped so the GI doc tried it on a whim. Never had anyone else try that in my span of having this DD.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
Probiotis/VitD3+Ca/1000mg DHA

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   Posted 5/21/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
My dog had coccidia once and she had bloody stool. It was purely casued by the bug, not by any other predisposition to colitis. She took drontal and was fine a few days later.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)
Back on Canasa every other night + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa at night + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!!

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