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 Post subject: Severe diarrhea-very runny liquid and bloody
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:40 pm 
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Hate to post this here but this part of the forum seems to get more views than other pages.

We have a 13-14 year old neutered male-our rescue Tyler... Monday nignt when we got home from work we came home to extreme liquid (like urine) bloody stool. Called the vet and got him in first thing Tues am. The vet did a rectal exam and found no evidence of masses or polyps.

They put him on Flagyl 2 times a day and said we should see some improvement in about 24 hours. No luck with that... Called the vet again and said to give him 1/2 of an Imodium pill along with the Flagyl. Again were told we should see some improvement in 24 hours. No change - he actually seems worse.

Vet said we could bring him in and they could keep him for a couple of days for observation. Strange thing is he is eating normally but is drinking much more water.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Severe diarrhea-very runny liquid and bloody
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:41 pm 
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Did they run any blood tests? There are several things that I'm aware of that could be going on. If he were my dog, I certainly would not leave him "for observation." Observation is not going to tell them what is going on, diagnostic tests would, i.e. blood tests, ultrasound, etc. He will be most comfortable home with his family. I hope you can enjoy your time with him.

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 Post subject: Re: Severe diarrhea-very runny liquid and bloody
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I wonder if it is whipworm or parvo? Have they done tests? He might need to be on IV if he is losing fluids so fast.

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 Post subject: Re: Severe diarrhea-very runny liquid and bloody
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The bloody diarrhea makes me think he might have gastroenteritis, but the Flagyl should have helped. Also, the drinking makes me think he has an obstruction. Can you get a second opinion from another vet?

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 Post subject: Re: Severe diarrhea-very runny liquid and bloody
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Mine have had pancreatitis, colitis and IBD. I have one just getting over colitis/IBD. The vet put him on Cerenia and Metronidazole yesterday. Today he is much better. He was passing water yesterday. It was very bad. The Immodium didn't work. I agree with getting a second opinion and not leaving him for observation.


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 Post subject: Re: Severe diarrhea-very runny liquid and bloody
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:19 am 
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Thanks for all of your replies.....

They did not run blood work on Tyler...

I did not want to leave him for observation either.

Original visit with the vet -- they did not seem to think he has an obstruction.

He strains really hard when trying to poop but all that comes out is liquid bloody stool.

I will contact the other vet that we have used before and get their spin on all of this.

Robin and Tyler :love

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 Post subject: Re: Severe diarrhea-very runny liquid and bloody
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Mine didn't have any obstruction either. He also strained and passed liquid. The medication worked immediately. He is back to normal now. I hope your baby gets well soon. You may want to ask about the meds I listed above.


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 Post subject: Re: Severe diarrhea-very runny liquid and bloody
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He has been on both meds since Tuesday with no improvement.

We have an appointment for him with another vet (highly recommended) tomorrow AM....

This has been a real roller coaster with this boy guy.

Robin and Tyler

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 Post subject: Re: Severe diarrhea-very runny liquid and bloody
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Hi Robin...

Hope you were able to get some answers at your appointment today... and that you've seen some improvement on Tyler!

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