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Here we go again! (throwing up and pooping blood)

Today i smelled something funny and i find out one of them h ad an accident... two accidents... i saw a bunch of pee and on the side there was something that might look like diarrhea ... or even blood. When i was pregnant two years ago, they both got sick this way... we thought it was probably because they really didnt spend too much time outside since we lived in an apartment for several months. Well we took them to the vet and they woudlnt know what it was. It stopped when we bought a house and finally they had their yard. Now we have had them in here for the whole winter... and only take them out when they want to potty. Even now that it's warm during the day. they just want to come back in... so we are not holding them in here cause WE want to...what could it be??? I dont want to sound like Cruel la De ville but last time they got sick we spend around 1000 dlls putting the dogs on IV..have any advice? as what this could

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:19 AM on Feb. 28, 2009 in Pets

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  • um, if the dogs are having diarrhea with blood, they should go to the vet. how would you like it if you had to deal with bloody stools without going to the doctor? it could be something simple to remedy, and not cost you $1000 like before, but if you don't take them in, it could quickly get worse and cost you lots of money again.
    MaMaLaLa369

    Answer by MaMaLaLa369 at 9:52 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • i agree the dogs should go back to the vet..maybe try a different vet? also, look into dog insurance..its not as expensive as you would think it is..for my dog the quotes were anywhere between 24 and 40 bucks a month. id rather pay that than a visit fee, test fees and what ever else they want to do to the dogs. GL
    tnteaton

    Answer by tnteaton at 10:41 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • i would try a wormer first. you can find the good stuff at your local farm and feed store.
    matobe

    Answer by matobe at 11:15 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • it sounds like "parvo" VERY contagious to dogs and it gets bad fast.
    My blur heeler had it when i got him(didnt know) and he did this, he almost died and it was exspensive to treat him.
    let us know how it goes...good luck
    I understand the price thing, i have a sick cat, lady gave me him that way (diffrent story) so i get it.
    dita

    Answer by dita at 1:28 AM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • dita..parvo is a puppy thing.
    tnteaton

    Answer by tnteaton at 1:50 AM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • parvo is a virus and not just for puppys!! you get shots and it helps but just like a flu shot you can still get it!!

    i would go to the vet while you still have your dog
    allforthelove

    Answer by allforthelove at 5:09 AM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • tnteaton, parvo is NOT just a puppy thing. Adult dogs are usually vaccinated against it as part of their normal yearly work-up, where young puppies are not, which is why is it most prevailant with pups. But even with vaccines, there is no guarentee that your vaccinated dog cannot get parvo. It's highly contagious, and you can even carry it from one infected dog to a non-infected-yet-vaccinated from the gems on your clothes.

    Original poster...dogs do not get bloody diarrhea from staying inside an apartment for months. They may have gotten into something , they may have worms, or possibly parvo (which is what the 1st episode sounds like with the IV and the $1000 vet bill.)
    Kauna

    Answer by Kauna at 5:34 AM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • ... thanks for your replies ladies... the reason why we havent taken them tot he doctor is because we just didnt see it happen again... thank god this only happened once. When this happened very often two years ago we took them to the Vet very often and they never came up with something. We took them to different vets and they also ran a bunch of test on them.... yes the 4 drs did. They just kept on giving them meds and that's it ... they never got better until after we got a yard. Another thing... my husband never vaccinated these dogs... when i met him he already had the dogs and i dotn know why he never took them in for anything. He says they're too old for them now... which i think is very dangerous for our son to bearound... in case they bite for any aparent reason even if it's just a small ... (get away from here kinda thing)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 AM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • i was told that it was only a puppy thing which is why i thought it was only a puppy thing..my dads whole neighborhood just went through it and his puppy got it and damn near died from it..they worked with him on costs and it was only 200something for everything.. and yes i do know that they can get it even if they're not vaccinated..there's a type of parvo going around that there is no vaccine for, and the vet thinks that all the dogs in my dads neighborhood may have had that type of parvo
    tnteaton

    Answer by tnteaton at 12:40 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • what i Do know though about parvo and the vet told me this, parvo stays in the ground for 7 years..
    tnteaton

    Answer by tnteaton at 12:41 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

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