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Old 03-16-2014, 09:39 PM
 
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Just want to let everyone know Millie,is back to normal as of Friday. Whatever she had ran it's course. I think it must of been something she ate outside. Right now she is snoring on the couch.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:01 PM
 
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I'm glad your dog is feeling better. The basset went through a bout of this for quite a while today. He ate a lot of the pet store grass, but it didn't help. I gave him a Pepcid, and it stopped right away. I don't need to take him to the vet because he already saw the vet about his stomach issues a few times last year. Pepcid was advised.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:19 AM
 
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Had to take Millie, to the vet yesterday because she started licking the floor and vomiting again Wednesday night. The vet took a couple of x-rays and thinks she has gastroenteritis. She gave Millie, a shot for nausea and diarrhea. The shot definitely helped since Millie has not vomited anymore. The vet also gave me a prescription for nausea and diarrhea but I haven't given her the diarrhea med yet because she hasn't had diarrhea and hasn't had a bowel movement since yesterday morning, and when she did go it wasn't diarrhea! If she doesn't go by 5 today I am going to call the vet back and ask her if I should still give her the med. She gave us 6 cans of a bland diet dog food which Millie, is eating in small amounts so that is a good sign. She doesn't want to go for walks though and has been lying on the couch...poor girl. Hope she will be okay soon.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:40 AM
 
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The basset had that last year. He was put on antibiotics, given a shot for nausea and put on bland canned food. His digestive system has been very delicate ever since then. He does better on the canned food. It was killing our budget. We're having some success with part dry and part canned.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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The basset had that last year. He was put on antibiotics, given a shot for nausea and put on bland canned food. His digestive system has been very delicate ever since then. He does better on the canned food. It was killing our budget. We're having some success with part dry and part canned.
We give Millie, part dry and part canned too. The vet called a little while ago and said Millie, has hookworms so got to go pick up the prescription later.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:52 PM
 
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Millie had to go back to the vet again tonight because she started licking the floors again and the pepcid the vet said to give her wasn't helping. The vet gave her a shot for nausea but it hasn't t helped this time. Will call in the morning and this time I am going to ask that she do some blood work to see what the heck is going on.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:09 PM
 
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I'm so sorry that Millie is having this ongoing nausea and stomach upset. Really hoping the vet can help. We still don't know what is behind our oldest dog's licking and vomiting. Vets have never been able to give us answers. We give her famotadine about 45 minutes before she eats her dinner every day. Every time I've tried to stop the famotadine, after a while without it the licking and vomiting recurs. The famotadine is about 95% effective at preventing her episodes. Runswithscissors' post gave me a lot to think about. I have occasionally come across threads here about dogs with similar issues, but my vets seem so stumped by my dog's problem.

Thank you for keeping us updated on Millie. I have been thinking of her.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:18 PM
 
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I hope Millie feels better soon.

K9, have you tried a bland canned food? We ran out a few weeks ago, and I fed all dry for a week. His licking increased dramatically. Once I got some canned in the house to mix with his dry, the licking subsided. He has a super sensitive stomach that's getting much worse with age. His allergies are getting worse too. I wish we could afford to feed him all canned, but it's a fortune. The vet doesn't feel a cooked diet would provide him with proper nutrients, and his stomach is too sensitive for supplements.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:00 PM
 
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I hope Millie feels better soon.

K9, have you tried a bland canned food? We ran out a few weeks ago, and I fed all dry for a week. His licking increased dramatically. Once I got some canned in the house to mix with his dry, the licking subsided. He has a super sensitive stomach that's getting much worse with age. His allergies are getting worse too. I wish we could afford to feed him all canned, but it's a fortune. The vet doesn't feel a cooked diet would provide him with proper nutrients, and his stomach is too sensitive for supplements.
I have not tried bland canned. Please remind me what kind your basset does well with, I can't remember if you mentioned the brand.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:40 PM
 
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We're feeding him the Natural Balance limited ingredient venison and sweet potato. He gets a half a can in the AM and the other half in the PM along with the dry version of the same brand. If I could afford it, he'd be eating all canned.

I tried this after creating thread (below) complaining about how expensive the bland prescription Hills I/D brand cost and he seemed to be allergic to it. Everyone helped brainstorm to come up with something that wouldn't blow our budget. We have been doing this for five months and it's working.

Best dog food for sensitive digestion and allergies
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