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Old 08-08-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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So true, happened with Cleo years ago when she she wound up swallowing a corn cob (don't ask, long story ). She harbored that in her gut for six weeks! When she finally began to have diarrhea (obstruction was unknown until the symptoms occured), it was a Sunday. After several trips outside rather tham using an anti-diarrheal I was more concerned about her becoming dehydrated and gave her some Gatorade. Should have called vet and she would have suggested Pedialyte I think.

She wasn't keen on the Gatorade and she vomited up the corn cob! That warranted a trip to the vet with a full run of barium x-rays to rule out any of it still being in the GI tract or stomach.

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So true....and to add, as a GI nurse practitioner, Imodium can be a dangerous thing to use in the case of a bowel obstruction- People as well as dogs can have what is an "overflow diarrhea" in cases of obstruction. The liquid stool leaks around the obstruction. Not a pleasant thought but true.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:45 PM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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Question....*Danielle*(the orig. poster) how is your dog? I hope he's doing fine.
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Question....*Danielle*(the orig. poster) how is your dog? I hope he's doing fine.

I was wondering the same thing. Hope he's on the mend.
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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He is fine now...I rested his bowels and then did the rice/chicken as suggested and he is 100% normal. Thanks everyone.

I think I am going to switch food...I have been reading some bad 'stuff' about Iams...Can anyone suggest something else that is good?? He is a large breed pup...
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Glad he's feeling better Danielle Do a search on this forum and you'll find a few threads with good advice regarding dog foods.

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He is fine now...I rested his bowels and then did the rice/chicken as suggested and he is 100% normal. Thanks everyone.

I think I am going to switch food...I have been reading some bad 'stuff' about Iams...Can anyone suggest something else that is good?? He is a large breed pup...
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:00 AM
 
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To find a good food look online and order the Whole Dog Journal's supplement on good dog foods. WELL worth the money, as is the Whole Dog Journal.

Glad he's doing better!
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Old 08-09-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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Wow....crazy stories AND a happy ending!


I had no idea Pepto was THAT bad..Imodium too...

I am sticking to popcorn and tummy resting for every animal.
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Old 08-09-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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Please be careful with popcorn. Two of my best friends are vets and EACH of them, independently, has told me stories of having to surgically fish out popcorn from kitty intestinal tracts after it's caused obstruction.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:30 AM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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He is fine now...I rested his bowels and then did the rice/chicken as suggested and he is 100% normal. Thanks everyone.

I think I am going to switch food...I have been reading some bad 'stuff' about Iams...Can anyone suggest something else that is good?? He is a large breed pup...
All Natural, Human Grade, Holistic Pet Foods. Dog Food, Cat Food, Kitten Food, Dog Biscuits, & Canidae Platinum Diet

Holistic Dog Food, Dog Treats & Cat Food for Improved Pet Health Innova Holistic Pet Food

Both made in the US and never recalled!!!!
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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I feed Canidae Platinum, Merrick BG, and Innova.
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