Little boy is acting okay. We saw the doctor on Friday and she checked his mouth and he doesn’t have any pain or infection. She can’t tell what is wrong with him but his gut isn’t working right so she gave him a five day course of metronidazole, an antibiotic that is supposed to help him with that. He has been eating shredded chicken and broth and a few treats. To my knowledge, he hasn’t pooped since Thursday and hasn’t had a solid stool since Monday. He won’t eat canned pumpkin. I am cooking another pot of chicken soup for him.  I don’t know what else to do.
The doctor said he will need an ultrasound on his tummy if he doesn’t get better. I think his stomach must hurt him.

I am cooking special food and hand feeding him and giving him meds five times a day. I know he doesn’t have cancer or anything terrible like so many tripawds, but for me this is scary.

Reassure me, would you please? Also, besides chicken soup is there something else I could give him?

Author: sparkythedog

I am ghost writing this for my rat terrier, Sparky.

4 thoughts on “Chicken”

  1. Soooo glad to hear from you…..and relieved too!!
    Okay, reassurance #1. Sometimes when #2 is diarrhea for everal days, #2 is delayed.
    More on reassurance #1 about #2. With older dogs, sometimes blockages do occur. It starts off with diarrhea as there is a partial blockage and then tests need to be done to get things “running smoothly”again. I’m sure the Vet didn’t feel any noticeable blockage, so that tends to lean towards a GI upset anyway.
    Reassurance #2…Sparky has had very little to eat so he probably doesn’t have much to poop yet anyway.
    Reassurance #3. Give the antibiotics time to work.
    Just continue with the smaller meals, the chicken, the broth, etc. Lots of fluids. Any way you can incorporate some rice too.

    And reassurance #4. THIS IS SPARKY!!!!

    Thanks again so much for the update. You’re doing a great job of caring for him. We WILL be watching for more good news from SPARKY!!!
    Ohhh, one more thing to try. Fresh Pet. It’s in the refrigerator section at Whole Foods and Target. They have grain free and they have some with veggies. My dogs go absolutely ape s××t over it.
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2. Hey Sparky, I’m glad you are at least trying to eat something. That is a great sign!

    Ok so you’re not crazy about pumpkin, that’s OK. Tell your Mom to look at our Tripawds Nutrition blog posts about boosting appetite. We have lots of ideas there. Also, if your vet hasn’t given you any appetite booster prescriptions like Entyce, ask about those too.

    I hope you start feeling better my friend. We are thinking of you and sending lots of love.

  3. So glad Sparky is perking up and no more diarrhea. I don’t know if he likes ground beef or not, but you can boil some up for him and try to offer that. Boiling is nice because it gets rid of the grease and is easier on the stomach. I have also had very good luck with small amounts of plain, unflavored Greek yogurt. Our ACD has a sensitive tummy and sometimes he gets loose stool. This has helped. Our Angel Mitchell was a very picky eater, and that was also a favorite of his.
    Really hoping this is just from anesthesia and the dental. Metronidazole is a good medicine. Fingers crossed that he is on his way back to being his normal handsome self.
    Jackie and Huck

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