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    My roomates dog has been at a trainer who is a friends for 3 months and my 4.5 months old pup was there for 2 weeks while I was out of town and now that we have gotten back home both of them have been drinking ridiculous amounts of water, have bad gas, have mild diarrhea, and have been acting really tired and sluggish. My roomate took his lab to the vet and they ran a urinalysis and whatnot and came up with nothing. Any idea what could be causing this?



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    Quote Originally Posted by rsm688 View Post
    My roomates dog has been at a trainer who is a friends for 3 months and my 4.5 months old pup was there for 2 weeks while I was out of town and now that we have gotten back home both of them have been drinking ridiculous amounts of water, have bad gas, have mild diarrhea, and have been acting really tired and sluggish. My roomate took his lab to the vet and they ran a urinalysis and whatnot and came up with nothing. Any idea what could be causing this?
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    Could be diet related...what were they being fed? What else did the vet suggest?

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    could be the start of giardia... could be something they got into together (may have eaten a pile of cow poo or something equally disgusting). did the vet do a fecal? Wouldn't hurt to put them on some sort of bland diet (browned hamburger and rice) and/or give them some plain yogurt to help their system. Could also be attributed to any food switching that happened coming and going. But sounds more like something they might have gotten into...

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    Isn't the gas wonderful. It can clear my stuffy nose in a flash.
    I agree with Kristie.
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    I would make sure the vet checked for tick borne diseases.
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    My dog had the same symptoms. A fecal test showed nothing at the vet. After about a week it got much worse. Returned to the vet and the fecal test showed giardia. Sometimes it doesn't show up at first. Bland diet and revisit the vet if it doesn't get better.

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    Thanks guys we will try the vet again in a week. What about boiled chicken and rice? We were feeding them Hill's Science Diet and he fed them Enhance. My roomates dog was there for 3 months so he should have been adjusted to the food by now. They did a urinalysis because my roomates dog got really bloated a few days (looked pregnant) and it took an hour or two for him to pee but they did not do a fecal analysis.



    I will keep yall updated.


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    My dog also has been acting a little off and seemed to have dropped quite a bit of weight in the last few weeks.

    This topic really helped out on the visit to the vet, it is giardia and we are starting treatment today.

    This is a great place to get info!!!!!

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    It is Giardia for both our dogs as well



    thanks for the help everyone.


    For those that no more about Giardia does it remain in the dogs system for good. Some random site I saw online says it stays with the dog and can come back later in life. It was a pretty shady looking site but I just wanted to make sure that was not true


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    Last edited by rsm688; 12-10-2008 at 07:31 PM.

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