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Thread: YLF With Intestinal Situation

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    Default YLF With Intestinal Situation

    I have a yellow female that had regular bowel movements for 5 years. She would not go in her kennel and only in the airing yard and was always firm. She had a litter last year (her second litter) shortly thereafter she became loose and has never completely firmed up and will have mostly air with some loose stuff 3-5 times a day in her kennel and she really will strain considerably when having a bowel movement. She has two semi to firm movements a day but she strains and has mostly air and some really runny movements 3-5 times a day. We have done fecal testing and nothing. We used foraflora and changed dog foods a couple of different times. She is still the same. She acts and looks normal. Runs, plays and retieves with a purpose. Any suggestions?

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    Take her to the vet! If this started last year it obviously is not going away on it's own. Could be any number of things going on...

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    I have been to the vet a number of times. We have done fecal testing, nothing. Tried good bacteria in powder form. Switched dog foods a number of times. Still a problem.

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    Have you done bloodwork? Abdominal ultrasound? Biopsy? Could be more than parasites. Is she on heart worm pill, and if so, which one? How many decals have you done? What type of dog food are you on now, and what diets has she been on in the past? Have you tried a novel protein or hydrolyzed diet?
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    Even with fecal testing being negative, I would still worm the dog. I have had it happen before where fecals were negative, but treating it as if it were worms clears up the difficulty. Nothing like a little panacur and a drontel plus.
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    Sounds like a problem that may need to be worked up by an internist at a referral hospital. Did your vet ever try antibiotics?

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    X2. Have seen this happen several times, including with my boy. He had intermittent loose poops for a long time, fecals always negative, finally my vet said what the heck, let's just do a couple of rounds of panacur 3 weeks apart and Bingo, no problems ever since.



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    Even with fecal testing being negative, I would still worm the dog. I have had it happen before where fecals were negative, but treating it as if it were worms clears up the difficulty. Nothing like a little panacur and a drontel plus.

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