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I think Tilly might be ill.

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by tabelmabel, Jan 9, 2019.


  1. SusieRainbow

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    It's very handy to keep in , I've always got a couple of tins 'just in case'.
     
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  2. McKenzie

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    Oh I’m glad she’s feeling better. Tummy problems are just horrible!
     
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  3. Mum2Heidi

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    Good you got it and she likes it. Hope it does the trick.
    Chappie is iconic that’s for sure. Recommended by vets years ago (before they got into food).
     
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  4. rona

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    I've found, with the Muddy experience that the vets look horrified when you tell them you've taken your dog off that horrid Hill's "specialist" foods, but when you say it's swapped for Chappie they nod a knowing look and argue no more ;)
    Three times that happened in two vet practices :)

    Hoping Tilly is feeling better today
     
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  5. tabelmabel

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    Unfortunately things seem to have taken a turn for the worse again. When i opened the crate this morning, she had sicked up the chappie.

    I took her out as usual and she was full of life. She did one poo which was slightly soft, but formed and normal colour.

    Got home and offered her chappie - refused. So tried tuna (have some in water now) refused.

    No bile sicked up. She does seem well in herself and not at all lethargic like the other day.

    I'm just wondering how long that anti sick jag stays effective? Does anyone know? Like the only reason she ate yesterday was due to her having had that and maybe, once that wore off, her symptoms are back?
     
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    Oh heck. Just called vet and the jag she had was effective for 24 hrs which totally explains why she ate yesterday but sicked up the chappie.

    She is not better at all. Back today at 2.50. With my favourite vet - doubt tills will be any more co operative :(
     
  7. JoanneF

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    Oh dear, I was hoping it would have passed by now. Good luck to Tills for this afternoon .
     
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    Thanks @JoanneF - i wonder what can be causing it. The fact she is pooping would suggest her gut isn't obstructed wouldn't it - and she was running about top pelt this morning so she can't be in any great pain. It's a mystery. The vet we are seeing today is brilliant. If anyone can get to the bottom of it, it'll be him.

    He is the one that diagnosed Murphy's retro bulbar abcess. And he is also very good looking so hopefully tills will be dazzled by his good looks and be more co - operative
     
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    Oh no :( was hoping to read she was back to normal! Hope all goes well at the vets and they get to the bottom of it!
     
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    Thanks @Teddy-dog. She does keep wandering into the kitchen like she wants something. Think i might try the sardines again. It really is a mystery. At the moment she looks lively and well - but i expect she will get lethargic and look more poorly as more hours pass without food. Not long til the vet appt so hopefully she won't get like that .
     
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    I tried her with some sardines and she refused them too, even from my hand. Then, i was just scraping out a pan that had had beef meatballs in a tomato sauce in and she suddenly looked very interested.
    I offered her the wooden spoon and she went to lick it. It was more tomato than beef though but i wondered if she might be more tempted by meat than fish.

    So i gave her some cat food and she had eaten that. Too early to see if it stays down or comes back up. So there is an appetite there.

    Still going to vet though as i don't think she is right.

    Though, in the back of my mind there is a little voice thinking of all the times i have advised other posters to just give the dog one choice and don't keep offering all sorts.

    Here i am hand feeding my own dog! If she gets a clean bill of health from the vet though, my heart will harden once again!
     
  12. Teddy-dog

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    Bless her. It’s hard when they don’t seem to have an appetite though because you just want them to eat something!
     
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    Well we're back with 5 omeprazole capsules. Vet suspects her GI lining inflamed. Bland diet. Chicken, white rice, egg and chappie is fine.

    Least we're ok for the weekend:)
     
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    great news,I suppose if we were sick that horrid bile gunk our GI lining would get inflamed as well
     
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    Yes that's very true!
     
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    Hope she’s better again very soon.
     
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  17. Tillystar

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    Oh no poor Tilly hope she's abit better now.
     
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    Thanks @Tillystar - i just put her out for her last wee and she seems fine. She hasn't been sick again and went to bed with a kong stuffed with a chicken mince and white breadcrumb mix which has all been eaten. I'm optimistic that she will make a full recovery over the next few days.
     
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    I think that there is a big difference between letting your dogs be fussy , wrapping their owners round their little paws ( which I do admit I used to be guilty of )
    and trying to coax a little food into a poorly dog . Hope she continues to improve
     
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    Hope Tills is feeling better today. Get well soon Tilly!
     
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