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Bowel obstruction

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22 minutes ago, Snook said:

Dogs can get expensive really quickly but I just admit, you seem to have had the worst run of luck I've seen with a new pup. I'm so sorry. I can imagine how stressful it must be, both emotionally and financially. :(

It really is! I even dreamed of him eating rocks last night! I just hope and pray that in a few weeks time we are over all of this and moving forward into healthy teenager doggy things.

you all must be getting sick of my blow by blow updates but he just did his first poo since 5am and it was formed, still soft but formed. I’ll take that as a win. 
I'm about ready to open a bottle of wine and relax into the weekend. :champagne:

wish me luck for no new worries.

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Snook   

I too have shared my excitement about my dog's poos before, as have many others, so you're not alone there.. lol. Enjoy your wine and weekend and here's hoping it's all onwards and upwards from here! 

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Boronia   

It's a good idea to keep charcoal and slippery elm capsules on hand for tummy upsets, you can open the capsules and sprinkle about 1/2 on some food or buy the powder  if you choose that option. I usually buy mine from  iherb as they have a good range and reasonable prices (click up the top to select Au)

links here  slippery elm

slippery elm powder

charcoal

Google those herbal treatments to get a little more info about them

and...

poo discussions happen frequently here :laugh:

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52 minutes ago, Boronia said:

It's a good idea to keep charcoal and slippery elm capsules on hand for tummy upsets, you can open the capsules and sprinkle about 1/2 on some food or buy the powder  if you choose that option. I usually buy mine from  iherb as they have a good range and reasonable prices (click up the top to select Au)

links here  slippery elm

slippery elm powder

charcoal

Google those herbal treatments to get a little more info about them

and...

poo discussions happen frequently here :laugh:

I have slippery elm, we used it back when puppy diarrhoea was our biggest issue and it worked like magic on my older girl when she had an upset stomach. I haven’t tried charcoal but I am pleased to say that Kane did a perfectly normally poo this morning! Our biggest challenge is trying to keep Kane calm, he so desperately wants to run and play.

he is in a state of bliss, we have let him be reunited with Scout but only under close supervision.

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I don’t want to say it because our luck so far has been absolute garbage BUT we have had a nice weekend. Kane has enjoyed trick training and has added rollover to his limited repertoire. We had a few people over for a bbq today and Kane enjoyed the socialisation and was very well behaved when put in his crate while we ate and cleaned up.

all the stimulation had him sound asleep in his crate right now and I feel relaxed and contented for the first time in weeks, knowing my little guy is well and not worrying too much about managing his Pica :)

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Snook   

That's awesome. I'm glad you both had a great and uneventful weekend. 

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On 5/24/2020 at 7:03 PM, NikkiandKane said:

all the stimulation had him sound asleep in his crate right now and I feel relaxed and contented for the first time in weeks, knowing my little guy is well and not worrying too much about managing his Pica 

What a great update  :):love: 

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5 hours ago, persephone said:

What a great update  :):love: 

Yesterday Kane learned “speak” in about 5 minutes and today we mastered high five (or high paw). There’s something to be said for being housebound, he’s like a little sponge. Thinking play dead next....

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Oh my goodness this poor doggy, firstly he is fine, we just got back from his final post op check and he has healed very well.... but you wouldnt believe his luck, while waiting outside the vet and having a good sniff around, he got stung on the nose by a bee!! He let out a small yelp and started pawing at his nose, I looked to see what had happened and saw a bee crawling along, his stinger left in Kanes snout I scrapped it out and Kane seems perfectly ok but I just cant believe it.

 

He has had more mishaps than I have ever listed on here.... He fell in our pool while no one was watching him (several weeks ago) and I heard splashing and ran out to fish him out of the pool.

He went running to duck under a gap under the gate which he had previously easily fit under and banged his head HARD, I thought he would get a concussion.

Just yesterday he got very excited when my daughter came to visit and ran in circles and crashed into the exhaust on my parked car with a thump and left a black mark on his head.

Obviously we have had bed and rock eating incidents.....

His whole skin episodes.....

 

This poor clumsy goose of a dog. I dont know whether to laugh or cry. :confused:

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Tassie   

Oh the poor lad!   But so glad the vet check went so well.  Now just wrap him in bubble wrap! :laugh:

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1 minute ago, Tassie said:

Oh the poor lad!   But so glad the vet check went so well.  Now just wrap him in bubble wrap! :laugh:

I virtually am wrapping him in bubble wrap and he still manages to damage himself.....I have never known a dog quite like him!

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Dogsfevr   

I would at teaching him  body self awareness activities that will also help with nothing in life is free .
 

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Snook   

Oh my goodness! Kane is certainly keeping life.. interesting.. for you. :laugh:

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17 hours ago, Dogsfevr said:

I would at teaching him  body self awareness activities that will also help with nothing in life is free .
 

I havent heard of this? I will have a google but if you have any good resources, please share. We do NILIF, its standard in this house.

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Rebanne   

off the top of my head I would think things like walking over poles on the ground, under raised poles, figure of 8's around poles. I have also used the tellington touch figure 8 bandage on adult dogs while doing the other stuff. Not sure how you would go applying it on a rambunctious puppy though :laugh:

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I started a new thread but thought I should reply to this one.

poor Kane is back to the vet today, I think he is having a suture reaction :whiteflag:

seriously!!! I am not even kidding, we run a business from home and I am looking at whether we could claim him as a guard dog so that we can pay his vet bills out of the business.

what happens with suture reactions? Will he need another surgery? I’m so tired of all this.....

here’s how his suture site looks

 

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I replied in your other thread.  In my experience it is treated easily with medication.  

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I never shared this photo. Taken the day after surgery showing what they took out of him bowel. I have a better photo but can’t manage to resize it small enough to post. 

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Snook   

Yikes. Let's hope that never happens again! 

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