Toy Aussie With Bloody Stool
My baby Marley
Long story short in Jan 2011 I got my Toy Aussie Marley spay at the local SPCA. Three days later surprise! Marley had kennel cough. Marley was given 50 mg of dyoxcycline 2x a day. Marley could barely keep the pills down and after two days she had explosive diarrhea and was vomiting all the time. The SPCA said that the reaction was normal and to keep giving Marley her pills on time. By the fifth day of pills she was squirting blood and mucus out about 10 times a day. I stopped the medication and I ended up taking her to another vet.
The vet I took her to the second time said that it could be a parasite so I got her checked for everything and it all came back negative. The vet said Marley has colitis. The doctor gave her another antibiotic and it did the same thing. So after 5 days on the second antibiotic I stopped those. It was so frustrating seeing my pup straining to poop and then squeezing a table spoon of blood out. Marley also throws up yellow bile in the morning before she eats. Her intestines also make a swashing noise from her internal sphincters open and close. This only occurs before she throws up in the morning. When her tummy makes noises she will not eat.
Ever since that has happen my poor puppy has had blood in her stool. Not nearly as much but still some blood swirled in. She also still throws up almost every morning before she will eat.
Marley is 1 year old 12 lbs. I got her off craigslist when she was 6 months old. I never got the whole story on her but she is the cutest puppy and I couldn't leave her at a breeders house to be a baby maker. Marley was 7 lbs when I got her and she has completely filled out.
I have heard everyone's opinion from parvo to fasting. I thought maybe she has an allergy to grain but she has been on i/d hills prescription food for 3 months and she still has mucus filled stool.
As of today Marley is on a sweet potato and ground turkey home-made diet with kelp help and probiotics added. She still has been throwing up yellow bile in the morning. Marley has about 2 solid stools and then about noon Marley's poop will get progressively softer until its just a squirt of blood and mucus.
Marley is spay and up to date on all of her shots. She also chews the fur between her pads on her feet if I don't keep them trimmed. At this point we are just living life day to day. Marley has always been playful throughout everything. The only problem is I can not make Marley have consistent hard stool. I feel like I have tried EVERYTHING!!! The only thing I have not checked Marley for is MDR1 gene. Only because she was from a reputable breeder in Utah.
I have tried:
- rice and chicken
- natural anti diarrhea for dogs liquid med.
- hills i/d canned food.
- canned pumpkin
- sweet potato and turkey
Please respond if you have had similar problems with your Aussie.