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Thread: Advice Needed Please - Poppy's Got the Run's Again!

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    sorry to hear poppy is unwell again,hope the vet visit gives you some insight/advice to help.


    regards to using blow dryer, the way I dealt with leo (and our gsd before him), was to offer one treat for sitting down, then if you need to tie them up so they can't ran away (if you need too, didnt have to with leo hes dopily wonderful lol) let them smell the hair dryer, then switch it on low away from them so they can hear it, turned it off so they can smell it again, then switch it on and dry them, then after its done they get another treat.

    I think offering treats when they aren't settled isn't a good idea. (but I dont know if poppy was settled or not)


    but I do hope her tummy upset is just fromt the treats and not an underlaying issue.
    Good luck at vets

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    sorry to hear poppy is unwell again,hope the vet visit gives you some insight/advice to help.


    regards to using blow dryer, the way I dealt with leo (and our gsd before him), was to offer one treat for sitting down, then if you need to tie them up so they can't ran away (if you need too, didnt have to with leo hes dopily wonderful lol) let them smell the hair dryer, then switch it on low away from them so they can hear it, turned it off so they can smell it again, then switch it on and dry them, then after its done they get another treat.

    I think offering treats when they aren't settled isn't a good idea. (but I dont know if poppy was settled or not)


    but I do hope her tummy upset is just fromt the treats and not an underlaying issue.
    Good luck at vets
    Thanks so much for your lovely post! And the tips with the hairdryer!!!

    This morning I took Poppy out when she woke up and she did a wee and a normal poo! Hooray I thought!

    She then bounced back over to where I was standing and vomitted! I then promptly burst into tears! I got OH up and he reassured me and we called the vet who fitted her in straight away.

    The vet thinks it is just the combination of the different food & the treat & the new envrionment, people and dogs. She said her intestines felt a bit enflamed so she gave her a shot of anti-biotics (just to be on the safe side) and a shot to help settle her stomach. She advised us to let her have up to 30 laps of water every 1/2 hour but then to take it away so that she doesn't drink heaps and cause herself to vomit again.

    She gave me some tablets to give her 1/2 hour before she eats to help keep her food down and suggested plain chicken breast only for the next two days then add small amounts a dry food to it. I was surprised she was anti the boiled rice and explained that protein was the easiest thing for dogs to digest hence the chicken. She actually suggested buying a roast chicken from woolworths and using the breast meat! That shocked me a bit! I thought there would be too much other flavouring in it so OH is baking a whole chicken breast which we will cut into small pieces and use over the next few days.

    I also took in a sample of this mornings poo and the vet said she will check it for worms or worm eggs but she doubts there will be any!

    Poppy hasn't lost any weight either according to their scales even though to me she looks skinnier!

    I feel much better having been to the vet.

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    Im glad you are feeling better about it.
    Good luck with her.

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    Quite honestly Amy, if you are crying and stressed, she will pick up on that and it will not help the situation one little bit. Nor will keeping her under a microscope and watching her every movement help either. You HAVE to learn to chill whilst also monitoring situations. Most cases of upset tummies are what WE do wrong for them, allergies etc or things they have gotten into, over excitement. Yes, as DA well knows things can be very serious but these cases are in the minority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Quite honestly Amy, if you are crying and stressed, she will pick up on that and it will not help the situation one little bit. Nor will keeping her under a microscope and watching her every movement help either. You HAVE to learn to chill whilst also monitoring situations. Most cases of upset tummies are what WE do wrong for them, allergies etc or things they have gotten into, over excitement. Yes, as DA well knows things can be very serious but these cases are in the minority.

    Thanks. I know that me bursting into tears didn't help the situation but I'm a first time puppy owner who has never seen my dog sick. I am going to react in an emotional way. Thats just the sort of person I am. She didn't even realise I was crying and stressed. As I was collecting her poo sample she was chasing me trying to play.

    Either way, like I said, I am much happier now having been to the vet and having covered all bases!

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    She is going thru the gangly age.

    It is best to be on the slim side rather than heavy for growing bones.

    Think teenager!!

    I use BBQ roast chicken for bait all the time.

    One of the best training tools I've found.

    That and herb and garlic snags, I've stood ring side and had strange dogs dig into my pockets for that smelly stuff. BUT DON'T give it to Poppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    She is going thru the gangly age.

    It is best to be on the slim side rather than heavy for growing bones.

    Think teenager!!

    I use BBQ roast chicken for bait all the time.

    One of the best training tools I've found.

    That and herb and garlic snags, I've stood ring side and had strange dogs dig into my pockets for that smelly stuff. BUT DON'T give it to Poppy.
    Thanks! I didn't think she would be okay with roast bbq chicken on the tummy she has had. I think plain old boring baked breast would be best for her!

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    Even on the after care sheet I got for Pretty it mentions BBQ chicken and rice post op. I gave her raw chicken though as I know what she is used to. She wolfed down a wing on arrival home, another 4hrs later and one this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Even on the after care sheet I got for Pretty it mentions BBQ chicken and rice post op. I gave her raw chicken though as I know what she is used to. She wolfed down a wing on arrival home, another 4hrs later and one this morning.
    I guess the BBQ chicken would be fine for a post-op dog as it is just protein but I'm not comfortable giving it to Poppy with her delicate stomach. It is salty and full of different flavours. I'd prefer just to go with the bland baked chicken breast.

    Its funny how some reccomend rice and others don't. Very strange!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    I guess the BBQ chicken would be fine for a post-op dog as it is just protein but I'm not comfortable giving it to Poppy with her delicate stomach. It is salty and full of different flavours. I'd prefer just to go with the bland baked chicken breast.

    Its funny how some reccomend rice and others don't. Very strange!
    Exactly why I didn't do the BBQ chicken. I preferred bland. Maybe it tempts some fussy post op dogs to eat, dunno. Pretty is fussy but not about raw.

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