Hi all just looking for advise with my 4 month old French bulldog puppy Cid. On the 23/12/12 my dog had a prolapsed bowel we promptly took him to our local vet who was fantastic, who rushed us in and reinserted his bowel and preformed a purse string suture to hold it in place. We have changed our dogs diet from advance dry food to wet pal and are thinking of also adding tinned pumpkin for some added roughage.
His current medical treatment regime is 1mg of laxapet 3 times a day, Amoxyclav (200mg) twice a day, metronidazole (100mg) twice a day and we also have been giving him sedation and analgesia as needed which is usually at night when he needs to poo and gets agitated and is in quite a bit of pain.
Prior to Cids prolapse he had been having ongoing bowel issues from the age of 8 weeks with loose bowl movements we attemted to treat this is worming tablets (Inceptor every 2 weeks and then monthly from 12 weeks) and diet (feeding advance dry food with boiled chicken and rice) the week of Cids prolapse we gave ensal (4ml three times a day) to treat his loose bowel movements. After a day of this treatment cid appeared to be constipated so we stopped giving the ensal. At this time it was hard to gauge his bowel movements as he started eating his own faeces.
The advice i'm looking for is what else can we do as from google and our vets advice prolapsed bowels have a very poor prognosis. If the purse string stitch dosent work my boyfriend and I are looking into the procedure coloplexy I was wondering if anyone has had any experience/ success with the operation as anecdotal evidence would suggest it has quite a good outcome. Im also from the south east of Melbourne and any suggestion of vets and prices would be very much appreciated. Lastly should we tell our breeder about the situation as the vet feels that his tail could be one of the potential causes for the prolapse.
Its been quite a horrible Christmas with lots of tears we love our dog Cid and want to give him the best chance