Monday, 1 March 2021

Yesterday morning!

Started off very stressful as yet again, poor Ruby had 'exploded' in the night. She never lets us know so come morning, the stench is amazing as is the mess!

-1C, both outside, hosing her down, shampooing her, twice, followed by a big bucket of warm water to warm her up a little.

She was wrapped up, didn't want food, and slept in a tight ball. Unfortunately for her, she still stank so come the afternoon, she had a warm bath, more shampoo (not exactly good for her but needs must), dried, wrapped and back to sleep.

DS and DDiL reckon she is genetically predisposed as both her mum and sister and auntie, all have this on occasions. No known allegy or intolerance is indicated so far. 

She had been on a bland diet since Friday as her poo wasn't the best even then. Poor girl.

4 lots of washing out on the line or in the tumble drier. Its a good job we had a relatively waterproof liner under her bed in her crate (wooden) otherwise that would have been a mess as well.

Come 3pm we were both jiggered. She is her usual chirpy self today but not her toilet. Still on a bland diet. She has a vet appointment on Wednesday regarding a check up for her blown eardrum so we shall mention it then. If she was any worse, she would have been there today.

8 comments:

  1. Our 16 year old border collie was suffering from horrid loose poo incontinence and then we added a prebiotic /probiotic capsule daily to her diet. We have had great improvement. No diarrhea in about 4 weeks. Yay.

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    1. Thanks for the info, I have been reading up on those.

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  2. Poor Ruby and poor you. Hope it doesn't happen again soon.

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    1. So do we. She needs worming as well but we are holding back for a while.

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  3. Poor Ruby, bless her hope she feels better soon and you are able to get a diagnosis.

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    1. So do we. She was thoroughly checked last time but nothing showed up. Mind you, the neighbours dog is ill with a similar thing, as is a friends dog in the village.

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  4. It could be that a raw food diet may not suit her tum. Our dog was raw fed as she had demodex when she was a puppy it certainly helped her to get over that so I don't regret her having a raw food diet but she used to suffer a lot of tummy upsets also she used to throw up yellow bile in the mornings. We eventually reluctantly after 18 months changed her food to Forthglade grainfree food in cartons (the nearest to raw food as possible) and the difference was immense. We had also put her on probiotics for dogs and kept that going (she is 8 now) she just has 1 capsule a week now and does not ever have diarrhoea.

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