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Old 11-17-2012, 09:06 PM
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I can't remember, have you already had his stool tested? Might be worth it if you haven't, and I know some vets will let you drop a sample off.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:18 PM
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I haven't. Does it tend to be expensive? Should I just take him in at the same time? I might just do that if he doesn't improve soon. Thanks
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:35 PM
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I'm not sure about over there, but here it's pretty inexpensive, especially if the vet will let you just drop off a sample because then there's no exam fee. I remember we had to do it with a dog we had and even though we brought him in, we had to bring a sample in separately to avoid him having to stay there until he went.


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Old 11-17-2012, 09:45 PM
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I definitely think you need to take him in & a fresh stool sample. They need to listen to his gut & examine it as well as test the stool. A week is too long for them to suffer with this. I know we live in different countries, but it cost me $45 for the physical, 2 different meds & to have her toe nails cut & most of all--piece of mind that she's not sick & suffering right now.
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Check supermarkets for baby food, here we have Heinz jars & foil packs made from Pumpkin &/or Sweet Potato mix, I always keep a pack in the pantry.

Probiotics, I just give a teeny bit on the end of a teaspoon, about half the size of a pinky fingernail when I'm feeding regularly but during illness I'd probably do that 3 times a day. That's the only reason natural yoghurt is suggested because of the various good bacteria cultures in there so don't worry about skipping that if you've got capsules. Bear in mind though, some probiotics are as good as tits on a bull and others work, it's a tricky business to know crap from good - some say if they have to be kept in the fridge then they're not stabilised which is apparently not good, but the ones my Naturopath & Holistic Vet supplies are refrigerated so who knows .... that's why I have 2 brands and alternate during normal feeds.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:53 PM
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That's a good tip Dee, thanks. I dunno, these looked the best and there were only two types in the shop. I looked at reviews on amazon; 1 gave it one star and said it did nothing, the other 7 gave it 5 stars and said they'd finally found a product that works. Hopefully it will do a good job. The vet isn't open until Monday so if he's still not well by then I'll take him and a stool sample in.
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i usually use the ones specifically for dogs so i won't worry on the dosage
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