Hershey Squirts

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by Ahdeeos, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Ahdeeos

    Ahdeeos Well-Known Member

    What do you guys think? My dog has for the last 2 days been having the squirts. I have been feeding her Merrick Grain free for a couple of weeks now, but she doesn't like it just dry so for about 2 weeks I have been mixing it with the wet Merrick grain free and she loves it. But I have recently been giving her mixed flavors of the wet with the regular dry. I don't know if she doesn't agree with the mixture or did she eat some of those red berries from this damn holly Tree all the way over on the other side of my yard. I monitor her going over that way but I don't know if my brother does when he comes over and takes her out sometimes. And she just got her rabies and final shots Saturday but today he told me she messed in her cage which she has never done. What do you guys think....Im stuck. Oh yea she turns 4 months in 2 weeks
     
  2. TWW

    TWW Well-Known Member

    Most likely the food, is not agreeing, you would notice the berries in the poop, if that was it, and if you have not checked the stool, do so. Berry seeds or pits, do not digest well. So should be noticeable if that is it.
     
  3. Ahdeeos

    Ahdeeos Well-Known Member

    I checked in the stool. Haven't seen any berries. Thanks i guess i will just stick with one type of food see if that clears it up
     
  4. cinnamon roll

    cinnamon roll Super Moderator Super Moderator

    I would suggest doing a system reset with rice and boiled hamburger or chicken for a few days.

    Then put back on kiddle.
     
  5. musicdeb

    musicdeb Well-Known Member

    Agree with CR.
     
  6. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    Are the squirts the only symptoms?
    Energy levels OK?
    Eating same as before (with/without gusto?)
    A stool sample check might be worth it (no vet appt. needed, just the lab work)

    If you think it might be tied to the wet food, you could try leaving that off (after the burger/rice reset) and just wet the food with water (or top with a few tablespoons of the burger/rice mix), see if that's enough to make it interesting.

    I've heard that you can mix flavors in the same brand (wet/dry/either), so I wouldn't think that's it... but maybe she's sensitive to one of the wet ingredients?
     
  7. Ahdeeos

    Ahdeeos Well-Known Member

    I've never heard of rice and boiled hamburger. What kind of rice brown or white.
     
  8. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    I use white rice and you want to rinse the hamburger to remove any traces of fat left on it after boiling.
     
  9. musicdeb

    musicdeb Well-Known Member

    You can also boil chicken or turkey. White rice is better than brown rice for this purpose of resetting the system.
     
  10. Ahdeeos

    Ahdeeos Well-Known Member

    Oh ok. Thanks. Im a take her to the vet in the morning then for dinner Im going to try the rice and beef reset. Thank you so much for all the help
     
  11. musicdeb

    musicdeb Well-Known Member

    Keep us posted.
     
  12. Ahdeeos

    Ahdeeos Well-Known Member

    I took cocoa to the vet the took a stool sample no parasites. Everything looks good the vet said maybe a bacteria infection gave her a shot and some pills. Antibiotics. And he said feed her some cottage cheese or yogurt every day.
     
  13. musicdeb

    musicdeb Well-Known Member

    Why did he prescribe antibiotics without a definite diagnosis? Antibiotics wreck havoc on the dog's digestive system. He did give some good advice to add cottage cheese or plain yogurt to the food every day which acts like a probiotic that helps digestive system with the antibiotics.
     
  14. raechiemay

    raechiemay Well-Known Member

    Was it metronidazole?
     
  15. Ahdeeos

    Ahdeeos Well-Known Member

    I don't know why....No he gave her amoxicillian
     
  16. raechiemay

    raechiemay Well-Known Member

    I don't understand why he would prescribe amoxi. Metronidazole I can understand but it seems unnecessary to prescribe amoxi in this situation
     
  17. musicdeb

    musicdeb Well-Known Member

    I agree. Vets tend to overprescribe antibiotics when it's not necessary, just like our doctors who overprescribe antibiotics.
     
  18. Ahdeeos

    Ahdeeos Well-Known Member

    And over perscribing antibiotics is becoming an issue in the world because now bacteria are becoming immune to it
     
  19. musicdeb

    musicdeb Well-Known Member

    Exactly
     
  20. Ahdeeos

    Ahdeeos Well-Known Member

    Oh i said perscribing....Prescribing lol
     

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