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Postby jcoffey917 » March 15th, 2010, 8:40 am

Yesterday afternoon Cooper was laying down sleeping most of the day (which is what he does on Sundays) and he got up and started sniffing around like he had to go to the bathroom so I jumped up and let him out. Pretty much as soon as I let him out of the house he had diarreah. I didn't think anything of it, just thought maybe he wasn't feeling well. Then last night I let him out around 9 and could tell he had to go because he kept straining, but nothing was coming out but gas. After a while, I just let him in again. I let him out one last time at 11 and went out with him and the same thing happened. He kept straining but nothing was really coming out. He had a little diarreah again but then kept going to different spots and trying to go but nothing came out. When we went inside he was acting strange- wouldn't leave my side by more than like 6 inches. And he kept sitting and scooting his butt a little every few steps he would take. I brought him upstairs and put him in his crate for the night and was woken up at 4 am because he threw up food in his crate. It must have been his dinner, it was all just food chunks, nothing else came up with hit. Then I remembered that he threw up food chunks yesterday morning too, but I just thought it was because he ate breakfast and then ran around the house like a nut job. I let him in the yard again at 4 this morning and he had a little diarreah again but seemed like he still had to go and couldn't. I'm worried that he might have some sort of blockage but didn't know if he would still have diarreah if he did. Should I switch him to chicken and rice and just watch him closely, or do you think I should rush him in to the vet today?
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 15th, 2010, 8:47 am

I would call and get him in. The throwing up and not pooping does sound like a potential blockage. Keep us updated!

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Postby TheRedQueen » March 15th, 2010, 8:59 am

Yup, I agree
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Postby Pit♥bull » March 15th, 2010, 9:15 am

"A stitch in time, saves nine"
Take him in...

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Postby jcoffey917 » March 15th, 2010, 9:22 am

I called and made an appointment at 2:40 this afternoon. Hopefully I'll have a good update after.
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Postby TheRedQueen » March 15th, 2010, 9:24 am

positive thoughts headed your way...
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Postby amazincc » March 15th, 2010, 9:44 am

Good thoughts headed his way... :hug3:
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Postby Ino » March 15th, 2010, 11:50 am

I hope all goes well at the vet and it is just a little stomach bug. :goodthoughts:
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Postby PetieMarie22 » March 15th, 2010, 11:50 am

Good luck Jenna and Cooper!
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Postby HappyChick » March 15th, 2010, 4:03 pm

Good thoughts being sent your way! I'm glad you got him into the Vet quickly. Sounds like it might be a blockage to me too. :goodthoughts: :goodthoughts:
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Postby CinderDee » March 15th, 2010, 4:10 pm

Sending good thoughts!
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Postby jcoffey917 » March 15th, 2010, 5:07 pm

Good news! The vet doesn't think it is a blockage. He didn't do x-rays, just an exam but said that since he is still interested in food and doesn't seem to have any abdominal pain he thinks it is just diarreah. He's on a couple of medications and a special food for a few days and he just said to keep an eye on him. Thanks for all the good thoughts!
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Postby PetieMarie22 » March 15th, 2010, 5:10 pm

Glad to hear that!!! Poor boy! I Hope he feels better soon!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 15th, 2010, 5:13 pm

Great!
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Postby amazincc » March 15th, 2010, 5:24 pm

YAY for "just diarrhea"!!! :wink: :D
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Postby iluvk9 » March 15th, 2010, 5:32 pm

amazincc wrote:YAY for "just diarrhea"!!! :wink: :D


Yes...as long as it isn't on OUR floors. :giggle:
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Postby CinderDee » March 15th, 2010, 5:46 pm

That's great news!
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Postby madremissy » March 15th, 2010, 10:12 pm

Just saw this and glad to read it is just upset tummy. Get better soon.
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