Diarrhea

Another Belly Upset: Pancreatitis Again Or Not?

It’s been about a month since Cookie’s pancreatitis. We were transitioning to a normal diet very carefully and she was doing great. And then, last Saturday, she had another belly upset. She spent the day at the farm, as always. Had a great time and everything was well. When she came home, though, I knew something wasn’t right just from…

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Acute Pancreatitis in a Dog: The Project That Is Cookie—Pancreatitis Up Close And Personal

Acute Pancreatitis in a Dog: The Project That Is Cookie—Pancreatitis Up Close And Personal

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. One of the jobs the pancreas has is the production of enzymes essential for food digestion. When these enzymes go rogue, they begin digesting the pancreas itself. Further information: Pancreatitis in Dogs Cookie’s story Vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Combination of symptoms that sent us to the vet, yet again. I had dogs vomit…

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Everything You Need To Know About Parvo

Everything You Need To Know About Parvo

Parvoviruses are a species-specific single-stranded, non-enveloped DNA virus. The canine virus appeared by a mutation in the early 1970s. Subsequent mutations brought about the epidemics of canine parvovirus disease in 1978 – 1979. Since this was a new virus, the pet population did not have immunity to it and most exposed dogs became very ill, many died. The virus invades…

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Intestinal Obstructions in Dogs: Chance’s Upset Belly—The Case Of The Well-Hidden Obstruction

Intestinal Obstructions in Dogs: Chance’s Upset Belly—The Case Of The Well-Hidden Obstruction

Gastrointestinal obstruction is the partial or full blockage of the digestive tract. It can occur in the stomach or in the intestine. It can be life-threatening. Symptoms might include vomiting diarrhea loss of appetite straining to poop pain lethargy Thank you, Dawn Munger, for sharing Chance’s story. Chance’s story Chance is a 4 y/o American Bulldog mix. I volunteer at…

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