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Friday, August 10, 2007

LUCKY'S TUMMY WOES

Poor old Lucky has been having some tummy woes... Yup his tummy has been giving him some problems for the past 2 weeks... why you say? Well I guess it's because he is incredibly bored (from not being able to go for walks since my accident), and therefore he has been an incredibly naughty boy!!! He has been chewing and ingesting alot of things that he shouldn't be ingesting!!!

Here are some of the things that he has been up to...

Lucky, looking forlorn... If you look closely at this picture, you'll notice that he has even chewed our bedroom door!!!


The curtains in the living room has been ripped to shreds in several places...


Lucky has been sinking his teeth into everything and anything that he can get his teeth into... including our sofa!!!




Our coffee table is no longer a rectangle... all four corners of the table has been chewed off!!!

Anyway, he started having really runny poo from having all this rubbish in his tummy... I know this is a bit disgusting. But that was how it was and it was gross. Thankfully, both my Lucky and Cleo are fully potty trained, and so his "shitty messes" have been confined to their private toilet (yes they have a dedicated toilet in the house! One toilet is solely for their use...), which has also made cleaning up a whole lot easier.

So Dr Jon, our vet at Hayward Animal Clinic, ordered a poo/stool sample, or in clinical terms, a faecal sample. I had the honour of collecting the sample this morning, and had to put it in a little container and a zip loc bag...Yuck... have any of you had to do this?





We sent this stool sample off to the lab this morning. Hopefully the results will be back soon and hopefully it's nothing serious...

So guys, one very important aspect of your dog's training is to get them potty trained. Because when you have a situation like this, the last thing you need is for your dog to go potty all over the house!!! Cause I can tell you that the cleaning up will be hell!!!

Also, if your dog is ever sick, I find that giving them mega doses of Vitamin C, will help them recover quite quickly. If Cleo or Lucky are slightly off their usual form, they will get a quick boost with 1000mg of Vitamin C, or more depending on how ill they are. In this case, Lucky has been taking a total of 3000mg of Vitamin C per day. It really helps their body fight whatever infection or problem that they might be facing. And Vitamin C can helo sustain them especially if you cannot get them to a vet quickly...

Of course please note that this is not a substitute for medical attention, and if your dog is a smaller dog, then the dosage should be lower!!!

Husky Boy was given up to 4000mg of Vitamin C per day when he first arrived to boost his immune system and to speed up the healing process. And now he takes 2000mg a day, and is doing really well... He has put on 6 kgs since he arrived and is no longer all skin and bones. His stomache condition is also very much improved, and his wounds are almost all healed...

Vitamin C is like the magic solution to most problems for dogs... I will explain why in my next post...

7 comments:

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

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Buster

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Thanks for the vitamin C tip.

Look forward to reading the next post about it.

Pippa and Kate

Natasha Fernz said...

Hey Pippa,

Hopefully I'll be able to write a decent post on the whole Vitamin C thing. Need to compile quite a few notes and things from various books and research articles I have been reading; as well as from personal experience!

Natasha & Cleo

Cubby said...

Poor furniture!

Amber-Mae said...

Woh! Lucky, you got some itchy mouth there...Luckily I don't do that anymore or else, I'll get one hell of a scolding & whacking too! Hmmm...my hooman never overdose out vitamin intake coz she said is no good as it may coz problems. We get only two pills of Vitamin c every two days, the doctor said it's good enuf. We also get other supplements & sometimes vitamin B too to boost up our energy especially mine. Hmmm...I've never seen poo in a plastic container before. It looks interesting, lol! I hope he will get better soon. Next time, what you can give is charcoal pills(for hoomans also can) & diarrhea medcine in liquid form(for dogs) You can buy the whole bottle & it can last up to a year. Give him or Cleo a syringe of it twice a day & it'll be better in a few days.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Natasha Fernz said...

Hello Cubby...

Yes poor furniture...

Hey Amber,
How did it go at the Dogathon?

And they only get Vitamin C in such high doses when something is wrong... Otherwise they just get Oxyfresh Antioxidants daily. Husky Boy is still on Vitamin C cause he's still not 100%... So hopefully he'll be able to go off it soon...

Hugs
Cleo

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