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Lexi started barking this morning at 6AM. She wouldn't stop so I went out to her crate to take her out to go potty. I noticed her pillow in her crate covered in brown stuff. I got her out of the crate and she started to act like she had to go potty so I took her out. She went poop but it was really, really soft. Almost to soft to pick up. When we got back inside she throw up a brown liquid. I offered her some dog food (didn't have any hamburger or rice for the bland diet) and she wouldn't eat it. We went outside one more time before I went to work and again the poop was really, really soft.

I called the vet and they said to give her a bland diet (boiled hamburger and boiled rice) for 24 hrs. After that if she is better I can give her her dog food again. If she isn't better I'm supposed to bring her in.
 

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Oh no! :eek:
How scary!!!!
See, I would have had to run her to the vet
. And they would have told me the same thing they told you on the phone....

What a good mommy you are...
Hopefully the bland diet will work.
It does make you wonder what she got into..

Any ideas?
 

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Originally posted by tlunn@Jul 27 2005, 08:04 AM
It does make you wonder what she got into..

Any ideas?
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I really have no idea. She was fine last night. It was only around 70 last night (after about 4 weeks of 90+ degree weather) so we went for a long walk (around 3 miles). She was fine and walked about 3/4 of the way. She was fine when she went to bed, no diarrhea then. She did bark in the middle of the night but after a few minutes she calmed down. When I was cleaning out her crate I found a turd. Lexi has never been a poop eater but I'm wondering if she ate some. The puke was the color of poop. YUCK!!!

She had been laying in the stuff (not sure if it is puke or poop) on her bed. Her face had the stuff all over. I had to wash her face and comb it out. My poor baby! Made me feel like a bad mom for not getting up when she barked in the middle of the night.
 

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Maybe she picked up something on the walk...
Or maybe she got some heat sickness....even if it seemed cool...
Maybe it was just too much for her last night....
Anyway, hope she feels better....
 

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I hope lexi feels better soon. I'm thinking it is the heat too. Just keep giving her the bland stuff . When this happens to chester I don't offer him any dog food. He wouldn't eat it anyway. Just leave out lots of water so she can flush out her system. Within a day chester is back to normal. I'm sure lexi will be too.
Don't feel bad , you were still there to help her.
 

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She is used to the walk. We usually walk about 2.5miles. We did go about 3 blocks farther then we usually go. But she was fine. When she gets tired she will jump up and lets me know she wants to get picked up. I don't think she would have had heat sickness because it was cold enough that I wore a jacket on our walk.

She could have picked something up on the walk I guess. Not sure when she would have thoug. We didn't really stop long enough for her to get something.

I have no idea what is wrong with her.
 

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With a 3 mile walk, I'd really suspect heatstroke, too. Poor Lexi!

The biggest danger with Malts and even innocent tummy upsets (and I have learned this firsthand) is dehydration. After Lady had to be hospitalized for 2 days with an IV, my vet told me to always keep Pedialite on hand. I get the Gerber unflavored 4 packs. You can get an infant syringe for feeding and squirt it down her throat. It will replace the electrolites she's lost.

I also keep a few jars of baby food meat around (chicken) and give a little of that, just even a fingerful at first to make sure it stays down. I also prefer boiled chicken breast to hamburger for the bland diet (less fat).

You can also give a little Kaopectate or Pepto Bismal to help with the diarrhea.

As your vet says, if you don't see a big improvement soon, bring her in. These little ones can get really sick, really fast when they dehydrate and don't eat. And in case you are dealing with something more serious, like pancreatitis, you don't want to wait.
 

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awww... poor Lexi!! I hope she feel better soon!!

Your NOT a bad mommy!! Your doing everything you can do.
 

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Originally posted by nataliecmu@Jul 27 2005, 09:04 AM
A few months ago Tini threw up some brown stuff-- the vet said it was poop.
I hope for your sake it is something as simple as poop 



Hope Lexi is feeling better soon 

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Yeah that is what I'm thinking it was.

I really, really don't think it was heatstroke. It was actually chilly when we went for the walk. Plus we got back to the apartment at 7:30 and didn't go to sleep until almost 11. If it was heatstroke I think she would have had some symptoms before this morning. Plus she is used to the walk. Normally it is a 2.5 mile walk and Lexi walks about 2miles of it. This time it was closer to 3 miles and she walked about 2.25 miles. If it was heatstroke she probably not have been able to walk as far. After the walk Lexi and Nikki played together until bed. I don't think she would have been playing for 3.5hrs if it was heatstroke.
 

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Originally posted by Lexi's Mom+Jul 27 2005, 10:14 AM-->
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A few months ago Tini threw up some brown stuff-- the vet said it was poop.
I hope for your sake it is something as simple as poop 



Hope Lexi is feeling better soon 

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Yeah that is what I'm thinking it was.

I really, really don't think it was heatstroke. It was actually chilly when we went for the walk. Plus we got back to the apartment at 7:30 and didn't go to sleep until almost 11. If it was heatstroke I think she would have had some symptoms before this morning. Plus she is used to the walk. Normally it is a 2.5 mile walk and Lexi walks about 2miles of it. This time it was closer to 3 miles and she walked about 2.25 miles. If it was heatstroke she probably not have been able to walk as far. After the walk Lexi and Nikki played together until bed. I don't think she would have been playing for 3.5hrs if it was heatstroke.
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Also, didn't you say that Nikki is a poop eater? If so, then maybe Lexi saw her eating it and thought she'd give it a try, too ??
 

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Originally posted by Kallie/Catcher's Mom+Jul 27 2005, 10:27 AM-->
Originally posted by Lexi's [email protected] 27 2005, 10:14 AM
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@Jul 27 2005, 09:04 AM
A few months ago Tini threw up some brown stuff-- the vet said it was poop.
I hope for your sake it is something as simple as poop 



Hope Lexi is feeling better soon 

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Yeah that is what I'm thinking it was.

I really, really don't think it was heatstroke. It was actually chilly when we went for the walk. Plus we got back to the apartment at 7:30 and didn't go to sleep until almost 11. If it was heatstroke I think she would have had some symptoms before this morning. Plus she is used to the walk. Normally it is a 2.5 mile walk and Lexi walks about 2miles of it. This time it was closer to 3 miles and she walked about 2.25 miles. If it was heatstroke she probably not have been able to walk as far. After the walk Lexi and Nikki played together until bed. I don't think she would have been playing for 3.5hrs if it was heatstroke.
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Also, didn't you say that Nikki is a poop eater? If so, then maybe Lexi saw her eating it and thought she'd give it a try, too ??
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Like it is the "cool thing to do"
 

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Originally posted by nataliecmu+Jul 27 2005, 09:28 AM-->
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Also, didn't you say that Nikki is a poop eater? If so, then maybe Lexi saw her eating it and thought she'd give it a try, too ??
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Like it is the "cool thing to do"

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Yeah Nikki is the poop eater. Lexi has never shown any sign of possibly eating poop (that I've seen). But there was that turd in her crate this morning and the puke was the color of poop. I guess the brown color could also be from her dog poop.

I don't know! I can't wait for lunch so I can go home and check on her.
 

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Sorry to hear Lexi is not feeling well. Let us know how she is doing after you go home at lunch to check on her.
 

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I hope your baby gets will soon! Kisses for Lexi!
 

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I hope Lexi feels better soon! I know that a little while after I got Pixie, Tuffy started having some diarrhea and the vet chalked it up to his being a little stressed from having a new dog around the house 24/7. He said even good stress could bring up an episode like that. I'd probably take her in just to be on the safe side, but I'm a total worrier... The last time Tuffy had an episode of vomiting they told me the same thing, to do the bland diet, but I insisted on taking him in and it turned out that he had tonsillitis and the drainage was causing his vomiting! I think vets generally assume the dog has gotten into some trash and just leave it there unless you press harder. Feel better soon Lexi!
 

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Originally posted by Kallie/Catcher's Mom@Jul 27 2005, 09:27 AM
Also, didn't you say that Nikki is a poop eater? If so, then maybe Lexi saw her eating it and thought she'd give it a try, too ??
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I was thinking the same thing, bleh! Baaad habits these puppies have!!

Anyway I hope Lexi is feeling better soon. I hate when they dont feel well
 
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