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Author Topic: Sophs is having a new middle name added, its called "Diarrhea".  (Read 9162 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2012, 07:40:15 PM »

LOL, she hasnt done that in awhile, it startles me coz I dont hear her even in the room before it happens.   I think she's doing "get-even" now that she's feeling better....you know...all the unauthorized
rear-end inspections.  Roll Eyes  It reminds me of a monkey in a zoo.  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2012, 07:49:34 PM »

Glad to hear that she is feeling better. I am hoping that her episodes of bad poo will become less frequent as she gets older. Seems that she has a more severe case of it compared to my Sophie, but basically we haven't done anything other than eliminated irritating foods and with time the problem disappeared.
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« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2012, 07:57:38 PM »

I hope she grows out whatever it is too!  We have tried numerous different foods over the years including just wet food and it didnt seem to change a thing.  But Im hoping the diary will help us detect a pattern or frequency, etc. 
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« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2012, 09:18:29 PM »

One thing which is sometimes difficult to spot is relationship between food and throwing up or soft poo where you need to have certain frequency of feeding to see the effects. Some flavors of Almo for example cause mine to barf but maybe once a week if that flavor is fed frequently, no barfing if I give it 1-2 times per week (or not at all). For Weruva, if they get it every 2-3 days poo is mostly fine, just slightly softer, if they eat it every day then it is soft. Those things are a nightmare to sort out even with a diary since you have not only type of food but also frequency of feeding as a variable. I am thinking to transfer my food diaries into electronic form and plot 3D graphs Smiley

Forgot to ask: have you noticed any improvements in either frequency or how quickly it resolves by itself as Sophs is getting older? My Sophie is now five, she improved immediately after we eliminated irritating foods, but still had soft poo every time we fed something different (just changing the flavor of Ziwipeak to Venison from Venison &Fish and vice versa would result in one day of soft poo, same thing for any canned food which she doesn't eat every day or at least every other day), but then after her fourth birthday she seemed to be less sensitive to food changes, now she can eat those homecooked meatballs different flavor every week with no problem, and no problem with different brands and flavors. She's had textbook poo for quite some time now.
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« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2012, 09:22:42 PM »

Thanks for that info Alek, Im hoping the diary may help figuring that out, Im trying to keep track.  Hey, let me know how the 3D graph goes, it actually sounds like a great idea!!!
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« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2012, 09:25:55 PM »

My problem is mystery barfing, that's why I am thinking of a 3D graph. Seems not to be cleaning related, no obvious patterns, but we had a similar case in the past with one of Almo Flavors. Now we just need to figure out which one of ~10 canned food flavors currently fed is the problematic one. Argh.
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« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2012, 08:52:38 AM »

Well I thought we were done but apparently not.  She just had half good, half diarrhea again.  Silly me thought we were back on track so she came out jumped up on the table, sat down....errr, well you get my drift.  What a mess, all over her bum again.  So if she goes again today before the vet office closes, we will be taking a sample out.  We are starting by taking a toy away, its not new, but she has only been playing with it recently, maybe the catnip or something in the fabric is causing tummy upset.  Who knows.   Undecided  Then the next thing might be the dry food....it seems to have started right around the same time we opened a new bag of food, but its probably just coincidence. 
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« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2012, 10:31:55 AM »

Well shoot.  I do think it's time to take that sample in.  Hugs to you and Sophie Kiss
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« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2012, 10:36:53 AM »

I suppose its possible that guests we had brought something in on their shoes, we take our shoes off but its hard for my mom to do so we dont push it with her.  I doubt it but its always possible I guess.  My guess is Sophs wont cooperate and will wait and go 5 minutes before the vet office closes tonight.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2012, 05:20:49 PM »

Ack, it really gets to a point where you suspect everything.   Undecided

Sending good thoughts your ways.  And always sending good wishes you find the source.
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« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2012, 06:36:40 PM »

August, I know!  You hit the nail on the head.  Maybe its the way Im looking at her or holding my mouth or....?   Undecided
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« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2012, 07:19:38 PM »

If your vet hasn't run a PLI/TLI with b-12/folic acid gastro panel, now might be a good time...

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« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2012, 08:20:26 PM »

Thanks for that info, Mikken.  Would you know if the pancreas would show abnormal in an ultrasound?  Sophs ultrasound showed her pancreas looked totally normal.  And would there be any lab abnormalties other than the TLI/PLI?  Everything always comes back normal except her WBC is below normal, and her creatinine is a little elevated and of course the coronavirus test keeps coming back positive.

ETA:  I just checked her labwork and the only other lab that comes out on the borderline is the neutrophil count.  Its never below normal that I have seen but its right on the edge...which probably doesnt mean anything.  She has been tested for FIV and FeLV so unless those tests can come back false negative, I guess those can be ruled out.   
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« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2012, 11:06:12 AM »

We need a morning update on the Sophs please(well it's morning where you are Wink)

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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2012, 11:39:53 AM »

Well does anyone wanna take bets on whether she went poo or not?  Of course she didnt.  It is, as catbird says, afterall Sophers.  Cheesy  So no poo last night and so far none today.   Cheesy
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