Sunday, March 13, 2011

Back to the Vet

Yet again we returned to the vet, when Dallas finished her anti-vomiting meds, and began vomiting again. After more tests and x-rays, the officially diagnosis is 'Dallas eats rocks.' As in not just chews on them, swallows and passes them, and they cause problems on the way out the other end. I know this is true, because while we're extremely lucky that this puppy doesn't chew on anything other than her items in the house, the yard IS a whole different matter. And she eats EVERYTHING out there. However, for the past week, she hasn't been allowed to go out there except when on a leash with us. So I think she DOES eat rocks, which DOES upset her digestion, but I get the feeling something more is going on here...

Nonetheless, the past two days (back to boiled chicken and rice) have been pretty good, with no vomiting episodes (save the two hour joy ride Chris took her on Sat morning....) and since we also de-wormed her Thursday night and she still shows no fever, no diarrhea, no parasites in any blood or fecal samples, we're going with this diagnosis. 

But I also changed her food... just in case. From Nutro Lamb to Purina One Chicken (both large puppy dry food.)

The vets got pretty chummy with Dallas in her new home-away-from-home aka: the vet's office, and gave her a new "baby" which she happened to hold exactly right...

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