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Old 11-24-2012, 07:08 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Aloha Mil-Ras!

Something just didn't seem right so I took her to a different vet for a second opinion. She tested negative for coccidiosis but had the WORSTE hook worm infestation they've ever seen. Of course the first thing they did was take her off the raw and onto boiled chicken and rice. Per the forums suggestion I have her a small amount of canned pumpkin but the vet didn't like that either. They will be testing for parvo and salmonilla.

I am actually sitting at the vet right now for our 3rd visit in three days. I'm heavy hearted as I wait for more test results. This is not how I pictured our first experience with our long anticipated boxer... But she's in good hands as we will do whatever is necessary to see her thrive.

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:42 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Aloha Mil-Ras!

Something just didn't seem right so I took her to a different vet for a second opinion. She tested negative for coccidiosis but had the WORSTE hook worm infestation they've ever seen. Of course the first thing they did was take her off the raw and onto boiled chicken and rice. Per the forums suggestion I have her a small amount of canned pumpkin but the vet didn't like that either. They will be testing for parvo and salmonilla.

I am actually sitting at the vet right now for our 3rd visit in three days. I'm heavy hearted as I wait for more test results. This is not how I pictured our first experience with our long anticipated boxer... But she's in good hands as we will do whatever is necessary to see her thrive.



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Old 11-24-2012, 07:52 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Oh no! Poor Lily! I hope her test comes back negative! Please keep us posted. We're all here to offer advice once the whole picture is clear.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:59 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Thanks! She is now being treated with anti-biotics incase there is a stomach Infection due to all the hook worms compromising her immune system. They also put her on chicken baby food jars- 2 per meal up to 6 times a day...

I also have to collect stool all weekend just incase we need to do a salmonella culture.

My biggest concern now is just getting her good flora built up after the anti biotics go and wipe her completely out... Even with my kids I use anti-biotics as the very last of all resorts...

I do have one question for the forum- the vet asked me what kibble I use- and we use the "Akana" brand bio appropriate (80-10-10) dog food made by champion pet foods... The vet never even heard of it and wants me on to put her on science diet puppy... but the first ingredient is: corn- followed by chicken by-product- corn gluten... Etc. what do you all feed your boxer puppies if you can't do raw?!
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:10 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I would continue to feed her Raw. There is no reason she cant stay on it and it is the best thing for her regarding her immune system.

You vet is just trying to cross sell a product that he carries. They all do it. Dont feel obligated to purchase that crap.

Give her a probiotic especially while she is on an antibiotic. You can add in Plain, natural Yogurt or purchase a probiotic and add it to her food.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:45 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I 150% agree with you... however the vet has me FREAKED out with even the possibility of semolina. Myself I am pro holistic, whole food, as natural as they come and even stick primarily to a vegan diet. When it comes to dogs- I believe that 'raw' is best for them... vets aren't necessarily well rounded when it comes to nutrition just as MDs aren't dietitians. Im not ANTI -meds- but she's only 10 weeks and they've already put her on 5 rounds of de-wormer, 2 albons, and now antibiotics... thats a lot for a little boxers system to have to compensate with and heal from.

What is the NEXT best thing to raw? Just for now while she gets her stools better and through all the vet mess? After she's on the upswing I will once again gradually start the raw transition.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I honestly would keep going with raw. Dog food has salmonella in it just like raw meat could. There have been tons of recalls lately for kibble contaminated with salmonella as well as mold. I really don't think feeding raw would do anymore harm.

I don't know what other brands of kibble you have available in HI, but I definitely would not go with Science Diet as your vet suggested. As you already noticed the first ingredient is corn which is no good for dogs!

I hope she gets better soon! Sorry you're having to go through all of this.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:43 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Ok- thanks for being so helpful. I'm glad I'm not going through it alone! I have a whole forum of supporters!

On a positive note- Lily is AMAZING! She is 10 weeks and sits on commands and comes when called most of the time. She readily responds to correction and is eager to please. She is curious, playful, and 12lbs of pure love!

I can't help but post pics with each reply because she's just a "hoot"!
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:39 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Jax has always ate dry food!
Dosnt upset his stomach or nothing
Hes now 14kilos at 16 weeks
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:25 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Jax's mummy- thats Awesome... if im not mistaken... isnt 14 kilos something like 30lbs?! Or is my math off?! Could be... thats HUGE!

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