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3/29/11 2:47 P

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becky,
poor buddy !!!! i hope he's better soon.
when you are cleaning his beard does he swallow any of the peroxide??? sometimes peroxide is given to a dog to make it throw up after ingesting something they shouldn't. it could be that.
i would wait until the next time he eats the cheese to see if it's that but make sure his beard isn't bathed that same day.

on the other hand.... kirby and la la la love the mozzarella cheese but if la la la eats too much of it, she is mowing the grass the next day.
i got them a rotassarie chicken from sam's and forgot to remove the top layers and they both were sick. they both mowed the grass and got over it. poor kirby ate the most chicken and was sick at both ends. thank goodness grass eating works for them because i didn't buy any pepto or imodium yet to have on hand. they love the chicken but something in the seasonings they use makes them sick.

becky you do a wonderful job investigating and finding great links !!! thanks

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3/29/11 1:30 P

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Another night with a sick Buddy! About 1:30 a.m. Buddy woke me wanting to go outside. I took him to the yard and all he wanted to do was eat grass = SIGN #1! I stopped him from eating the grass knowing that he was sick and the grass was just going to make him throw up! Cleaning up after a sick dog in the middle of the night was NOT what I wanted to do! So I brought him in, gave him some Pepto and we returned to bed.

He didn't get up until about 9:00 this morning = SIGN #2! He again asked to go outside, and yes indeed... I have a sick dog. I brought him back inside and gave him another dose of Pepto. He is now sleeping on the couch. Poor guy!

So I asked myself, "What happened between yesterday and last night?" I thought and thought ... He was fine in the morning! He was fine in the afternoon! About 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon I gave Hadleigh a piece of string cheese and Buddy wanted to share. That was the last thing he ate. He wouldn't eat his dinner (not unusual). He didn't beg for his usual peanut butter Kong (very unusual). He didn't want anything!

CHEESE! Buddy must be lactose intolerant! Do you think?

I went to the Internet to read what was out there on the subject, and I found that it could be possible. Interesting, cheddar doesn't have lactose. So that would explain why he never got sick from cheddar. Now that I think back ... he always got sick after mozzarella, or Monterey jack!

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Another possible clue to Buddy getting sick: This also followed his bath that was less than 24 hours prior. If I remember correctly, he got sick after his last bath, too. Could I be too aggressive in cleaning his beard? Could he be ingesting soap and that's making him sick?
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Hmm... So what do you think? Was it the cheese that make him sick? Or was it the soap?

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3/20/11 1:40 P

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kirby's blood stain is still on his beard. the peroxide didn't help at all. i guess it will have to grow out. i gave my dh an earfull about if he ever cuts his mouth again he better wash the bood off and not wait 2 hours to bring him home with a stained beard !!!

i'm glad buddy and abbey are both doing well now. after la la la's 30 minute mowing of the grass she was just fine again too.

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LOL!! Buddy was sick like that! It was like a bout of pancreatitis! When he would finally throw up (bile) he was fine again. We still haven't put a finger on the exact problem, but we are narrowing it down. I tried Buffalo just before switiching to the Orijen, but I was really looking for a food that he would eat. And because his beard turned red from being wet the vet felt that its was allergies. So the Orijen food fit good into that equation to get the grains out.
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I always seem to see this questions too late. I give mine pepto or imodium. I buy the caplets and give them one pepto. (this is what the vet told us to do). When Abbey was pregnant we couldn't give her pepto so the vet recommended imodium. Both seem to work good.

We have finally gotten Lucy feeling better. She used to get sick at least twice a week. We'd take her to the vet and could never figure out what was wrong. We finally decided maybe it is her food. We switched from the orijen grain free to the blue buffalo chicken. The blue has grain in it. She hasn't gotten sick since we switched. It's funny, we thought we were feeding her the best we could and it was making her sick, I guess it was too rich. It's nice now to come home from work and not find any surprises, lol

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3/19/11 11:49 P

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i'm so glad buddy is well and back to his loveable self !! thanks for all the info !!!

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OK everyone... the Pepto-Bismol worked. Here's how much I used and how to administer it.

I used a spare 'Infants Motrin' syringe that I had from Hadleigh. (I knew they would come in handy!) I gave Buddy 1.25 mL (figuring that is the same amount of Motrin I give Hadleigh and they are about the same weight.) It was easy to administer this using the syringe I simply filled the syringe and placed it towards the back in Buddy's mouth on the side and squirted. He did the rest. There was no spill and it was down and done!

About a couple hours later Buddy was back to his feeling good self, and looking for something to eat. I didn't give him very much food on a stomach that was once sour. He was so hungry that he ate his KIBBLE all by itself!

So put Pepto-Bismol down as another one of your go to remedies!


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i'm so glad buddy is feeling better !!!

i like to pick up a rotisserie chicken for kirby and la la la sometimes, but i noticed when i get one from Sam's the next day la la la is sick and eating grass. she thinks she is suppose to have chicken all the time so i get them one to last a few days. i figued out it is from the seasonings thay have on it that does it, so now i don't give any from the outer layer.

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Buddy is the first dog I ever had that got sick on ham or bacon. I use to give him pieces of pork chops and he seemed OK. But then he got sick. I thought it may have been the seasoning I used... garlic, etc. Once I gave him ham and he and I were up all night! So ham is now off limits. Now I see that bacon does the same to him. Maybe its meats that are cured? Donno... what I do know is that Buddy is back on a strict diet again. Everytime I venture off ... WHAMMY!!

He's in the chair now curled up and sleeping. I think he's beginning to feel better.
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I didn't know we weren't suppose to give them pork products? I have given Shorty pre-cooked ham(like what you put on salads), ham lunch meat, and of course ready to eat bacon. He has never gotten sick from it. Should I not be feeding these things to him? I just found out recently that he wasn't suppose to have onions(of any form) or garlic either...so i diligently look at ingredients for that, since he WONT eat his dog food alone. I always mix other stuff with it. Mostly potatoes and homemade gravy(which I found on a westie cookbook site) The only time Shorty does get "sick" is when his allergies(to grass we think....since the winter months he hasn't been as itchy) get the best of him.

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Buddy was like a grass-edger this morning. That was my first clue that he was sick. Then he has followed me from room to room... finally he got sick! I quickly gathered him up to get him outside, but too late!! Poor Buddy!

You are right about pork. I never thought about it, but I don't give him ham or anything like that... he gets so sick! What was I thinking when we gave him bacon yesterday??? DUH!! Brain dead!
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That shot that Buddy was allergic to was to prevent a disease that they can catch from drinking water where there are racoons and wild life. He can't get that vaccination so we have to be extra diligent not to let him drink from ponds, puddles or streams.

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Poor Buddy, hope he feels better soon. Bluey was sick this morning, as he has a habit of drinking water from puddles, and we have a lot of raccoons around, and live near a creek so rats too, and i know when he has been in the puddles as he is sick.
He tends to eat grass and then he is sick and is fine. Jess walks round the house licking the floors and walls if she is going to be sick.
Never heard of giving pepto to a dog - fingers crossed it works
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ahhh poor buddy, i hope it works and he's better soon !!

i've seen posts before where both keopectate and pepto bismal were used but i haven't used either of them kirby and la la la eat grass and cure themselves. la la la was eating grass yesterday. my dh gave her a beef winnie the night before. she has a delicate stomach and has to eat grass often. i tried the plain pumpkin before and she wouldn't eat it. she does like chicken and rice though. but it's the grass eating that works for her.
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I have had dogs all my life and none have had such a delicate stomach like Buddy. Poor guy!
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I dont know anything about Pepto and Westies but I sure do hope that Buddy feels better soon. Didnt know bacon upset the stomach...Shorty eats small bit of ready to eat bacon when I am cutting some up to put in my Mac and cheese.

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Has anyone given Pepto when your Westie's have an upset stomach? I remembered giving it to my Schnauzer and I just gave Buddy some. I hope it works. Poor guy, he really is feeling sick today!!

I used a dropper and administering it was pretty easy. Now it's a matter of "wait and see"... I hope he starts feeling better soon. Dang bacon!! NO MORE BACON FOR BUDDY!
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