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Old 03-23-2019, 10:26 AM
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My Babies Are Sick

I have two female Boston terrier/pitbull mixes that are sisters. They are 4 years old and unaltered. We recently moved into another house and my two females were here for almost two weeks before they started having daily diarrhea. They have vomited a few times also however it is mostly diarrhea. I was giving them sink water but have since changed them to filtered and bottled water only in fear that the water may be the culprit. On a side note, the house we moved into had to be flea bombed before we could fully move in. I vacuumed all carpet and vinyl floors but did not mop the vinyl floors and as far as their dishes go, they were not exposed to the foggers. I am concerned that maybe this could possibly be the cause. I also read it could be stress from the move itself however they have had these issues for almost two weeks now. Other than the constant diarrhea they still act normal and have an appetite as usual. I have switched them to white rice and chicken while they are sick. Believe me, I want so much to take them to a vet. Unfortunately I can no longer afford to do so. I applied for care credit but was denied. I do not want to surrender my babies. I love them so much. Please no harsh words or judgements. I love my girls. Thank you in advance for any advice you may have for me.
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I'm afraid I don't have any advice for you, but just wanted to say that I'm so sorry that you're in this situation. I know the feeling of not being able to take a sick animal to the vet, and it's awful above all else. I really hope you find a solution and a way to help your babies.

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I appreciate your kind words. I am keeping a close eye on them both and hope they have a better week.
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Could it be some plant outside that they might have been eating that is mildly toxic?
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You might try offering them some yogurt which would help rebuild their digestive tract bacteria bouquet,(friendly bacteria). Might help their diarrhea.
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Canned pumpkin is good for stomach issues

Sorry to hear your dogs are not feeling the best. Moving is so hard and stressful for humans and dogs, right?

When my dogs get upset tummies for poop issues, I give them a bit of canned pumpkin. I buy it for under a buck at our grocery store, in the baking aisle. I get planned canned pumpkin, not added sugar, etc.

I put about a spoonful or two in their bowl and mix it in with their regular food. Sometimes I add some homemade chicken broth or a bit of wet food into the mix if they don't like the pumpkin taste. My dogs have no trouble eating it.

I hope they feel better soon!
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Check your yard and house to make sure there isn't any poison, harmful plant, fertilizer, weeds, grapes, etc that they might be getting into. Make sure they keep drinking plenty of water. If you think they might be dehydrated you could give them some Pedialyte or Gatorade that's not flavored to help replenish fluids.

If you're able, you should try to put away some money every few weeks so there is an emergency fund available in case something like this or possibly even worse happens to come up.

A year ago when I was looking into vet bill costs and saw things like $5,000 in one year for a vet bill I couldn't imagine how one would spend that much at the vet. I was pretty clueless because my dog's vet bill in 2018 was over $15,000. Thankfully I had pet insurance. It saved me.
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Canned pumpkin is good for stomach issues--get plain, no added sugar

Goodness, I seem to not be able to spell today! Tired.

So here is my corrected version of my post about canned pumpkin. I don't wan't people to buy the wrong kind and risk making their dogs feel bad. So here is the correct version:
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Sorry to hear your dogs are not feeling the best. Moving is so hard and stressful for humans and dogs, right?

When my dogs get upset tummies for poop issues, I give them a bit of canned pumpkin. I buy it for under a buck at our grocery store, in the baking aisle. I get plain canned pumpkin, no added sugar, etc.

I put about a spoonful or two in their bowl and mix it in with their regular food. Sometimes I add some homemade chicken broth or a bit of wet food into the mix if they don't like the pumpkin taste. My dogs have no trouble eating it.

I hope they feel better soon!
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