@Hero4u2b How is Buddy doing now?
I spoke with a new vet a few hours ago. Once Buddy is home and safe I am going to call them ( current vet) and ask, because of the distance- if they would please fax his records to the new vet. My only concern is that there are 4 vets there. The man I spoke with seemed vey nice. helpful and knowledgable and I was recomended by several people. One who is involved with Bullie rescues. The vet where Buddy is now closed at 1pm today and on Saturdays. I did speak with a tech this morning at 830 am and she did say Buddy was feeling much better. less diariha and even ate a third of a can of dog food but I didnt know they closed at 1pm today, I sure wish I was notified or the vet called me to give me an update. Thanks Hero
@Hero4u2b How is Buddy doing now?
He is back to his normal / playfull self. He still is on po flagyl I think there are 4 or 5 pills left in the bottle. One in the morning and one at night. You know this puppy was vaccanated 5 times for parvo. a few times for bordatella. lepto the 5 way I think it is called and he still got parvo.. When he arrived he was 9 and a half weeks old and because of many people urging me to keep him away from other dogs I had him porch trained with newspaper to use our porch to go potty until he over 12 weeks old then I began to bring him outdoors where I live. Many people here ( I live in a condo) MOST have rescues and a large park like area outback.. Well Buddy is always smelling the grass and I think he got it from some old dog stool somewhere. People are SUPPOSED to pick up after their dogs but on ocassion people are either LAZY or something. I still get upset thinking about how I could have lost Buddy because someone here doesnt vaccanate their dog or someone was too lazy to pick up after their dog but to answer your question. Buddy is doing great.. Thanks LariP
That is wonderful news. Buddy has a wonderful Pawrent.
Thanks Vicaroo. I love him so much. I look forword every morning to getting the house clean and then going into the other room and letting him out of his crate so we can go outdoors.. He is a blessing in my life.. Gary
It's not a good idea to be feeding your dog people food. Find a high quality kibble you like - Fromms seems to be popular here - and feed him that exclusively at least until he is well. the dog needs the balanced nutrition found in the kibble. Wet food is not good for the teeth and the stool produced is looser and smellier although the vet might have him on a prescription food that they're giving him wet to encourage his eating it. Royal Canine is one of the companies that makes prescription foods. Science Diet is the other. Petsmart carries them but you do need a prescription. We've used them occasionally for both dogs and cats when the vet recommended it to assist with healing.
Save the liverwurst, string cheese and peanut butter to hide pills in so they are an extra special treat and he'll eat it.
Oh and since you don't trust this vet, switch. This site has a Vet recommendation page and Florida shows a bunch of them all over the state. I'm in Tallahassee and there are several I trust for bullys.
Last edited by linwhite; 09-26-2012 at 11:04 AM.
My dogs only get "people food". They are fed meat and veggies of different types and all allergies etc. have gone. Now I probably would not throw down a slice of pizza even though they would love me to I also give a multivitamin daily to supplement anything that might be missing in the diet. For the teeth, I have found that raw carrots and crunchy raw veggies do a great job. Science Diet has a recent recall and I honestly would not feed that brand even without the recall. I am so happy to hear that he is doing better!!
I used to give Buddy little slices of banana ( 1/4 inch) about 6 with skippy covered chuncky peanut butter on them. Actually I did this morning. I also give him about 2 tablespoons of vaniilla flavored low fat yogurt for a pro-biotic. He loves honeydew melon as well. He REFUSE"S string cheese. I used in in training but after he was sick 3 weeks ago after getting home from the vet he won't touch it. I think - HE thinks it is what made him sick.. I am starting to switch over to Fromms Beef friiata on Mionday. Gradually. He has been on Taste of the Wild grain free pacific salmon canine or something or rather. Someone suggested frozen string beans and he LOVES them.. At first he played with one for 15 mins. jumping on it and stomping on it before he finally ate it. I beleive people food or say string cheese isnt so good for him.. When I first got him I spoiled him with lots of treats . hard not to. He is now eating 90% just dry kibble.. Regarding my vet. I am going to start another post here.. None of the vets listed here are close to where I live. Not even in the county I live in. What I would like to know is HOW does someone FIND or KNOW a vet is good or familer with ebd's. They ALL say they are but does that mean they are familer with many of the health problems that are associated with them.. PS which vitiman do you guys use? is it that nuvit or nuvet thing? Thanks Hero
@Hero4u2b If you want to find a good bully vet I would contact your local rescue and see who they are using. That together with referrals from other bully owners in the area is a good way to start looking.
I know Kazzy. I contacted the Squishabullys meetup group that is in Fort Lauderdale ( broward county) it is a bit far. down south of me 20 miles or so but I suppose that isnt too far if I knew a vet down there was a good vet. I have a post on their website although havn't checked it this week.. I know I am not the only person in Palm beach county that owns an ebd. While socalizing Buddy one day at petsmart down the street from where I live there was a kid there with 2 dogs- one was a bullie and they were using the vet they have there . ( bansfield) or something. I have nothing against Petsmart except I think their prices are high for pet related products. I will check out these vitamins. I have seen other people and breeders pages that recommended them as well. Thanks everyone.