Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 30

Thread: What do you do with your dog when you're sick?

  1. #1
    Chunky's Chauffeur Become a 4 Paw Member Chunky White's Avatar
    Real Name
    Wes
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,748
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Chunky White
    Likes (Received)
    2541

    Default What do you do with your dog when you're sick?

    I have a stomach bug or food poisoning I am not sure which and other than taking Chunky out and feeding him I have been trying to avoid him. Is there any reason I should continue this?

    I have felt bad since after lunch yesterday and I am staying at home today and don't want to give him what I have

    Owner: Wes
    Bulldog: Chunky White

  2. #2
    Bully Bootie Duty
    Real Name
    Em
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    181
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Reggie
    Likes (Received)
    250

    Default Re: What do you do with your dog when you're sick?

    We try to stay away from Reggie if we are sick, as much as we can. Luckily theres 2 of us, which does make it easier.
    But I know they can catch all sorts from us, and vice versa, so as horrible as it is to avoid him and not cuddle, that's what we do!
    He has just been diagnosed with a campylobacter infection so currently trying deal with that! Much hand washing and anti-bac gel

    Hope you feel better soon!

  3. #3
    The New Casper Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Marine91's Avatar
    Real Name
    Todd
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Blips and Chitz
    Posts
    8,463
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Harlea
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2546

    Default Re: What do you do with your dog when you're sick?

    I normally just deal with it as I still have to take care of Harlea during the day while my wife is at work. I just try not to sneeze or cough directly one her.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

  4. #4
    EBN's SWEETHEART aka our little GOOB Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    ddnene's Avatar
    Real Name
    Tracey
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Posts
    12,700
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Willow (2015) Walter (2014) Winston (2012-13) Wellie (2012-13) Bella (2007-13)
    Likes (Received)
    5529

    Default Re: What do you do with your dog when you're sick?

    Oh gosh, I'm SO sorry... there has been a horrible stomach bug making the rounds here since Christmas!!! It's virtually impossible for me to keep the dogs away, I just try to lay in bed which they both can't reach.

    I hope you feel better soon...

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
    RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie

  5. #5
    Dog Show Judge Become a 4 Paw Member natski282's Avatar
    Real Name
    Nat
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Barrys Bay Ont Canada
    Posts
    2,303
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Primrose= Rosie and Megan = Meg,
    Likes (Received)
    3154

    Default Re: What do you do with your dog when you're sick?

    Hmmm I have never heard of "them " getting something from us or vise versa ever , not sure I believe that .
    My problem when I am sick is they all seem to turn into nurses , they sense right away I am not well and want to help , they all slow right down versus the mad playing of five dogs in the middle of the living room door while I nap on the couch the same in the bedroom at night . Rosie and Odin cuddle to me when I am cold , I have caught them staring at me when I awake from a nap, just plain staring . Odin will even whine sometimes.
    I do nothing different , our play time is somewhat curtailed outside that's for sure as I do not have the strength to do it spend most of the time napping on the couch to be honest lol
    YOU MIGHT BE A BULLDOG IF...

    ...everyone else in a room with you is pinching their noses
    ...you snore like a chain saw.
    ...it takes too much energy to beg
    ...your snore is louder than your bark
    ...you have never seen your tail...what is a tail anyways?
    ...you're the loudest snorer in the house.

  6. #6
    Bulldog Walker Become a 4 Paw Member asherose's Avatar
    Real Name
    Ashley
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario
    Posts
    253
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Sargeant & Dutchie the Boston Terrier
    Likes (Received)
    336

    Default Re: What do you do with your dog when you're sick?

    My vet told me that its very unlikely I will pass anything on to my dogs (and vice versa), not to say it's impossible, but she said it was very unlikely. When I'm sick the dogs will stay in bed or on the couch with me all day...they kinda love sick days. I actually call them Dr. Dutchie & Nurse Sgt. lol. The only thing that kinda sucks is when I'm sick, I don't walk the dogs...they just go out to the backyard to do their business. So once I'm better, I owe them a good walk...or a trip to the dog park!
    Hope you feel better soon Wes!

  7. #7
    Have Bulldog Will Travel Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    oscarmayer's Avatar
    Real Name
    Chip
    Country
    United States
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    1,645
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Zoey, Lala, Pippy, Kash, and MINI
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    3521

    Default Re: What do you do with your dog when you're sick?

    I haven't had a stomach issue like described in many many years...and I hope I don't. Here's the results of one study. And after reading it, I would not go to great lengths to isolate the dog, but I wouldn't carry on business as usual either. I'd try to limit interaction with my dogs until a few days after I'm feeling better. Washing hands regularly and not kissing and hugging on my guys the way I normally would.

    "Can my dog get sick when someone in our family has the stomach flu?

    It seemed like last week my daughter and our dachshund both had upset stomachs at the same time.
    In the U.S., norovirus is the most likely cause of stomach flu in people. It can cause severe
    vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain that lasts for a day or two. It is very contagious to other
    people, even for several days after the person feels better. Nursing homes, cruise ships and
    daycare centers have frequent outbreaks. Norovirus is spread by oral contact with the viral
    particles- either by eating or drinking contaminated food or drink, or touching a contaminated
    surface and then putting your hand in your mouth. When an infected person vomits or goes to the
    bathroom, the viral particles are spread in the air and can be infective to others in the area.

    There is a specific form of the virus that infects people and it was assumed that this human
    norovirus could not be transmitted to other animals. Very recently a study was published that
    looked at this issue.

    A research group in Finland collected stool specimens from 92 indoor dogs
    in homes where people had signs of gastroenteritis or the owner of the dog had close contact
    with someone outside the family who had. Tests were run on the dog samples looking for
    norovirus. In 4 of the 92, there was evidence of the virus. Some interesting points about the
    results: children were present in all 4 positive households, more than 2 people were sick in these
    4 households, and two of the 4 positive dogs also had signs of stomach upset.

    Based on this one study, it seems that dogs can pick up and shed the norovirus, but perhaps only in cases where
    there are multiple ill people spreading quite a lot of virus in the house. It wasn’t determined that
    the 2 dogs showing symptoms were actually suffering from norovirus, or had some other cause
    of their disease.

    This study does show the possibility exists that dogs pass the virus in the stool, but did it infect
    them or just pass through and would it be infective to humans or other animals? More research is
    obviously needed. Perhaps household cats should also be tested, as they suffer from a type of
    calici virus that causes respiratory symptoms and is in the same virus family as norovirus. In the
    meantime, general rules of hygiene including hand washing, not sharing food/drinks/utensils
    with sick people, and perhaps keeping your pet dog away from sick kids in the house would all
    be good preventive steps to take.

    Francine K. Rattner, V.M.D.
    South Arundel Veterinary Hospital"

    saving as many as we can for the sake of Bullykind

  8. #8
    Bully Bootie Duty
    Real Name
    Em
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    181
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Reggie
    Likes (Received)
    250

    Default Re: What do you do with your dog when you're sick?

    @oscarmayer Interesting article. I read a lot about campylobacter (food poisining bacteria) when we got Reggie's results, and there are tons of stories about owners catching it from their dogs.
    Whilst the risk is small, and proper hygeine & common sense (don't let your sick dog lick your face!) would likely prevent it, the potential is there.

  9. #9
    Member of Bulldog Addicts Anonymous helsonwheels's Avatar
    Real Name
    Helene
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Alberta
    Posts
    4,905
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Nyala n Duke
    Likes (Received)
    6125

    Default Re: What do you do with your dog when you're sick?

    Dogs cannot (ok never heard of) catch what humans have!! But a cat is different they can catch like your flu. It would be the opposite. Wait let me get you my many links....



    Can cats and dogs catch a cold from you? | Best Health Magazine Canada

  10. #10
    Rescue Volunteer Become a 4 Paw Member sisters3's Avatar
    Real Name
    Sue
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,630
    Bulldog(s) Names
    My Girl Joey
    Likes (Received)
    2043

    Default Re: What do you do with your dog when you're sick?

    Oh jeez!!! No advice but GET BETTER SOON!! SO MANY people around are sick, hits hard and fast but seems to leave pretty fast too, hope this is the case for you!
    May the sun in your eyes be your ONLY problem today! Peace Friends!

  11. Likes Chunky White, helsonwheels, Jersey liked this post
  12. #11
    Feed Store Operator Become a 4 Paw Member KING OLLIE HOUSE of BULLDOG's Avatar
    Country
    usa
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    748
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Daphne
    Likes (Received)
    1377

    Default Re: What do you do with your dog when you're sick?

    Quote Originally Posted by sisters3 View Post
    Oh jeez!!! No advice but GET BETTER SOON!! SO MANY people around are sick, hits hard and fast but seems to leave pretty fast too, hope this is the case for you!
    People here on the Gulf Coast of Florida are getting sick now. The snowbirds and their germs have arrived.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  13. Likes Chunky White, sisters3, Jersey liked this post
  14. #12
    Chunky's Chauffeur Become a 4 Paw Member Chunky White's Avatar
    Real Name
    Wes
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,748
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Chunky White
    Likes (Received)
    2541

    Default Re: What do you do with your dog when you're sick?

    It seems like its passing and now I am just trying to motivate myself to leave the house and get something that I can eat and drink. Gatorade is getting old

    Owner: Wes
    Bulldog: Chunky White

  15. Likes Reggies Parents, Jersey liked this post
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Remove Ads

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •