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    I agree w/the gang… do the bland diet until you can talk to your vet. I would also do the barium swallow to be SURE he didn't swallow anything… if they are treating him for giardia he SHOULD be feeling somewhat better by now. I know w/Winston they gave him a shot/meds and within 48 hrs he was back to his normal self although he had slightly runny stool.

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    Default Re: What could be wrong with frank

    I agree with Riikki, hold his food from him the next 24 hours
    then smaller amount starting out and bland diet only. He's been
    thru a lot of food changes in a short amount of time so give his
    tummy a chance to settle down. It hurts us MORE than them as
    we think they'll starve...but they won't! Lots of fresh water tho!!

    Try not to worry & stress (they sure pick up on our feelings) and
    as long as he's pooing, peeing & drinking water, stay calm & observe
    him, it could be a stomach bug.

    Praying for y'all...stay strong, Honey and keep us updated.


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    How is Frank today? I would say if you don't see improvement, I would move forward with the barium swallow. It was the only thing for us that found something still in Tyson's belly. (The last of 3 socks) He had multiple xrays, and ultrasounds, none found anything. Please let us know how he's feeling....

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    After this is all over we are switching to fromms! I called and left a message for my vet, hoping to get him in tomorrow.
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    Poor baby!!! Get better soon!!
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    I only got to see him this morning for a quick moment, he is still having VERY smelly gas and we went outside and he did have a small diarrhea bm. nothing like yesterday where he had 2 very large BMs of diarrhea. he's only had diarrhea since we started him on the bland diet of burger and rice. We did not feed him at all this morning.

    my boyfriend says he is acting 'alright'. they are at our regular vet as I type this. I'm hoping they'll put us on an antibiotic since we were not given one friday night. I have a feeling it is a stomach bug since there are moments where he's acting perfectly fine and playing and then moments where he's acting sick again. I also told bf to mention the barium swallow.

    will update once i find out what regular vet says! thank you so much for the continued support, well-wishes and checking in. it means a lot to come on here and see that someone has come to ask how frank is doing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by madie4589 View Post
    I only got to see him this morning for a quick moment, he is still having VERY smelly gas and we went outside and he did have a small diarrhea bm. nothing like yesterday where he had 2 very large BMs of diarrhea. he's only had diarrhea since we started him on the bland diet of burger and rice. We did not feed him at all this morning.

    my boyfriend says he is acting 'alright'. they are at our regular vet as I type this. I'm hoping they'll put us on an antibiotic since we were not given one friday night. I have a feeling it is a stomach bug since there are moments where he's acting perfectly fine and playing and then moments where he's acting sick again. I also told bf to mention the barium swallow.

    will update once i find out what regular vet says! thank you so much for the continued support, well-wishes and checking in. it means a lot to come on here and see that someone has come to ask how frank is doing!
    keep us posted, we're all in with you! since we've all been there at some point & know the stress it brings!! I sure hope they find out what's up... the bland could def cause the diarrhea. But, Tyson also had his spell of good & bad spurts while he was obstructed.... it was more bad, but got worse as days passed. I'm pushing for a belly virus, so some meds will get him cleared up! hugs to frank.

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    I, too am hoping it is just "a bug" but it is sounding more worrisome. I would get the barium done....but of course, it is your call. The symptoms just scare me. Get Well, Frank!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by madie4589 View Post
    I only got to see him this morning for a quick moment, he is still having VERY smelly gas and we went outside and he did have a small diarrhea bm. nothing like yesterday where he had 2 very large BMs of diarrhea. he's only had diarrhea since we started him on the bland diet of burger and rice. We did not feed him at all this morning.

    my boyfriend says he is acting 'alright'. they are at our regular vet as I type this. I'm hoping they'll put us on an antibiotic since we were not given one friday night. I have a feeling it is a stomach bug since there are moments where he's acting perfectly fine and playing and then moments where he's acting sick again. I also told bf to mention the barium swallow.

    will update once i find out what regular vet says! thank you so much for the continued support, well-wishes and checking in. it means a lot to come on here and see that someone has come to ask how frank is doing!
    You can always use boiled plain chicken if you suspect the burger is causing him tummy troubles.

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    I'm pretty sure he has chicken allergies since his skin has totally cleared up since we took him off chicken base food


    we got a probiotic from that vet. he said that he honestly is not concerened just upon a visual inspection of frank. they did another fecal test. he pressed rather hard on his abdoment and frank was not in any pain. my bf also said frank was acting totally normal at the vet's office which was probably why the vet didn't see the big deal. so... I am hoping he is on the mend! bf brought up the barium swallow and the vet said that would be a last resort for frank, he doesn't want to put him through that just yet.


    I always panic and immediatly think the worst. I am hoping this is truly just something that will pass in a few days!


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    @madie4589 I hope all will be well with Frank! Best wishes that he continues feeling better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by madie4589 View Post
    I'm pretty sure he has chicken allergies since his skin has totally cleared up since we took him off chicken base food


    we got a probiotic from that vet. he said that he honestly is not concerened just upon a visual inspection of frank. they did another fecal test. he pressed rather hard on his abdoment and frank was not in any pain. my bf also said frank was acting totally normal at the vet's office which was probably why the vet didn't see the big deal. so... I am hoping he is on the mend! bf brought up the barium swallow and the vet said that would be a last resort for frank, he doesn't want to put him through that just yet.


    I always panic and immediatly think the worst. I am hoping this is truly just something that will pass in a few days!
    When Goob was about 2 he had a bout of diarrhea. He had some runny stool after breakfast but I didn't think TOO much of it. Later in the afternoon, he kept going outside to poop and it was sooo runny. I also saw a trace of blood and that was IT! I called the vet, took a stool sample, and headed out for our almost 2 hour drive. They checked him and said he could have picked up a bug at the dog park and gave him some antibiotics. I can't remember exactly what he had or what they gave him BUT....When we got home, Goob went poop again but this time blood was dripping out of his bottom!!! I almost died!
    I called the vet and said, " THERE IS MORE BLOOD THAN EVER! SHOULD I BRING HIM BACK? I THINK HE IS GETTING WORSE!!!" They told me not to panic and that it would take a while for the bland diet and medicine to start working. I was a wreck but he did start to show signs of improvement. Gosh, these guys scare us so badly when they are sick! I hope Frank is doing a little better. Keep us posted!
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