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We have been doing everything the vet said to do, except I let him outside to play a little bit yesterday, he was getting so stir crazy. Well, after their little romp outside, he threw up that eve, all his food. Then, last night, he threw up twice, and it was just liquid from his stomach and a little blood like before he went to the vet. We took away all food and water again for another 12 hour period, but he threw up twice more during the day. I gave him his pill to coat his stomach, waited an hour and then fed him again this eve, keep your fingers crossed that he keeps it down. I swear, this dog is going to be the death of me, I worry about him all the time!!!
 

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Poor Brodie! I'm so sad for the little guy. I'll keep my fingers crossed for him. If he's still puking in the morn, I would give the vet another call. :cry:
 

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Aw man I thought he was on the way to recovery. I would call the vet before he gets bad again. Let us know whats up.
 

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Im just having the worst luck right now. I cant afford to take him again. I narrowly missed having my car reposessed this morning. Normally we do o.k., but the construction season is just getting started, after the christmas slump. (thats what my husband does, he works for himself) Im a teacher, and I never make enough lol. So, I just hope he gets better. We keep doing what the vet recommended, Brodie does not seem to be in distress besides the vomiting every once in awhile. So far, no diahrrea so thats good. But, now I wonder if whatever is going on with him has anything to do with an infection, he is still on antibiotics. *bleh* so Im worried, and stressed.
 

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I'm sorry to hear Brodie isn't feeling well. Instead of feeding him the usual food that you feed him, why don't you try a bland rice diet? Just until he stops throwing up. The rice cleans the stomach out and will keep his belly full if he keeps it down. I also read to not let them have too much water, give them a set amount of water a day, like a cup of water twice a day, just until he feels better. His stomach is probably very sensitive to anything right now. Please keep us updated.
 

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Yeah the doctor gave us some prescription diet canned foot to feed him, but we are almost out. Thats sort of what I invisioned doing for him to keep him on bland the next few days. . .
 

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Yeah, when Sophie got sick, my vet gave me the bland canned stuff, and I ran out too. Like you, I'm a teacher, and couldn't afford to keep buying that stuff. At the vet's recommendation, I boiled her some chicken with no salt or spices, and some brown rice. I put it all in the food processor, and fed her that for about a week after we ran out of the other food. They funny thing about it was that when I put it in the fridge, it got hard. So I cut it into squares and fed it to her that way. It was nice and bland, but she loved it. She was able to keep it down.

Good luck!
 

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Well I swear Im about to chain the dog to my side, I was going upstairs with him with laundry, so I was going slow and he was going at top speed as usual, I made it to the kitchen where I saw him wolfing down doughnuts!!!!!! Of course, with two little girls in the family, I can guess how they were left out on the counter . . . I dont know for sure how many he ate, but jeez louise!!! He seems like he is soooooo hungry all the time, and maybe the canned food goes through him faster, Im not sure. Anyway, we started mixing dry food with the canned at the vets recommendation, and we are giving him pepcid AC before meals too, which helps. He hasnt thrown up since mid morning yesterday so maybe its going o.k. It seems like we get his stomach quieted down and then he starts puking again :( *sigh* if he goes down and begins the cycle of throwing up again, I will try the boiled chicken and rice and see if that does the trick.
 

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ambulldogpup said:
Care said:
I have my fingers crossed! [-o<
Sorry this is off-topic, but Care, I LOVE your banner! Did you make it?
Thanks! Yes I did. I haven't made one in a while, I just didn't have the time. They take me forever because I don't know how to do everything on Photoshop.
 

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Maybe it's the name Brody. I know mine is spelled different, but my Brody has not been the best experience I've ever had with a dog. I love him to death, but my god, what a high maintainence <(sp), dog!! Going back to the vet today. I was up with him all night keeping an eye on him as he started throwing up about 5:00pm Friday. He was eating grass & leaves like he hadn't eaten in a month, then he would throw up again. I know dogs eat grass when their tummys are upset, but I've never seen one go at it like he was doing.

Well, just got back from the vet, & he thinks he possibly has a bowel infection. Brody is running a temp of 103, & did seem to be having some trouble pooping yesterday. Small runny squirts all around the yard. The vet gave him 3 shots, a 7 day supply of pills,(metronidazole 500 2x a day), a bottle of liquid "Gastrofate plus" to give to him,(1tsp 6 times a day), & a case of canine I/D canned dog food. Another $116.84. Add that to the $400.00 for a new kitchen floor,(must've thought there was something interesting under the lanoleum), and the $450.00 to put up a taller chain link fence,( I started giving him Glucosamine & Ester-C for his hip problems, & trust me, that stuff works!! He now has the ability to jump the fence & terrorize the neighbors). LOL. Hope your Brodie gets better soon.
 

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Wow, sorry to hear about Brody. Sounds like my girl Zelda. We finally have it under control. It ended up being her food. She is now on Science Prescription Z/D (Ultra Allergen) and has been since December. We went 9 months with the symptoms you are describing. Zelda has a very sensitive stomach no matter what. We're trying DVP Sweet Potato and Fish now a little at a time. Hopefully we can switch her to that shortly. I think the thing that helped her the most was being on the steriod for a month and an anti-biotic for a month. Sounds harsh on her belly, but it really did help.

Of course she still throws up when she has gone outback and eaten leaves or sticks. I don't get that, but ok, I just have to try and stop it so we're cutting down a tree. Oh and had to get a privacy fence put up so she couldn't get over it anymore... $5000.00. I'm officially broke!
 

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Oh...I feel for you and Brodie. I hope he gets better soon. We just dealt with this issue a few weeks ago. Philo is a sock, towel and underwear eater (don't get that). We had to take her to the vet due to a blockage. When we brought her home we did the boiled chicken/rice diet for a few days. I know they get hungry, but we just did very small meals several times a day until her little digestive track calmed down. Good luck!!
 
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