Diarrhea after spaying dog

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Diarrhea after spaying dog

I am a first time owner of a 7 month old dachshund. I got her at 5 weeks old. She is only 7 months old now and she had been through spaying at 5 months.

The first 3 months after the spaying, she seemed healthy and fine. She got regular vaccines and all. She had been on a regular diet of a commercial prescription food.

Then last Thursday she started having diarrhea. She was on the bathroom floor all the time. She had a little urine and stool and there was some blood in the urine. I took her to my vet and she was given an anti-diarrheic medication, a few laxatives and fluids and a few days of meds and antibiotics. Then she started having more frequent diarrhea which was even more liquid in nature. She was having this liquid diarrhea every 2-3 hours.

She was also a little more lethargic and less interested in food. She was also not drinking very much. Her urine was clear but she was passing more urine than usual.

The next day, Friday, I brought her to the emergency vet for a rectal temperature and he also checked her blood for white blood cell count. The temperature was 105 degrees. The white blood cell count was normal and the rectal was clear, but she was a little dehydrated. He then gave her more fluids and an anti-diarrheic. She also started on an antibiotic for a possible urinary tract infection.

On Saturday I took her back to the emergency vet. He gave her more fluids and an anti-diarrheic and also an antibiotic. He also gave her a little more anti-diarrheic. She has had these liquid stools, less frequent than usual and she is drinking a little more.

The vet told me to give her the anti-diarrheic and some more fluids for the rest of the week. The vet said that this was probably just from the stress of the procedure of being spayed and that it would be better if she was not having more than this once in a while. I am giving her a teaspoon of a fluid mix twice a day, with the morning being a normal dose and the afternoon being half that.

Is this a normal occurrence or could I be missing something? Is there anything I need to be concerned about? I would like to continue giving her a teaspoon of this fluid mix twice a day. I know that it will help keep her comfortable. I also don't want to over do it because it could make it worse and it might be an indication of something serious.

Any info would be helpful. I will also have her go to the vet on Friday if it persists.

I just looked it up and it doesn't look like it would be a good thing. I know that I need to be sure that I am giving her adequate nutrition. She is a healthy dachshund and is eating a commercial dog food.

Thank you for the reply. Yes, I was thinking about trying to find an on line nutrition guide or something. I would love to do something like that.

Could I have given her too much of the anti-diarrheic? She has been on it since Thursday. She has had some of the normal diarrhea after the spaying and then she has been on this liquid diarrhea since then. If I did give her too much of it, would it have been a reaction to the antibiotics she has been on?

I have tried calling our vet, but she has been out and I am trying to get a hold of her on the phone and I have left a message, but she has not called back. We have a vet appointment set up for Friday and I would hate to be bringing my dog to the vet for something that could have been preventable.

I would love to get some feedback on this. If it is a normal occurrence, it is fine with me. If something is not normal or something to be concerned about, then that is fine too. I will go over the ingredients of the fluids with her.

I just don't want to do anything that might be detrimental. I have to be sure. I am not comfortable giving her anti-diarrheics because I would not know the correct amount and I would not know how much is too much. I know that she is a healthy dog and not sick. She just needs to stay comfortable until she can go back to the vet.

I just read something on line about a dietitian helping to keep your dog's water intake and food balanced. You could give that a try. Also it would be helpful to talk to a vet friend or vet that has experience with a dachshund. They may know more than we do about what is normal for this breed. Also, if you have an animal acupuncturist they might be able to help her. My vet's vet recommended the acupuncturist for a similar situation with a dog that had surgery and was in some discomfort.

I am not familiar with the online dietitian, but I have thought of getting some kind of online consultation. I know that the vet said she would call me back on Friday to discuss the diarrhea, but I haven't heard from her.

I live in an area that doesn't have a dachshund specific vets, so I am going to see a general vet first. I will also look into the online consultation. I know that the vet does not have dachshunds. I would just feel better if I had some kind of input on what I should be worried about. I know that I am going to go in for another visit on Monday, because this is the day the diarrhea is supposed to be better. I am just trying to get a better understanding of what I should be concerned about.

I just called the emergency vet. He said that I should take her in. He is going to give her another antibiotic and a rectal to check on her. He told me that it is okay to continue with the fluid mix. I think she was in more discomfort and more lethargic than usual because she had been on

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