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Old 06-20-2015, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
 

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Need advice on my pittys health_she is so sick

I am new to this forum, actually do not know where else to turn, our baby is so sick and if we do not find a treatment we may lose her

Meatball is an 9 year old pit bull
Last November she lost her best buddy BOB the Min Pin who was 11 when we had to put him down. depression has been a big issue for Meatball so we got a new pup to cheer her up. It seemed to help a little.

This past April Meatball started losing weight and had watery diarrhea. We took her to the vet and she had 104 temp and had went from 84 pounds to 78.
She was diagnosed with hookworms which she was treated for along with anti-biotics. the next week she was just as sick and we took her back to the vet and she gave her the second doses off deworming medications and also added another deworming just in case. It is not almost the end of June, we literally take her to the vet every two weeks and nothing seems to improves. Last week she weighed 64 pounds. She is now starting to lose muscle mass as there is no fat left.

A recap of the past three months is multiple times on anti biotics, blood work, deworming medications multiple times. She always has a fever when we take her. We have also had the puppy treated for worms as well just in case on 3 occasions. She was treated for giardia on two occasions. We also clean up the feces twice a day removing it from the yard and I follow my husband with a bleach and water mixture that we spray on the grass. Also I bought from the vet medication for IBS which does not help either. She now walks somewhat crooked on her back legs and for some reason has started to drool which she never did. Also note that both dogs have had many many stool samples read. The puppy is NOT ill or having any similar symptoms.

This dog lays around with no zip, She will not eat dog food and if I give her canned food it upsets her stomach even worse so I cook chicken and rice with carrots because at least that stays in her tummy a few hours before she has diarrhea. Her stools are at best runny....the rice does not digest anymore, it contains mucus but no blood that we can tell

Yes we have spent more than $1000.00 since April 4th and we will keep spending until we come to some solution. I wonder if we should change our vet to get another opinion. We are at a loss.......I feel that if this keeps up we are going to lose our baby. Any advice or suggestion would be so appreciated, this baby has been so good to us and we want to help her any way we can. Was wondering if there is some common issue that pittys may have that I just cant find researching.

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Old 06-20-2015, 09:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I would absolutely get a second opinion. If she's been this sick for three months and your vet isn't helping, it's time to find someone who can.
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
 

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We will move on to another vet....sadly we live in small town Alabama and the choices are limited......I even asked the vet if she thought she had a tumor and she thought not because she is using the bathroom even though it is runny....just hoping we can come to terms with this and know what we are dealing with....we will not give up on her .....we are in it for the long haul!
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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wow. i'm sorry to hear that. that's awful.
yes, do some research and find a really good vet. i know there should be 2 medications. one for adult hookworms and one for larvae.
sounds like advanced anemia. the dog should be on HIGH protein diet and maybe iron supplements till you get a handle on this.
concerning your yard, i would consider a serious soil treatment and then maybe changing to gravel which is cheap easier to bleach. also getting rid of any fertilizer or manure. you might have a dry and barren yard but it will less hospitable for parasites.
if the dog is also suffering from giardia there is definitely contaminated soil somewhere. possibly a stagnant water source. but most likely the soil. i would consider avoiding the yard altogether till you know it's been decontaminated.
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
 

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thank you, we will take your advice on the soil treatment to gravel, we live by a 150 thousand acre lake but we are not directly on it (two houses down) we have a small yard with no standing water....there is a drainage ditch behind our fence...maybe the problem, meatball has been way to sick to take swimming this year, she does not even want to go for a ride anymore,
plan B: new vet,.........will mention anemia Monday and keep our girl out of the back yard, also cruel people dump cats in out neighborhood all the time, there are lots of them and they tend to live in the sewer drains behind our fence.....
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You should be able to get all your records and be able to send them to a vet for other opinions, you can scan them in and call around and see if anyone is able to view the records and offer advice as well since your choices are limited. I am so sorry your pup isn't feeling well and I hope they find an answer soon.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
 

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I did that today.....took our baby to the lake today for 10 minutes and she perked up so much...even though she is weak we want to give her some happiness so we let her jump in the water....

the new vet sent a stool sample to a lab and it showed initially that no worms are present. they want new x-rays but I am thinking if I should or should not because they want to sedate her and I do not know if she can take that. Got a couple days to decide until stool results come back.

She lost three more pounds since last week...she will not eat anything except my chicken and rice.....will not take meds even with peanut butter....Keeping my fingers crossed....shes such a good girl my pretty pretty pitty meatball
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Has she been tested for anything neurological? I honestly would ask your vet for a referral to a specialist. It sounds like she's running out of time and you need answers quick.
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
 

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Today was a sad day...Meatball has thyroid cancer.....we will need to wait a week as extensive blood work was done because there is cancer suspected somewhere else because of the diarrhea. Also the sidestepping and drooling showed a stroke her left side.
No meds given thus far until each blood test result come back.....Vet told me to feed her what she wants, take her to the lake....make her happy.

When our min pin got so sick last year he wanted to be out front in our carport all the time....so we took him all the time
Now meatball wants to be there....

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