My DNA test done to find out what she really is. I really think I might need another one. I will include a picture as well.
If your not comfortable with downloading it, this is what they said:
American bulldog completely on one half
Bullmastiff and Mixed breed on the other half.
The mixed breed is as followed with percentage:
Miniature bull terrier 6.05%
Manchester Terrier 3.89%
American Staffs. Terrier 3.75%
Catahoula Leopard Dog 3.46%
This is apparently her makeup genetically.
Here is my problem. Since zoe was a puppy she has always had some blood in her stool. I took her to the vet very worried the first time and had several tests done. They gave her albon, did an xray just incase she ate something she wasn't suppost to, and dewormed her. They told me to change to a different food and that it could be IBS or something dealing with a colon problem. She was put on hills prescription diet and she did good on it for a short amount of time. I fed her yogurt and it seemed to help some. She still had blood at the end of her poop thou. She would poop solid and then it would goto diarrhea and end with blood. She was never sick looking and was always very active. Eventually I took her again, and again with no real answers to my questions. So I decided to try and switch brands slowly from Hills prescription diet to Taste of the Wild salmon formula (blue bag) and that seemed like it was pretty good, yet the same things occur, diarrhea and blood every now and then when she pooped.
So last saturday, my friends smoked a pork butt and without asking me, they gave her a pretty big piece and she also has potatoes with sour creme. To say the least I was pissed. She must have pooped 6 times in a few hours and I knew it was going to be bad. She has more blood than usual now and diarrhea but it is getting better by the day. She is now on chicken and rice and I am hoping to get her system back on track. She was at the vet again on the 31th of january 2011 and they took a blood sample and urine, and also gave her a pill for worms again. Also she has never, never been lethargic.. My question to anyone out there is this....
Has anyone ever had this happen to a pitbull mix of theirs?
Should I goto a specialist to try and finally resolve the problem?
Any suggestions about a possible food that could help and if you believe its a food problem?
I know the specialist will be very expensive, but I just don't know what to do anymore. I love her to death and shes like a child to me. Im a first time dog owner and I am a grateful owner, and will do what I can to make sure she is completely happy and healthy.
I live in port orange florida and if you know of someone in the area that could help please let me know about it. Also if you know of any vet credit cards out there, that would help too.
The place I was referred to was AVS (Affiliated Veterinary Specialists) in maitland, florida. I will do more research within the coming days about them.
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great day,
Brandon and Zoe