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My dog gave birth two days ago..: she was fine after the

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Hello, my dog gave birth two days ago..: she was fine after the birth wanted to eat and drink etc... but in the evenings I find her panting a lot even when she sleeps...today she has had diarrhoea she’s drinking but only eating a little now again started to pant really heavily even when she sleeps should I be concerned or is she just really exhausted
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Customer: no nothing else
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  DocPaul replied 8 days ago.

Hi!

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

I have over thirty years’ experience in veterinary internal medicine, emergency care and ultrasound

I would be delighted to help you out today

If not done so already please provide me your pet’s weight

I am authorized to talk by phone IF you would like to

It does cost more (28.00) but it allows me to provide a more detailed and accurate answer

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We are not authorized to write prescriptions

Expert:  DocPaul replied 8 days ago.

This is actually not that uncommon

I can give you a treatment plan to follow at home

Paul

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Ok as long as there’s no concerns, I was just worried something was up ( I know they pant when hot etc) she only does it at evening time.. and the diarrhoea only started today so I was a little worried something was wrong.
Expert:  DocPaul replied 8 days ago.

They tend to get upset stomach from washing puppies and eating placentas

Lets give Imodium at 1/2 tablet per 20 pounds 3X daily

No food till tonight

Then cooked hamburger and rice

Pedialyte to drink

Update me tomorrow

Paul

 

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
They can take human Imodium tabs ? Or do I have to get them from vets ?
Expert:  DocPaul replied 8 days ago.

Nope the human one

You can buy this OTC at chemist or market :)

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Great thanks.
Expert:  DocPaul replied 8 days ago.

It was my pleasure

I will be sending you a summary of this conversation and a request for update

Please take the time to let me know how things are progressing

You can rate me now-I will leave link open so no more costs

I will stay with you till this problem is resolved

Paul

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
So today she’s pretty much the same but I’m sure there is some blood.. is this from straining ? She looks so fine in herself she’s eating and drinking and she even wanted to go for a walk today ( I haven’t taken her)
Expert:  DocPaul replied 7 days ago.

You can take for walk

Blood is likely colitis

Lets add canned sweet potato to food

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Today I’ve gave her eggs and rice I’ll add some potatoes to it I only have fresh not canned I’m from the United Kingdom we don’t have canned sweet potatoes
Expert:  DocPaul replied 7 days ago.

Okay 1-2 tsp metamucil (not sugar free) per meal will also work :)

Expert:  DocPaul replied 7 days ago.

Did you have more questions?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
No that’s all thanks :)
Expert:  DocPaul replied 7 days ago.

It was my pleasure

I will be sending you a summary of this conversation and a request for update

Please take the time to let me know how things are progressing

You can rate me now-I will leave link open so no more costs

I will stay with you till this problem is resolved

Paul

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Can mention one more thing? Her rear end smells really bad, I can smell it lingering around her whilst she’s in her box.
Expert:  DocPaul replied 7 days ago.

May be the anal glands

Lets wash that area with dish wash detergent and water

Paul

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
It’s not fishy smells like the diarrhoea but a little worse.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Bleeding is a lot more red in colour now, I’m thinking I’m gonna have to take a trip to the vet... tomorrow... after the diarrhoea there’s quite a bit of it... She looks so sore :(
Expert:  DocPaul replied 7 days ago.

yes, if passing that much blood I agree :(