nancy Posted July 13, 2002 Report Share Posted July 13, 2002 We just got back from gettign my husband's folks settled in a progressive-care retirement community. Which means we had to board Fergie. My dousghter had picked her up because the vet where we take her and board her closes at noon today - before our plane landed. Mari was told that Fergie has hemorrhagic gastroenteritis - bloody diarrhea that started the day we left her off. Ferg is sleeping a bit more and drinking more water - but that has been true this summer with our heat and humidity. Otherwise, she's acting completely normal - playing and all. First, I am planning to change vets. This is the second time out of the last two (previous was March of 2001) when Ferg has had either vomiting or diarrhea or both.But I am really upset that they did not call Mari, whose number I left on their form, or email me at the address I also left. And I can't get in touch with them until Monday according to what they told Mari. Second, could this be something contagous at the kennels? They have given is amforal, which is listed online as being for bacterial enteritis. That sounds like an infection to me. And, as the only thing different if Fergie's life between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning was the boarding, that makes me suspect the source. We are following their pill regieme and are to feed her a can of I/D tonight and then start mixing parts of another can with her regular food tomorrow. Am I off base in questioning the vet and her boarding staff? And in planning to look elsewhere for both services - not that we plan to board her again in the foreeable future as we prefer to drive with her along. And does anyone have any opinion on the course of treatment at this point? Thanks. Gonna go cuddle with the pup (a 6-1/2 year old one). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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