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I have a dog with chronic diarrhea and slight anemia. She

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I have a dog with chronic diarrhea and slight anemia. She also has Cushing's. I took her into the vet today for bloodwork and the ACTH stim test. Her BUN came back at 62. Her creatinine levels are normal. The vet wants to put her on IV fluids for 24 hours to try and get the BUN down. She is a senior cockapoo, about 13 pounds. She's a rescue so I don't have an exact age.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: She's been on and off antibiotics 3 times now. Each time the diarrhea clears up, but within 3-4 days of finishing it comes right back. She was originally on it for the diarrhea and was treated for hookworms.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rosie_MRCVS replied 8 months ago.

Hi I'm Rosie one of the vets and I'd like to try and help you and your dog. Is your concern mainly about the IV fluids, or the diarrhoea, or do you want information about everything?

Expert:  Rosie_MRCVS replied 8 months ago.

If you could let me know about any other blood work or tests that have been done on her, any medication she's on, and if you know it, the sort of antibiotics she was on that would be great. Any information about her diet and if she scavenges would also be useful, if ok. Thank you, Rosie.

Expert:  Rosie_MRCVS replied 8 months ago.

I have to go to clinic to check on a dog so will log out, but will check on this when I get back - I haven't abandoned you!

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