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hello, I am sorry Niki isn't feeling well.
Is Niki still eating and acting ok? she is just experiencing diarrhea?
appetite is good and activity is ok other than diarrhea. she was seen by vet yesterday- temperature normal.
ok... and did you see her eating the wisteria?
this morning - but I have found her with the leaves in her mouth several times over past 4-5 days. I did not know about the toxic issue.
So the seeds and pods are the most toxic, and like you said, they cause stomach upset, sometimes nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
sometimes they can just cause diarrhea.
is her energy level ok?
the toxin in it can be a depressant as well.
energy is good
If she had just ingested some this morning, I would tell you to induce vomiting to get it out of her system. but since she's been eating it for the past few days, and now we are seeing diarrhea, getting rid of what's in her system from this morning will likely not do anything.
typically this is self-limiting if you remove the inciting cause.
and this likely explains why the medications your vet prescribed are not working... although it has only been a day, so I would give it time.
The only other thing would be if there were intestinal parasites and she needed to be dewormed... that would be the only thing I would add on.
what concerns me is the character of the diarrhea... the more liquidy it is, the more fluid she is losing, and I suspect it might be followed by loss of appetite and her becoming dehydrated.
If she continues to eat and drink and have good energy, it can likely wait until tomorrow when you go to your vet.
I would try to make sure she doesn't ingest any more... though it does sound like that will be difficult
ok. dog is crated. stool sample was negative for parasites 9/14
I would deworm anyway, as fecals are not 100% sensitive... though I agree with your vet that it is likely not the cause.
I would continue with the metronidazole especially, that will help with inflammation in his colon to help slow the diarrhea
**her, my apologies
as long as he is eating and drinking, and staying hydrated, it should be ok to wait until tomorrow. You can have blood work checked at that time...
Niki is a future search and rescue dog - if she reaches adulthood!
She will reach adulthood! She's got a good nose... just needs to know what to sniff out. :)
ok- will do.
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that is all- thank you for the reasurance
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you have a great day also
Diarrhea continues. I held off bloodwork pending outcome of broad spectrum dewormer given Monday and was waiting for BM just observed tonight. So I presume blood panel has to be next? BTW she is constantly hungry like not getting enough nutrition so I am concerned about a GI problem. Should GI xray be done also?