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Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?
1) Has a fecal examination been performed since the onset of the symptoms for these two particular dogs? 2) Are you using monthly deworming or heart worm prevention? If so, what type and how often? 3) Are you seeing any vomiting?
I'm glad your vet has recommended panacur, which is precisely what I was going to recommend. It's possible that you are dealing with whipworms which wouldn't be covered by the monthly topical heart worm prevention. Sometimes intestinal parasites like hookworms and roundworms can be so prevalent that symptoms (like bloody stool) is witnessed despite deworming and its fairly common for one dog to present with signs and then for another to develop it down the road.For the dog that is vomiting, you can administer a dose of regular pepcid (famotidine) every 12-24 hours. You will want to give 0.5mg/pound of body weight (a 10# ***** would receive 5mg, a 5# ***** would receive 2.5mg, etc). For this, you can buy the brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful. Try to hold food for at least 2 hours following the medication so your pet doesn't feel better and then vomit food right back up. Start with small amounts and increase as time passes.If they don't make a drastic improvement, I would go ahead and have a fecal performed to check for protozoan and parasites that Panacur doesn't treat. As well, you may want to check with the food company to be sure they haven't made any changes to their recipe lately, as that's another common reason why dogs on a stable diet might develop GI symptoms.Let me know if I can help further.
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