Tummy troubles

(9 Posts)
Iltavilli Wed 06-Mar-19 23:11:00

For the last week our usually bombproof-stomached dog (lab cross) has had a bad case of the runs. A couple of trips to the vet and antibiotics later he’s doing ok.
We’ve since learnt from chats with random dog owners, of 5 other dogs who regularly use the same local park as us who have had similar symptoms, all in the same period of time. Any ideas what this could be? For ref, it’s a large, dog-oriented, suburban park; but also has a small duck pond and children’s play area.

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pigsDOfly Wed 06-Mar-19 23:13:58

I had a similar experience with my dog some years ago and was told by my then vet that she's treated four dogs with the same symptoms the same day.

She concluded it was some sort of virus.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 07-Mar-19 07:57:35

There are often dog tummy bugs just like there are human tummy bugs. As a profession we only investigate if individuals are several affected and need considerable levels of treatment as investigation is expensive,

fivedogstofeed Thu 07-Mar-19 11:26:22

There are definitely dog viruses that do the rounds. We had similar here recently. Only one of my dogs succumbed - vomited and didn't eat for 24hrs. ( large breed with cast iron stomach) . A few smaller dogs were more poorly and one ended up at the vets. All absolutely fine now!

Tropicalfish02 Sun 10-Mar-19 18:37:26

Our lab succumbed to this a couple of days ago ☹ and had to stay overnight at the vets. She was very poorly and it was worrying at the time. Her poo and wee were bright red. We were told after ruling out anything sinister that probably viral and at the time 3 dogs in our area were affected. Pretty costly too as vet bill came to £1000 luckily insured.

willdoitinaminute Tue 12-Mar-19 21:50:53

Our lab is currently at the vets having come down with acute gastroenteritis. It started last night with diarrhoea then a bit of vomiting this morning. I came home at lunchtime (DH had only just left her having spent the morning at home) and the kitchen looked like the chainsaw massacre had taken place. Straight to the vets and after lots of (expensive) treatment she has stabilised. Hoping that insurance covers her since she had a bout of gastroenteritis 18mnths ago after drinking stagnant water. The only change to her routine was a walk by the river in Evesham (lots and lots of dogs around) not somewhere we have walked her before.
Vet seems to think it’s a virus, just hoping she recovers quickly.

CMOTDibbler Tue 12-Mar-19 21:58:12

Giardia is a common cause of prolonged stomach upset and is infectious

Willdoit - was it on Waterside, or up by the Valley you were walking?

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willdoitinaminute Tue 12-Mar-19 22:03:45

It was by the rugby club. We live in north Worcs but were watching a rugby match.

CMOTDibbler Tue 12-Mar-19 22:10:36

Ah, not somewhere I walk, and I haven't heard of issues there (I don't live in Evesham, but nearish)

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