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What can I do to help??? ASAP

Princesss04
July 22nd, 2004, 02:57 PM
:D As you all know my puppy has Parvo he is doing so much better. He is eatting a bland diet (chicken, rice, cottage cheese, ped), he finally had a bowel movement and it was still a little loose though. The vet said that we are not out of the woods, because if he starts having loose stools and they are bloody (which this one was not) than we are in trouble. I know I can give him Peto or Kopectate or something like that but he hates it so much is there something I could feed him that is not hard on his stomach but will make his stools harder? Thank you for your help!

Luba
July 22nd, 2004, 03:04 PM
Mashed potato's and rice will bind the stool.

It's good that he is doing better, I'm so happy to hear that :D

Princesss04
July 22nd, 2004, 03:15 PM
Is mashed potatoes okay on his stomach though? Just mix the two together. I am guessing do not put any butter or salt anything in the potatoes? Thanks Luba for all your help through this you have been a doll!

Luba
July 22nd, 2004, 03:16 PM
Y/W my friend!

Yes just plain mashed potato, mix it with the boiled chicken.

Did you save the chicken broth like I suggested for ice cubes :D

Princesss04
July 22nd, 2004, 03:18 PM
Yes, they are in the freezer as we speak! He will get some tonight! :D

chico2
July 22nd, 2004, 03:25 PM
Princess,you are certainly pulling out all the stops for your little guy and I wish so very much you'll be rewarded we a happy healthy little puppy.
As for Luba,yes,she's a doll :D

Luba
July 22nd, 2004, 03:29 PM
Ladies, thank you..and I mean that sincerely.

The ice cubes will help prevent dehydration and assist with teething problems.

Like I said you are doing wonderfully!

glasslass
July 22nd, 2004, 03:46 PM
I have no experience with Parvo, but I'm learning so much just reading the threads on here lately.

So happy you are there for him! :)

WOODY
July 22nd, 2004, 05:50 PM
I have raised 3 parvo puppies over the years and each lived long and reasonably healthy lives. The worst thing one currently has is a mild upset tummy from time to time. All had very rough starts in life and three had/ have weakened rear leg function but nothing that kept them from enjoying life.
Woody

Princesss04
July 23rd, 2004, 09:40 AM
Thanks Woody that gives me hope and something to look forward to. Thanks for the encouragement! :D

Lucky Rescue
July 23rd, 2004, 10:29 AM
Princesss, I just want to say that you and your hubby are truly doggie angels!!!:)

Princesss04
July 23rd, 2004, 10:36 AM
Thank you we could not have done it with out all of you! :D

Luba
July 23rd, 2004, 12:33 PM
Oh yes hubby is included too :D I'm sure he has his heart full right now during all of this too Princess!

Keep on keepin on!! LOL

Bacon anyone????