Porscha our Minature Pinscher who has been for adoption since December developed an intestinal infection last week and had to be hospitalized. She started with diarrhea for 4 days, 7 to 10 times a day of dark brown to black (indicating upper intestine bleeding). She was fasted for 24 hours, then started on rice and water, finally Medical gasto for 2 days. But nothing helped.
Day 4 she was then hospitalized at the emergency clinic (DMV):
- X-Rays and an ultrasound were preformed and revealed her system was full of air and liquid poop.
- She was check out by the vet and was running a bit of a temperature at 39.5 C
- She was also very dehydrated so hospitalized for 24 hours on fluids (electrolytes + Calcium Phosphate)
She is now on an intestinal antibiotic, Metronidazole. But feeling much better! She will stay on the Medical gastro diet for a few more weeks and then should be good to be switched back to her normal diet.
***She is now recovered and doing just fine!