Sunday, March 21, 2010

Porscha - Not feeling to well!

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!


  1. Is Porscha feeling better now? Any recent news?

  2. Est-ce qu'il y a des risque qu'elle soit malade souvent ou c'était seulement un virus attrapé par malchance?? Est-elle adopté?

    Did he have some risk for her to be sick all her life or this virus is just a one time deal??

    Did she adopted?

    I'm not good in english, sorry