February 16, 2008

By the time you read this...

...I will be knee-deep in poop. Amelia, Leigh-Ann, anyone with dog experience -- HELP! I could drive a half-hour to the clinic to pay another ridiculous amount for medication, but as I mentioned in my last post I'm reluctant to do so, while Scott is simply "not $%$#!@ going to %$&#@!# pay for &$#!@%$ more medicine. Let's just give him Pepto Bismol." Have any of you tried this on your dogs? Do you have any other suggestions for restoring Ferris' gastro-intestinal health? I'm growing tired of interrupting my sleep several times to scrub the floors, and there are only so many times that Scott will be willing to stuff his nostrils with tissues and take Ferris outside in the middle of the night. I will be most grateful for your input!


What's he so bloody happy about?

19 comments:

HAR said...

Nala got sick like this once. I was told that I could give her immodium butI didn't. I made regular white rice and gave it to her twice a day. It took about three days. It was fun.

amelia said...

Imodium. Check online for the correct dose for Ferris' weight. Works like a charm.

amelia said...

Also , stop giving him whatever is upsetting him and get a subsitute!! That is if you haven't already done this.

Meloxicam is probably what he should be on unless that's what's upsetting him to begin with.

Poor guy.

By the way, I am the northern person who used to comment before all my stuff was lost.

Calamity Jen said...

har, I appreciate your suggestion. I understand that plain rice works with humans, too. You've got to be grateful that Taco Bell dogs can't possibly make as much of a mess as ridgebacks.


Amelia, I thought that was you. I'm happy to have a name to put with the persona. Also, thank you so much for your support and advice.

Anonymous said...

trade him in for a kid.

Katyola said...

And my cat took Pepcid when her stomach was upset. I hope Ferris gets better soon!

Calamity Jen said...

Dale (yes I know it's you), you're a wise guy.

Katy, thank you.

Ferris was okay overnight, but he exploded again at 8:00 this morning. He is peeing indoors, now, too. To top it off, our vet clinic is closed until Tuesday. Grumble grumble.

Amber said...

I'm so sorry! I have so been there. Our old dog found her favorite "spot" to get sick right in front of our bedroom door. It got so disgusting that I had to get a steam cleaner and so many time I was up at 3 am steam cleaning a 2 foot circle in front of my door. blegh!

Rice rice rice! You can always throw a little low fat protein in too - lean burger or turkey - to encourage the eating and help solidify the poopage.

So sorry!

Anonymous said...

r dogs allowed to stay outside on a chain in toronto? just ride it out. hes a dog! arff!! arff!!

Calamity Jen said...

Thanks, Amber. Rice it is. LOTS of rice. Rice, rice and nothing but rice, in fact. (Well, a bit of chicken broth to make it interesting.)

Dale, did you leave Chucky outside on a chain? In the freezing rain, no less? Even if it weren't inhumane, it wouldn't be smart, since Ferris' cast needs to stay dry. He smells bad enough without having rotting flesh to add to the problem.

Anonymous said...

wonder what they would do in the mountains of Myanmar??

Anonymous said...

guess i had a shitzu that thought he was a mountain dog.

u have a mountain dog that thinks its a SHIT Zu all over the house.

Calamity Jen said...

Oooooo, you're really trying to get my goat (no mountain goat pun intended) with that Myanmar remark. I will NOT take the bait. I will NOT I will NOT I will NOT.

Okay, I WILL: He's not BURMESE, he's BERNESE!

And Dale, rumour has it that your pooch used to poop in the house, too.

Anonymous said...

thank god for moms.

Calamity Jen said...

I said to Scott, "It sounds like Dale's mom had to clean up all the poop."

Scott replied, "No kidding."

Are you changing diapers as a considerate Family Day gesture? Never mind, silly question.

Anonymous said...

why do both those dogs look the same?

and what does the have to with what people of Myanmar?

Anonymous said...

i am the only one wearing diapers at our house:) and i try to change them myself whenever i can.

Calamity Jen said...

I think I hear your daughter calling you. You'd better go check.

HAR said...

He sounds like my little brother.