Now that we have the attention of some amazing fur parents, Dental Student and I thought it was time to tell you the saga of her tummy. Havi was on the streets for 8 months in the south before being bounced from shelter to fosters for the following 6 months, and then we rescued her. Havi is now a beautiful pit/lab/boxer mix who has stolen our heart. However, little was known about Havi's health before she came to us. During her first few days with us she had awful diarrhea. It led to me picking up the 50lb pup and running two avenues to a vet we have never met before. Havi was and is fully house trained. However, since we rescued her, almost every other week, she will wake up in the middle of the night and have a loose bowel movement on the floor, and proceed to cry indicating she is in pain. In addition, her poop has never been of normal consistency. We have done three Giardia tests, three fecal flotations for parasites, one blood test, and seen the vet a total of 15 times in four months. She is the happiest pup and shows no signs of being sick, never has a fever, watery eyes, or wheezing (more than normal pitbullness). She has been on Natural Balance food, Hill's Science w/d, and Hill's Science z/d. We have tried no treats, then all treats. She has been on four courses of metronidazol/flagyll and that is the only time her bowels are solid. We were hoping that someone has some new, great idea we have not though of before. Because parasites, Giardia, cancer, and allergies are all ruled out, what should we do next? We are going to go to a new vet to see if he has any ideas. Our current vet said the next step is a sonogram or anal exploratory surgery. We do not want to spend money or time if anyone can think of anything new besides having to probe her some more. Havi especially appreciates any ideas!
Lastly, here are CraigsList postings for before the big move (3 days!!). We are selling 2 desk lamps, a Crate & Barrel rug, 1 wicker bookshelf, 1 cabinet, and 1 night stand. Take a look!