Adopted yorkies

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kuro

1,096 posts

63 months

Wednesday 17th July
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LordGrover said:


Another haircut looms.
Looking happy.

LordGrover

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30,768 posts

156 months

Wednesday 17th July
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HTP99 said:
They are lovely.
You'd think so by looking at them, wouldn't you?
hehe
kuro said:
Looking happy.
Thanks.

Nearly six weeks since adoption and they're settling in properly now. Ted had a rough couple of days with sickness and 'loose movements' - made a right mess a couple of times. Much better now though. smile

Also dispensed with harnesses and just use simple collars 90% of the time. They really don't like the harnesses but sometimes I need the security if we're in town or busy roads, just in case. Letting them off the lead regularly now when safe and they definitely enjoy the freedom.

LordGrover

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156 months

Friday 19th July
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Ted's tummy troubles aren't over. I've been quite worried about him and last night after about a day or so of not pooping, had very wet and gooey diarrhoea with blood in it. I was worried sick.
Took him to vets again today and they've diagnosed colitis. While not great it's not as bad as I'd feared. Five day course of antibiotics and a diet of small and frequent meals of chicken and rice.
He seems right as rain in himself, running jumping and bouncing about. Hopefully he's on the mend properly now.

Who me ?

6,777 posts

156 months

Sunday 21st July
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Looking good. I've got a mix- from body, she's a long haired JRT X Yorky. White head, with tan body with a white spot on tail. Rescue- she decided I was the one on a visit to a RSPCA kennels. We met her and she had decided from day one that we were the ones.

LordGrover

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Monday 22nd July
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I know that feeling, sounds great. Any pictures of her?

kuro

1,096 posts

63 months

Wednesday 24th July
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LordGrover said:
Ted's tummy troubles aren't over. I've been quite worried about him and last night after about a day or so of not pooping, had very wet and gooey diarrhoea with blood in it. I was worried sick.
Took him to vets again today and they've diagnosed colitis. While not great it's not as bad as I'd feared. Five day course of antibiotics and a diet of small and frequent meals of chicken and rice.
He seems right as rain in himself, running jumping and bouncing about. Hopefully he's on the mend properly now.
If that continues it may be worth getting him checked out for pancreatitis. My boy has it but under control with a low fat diet.

LordGrover

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30,768 posts

156 months

Wednesday 24th July
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The vet did mention the possibility, but as he's full of beans and eating well they said it's unlikely at the moment. If he gets lethargic and not eating they'll investigate further. He's been much better the last couple of days - antibiotics and chicken/rice diet seems to be doing the trick. smile

One point of interest; rather than pay £3 tin for the vet's choice of chicken and rice I cooked a supermarket chicken and boiled some rice. Both of them loved it and really wolfed it down. One odd side-effect though is nuclear fluorescent yellow poop. Ted just lays a log and doesn't notice. However, Stella always looks around to check her poop (as we all do). It was so funny when she turned round to see this yellow poop. She jumped backwards almost whelping with shock. She took a tentative sniff and ran to me with her tail between her legs looking very sorry for herself. hehe

Fingers crossed he's over it now, but I've thought that before so we'll just have to wait and see.