sick puppy, help please
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hi /an/, i wish i could talk to a pro about this, but i've already seen 2 vets, and the problem doesn't get solved, and i've already spent a lot of money on this
3 weeks ago I got a new puppy, it looked normal and healthy
14 days ago: mild diarrhea started
12 days ago: the diarrhea turned watery, the puppy refused to eat, so it was taken to an emergency vet, and stayed hospitalized 4 days (fed through blood stream), time during which the diarrhea didn't subside. it received injections to boost its immune system.
7 days ago: the puppy returned home. the vet prescribed the following meds: metronidazole (antibiotic), ranitidine (something that decreases stomach acid production), trimetoprim and sulfametoxazol (broad spectre antibiotic). the food it has been eating these days is hills digestive care
6 days ago: the puppy ate just fine. diarrhea continued, but now with small drops of blood. the vet said it was because the puppy's intestine is delicate, and gave us some probiotics, and vitamins
yesterday and today: diarrhea like in the pic attached started. the puppy is still cheerful, and eats just fine.
-blood tests were made, the first one had a very low white blood cell count (half of what it should've been), 3 days after the leukocyte level was back to normal. the initial low count is what made the vet think it's a viral problem
-it was given worming medications
-the vet's diagnosis is: viral gastroenteritis
-the puppy's siblings are doing fine, nothing's wrong with them
-no other symptoms
i'm starting to get desperate because the puppy has been having diarrhea for 2 weeks, and i'm really skeptical about the medications the vet prescribed. i think if i had a bloody diarrhea, no doctor would tell me to drink some yakult, and that's it. also, why would the vet give it antibiotics, considering the problem is viral?
i'm not asking for a diagnosis on the internet, i'm just asking for opinions so i can decide what to do next. please, help.
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So my boyfriend made the mistake of feeding a stray cat just because it was skinny. He doesn't look sick or anything, just skinny. My neighbors did the same and now that little fucker tries to get into our houses as soon as we open the door, and it goes directly to eat my own cat's food.
I asked him to stop feeding it, especially because now there are 5 damn cats outside my door almost all day, and one is a female which the other ones try to mate with every 5 minutes (and she's very small so doesn't really let them and just screams).
I live in a 3rd world country and there aren't really any places where I can take them, and I can't stand them anymore. What's the best humane way of getting rid of them? Will simply stopping feeding them will work?
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Ok, I'm serious so pls no ban. Hypothetically speaking, how bad would it be if I adopted pets only to use them for food. There are loads of people in my area giving away bunnies, guinea pigs, and such, for free online, and I'm thinking it would be a great way to test out new meats in my cooking and to have a steady supply of meat not raised on soy and other nasty stuff. Ideas?
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Why are cats allowed outside? No, this isn't an anti-outside cat thread. Don't debate that crap here. I mean literally why. Why did the trend start? People don't let their dogs, ferrets, horses, goats, birds, efc run wild. They're always enclosed or at most only allowed on their property. Cats however are allowed to roam unsupervised anywhere they want. They seem like the one exception. How come?
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I recently tore down and an old stump to find a plethora of grubs. Since I've always loved beetles I've decided to adopt some, I didn't really count how many but there are more than 10. They are all clearly scarabs of some kind, but I don't know which. Where I live is commonly frequented by june beetles, green june beetles, grapevine beetles, stag beetles, those beetles that look like but aren't stag beetles, and those weird scarabs that live in dog poop. I even found an ox beetle once.
Anyways, how do I care for them? I currently have them in a plastic container with about 4 inches of mulch from the stump and that really nice soft orange rotted wood dirt from under the stump. They also have a few medium but not too big chunks of rotting wood. Since I found them all in and under the stump I figured this would be a pretty good set up for them. I am a little worried about temperature though, despite it being warmer in here than it will be out there in a day or two.
I am thinking of mixing some cat food and apple in with their dirt, but i'm not sure since their wood rot dirt should be something they eat.
So as previously stated, how do I care for my new grub babies?