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Max--Vomiting, Lethargy, Discomfort, Fever

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Old July 3rd 03, 06:07 PM
Marshall Dermer
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]But that article made me wonder if Max has been on a course of antibiotics
]or tested for heliobacter. That this new behavior showed up after
]starting to control acid sure makes it sound like a possibility.

Yes it does. Thanks for the great idea!

Hi Diane,

I spoke with my vet and he thought that working on the "Gall Bladder
Hypothesis" is a better bet than the bad bacteria hypothesis. So,
we are going to put Max on Actigall a drug (actually an acid as
I understand it) that should clear out Max's gall bladder of

What it will do to the acidity of Max's urine is another story. Right
now Max's urine is at neutral PH 7 to inhibit the production of
calcium oxalate bladder stones. We will continue hydrating Max's
food which should help keep his urine dilute and inhibit stone

I guess my vet did not find the bacterial infection theory plausible
because the episodes of gastritis last for 12 hrs once about every
30 days.

I read the summaries of the interesting study you brought to my
attention. (Great investigatory work "Dective Blackman"!) I just
want to point out that the researchers, from the beginning, made
certain that none of their mice had Heliobacter Pylori. They
studied the effects of stomach acidity on other bacteria often
associated with gastritis.

Thanks again for I still find the hypothesis interesting! My
vet said he would prescribe antibiotics if this is what I
wanted to do.

Another possibility is take Max off the Canine U/D which
I think would acidify his stomach and make certain his
food is well hydrated to prevent bladder stones.



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