Steph Bussema
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Recurrent hemorrhagic gastroenteritis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steph Bussema Apr 2. 10 Replies

About a year and a half ago, my then 3 year old female PWC Emma ended up at the emergency vet with bloody vomiting and diarrhea.  They never found a cause, but gave her supportive care (IV fluids)…Continue

Corgi Butts Calendar WINNERS!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Christensen Sep 4, 2012. 3 Replies

Looks like next year is going to be a very MyCorgi year on the Corgi Butts calendar, as Sidney, Annie, Jack, and Emma ALL made it!  Thanks for showing some MyCorgi love!  YAY!!Continue

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Steph Bussema replied to Steph Bussema's discussion Recurrent hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
"Update:  We had more tests done at a vet hospital (with equipment our normal vet doesn't have).  Everything was normal except her protein levels.  Based on what they found, they believe she has an extreme food sensitivity.…"
Apr 2
Steph Bussema replied to Dana C's discussion Bloody stool/diarrhea
"We've had similar issues with our Emma.  It's way scary when her stool is more blood than poop.  After lots of tests, the vets think she has an extreme food sensitivity.  She is now on a hypoallergenic food, and we will be…"
Apr 2
Alison Prasavath replied to Steph Bussema's discussion Recurrent hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
"Noodles has been having bloody diarrhea off and on for a month now. I took him in after 2 weeks of him not improving, they said he ate something bad. He was given special wet food, medicine for his diarrhea, a probiotic and we were told to give him…"
Mar 23
Terry, Maya, & Brees replied to Steph Bussema's discussion Recurrent hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
"About a month and a half ago Maya started having diarrhea and eventually blood in her stool, (no vomiting). I took her to my vet. He checked her for worms and all was ok. He couldn't determine what could have caused it other than maybe Maya ate…"
Mar 23
Tim Lum replied to Steph Bussema's discussion Recurrent hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
"My griffins just went through an episodes of that. It was very scary! It came on very suddenly with himself vomiting blood and then bloody stool. I rush him to the animal er where they ran a series of test and really found nothing wrong. He got…"
Mar 23
Beth replied to Steph Bussema's discussion Recurrent hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
"Have you tried giving a probiotic?"
Mar 21
Steph Bussema replied to Steph Bussema's discussion Recurrent hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
"Emma is allergic to grains so we are EXTREMELY careful about what she ingests.  She only gets her food (grain-free sweet potato and fish) and the occasional piece of carrot (which has no correlation to her episodes).  If something drops on…"
Mar 21
Vicky Hay replied to Steph Bussema's discussion Recurrent hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
"Oh  my goodness. What on earth could cause such a terrifying thing? Does the vet have ANY suggestions? Weed killer or bug spray in the yard? Parasite??? Here's a pet owner who was told it may be a seasonal thing, at least in some parts of…"
Mar 21
Anna Morelli replied to Steph Bussema's discussion Recurrent hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
"I tend to agree with John Wolf, that she is getting into something and it's probably outdoors.  If she were mine she would only go out on leash for many months. If she has a recurrent incident in spite of this, then we're wrong but,…"
Mar 21
Linda replied to Steph Bussema's discussion Recurrent hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
"I have never dealt with anything like that but sending prayers that they can find the cause and a treatment for Emma.  I can't imagine the stress and worry that you are feeling."
Mar 20
Steph Bussema posted a discussion

Recurrent hemorrhagic gastroenteritis

About a year and a half ago, my then 3 year old female PWC Emma ended up at the emergency vet with bloody vomiting and diarrhea.  They never found a cause, but gave her supportive care (IV fluids) and she came home after 3 days.  Since then, every few months she has exhibited the same symptoms, with no trigger that we can discover.  When she starts an episode, we remove all food and give her sucrulfate for 24 hours, after which she is generally fine.  Her vet has done tests and cannot find any…See More
Mar 20
Steph Bussema replied to Karen Hickey's discussion What Made You First Fall In Love With the Corgi Breed?
"A professor at my college had a Pembroke that often accompanied him to classes.  He was a familiar sight on campus, running alongside as the professor rode his bike.  He was so cute with those little legs and big ears, and so sweet with…"
Feb 10
Steph Bussema replied to Erin's discussion Food Aggression
"Put them in their crates and then feed them.  If that isn't feasible, put them in separate rooms (with doors) to make sure they can't see each other or get to each other's food.  Don't let anyone out until everyone is…"
Dec 10, 2013
Steph Bussema replied to Ashley Vicari's discussion Biting Problem
"First, try to figure out what sets off the biting frenzy.  Is it a certain toy or game, does it happen right after he wakes up, etc.  Then try to stay away from those triggers.  If he gets into a biting frenzy, telling him…"
Jul 8, 2013
Steph Bussema replied to Jenny & Ramji's discussion HELP! Sensitive Stomach and Prescription food
"We have the same thing with Emma (random vomiting and bloody diarrhea).  Our vet diagnosed a grain allergy so we switched her to grain-free food.  That helped some, but she has still had a few episodes, and we can't figure out…"
Jun 12, 2013
Steph Bussema replied to Holly's discussion Getting Corgi to run with you?
"I jog with my corgi often and she loves it.  One thing that helped a lot with getting her to like it was putting her in a harness instead of just using a collar.  She was more comfortable with the leash attached to her back rather than her…"
Apr 11, 2013

Profile Information

Hometown:
Lansing, MI
About Me:
I have degrees in biology and zoology and am an animal lover.
Welsh Corgi Breeder?
No
About My Corgi(s):
I have one female corgi named Emma. She's small for her breed but has a huge personality. She loves chasing pretty much anything and going to the local dog park.
I have:
Pembroke

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At 9:48am on January 7, 2013, Bev Levy said…

Oh that is nice! Izzy is very sweet and mild mannered compared to my other corgis. She is only fond of other dogs for the first sniff and after that only wants people to pay attention to her. Hopefully we will manage another meet up this year.

At 7:32pm on March 29, 2010, Wendt Worth Corgi's said…

At 3:32am on March 24, 2010, Geri & Sidney said…
Welcome Steph and Emma!
 
 
 

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