Let me just start off by saying that I am tired a frustrated. My grammar will probably show this. My fiance and I have a 13 1/2 month old female beagle around 18 pounds. Ever since we've had her I noticed her poo is a little on the soft side. When she was about 9 months old it got really bad so we took her to the vet. They gave us some story about bacteria and gave us medicine for that. The next morning it was 10x's worse complete with blood in the poo. We immediately took her back and a different vet (place we take her has more then one vet) saw her. He said no way its bacteria it's colitis. Gave us new medicine and food. While on the medicine and food her poo returned to normal. About one week after being off the medicine and special diet our dog got sick again but not as bad. We took her back....same thing prescibed as before. She was fine while on the medicine and food. About a month after she got sick again. This time we got same medicine and diet but we took away all her toys. She got better with the medicine and because of the toys she was going crazy. We returned everything except the rawhide bones. I talked to someone and they explained how the pieces of rawhide can expand in the stomache and cause problems. After this she was better for about a month. But she got sick again. This time she pooed every 2 hours without warning. In her kennel without whining to get out at night etc.... Took her back to the same vet....same deal...food and medicine. Same results. Got sick 2 weeks later....same deal...food and medicine. Now it is present day and guess what....she got sick tonight...... BTW her "sick" includes obvious pain and shaking... I am very frustrated with this vet office. You would think that after maybe the second time you would try something different to help the dog. This vet has seen the dog with the same symptoms about 6 times. They gave the same diagnosis 6 times. Each time costing about $200.00 for everything. Thats about $1200.00 spent on a problem that is not being fixed. Now I know dogs are not human and the are not mechanical...but they are considered property. So...you take your car to a shop to fix a problem. They say they fixed it and it appears fixed. Then the problem comes back. You take it to the shop again and they claim to fix it....works fine for awhile then has the same problem....repeat the cycle about 6 times..... This shop would have one pissed off customer. In the morning I am going back to the vet and getting the medicine and stuff that helps the dog. Next thing I am going to do is call other vets and get opinions from them. There was an earlier thread about how much you would spend on your dog....well me...obviously a lot.... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!