Post # 1
I’m waiting on the lab & Piddles’ results. She’s had bad diarreah & I tried home remedies but it just got worse :(. So I talked to my vet & they sounded a little concerned, they did an in-house test & found something & said they wanted to send it to their other lab. I’m worried because they have a very good lab & they said the sample was just fine so idk why they had to send it out… I’m hoping nothing is wrong & it might take up to 2 days to get the results back. I hate waiting for things like that…
Post # 3
Oh no! I hope she’s able to make it through whatever. Do you have any ideas of what it could possibly be? Like a few likely culprits?
Post # 4
Will be praying for you. Waiting drives me crazy!
Post # 5
Seems like the doggie diarrhea is running rampant!
My dog had something similar two weeks ago. His white blood count was super high, and we tested it twice at the vet. I was a wreck, but it was food allergies that turned into an infection! And we hadn’t changed his food or anything, so it just sprang up. We take him back for a checkup on Saturday but he is doing much better with the meds they gave him to calm his tummy and antibiotics, plus special i/d food for now. 🙂
A friend of mine had a similar problem with her dog, and it was an attack of pancreatitis. She had to put her dog on a special diet, but her doggie is also okay.
Meanwhile, one of my bridesmaid’s dogs just had the diarrhea but it was a good old fashioned tummy ache that resolved itself.
Fingers and paws crossed for you!
Post # 6
Maybe it is just something minor like parasites in the stool… crossing my fingers for you!!
Post # 7
They’ve tested for parasites before (other animals) & they’ve found them. I just have no clue what it could be. I mean they didn’t sound too worried but they also strongly recommended to send it out.
I’ve checked her symptoms online but I keep getting really scary “guesses” & its hard because some of the symptoms also go along with a dog with puppies.
The puppies all look healthy at least. She’s producing milk & its the right color. Her gums don’t feel dehydrated. I can’t find the dog thermometer to see if she has a temperature.
I just hate waiting, it could be something really simple or a “what if” horrible thing that requires a lot more 🙁
Post # 8
Oh Serabell! Piddles will be in my thoughts! Can you give her some chicken broth? Good luck to you!!!!
Post # 9
I’m sending prayers y’alls way. Poor mama dog.
Post # 10
I will keep mama dog in my thoughts. Please keep us updated!
Post # 11
Awh, I hope she’s okay! Reading forums and other “guesses” is the WORST, I’ve decided. Our dog dug a small corn cob out of the trash a few weeks ago and ate the whole thing, so I googled it and every search came up with scary outcomes or people basically saying your dog is doomed. So definitely just listen to your vet and don’t scare yourself with online “guesses!” Diarrhea could mean a lot of things, just as @omgsprinkles was saying.
Keeping you and mama dog in my thoughts! Agree, keep us updated!
Post # 12
I’ve been adding pumpkin to her food the past 2 days & today I noticed a difference & think it helped so that’s kinda a relief but I’m still waiting on the vet. I’ve decided no more googling about this! I’ll just wait & see what happens, I’ll hope for the best & maybe their equipment was malfunctioning or something & that’s why they sent it off. I have to go to the vet tomorrow (for my other dog) so I’ll talk more in detail about it.
I’m keeping my eyes on the pups & they all look fine, healthy, rambunctious & no “warning signs” of sickness in them.
I just know that whatever she has, she could give to the pups, so I think I’m worried by about x10!
Post # 13
When did then symptoms start? I worked for a family who started feeding their dog raw meat after she whelped because it was recommended to them by someone. Not a good idea. A day later she was vomiting and had diarrhea non-stop. Has anything changed in her diet recently?
Post # 14
It’s possibly worms? They’re super common in dogs, and for preggers dogs even more common because the hormones trigger the eggs to get born or something.
Have you had the puppies dewormed yet?
Again, when ours had the diarhea it was ‘possibly’ due to the worms (which are nothing to worry about, but the diahrea is certainly worrying and needs to get cleared up). Our vet had us give her pepto bismol (bought from the regular drugstore). We had to give her 4.1mL 3 times a day (for a 43 pound dog). Plus the vet had us deworm her (and we ended up having to deworm her probably 4 more times because the puppies had worms too). And from the diarea contaminating her, she got a bladder infection…..so try your best to keep her butt clean if you can. (We bought a waterless wash spray).
Good luck!! I totally know how this is the yuckiest thing to deal with ever!
Post # 15
I could be completely wrong but I was told when my dog had something similar to give him rice cooked in chicken broth… can someone confirm or deny this?
It worked for my dog but I know things work different for different breeds…
Post # 16
@firsttimemom It’s called a bland diet. It’s rice and boiled meat. You boil the meat to get all the fat out of it. Usually either chopped chicken or ground beef. It’s supposed to settle the stomach.