(Closed) Need some reassurance/advice: Doggy diarrhea

posted 5 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Should we take him to the vet?
    No, this is normal. : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Yes, but give it a couple of days. : (9 votes)
    50 %
    Yes, take him in immediately : (7 votes)
    39 %
    No, but you should....(explain in a post) : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 4
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    Offer water, but withhold food for about 12 hours. Then feed a bland diet. You can do 50/50 mix of boiled very lean ground chicken and white rice. Feed that until his stools become normal, then gradually wean him back onto his regular food over several days. If he stools don’t start to firm up in a day or two, then def. take him to the vet (and for heaven’s sake, find one you like/trust).

    Intestinal parasites can cause diarrhea. I know you said he was dewormed, but did he have an actual fecal sample run? What about a giardia test? If the bland diet doesn’t clear up the diarrhea, consider having those run if they haven’t been. 

    Diet changes can also cause diarrhea. Did you change his pet food recently? Also, if he’s swiping table food, that can definitely do it. Same with eating stuff off the floor. Try your best not to let him get in to any of that. 

    If the diarrhea comes back or doesn’t clear up on the bland diet, I would take him to the vet. Also, what food are you feeding?

    ETA: this is all assuming he is bright, perky, and not vomitting. If any of that changes, take him to the vet sooner.  

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Sounds like your dog might be stressed. If he’s not lethargic or acting abnormally, this is not an indication of a sickness.

    Go get him brown rice and canned pumpkin puree. My dog is experiencing similar problems right now (my fiance is out with broken bones and the dog is very stressed out about it. He sits by my Fiance all the time and whines a little when he’s around him).

    If it is stress, he should go back to normal in a few days unless the issue that is stressing him continues. The pumpkin puree/rice mix should help solidify his poop though.

    If he stops drinking water or being active, take him to the vet immediately!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    just make sure he stays hydrated and keep an eye on him. if he still has diarrhea tomorrow, then take him in on friday. it’s worrisome if he’s lethargic also but it sounds like he’s acting normal. definitely find a vet that you like and you’re comfortable with! 

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Our dog came to us with Giardia….years ago.  We got it fixed and for a few years no issues.  Then one night the diarrhea started.  He woke us up (twice) throughput the night wining..which has never happened to go poo.  It continued for 2 days.  Called the vet hospital they said as long as he had no other symptoms we could wait til Monday to take him in.  Took him in to the vet…tested negative for parasites but he did have more than normal bacteria in him.  Vet said that shows signs of something foreign…whatever that means.  Our dog is a hoover too…eats anything and this happened after he was at my inlaws.  They have tons of leaves, twigs, dirt and a neighbour cat.  I think he ate the cat poo.

    As long as he is acting normal ….. other than having to poo bad he should be fine.  Our dog ate nornally, played, and was fine other wise.

    Good luck.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    All I can add is my vet told me that plain white rice is the best thing feed a dog with an upset stomach. however it seem like you’re worried that he got into something he can’t pass. I would maybe give it another day or two if he’s still behaving normally. But any more than that I’d take him to the vet. Sorry. hope he’s fine.

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I’m sure you’re doing just fine! Puppies are crazy!! I’m sure it’s just some indiscretion from him snarfing something up off the floor. Also, you don’t need to buy a crazy expensive food. If he has been doing well with what you’re feeding, stick with it for now (except do feed a bland diet to clear up the diarrhea). Keep me updated! 

    Also, If he’s not vomitting, I would not think he has an obstruction. Puppies get diarrhea. It happens. Don’t stress. 

    Edit: FWIW, I’m a certified vet tech. We see this a lot. Actually I have a puppy too and just last week he had horrible liquidy diarrhea. It cleared up in a few days on bland food. 

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @Dialysate:  you’d know by now if it was bloat. that’s a very serious condition. here’s more info on it:

    http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/gastric-volvulus-bloat-dogs-life-threatening-emergency

     

    did the vet you like go to another practice in the area or move away? i used to work at a vet and i love/trust everyone there so much that i still drive my pets the 40 minutes it takes to get out there. your vet needs to give you the records or you could have the new vet call and ask for them but either way they have to release them. i hope you find one you love soon!

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

     you can give dog pepto bismal!!! vet recommended when my dog had explosive diarrhea . You can google it

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @Dialysate:  I edited it….oops!

     

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I know you are worried! I get so worried about my fur babies to. But, I think as long as he is acting normal than you are fine.. You may find that diarrhea is a “normal” thing for your puppy. The dog I had growing up never hardly got diarrhea except when something was wrong… My older dog (same breed as the one growing up) gets diarrhea fairly frequently… Pepper will get it for a few days from time to time.. but it always goes away and he always acts normal. One time, I freaked, and took him to the vet.. She said dogs have much more sensitive stomachs than we do and he probably just ate something in the yard (Grass, flower, another animals poop) or even some kind of table scrap (we are bad about feeding our dogs from the table) that just irritated his stomach. I would watch what you feed him since diet can cause such irritation.

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