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GSD pup diarrhea prob :(

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by sunnyej, Jul 5, 2009.


  1. sunnyej

    sunnyej PetForums Member

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    afghan has been having diarrhea since the day i adopted him . he is now 7 weeks old.

    first it was a soft yellow log

    then as i took him to vet and gave medications it started getting better

    after afterwords it got worse so i took him to vet , he gave him some medications then he has been improving but now he does
    yellowish brown log its not diluted and nor hard its somewhere in between

    as adviced by vet

    i give him

    calcium tablet + ( for calcium as advised by vet )
    dependal m (for diarrhea ) +
    vitamin and mineral tonic ( as advised by vet )

    his diet includes (as advised by vet)

    diluted skimmed milk + some bred + cerelac for puppies


    the problems are

    1) diarrhea as i mentioned above

    2) He does not drink water .not matter how much i try . i have tried giving him water with needle less syringe . still doesnt likes it.
    tried giving him by soaking my fingers in water

    but all in vain ,,,,,,,,,,,

    ?? any suggestions?
     
  2. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Is bread and milk all you give him?

    Id cut out both of those, and try and get him on a proper dog food if its available to you.

    Do you have access to probiotics?

    Also, he WILL drink if he gets thirsty, but all the while you give him the tastier milk, he wont. You just need to be firm.
     
  3. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    lots of dogs are intollerant of milk & bread its terrible for dogs theyre not designed to digest wheat, i would get the puppy in a good quality food like Nature Diet which is easily digestable & of very high quality then when the puppy is ok gradually introduce a high quality dry food, he wont develope properly with out good nutrition:)


    i agree with Nonnie probiotics or natural probiotic yoghurt are very good
     
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    Did I not warn u about milk b4 sunny:p
    I hope u have at least stopped cows milk.
     
  5. sunnyej

    sunnyej PetForums Member

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    i agree with u all guys but we al;l here give the same diet to puppies


    and its advised by vet

    the milk is skimmed and has only 25% milk concentration 75% is water

    ..but i would like to have more view on home made diet if i cant find something which u refer too?
     
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    My gsd pup went on like this for a week and no matter what diet or how much probiotics i gave him it didn't help, my vets sent away a faecal sample and found out he had campylobactor which is a type of food poisoning they can get from eating bird poo!!! I am glad to say that he is now well after a month of treatment and is thriving. (the bill was nearly £700 but well worth it as we nearly lost him!!!
     
  7. sunnyej

    sunnyej PetForums Member

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    my pups growth isnt effected at all ...

    he is healty just the poop is a bit of lose

    gona get different point of view's from diff vets tomorrow may be something

    and gona get it checked to one
     
  8. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Does your pup get any meat at all?

    Feeding bread and milk, and having chronic diarrheoa, WILL affect your dogs growth, and will lead to him becoming malnourished.

    You really do need to sort this out quickly, as it could eventually cause damage to his internal organs.

    What your vet is telling you in wrong. That diet is NOT suitable for a growing puppy, and is obviously causing a problem.

    Do you not have any commercial dog feeds available?
     
  9. sunnyej

    sunnyej PetForums Member

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    we have but the vet told to continue this until he turns 3 months old :|


    gona consult more vets tomorrow.
     
  10. kenla210

    kenla210 PetForums Senior

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    sounds like a good plan. I've never heard of any vet recommending this sort of diet 4 any dog, let alone a growing pup! Bet he charges a pretty penny 4 all the meds/supplements too.

    Other than the occasional smudge of milk in very occasional scrambled eggs 4 daisy I have never given her milk on a regular basis only water. And bread gives her the runs...

    Sounds to me like the diet is what is causing the problem.

    Good luck with the new vet tomorrow :)
     
  11. sunnyej

    sunnyej PetForums Member

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    i called up .. our regular vet says increase the medication and

    other vet says bring him over ;\
     
  12. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    i can assure you a pup wont thrive on bread and milk, it wont develope properly! its a carnivore it must have meat.

    i cant believe a vet would give such terrible advice he should be struck off, please change your puppys diet before the damage is irreversable
     
  13. sunnyej

    sunnyej PetForums Member

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    i just came from a new vet and he said ...bread n milk u kiddin me?


    i got pro pet food for afghan and he likes it :)

    got 2 injections . poor thing was whining like crazy :(
    now he seems fine
     
  14. Ryan2009

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    wading in here abit but what medication did the vet give you, when i took jack in with the runs she gave me Protexin Pro-Kolin, and it sorted him out in 2 days, he now has the runs again so i just ordered some more of the internet for £11 it contains probiotic and binding ingredients and should sort out runny stools but i would check with the vet first!
     
  15. Nonnie

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    FINALLY!! A vet talking sense ;)

    Fingers crossed his tummy should clear up soon. Dont forget to give him just water, and no milk. You can colour the water slightly with a tiny bit of the milk, but too much could upset his tummy again. Some dogs just cannot tolerate it.

    Also, is he wormed up to date?
     
  16. sunnyej

    sunnyej PetForums Member

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    yes he is wormed upto date
     
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    is he getting better now?
     
  18. sunnyej

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    update*

    he came home frmo doc and he did just fine poop

    now after that i gave him propett food with yoghurt

    as sugested by vet..

    he vomited all that out in 2 times

    after that

    he vomited 3 more times and even if he drank simple water he vomited..

    just talked to vet and gave him dependle tablet .he said if he doesnt gets better after1 hour we would have to take him there and give him glucose by syring :(

    poor afghan .. needs ur prayers
     
  19. Nonnie

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    Poor little guy. Doesnt seem like his body can handle solid food.

    He may have to have it gradually introduced to him.

    I hope its nothing more serious. Fingers crossed for you both.
     
  20. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    just try to keep him hydrated until you take him back to the vets, just give him tiny amounts of food regulary ask the vet if youwould be better just giving him boiled chicken & boiled rice because its light on the stomach & easy to digest. i really hope he goingto be ok:(
     
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