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Severe diarrhea

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Irish Setter Gal, Dec 29, 2011.


  1. Irish Setter Gal

    Irish Setter Gal PetForums Senior

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    Hi - other halfs fault before you ask (largest hardest fattiest piece off the old beef joint ... git)

    What can you give a dog that has severe diarrhea to the point he has lost control of himself throughout the night. He was also sick (regurgitated food) this morning, but had't eaten anything. I am assuming it is the rich food.His gums are still nice and pink, but he's not drinking anything.
     
  2. Bobbie

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    I think you will just have to wait it out a bit like us humans would if we had eaten to much of the wrong food. After 24 hours the dog should be ok again but if not ring the vet.
     
  3. Irish Setter Gal

    Irish Setter Gal PetForums Senior

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    Ta - it's what we are currently doing pending differing advice
     
  4. Mum2Heidi

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    Oh dear:eek:
    My OH did exactly the same - twice!!! Both times poor Heidi was sensitive for ages afterwards. Really hope yours picks up quickly!!

    I would def starve and let it clear right out. Then may be some pre/probiotics (yogurt/yakult for similar).

    Dont know what you feed dry/wet/raw but it may be worth easing back on a couple of days with fish/rice.

    Difficult to advise because they are all different - I know I have to use kid gloves or we are right back to square one. Ended up getting some Bionic Biotics for Heidi and that really worked.

    Good luck:thumbup1:
     
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    I would cease any type of food but make sure you get fluids into the dog any which way you can.

    Then tomorrow I would give the dog some probiotic yoghurt just a couple of spoons and see how his/her tummy goes and if that's okay follow that up with a bland diet of some kind for a day or so.

    However, I would say if the runs has any blood in them then you should really think about a vet check.
     
  6. Irish Setter Gal

    Irish Setter Gal PetForums Senior

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    No blood in it, but we are off to the vets later. He's just collapsed on me and poo slimed himself as I went to let him out :(
     
  7. kat&molly

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    I hope he's ok, let us know.:)
     
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    The runs are obviously taking it out of him - hopefully the vet will be able to give him something to help.

    Good luck.
     
  9. Irish Setter Gal

    Irish Setter Gal PetForums Senior

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    Vet says that the treatment earlier in the week that he received for a cyst on his prostate (antibiotics were also given) stripped the gut of the good bacteria and meant nothing left to help digest the 'wrong type' of food that normally would result in just a runny poo.

    He's on 'bung em up tablets, electrolyte solution and bland food in tiny amount for tea/supper, have to let the vet know progress tomorrow.

    Thanks for the concern
     
  10. Irish Setter Gal

    Irish Setter Gal PetForums Senior

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    You have to be a vet ... surely? Bang on with treatment :D
     
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    Sorry to hear he has been poorly, hopefully it will do the trick and he will be a lot better soon.
     
  12. Twiggy

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    Sorry to hear this. Really hope your boy is feeling much better tomorrow.
     
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    Haha no just a lifetime of owning doggies! Hope yours will be on the mend now.
     
  14. Mum2Heidi

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    Aww poor mite. Hope the meds work and he's much better v soon:D
     
  15. rona

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    Hope he's better today
     
  16. Irish Setter Gal

    Irish Setter Gal PetForums Senior

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    Many thaks for asking - he's sooooo much better today - no accident in the night, but think he's starving :eek:

    What poo he has had today has been less than a chi would do, some I couldn't even find to inspect!

    Onwards and upwards for the New Year :D
     
  17. kat&molly

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    Thats great news:)
     
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