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Old 02-04-2009, 08:41 AM   #11
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I can't say I've ever tried canned pumpkin - I'm not sure you'd even be able to get hold of it in the UK.

Might look into it though for next time madame eats something she shouldn't
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:00 AM   #12
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It's the fiber right ? If I recall the fiber will help balance the liquid in the poop chute and that's why it helps the loosey goosey and the brick bombs .
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:33 PM   #13
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I am feeding both dogs rice and chicken. Gracie has continued with Diarrhea, but this morning is just the second meal with rice. She had some blood in her stool too. I think this is just bowel irritation. I will give it one more day and then maybe a vet visit. I am trying to see if this can be handled at home.

Two weeks ago, I found a round worm in Toby's poop. We went and got the meds to take care of it. They have had once dose and are due the next on the 9th. Could that have anything to do with it?

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Old 02-19-2009, 08:02 PM   #14
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Hi,
I've got the same problem with my 3 year old german shep. For the last week or so she's had pretty lose poop. Last night it was so loose it basically just formed a nice poo pancake on the ground.

The only thing recently that's changed in her diet is i went from feeding her twice a day to once a day. But that was about 2-3 weeks ago. Normally she'd get a half can of wet food and about 2 cups or so of dry twice a day (evangers and merrick canned, solid gold wolf king dry). When i switched her to once a day, she gets a whole can and about 2/3 as much dry as she used to get with the 2 combined feedings.

She doesn't act sick. She's still playful as ever. No loss of energy. No loss of apatite. Still sleeps the same amount.

I was going to take her to the vet this week since there is one within walking distance of where i live now and he's gotten good reviews. But he's at a vet conference until tuesday.

After reading this thread, it sounds like canned pumpkin and/or chicken/rice or scrambled eggs is something i should try? Do you mix this in with the dry food? or give this instead of dry?

Is there any point where i should get really worried and just rush her to the vet? A week of diarrhea seems pretty long to me. Prior to this every once in a while she'd poop something a little on the wet side, but this is the first time it's gone on for a week.

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Hi Merk,
I give my dog 1-2 tsp of regular canned pumpkin when she has had diarrhea, is there anyone covering for your vet while he's away that you could at least consult with via phone until his return?
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It's the fiber right ? If I recall the fiber will help balance the liquid in the poop chute and that's why it helps the loosey goosey and the brick bombs .
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I give my dog 1-2 tsp of regular canned pumpkin when she has had diarrhea, is there anyone covering for your vet while he's away that you could at least consult with via phone until his return?
Its a new vet, i haven't taken her there before. But the reviews i found online were all positive and it's literally just down the street from where i am, so I'd be very happy if i could start using that vet as her regular vet.

Her previous vet doesn't have much history on her beyond giving her shots and spaying her, so it's not like i have reason to keep going there.

This vet did recommend another place, but the reviews there were not favorable, so if it's not urgent I'd rather wait for this vet to get back.

I'll try the pumpkin and see if that helps. Do you mix it in with their food or give it to them straight?

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There isn't a lot that Chessie says no to if its food.. she takes it right from the spoon, but that could just be because she is very food motivated :-)
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I can't understand why people insist on adding new foods or changing diet when their dog has diarrhoea, the best course of action is to change nothing, keep feeding as usual. Obviously if the symptoms persist you need to take action and/or get veterinary advice but changing foods initially only causes more upset.
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Pauline if you come back on honey the day I gave Girle a raw bone and meat to try a stupid thing, she got very ill all night, diaherra badly after she blew out the impaction and threw up her guts.

I gave her one tiny immodium I take for diaherra and next morning I had to put her in a kennel as the house carpets needed redone, she came in fine that afternoon, ate regular food kibble and no more loose bowels, so once in a while what we can take, and I did ask my vet ok he said, it does work with a limit useage. She is also pregnant and it did not harm her Thank GOD!! Pepto Bismol or Immodium would help one or the other and unspiced pumpkin does stop loose bowels and regulate them pureed pumpkin helps digestion also.
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