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Old 10-11-2008, 06:46 AM   #1
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Default New pup has Diarrhoea

My new rottie pup now has diarrhoea, we have had him a week and up till now he has been fine.

He is being fed, what the breeder recommended:

Breakfast - readybreak
Lunch - puppy meat and biscuits
Dinner - puppy meat and biscuits
Supper - scrambled egg.

He seems fine in his self, playing and sleeping.

We paid a deposit on him when he was 3 weeks, at the age of 5 weeks we had the phone call to say he was weaned and he needed to be collected, i really didnt want him till at least 6wks but my hand was forced!

Anyone got any ideas, if he is still the same by monday i will be taking him to the vet, or if he gets worse over the weekend.

But has anyone got any ideas???

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Old 10-11-2008, 07:46 AM   #2
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Hi Kathy and aboard 5 weeks is a bit young to leave it's mother and litter mates. Iam no expert but readybreak for breakfast? I hope you don't put sugar on it? When was the last time was he wormed? Is he drinking water ok? I hope you get the problem sorted and soon

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Old 10-11-2008, 08:30 AM   #3
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no i dont put sugar on his readybreak.
He has been drinking ok, up till today, he's not had much water, so far!
It doesnt seem to be worrying him, he's still running around and playing as normal.

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i wouldnt bother with readybrek. How old is he now?

my pups are almost 8 weeks and have puppy complete feed for all of their meals.(3-4) with added watered down goats milk on each feed and either scrambled egg ,beef mince or minced chicken and carrot mixed in.

Too late now but he was far too young to be rehomed.

Have you wormed him recently?
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Hello Kathy and welcome to the forum.

Puppies sometimes get diarrhea and it is harmless, but sometimes there is a serious underlying problem. We have no way of guessing on the internet so I think your best bet is to take the little guy to the vet (especially if he hasn't been already).

Good luck and please do post a piccie if you get the chance.
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This happened to my belgian/shephard cross. I phoned my vet first who suggested starving him for 24 hrs. I know this sounds awful but it gives the stomach a chance to settle. Then I had to give him little feeds of bland foods for the next 3 days ie boiled rice, boiled chicken (which he loved and was great), pasta or boiled potatoe. You could try this, just ensure there's plenty of water available. If you decide to try this then introduce his normal food again slowly after the 3 days of bland food. Hope this helps.
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Also rotties are very prone to parvo even after vaccination (my vet told me this when I got mine, she's 7 months old now), so do keep a check on the diarrhoea. If you see any traces of blood, immediately get your puppy to the vet.
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Welcome to the Dog Forum. I am a Shepherd breeder of imported ones and I would never let a puppy leave till at least 8 weeks old. It could not have its first shots so it makes me feel it might have parvo, distemper etc.

I advise you contact a vet, have it checked for worms, get its shots and up dated on advise needed to feed. It should be on a puppy brand of kibble wet with goats milk to ten weeks or a subsitute of condensed milk can be used also.

Diaherra can errupt from reaction to a shot, worming but unusualy just because. It has to be how many times it is eating and what it is eating now.? Please contact a vet for professional care of it and have a check done for the puppys sake. Thank you.
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This is "Bear" playing with my german shep, as you can see Bear is feeling alot better now and thanks everyone for their advice

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Bear is a cutie! So glad to hear he is feeling better :-)
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