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Old 11-13-2012, 03:47 AM
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Unhappy Mylo's sick :(

Mylo doesn't seem to be very well. Yesterday it started with slightly soft poo, but he was eating fine and playing and seemed his normal self. This morning neither Mylo or Willow ate their food until about 11am. We went out at half one and left them food, neither did any poos or ate any food. We got back around 7. They both ate around 10pm. From then onwards Mylo kept going the toilet and it was very loose. We've now been up at 3 and half 4 to go the toilet again. He seems absolutely fine. It's business as usual...chewing, playing with Willow, taking treats and tearing around the house. He was chasing her around the bedroom before bed. He didn't really seem to be able to get comfortable in bed but then went to sleep for a couple of hours. Willow is fine other than eating less than usual. I wonder if he generally has a sensitive stomach. His poos have always been very stinky and frequently a bit loose. Since we started venison ZP his poo has been solid 99% of the time but still very stinky. Willow eats exactly what Mylo eats but her poos are always solid, compact and virtually odourless.

What do you guys think I should do? I feel so sorry for my poor guy
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I just wanted to say I hope he feels better soon!!
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That is exactly what happened with Toby! He was acting normal other than he seemed uncomfortable and he had loose poos constantly. Like every hour.

I was so worried and I came on here for advice. Maybe look up that thread?

I fasted him for 18 hours to give his tummy a break and started him on the probiotics recommended in that thread. The next day, he was nearly 100% better. His stools firmed up. Then I fed him half his normal meal with some canned pumpkin. After that, I waited. The next afternoon, after two meals with pumpkin, we had solid poo!! Then I phased out the pumpkin. I really think the fasting helped his tummy settle and the probiotics helped balance out the bacteria in his digestive tract. Also, pedialyte or whatever children's electrolyte replacement drink you can find will help him stay hydrated, just make sure it isn't flavored.

I hope Mylo feels better! Hugs from Toby and I.

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I always fast for a short time with tummy upsets. Then feed small, easily digested meals with Tree Bark Powder.
Make sure he is drinking, they can dehydrate so quickly. Hope he feels better soon.
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I remember reading that thread, poor Toby. Thanks for the advice. The treats I have for training are probiotic, should I still give them? I have no idea about electrolyte drinks...will a health food store have them? Also where did you get the probiotics from? I remember someone recommending pet specific ones but the UK is rubbish for pet stuff so I don't know if I'll find them. Another thing about the UK being rubbish is that we don't have canned pumpkin either...is there anything I can use instead? Heartagram said Waitrose sell it but we don't have one here

Thanks again for the advice. And thanks to both of you for the well wishes. I shall try and get some sleep before Mylo needs to get up again and look for those things tomorrow.
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I always fast for a short time with tummy upsets. Then feed small, easily digested meals with Tree Bark Powder.
Make sure he is drinking, they can dehydrate so quickly. Hope he feels better soon.
You're up late/early! Thanks for the advice. What is tree bark powder? Would I find it in Holland and Barrat? What do you suggest for the meal? How long should I fast him for? He's drinking normally thankfully. We always have water available and he drinks a fair amount because he's always running around!

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I have been through this in the last week with Timmy. If you have Peptobismol on hand give him a very small amount in a syrine. That should help his loose stool. I hope he feels better soon.
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And boil some chicken with no skin and some rice. Hopefully his tummy will be great very soon.
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