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Old 03-11-2017, 07:37 AM
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Hi everyone! Rocky has been ill for a few days and I was wondering what you guys think. I'm calling the vet in a bit, but it's always good to hear what others think.

He's basically had diarrhoea since Monday, but no other symptoms. He's happy, energetic and acting normal. There is no vomiting, no bloated belly, no sign of pain when you touch his belly, etc. His gums are pink and healthy. He has a good normal appetite.

The first day was bad, he pooped so many times, even if there was nothing left to poop, that blood started to appear in his diarrhoea (probably due to irritation?) and that carried on on and off. We withheld food for the day (even if he was hungry) and by the morning after (Tuesday), his gums were getting pale.

But, we fed him boiled minced beef and rice and it went down well. His gums went back to a normal colour (so we held back from going to the vet).

We've basically fed him that since and he's gotten better each day. Yesterday he only went twice, with no blood at all, but it still diarrhoea.

Any idea what's going on and/or what we could do to help his poop firm up again?

Other info: he's a monthly worm and flea prevention/treatment drop (Advocate) so worms seem unlikely.
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There are doggie probiotics that help restore 'gut' flora. I really take my chi's in for diarrhea if there is blood in the stool. Chicken and rice also works.
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There are doggie probiotics that help restore 'gut' flora. I really take my chi's in for diarrhea if there is blood in the stool. Chicken and rice also works.
Thanks, I hadn't thought about probiotics. I just went to get some from the pet shop so we'll see how it goes.

He does feel a lot better already. This morning he even did a solid poop, but followed by another not so solid later on. Hopefully this will help him fully get back to normal. He's acting completely normal and healthy otherwise so that's good.
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With it going on for that long, a thorough fecal exam would be on my list to check. A bland diet is usually recommended. I have found Canidae chicken and rice canned food is an easy way to go.
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With it going on for that long, a thorough fecal exam would be on my list to check. A bland diet is usually recommended. I have found Canidae chicken and rice canned food is an easy way to go.
Yeah I put him on a bland diet from the start (lean minced beef or chicken with rice) which helped. I don't think I've seen that brand (Canidae) here in the UK, but I'll look for it next time. If it had carried on I would have definitely taken him to the vet, but his poops are back to being solid so I think he's all good now thankfully!
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Adding a teasponnish size amount of canned pumpkin to his food should help the stool firm up.

I always keep some frozen in cubes just in case since there's no way we'd go through a whole can. It helps with both diarrhoea and constipation.
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Adding a teasponnish size amount of canned pumpkin to his food should help the stool firm up.

I always keep some frozen in cubes just in case since there's no way we'd go through a whole can. It helps with both diarrhoea and constipation.
I head about that, but it's annoying because canned pumpkin is really hard to find here in the UK! Most supermarkets don't sell it, except for a short period of time during autumn. It's a good idea to freeze it as cubes. I'll have to do that next time I manage to find some. Thankfully he's back to normal now, we got him some anti diarrhoea probiotics thing last weekend and it sorted it out.
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Glad to hear he's feeling better!

Interesting that pumpkin isn't readily available over there. I never would have guessed since it's so easy to come by here.
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