Originally Posted by chidawl
I feel so awful for my girls. Daisy was the one who was first having troubles, now Zoey is following in her foosteps and she is absolutely miserable. Daisy isn't going potty as much, but Zoey, poor thing, feels the need to go so many times.. and usually it's just.. little blops of runny poop or really thin stringy soft poop and she makes an abstract painting all over the potty pad.. O_o
I'm doing what I can and whatever the vet instructed me to do but I'm not seeing much progress. They are both up to date on their shots. They don't eat human food. They are both on a bland wet-food diet as instructed by my Vet until their poops firm up. Maybe I'm impatient but I don't like seeing my girls miserable.
Has anyone ever gone through this or have any advice that might help them?
I went through that once, with Tango. And it was ENTIRELY my fault, I almost killed my poor baby!
She ate chocolate. I didn't feed it to her, but I had a square of chocolate on my computer desk and I forgot it was there. When I was out of the room, Tango jumped from the floor to the couch to my computer chair to the desk, and found it!
I didn't know that right away though, it was only by after several days that I realized that it wasn't there any more, several days AFTER he'd started with the diarrhea. Seriously, I could have KILLED him!!!! Because I didn't even KNOW initially that it as that causing his diarrhea, which went on for 6 days.......6 endless, miserable days. And I am SO careful, too! It was SO bad that his poor little paws were encrusted with dried poop from him walking through the mess on his pee pad.
So, with that in mind, I'm wondering if perhaps your dog (s) got into something they weren't supposed to?
My daughter suggested I give Tango pumpkin to help him firm up. It did an amazing job. Just straight mashed pumpkin, from the can is fine. Not pumpkin pie filling, just the straight vegetable.
And I agree with the others, changing his food when he already has diarrhea can just contribute to MORE diarrhea. Not to mention that canned food is wet, which will automatically make his stool softer even if he ISN'T reacting to a dietary change.