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Old 11-07-2009, 07:07 PM
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Hey everyone..

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?
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Do you know what caused the diarrhea in the first place?

Sometimes canned food can cause loose stools. Have you tried just boiling some plain chicken with a tiny bit of white rice and a spoonful of canned pumpkin? (Solid pack pumpkin, not pie filling). That usually will get things firmed up again.

Some people swear by Slippery Elm powder. You can buy it at any health food store, Whole Foods, etc. It's supposed to help coat and calm down the digestive tract.

But I'd look at what caused the diarrhea to start in the first place?

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I agree with Brodysmom. Any change in food, even to a bland wet food can make tummy trouble worse. I would do the boiled chicken, rice and pumpkin mixture in very small amounts and see if that helps. I also wonder what caused the diarrhea in the first place. Poor girls have to be miserable.
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My big dog had tummy troubles, diarrhea and upset stomach, I'm not sure what caused it, maybe a dog bone he was eating. But I gave him Pepto Bismol, not much, but it seemed to help, and the bland diet. I felt sooo bad for him.
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I would try Childrens Pepto Bismol (1 or 2 doses if necessary) and a bland diet of chicken and rice like Brody's mom suggested (2/3 days worth). I also use a little bit of sliced cheddar cheese (as a snack) for Jasper when he has soft poo. Usually he goes right back to normal with all 3 of the above mentioned. The big
part is figuring out what caused it in the 1st place that both dogs
have it. Hope they feel better soon....XOXOXO
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Thanks everyone for the responses!! I'm going to be busy getting my girls well!!
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I agree with the chicken, it works lol Though hubby just LOVES (heavy sarcasm here lol) when I give Willy chicken. He mumbles about DOGS eatting his good chicken breast LOLOLOL Men are silly lol
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Hey everyone..

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.
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