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Old 10-17-2012, 04:16 AM
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I'm worried about Toby.

Since yesterday morning, he's had horrible diarrhea. I have been adding plain canned pumpkin, and it hasn't really work. The quantity of diarrhea is smaller, but it's still liquid and horrible. He is eating, drinking, and playing like normal. I've been pushing fluids to keep him hydrated.

The only thing that changed is that my sister was here for three weeks and she left on Sunday. Could that have caused this? Could he be upset about my sister and Rocky leaving?

Should I take him to the vet?

Any ideas besides pumpkin, since I've been adding that to no avail?
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:28 AM
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have you tried Pepto or Kaopectate?

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I didn't know if it was okay to give it to him. How much should I give? I can pick some up first thing in the morning.


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Try to give his tummy a break for a little while - say until noon tomorrow. Replace half his water with plain unflavored pedialyte.

I have found dumping 1 capsule of live active probiotics (the kind you can find at a health food store in a fridge) into their mouths works great.

I also keep pro-pectalin tablets on hand.

Pumpkin really only works when the digestive upset is due to maybe eating something out of the norm, not if the digestive upset is due to imbalance in their gut. The probiotics help with that.
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Okay. I will pick up everything tomorrow. Should I feed him in the morning or no?


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Poor guy. We used pure yam baby food with Odie, but I would imagine it would be the same as the pumpkin. First, we fasted her for a day (a recommendation from her vet) and used a pediatric electrolyte maintenance solution (unflavoured ingredients: dextrose, potassium citrate, sodium chloride, sodium citrate, citric acid, water) to avoid dehydration. I'm sure a change in the home environment could cause diarrhea, but if any diarrhea continues for more than a couple days it would be a concern. Will your vet allow you to deliver a sample to be tested?
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Okay. I will pick up everything tomorrow. Should I feed him in the morning or no?


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No give his tummy at least 12, if not 18-20 hours to 'rest'.
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Okay I will give his tummy a chance to rest and give him the pedialyte and other stuff.

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Poor guy. We used pure yam baby food with Odie, but I would imagine it would be the same as the pumpkin. First, we fasted her for a day (a recommendation from her vet) and used a pediatric electrolyte maintenance solution (unflavoured ingredients: dextrose, potassium citrate, sodium chloride, sodium citrate, citric acid, water) to avoid dehydration. I'm sure a change in the home environment could cause diarrhea, but if any diarrhea continues for more than a couple days it would be a concern. Will your vet allow you to deliver a sample to be tested?
His home environment didn't change, just my sister visited and then left. Idk if that would cause this. I've only seen this vet once since we only moved here at the end of August (when he had fleas), so I don't know if they'd allow that. If he isn't better by Thursday after I've tried all this stuff, I will call the vet and either drop off a sample or go in.

Poor baby is finally sleeping. He even woke up in the middle of the night last night to go potty which is not like him.




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