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Old 06-17-2016, 11:09 AM
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I wish I didn't have to ask this question. If it's my fault, it's embarrassing and I'll feel stupid.

The dog I'm watching, J.R. cross, 9 years old, ate an entire bag of freeze dried liver treats. I guess it was half full.... I forgot to take it away or 'out of reach.' I'm in and out because of a relative's health issues. No excuse but yesterday/ last evening, she had black tarry diarrhea. My reading/research indicates a serious G.I. tract problem? Is it due to eating all the treats or is this another problem? Will it subside after some time, maybe 24 hrs? I read to feed ground turkey and pure pumpkin. I asked a member of the forum but also asking here because I am really worried and concerned.

If it is because of me, then I am really in ****. I feel really bad and I don't want to be the reason she has this potential health issue now. What do you think will happen? What's going on? I called a vet but I don't know which vet to go to. I always think another will be better. Know what I mean? Is this going to be a huge vet bill? :-(((

The dog, a female, is relatively chipper, still herself, I think. It's hot/humid out now (practically summer weather) and she is allowed the run of the apt (maybe, that was a bad idea?). She goes on the coach and chairs and still has an appetite. She's still drinking and wags her tail. I guess those are the good things.

'Hope I can receive some replies and advice.

Thanks in advance for any.
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Old 06-17-2016, 01:12 PM
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Oh Liver treats. Once when my brother was watching my Aussie, he snuck downstairs and ate an entire box of dehydrated liver treats. The result, black, black, BLACK diarrhea. It subsided in a couple days, and I fed boiled chicken and cooked rice to help settle his poor tummy.

If she is still eating, drinking, and isn't lethargic, I wouldn't worry too much. If she stops eating, drinking or is acting strange, then I would take her to a vet.
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Oh Liver treats. Once when my brother was watching my Aussie, he snuck downstairs and ate an entire box of dehydrated liver treats. The result, black, black, BLACK diarrhea. It subsided in a couple days, and I fed boiled chicken and cooked rice to help settle his poor tummy.

If she is still eating, drinking, and isn't lethargic, I wouldn't worry too much. If she stops eating, drinking or is acting strange, then I would take her to a vet.
Oh thank you so much for your reply!!!

Yes, she isn't lethargic (so far). I read that black diarrhea can also be an indication of *dehydration* and those liver treats (even a few) probably dehydrate a dog - at least, it's made most dogs I've fed them to - want to drink. I guess a dog can only drink so much but if she's ingested an entire bag or box....?

You say 'boiled' chicken? So, chicken breast and boil it on the stove or? I thought the formula for diarrhea was usually ground chicken or turkey? Thanks again as I have been told to use boiled chicken and rice twice now.
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Yeah, I usually take bone-in chicken breast, put some water or stock in a pot, boil it until it easily comes off the bone, then cook the rice in the chicken water. Usually has my guys pretty cleared up in a day or so.
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At times a simple 24 hour fasting period will benefit a dog with the runs as well. Using the 100% pumpkin with a bland meal after the fast has worked for me when the dog has gotten into something which gave it the runs. Boiled chicken or ground beef ( as much fat removed as possible) with rice and pumpkin is generally what I have done as previously mentioned.
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She found an old pill pocket bag now. :-( I don't know what was left.... no idea how she found it. I don't know if I can keep this dog since I have to leave often... put her in a bedroom? I'm not gone long.... 1-4 hrs at a time, tops and only one or two times a day but she is misbehaving all the time now. I'm used to a senior dog that didn't do anything.

I fed boiled chicken and pure pumpkin but maybe I should have skipped a meal again?

Her stool was more formed but really gross and a bit black but going more brownish colour. :-/
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In a bowel movement today, some piece of the liver treats bag came out. That's normal? I mean, it's good that I now know she ate some part of it and it's coming out as it won't digest....bad that she did eat some part of it...

What will that mean? Will she be okay? Would the vet not tell me or does she think it's not serious because she gave me some meds to deal with the diarrhea (from before)?

Does anyone know what acute care paste is? I got that and apo metronidazole.

She vomited once but I am not sure that is related and if it is, it's not like continuous vomiting.
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