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Old 06-10-2017, 06:00 PM
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Question Explosive Diarrhea Causes? Solutions?

Poor Biscuit has been up every 3 hours during the night with explosive diarrhea. He's gone at least 7 times. The first time, I thought it was because he hadn't eaten enough (he often has diarrhea when he's hungry, but not explosive diarrhea). The second time, he begged to go out. I was super tired, and told him to just go to sleep. I thought he'd already gotten it out of his system.... served me right when I woke up at 2 am to find diarrhea all over my bedroom floor. He never, ever soils the floor, so that told me how bad the diarrhea was. He literally couldn't hold it in!

I've taken away his food and tried to keep him hydrated, but he just now threw up his water. Should I be doing something else? He's really not enjoying it; what can I do to make it easier for him? It's been about 19 hours since his first incident, and he seems to feel a bit better. I'm still taking him out every 3 hours, and he still has the worst diarrhea he's ever had. :/ I don't know why! Advice would be appreciated, thanks!
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He needs the vet. It really could be anything, I do know that around where I live there's a stomach virus going around that at least 2 of the dogs I know have gotten. So it could be something as simple as that or something worse.

Until you can get him in keep him hydrated, withhold food 12 to 24 hours, 24 being best, and then try feeding him a little bit of plain boiled chicken and white rice. Boil the chicken, then once it's cooked remove it from the pot and cook the rice in the water that the chicken was cooked in. Remove and discard the skin and bones from the chicken and feed half chicken and half rice. You can also try a bit of plain canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) Zody is 8 1/2 lbs and he'd get 1 tsp.

With as bad as you say he is he should really be seen by the vet. If he isn't better by tomorrow get him in, or if he gets worse during the night call the emergency vet and ask what you should do. The call will be free.
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Our pup sometimes has "Explosive Diarrhea" we call it that because you can hear it as its coming out..we have noticed knock on wood since we have taken out the water from the food we give him he doesnt do it anymore..I think your pup might have pancreatitis, the symptoms sound unfortunately familiar..please take your pup to the Vet to be checked out and have a blood test for pancreatitis, he might need to go on Serenia for a while, its anti nausea it will help..praying for your pup!
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He hasn't had any diarrhea in 4 hours, which is a record for him so far. We're going to try feeding him a bit of chicken and rice, like you suggested. If he gets worse, I will call a vet, but hopefully he's on the mend now!
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Sounds like a gastro virus of some sort. Have to watch him, they can quickly become seriously dehydrated, which can lead to major organ failure. If he is not drinking, get him to a Vet so they can pump fluids into him. If he is hungry, you are on the right track with chicken and rice, but small quantities. If he eats and is drinking, and his diarrhea is better, you may be out of the woods with him, but watch him closely for the next 24 hours.
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He hasn't had any diarrhea in 4 hours, which is a record for him so far. We're going to try feeding him a bit of chicken and rice, like you suggested. If he gets worse, I will call a vet, but hopefully he's on the mend now!
That is good news..just gotta give him food that will make the poop more bulky..and rice will help..
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He went for almost 6 hours without diarrhea, and his final round wasn't as bad. He actually peed well tonight, and he didn't poop at all. I think that both of those are good signs. If he makes it through the night without having to be let out, I think we'll be safe. But if he keeps having diarrhea, I'll call a vet. I'm praying that he sleeps through the night peacefully.

He felt like crud all day today, and he hated the fact that he soiled the carpet. He drank small amounts of water three times throughout the morning, and I syringed some water into his mouth this afternoon (he wouldn't drink). He drank lots of water this evening, though, since I mixed it with a bit of chicken and rice. He was very hungry. Thank you everyone for your suggestions and well wishes! I'll post how he's doing tomorrow!
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No sooner did I type this, than he had to go out again. More diarrhea. I tried feeding him more chicken and rice, in hopes that that would firn his stool up. He showed no discomfort, he didn't whine to go out, and yet he soiled my room [I]again[I] at 3:30 this morning. He also went out at 8, which is just 15 minutes ago, and his diarrhea was bright yellow and chock full of the rice I fed him. It didn't firm his stool, I just ended up being shot right out of him.

He doesn't want to drink water. I'll probably have to force-feed him some, but I did call a vet. There are no emergency vets within an hour of me, but my local vet office has a doctor on call. They couldn't connect me to the doctor, but said he'd call me back.

I might sound selfish, but I really don't want to have to pay unnecessary vet bills! Money is only money, and I'm glad to spend it to help Biscuit get better. But if the vet runs a bunch of tests and finds nothing, I'll be pretty disappointed in myself for causing a false (and expensive!) alarm.

Wish us luck!
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Thanks for nothing, local vet. Your "on call doctor" isn't on call? Well, that's helpful. :/ I'm not committed enough to this to drive Biscuit out over an hour one way to an emergency vet. I don't think he's in THAT bad of a state. I'll call our local vet when they're open tomorrow, I guess. Drat.
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With the continued diarrhea and zero liquid intake he is danger of becoming seriously dehydrated. He needs to be seen by a Vet to get liquids into him. Force feeding small quantities of water will not keep him hydrated, especially with the continued diarrhea.
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