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Old 05-28-2018, 10:26 AM
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Help my Dachshund has diarrhea for a week

Last weekend, my Penny stayed at the sitters for four days. She came home and had diarrhea every hour. The next day she did not eat anything. I took her to the vet and he couldn't find anything wrong. She has been on rice and chicken for few days. She still has diarrhea. She poops every time I take her out and has a few accidents inside. She is peeing a lot more. She walks with her tail between her legs. Should I take her to the vet again?
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I'd take her in again, and if they still don't find anything then go to a different vet for a second opinion. Also contact the pet sitter and ask if they fed her any table food, or if she could have gotten into something there.
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I second another Vet visit, and perhaps a referral to a specialist, if you Vet is not able to come up with anything. I would think an Internist would be able to diagnose your pups problem.
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My dog has ibd and food allergies and chicken gives him diarrhea. Maybe try giving her plain white boiled rice and hamburger meat which is also bland and mild. If she has a chicken allergy, it could explain why she's still sick.
With my dog, they gave him all kinds of dewormers and tested him for all kinds of contagious diseases and also kept him overnight and did a scope of his gi tract to diagnose the ibd.
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Also suggest seeing the vet again. If anything they may be able to give her something that will calm the stomach and harden up the poop.
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I agree about the vet and also wanted to add that my dog had diarrhea when put on the bland chicken & rice diet as well. Maybe try a different bland diet. I thought my dog was still sick but realized he actually was just reacting to the chicken & rice because when I put him back on his regular food he was then fine.
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Hello,

I have owned a boarding facility for years, and it sounds like your baby could have been fed/got into something that irritated his bowels combined with/or the dachshund breed stress levels of being away from house and home A second opinion is a good idea because a vet should get you on a diet that address the colitis issue right away. Colitis can be dangerous in a small breed of dog or any breed of dog for that matter! The peeing could be a urinary tract irritation which could also be aggravated by stress or environment factors...
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Poor doggie. Sounds like it could be serious and you should absolutely see a vet. Perhaps try switching to boiled hamburg instead of chicken. I have found beef is better tolerated.

My vet had suggested that I add a probiotic and some fiber. I did this after a week on prescription diarrhea medicine. The prescription meds seemed to do nothing to help her. I added a product at found at local Petco called Tamlyn (and since I have been buying it on Amazon) and some 100% pumpkin puree (from baking aisle at grocery). I mix in a small amount of pumpkin (amount depends on weight of dog). Within about 12 hours of starting this our little Bella was feeling better.

I should add that in Bella's case the diarrhea was caused by a very serious side effect of an antibiotic. So this is probably why probiotic was effective. It worked so well that I have made a smaller supplement of pumpkin and a occasional serving with probiotics a more regular part of her diet.
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Take the dog to the vet please.
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