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Old 09-04-2016, 11:44 AM
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How to treat diarrhea?

My little dog has diarrhea. Yellowish (yellow/very light brown) soft but also watery.

She also scoots (is that the word, 'scoots') after the (attempted) bowel movement.

Anyway, I am reading that you fast the dog for 12 - 24 hrs but it's 12 hrs of no food and only allow fresh water?

Can someone confirm or advise?

The diet after the 'fast' is either ground chicken or boiled or cooked chicken. Which one (and how prepared)?

Also, include boiled white rice or do you boil the rice and then offer the water from it?

Some recommend cooked ground chicken but I think that will be too fatty/greasy.

So, maybe boiled white rice and boiled chicken breast then serve together?

I also read that pure pumpkin is good to offer, too, so what do you think of that?

My dog hasn't had bowel problems for a while so I forget what the exact treatment is. This is going on the 2nd day so if I can clear it up by today with one of these 'treatments', I guess I should call the vet on Tues? (Mon. here is a holiday).

She seems to still have an appetite so I don't think there is a serious stomach or intestinal problem (yet) - knock on wood - hope I'm right.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and advice.
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Don't know why I can't edit... I wanted to add... the dog (she) is 9 years old and there's no vomiting. It's probably important and helpful to add, right?

I feed prepared raw but will switch to a lighter diet for the mean time and also I sometimes feed the odd blueberry or banana piece but I don't think either has caused anything.
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There can be so many causes for diarrhea its impossible to diagnose and treat long distance. You don't say how long this has been going on, but one of the real dangers here is dehydration. Diarrhea even for a relatively short period of time can cause severe dehydration, which can quickly lead to organ failure. I would get her to a Vet for assessment, diagnoses and treatment, which is the safest route IMO.
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There can be so many causes for diarrhea its impossible to diagnose and treat long distance. You don't say how long this has been going on, but one of the real dangers here is dehydration. Diarrhea even for a relatively short period of time can cause severe dehydration, which can quickly lead to organ failure. I would get her to a Vet for assessment, diagnoses and treatment, which is the safest route IMO.
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It is not uncommon for dogs to have occasional diarrhea, but if it persists more than a day or two thats when you should definitely seek help from your vet (which it sounds like your planning on). Agree with the other poster on dehydration, make sure your little lady is drinking plenty of water.

Our vet also recommended pumpkin last time our dog had some bowel troubles. Plain chicken and rice is good for their tummies, or we actually did plain chicken and plain potatoes (our dog doesn't do super well with grains).

Hope she feels better soon
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Have you had a fecal done to check for worms? They can cause it, and the scooting you are talking about as well.
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Scooting usually means the anal gland needs to be expressed.


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