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My year old Border Tollie yet again is suffering diarrhoea. I had thought it might be from the large piece of moss he ate off the patio on Thursday morning, because by Thursday afternoon/evening he was suffering watery diarrhoea with a little force behind it, and up until that point he'd been perfectly fine. On Saturday morning he was sick five times, bringing up bile but again was fine in himself, making us think it was out of his system and he'd be back to normal again.

Now I read that most moss isn't toxic to dogs and a lot of dogs eat it regularly. Okaaaay.! So what caused the sudden onset of diarrhoea and vomiting.? Now on day six, he hasn't vomited again, and the diarrhoea is slightly thicker in consistency than it has been thus far, and there are some firmer bits at the beginning of the bowel movement before it turns liquid again. He seems completely fine in himself, and plays and rushes around as normal, other than the diarrhoea seven-eight times a day.

He still has his normal meals of kibble with a little wet food and I've tried banana and mashed potato to try and help soothe whatever irritation is causing it, but it doesn't appear to be helping.

How else can I help him get over this sudden bout.?
 

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If it was just a bad tummy, you'd have expected it to be better by now but since its been going on for nearly a week, I'd be ringing the vet I'm afraid. Moss may not be toxic (I have no idea) but something is causing this and you really need to find out what.
 

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If it was just a bad tummy, you'd have expected it to be better by now but since its been going on for nearly a week, I'd be ringing the vet I'm afraid. Moss may not be toxic (I have no idea) but something is causing this and you really need to find out what.
Six days is too long imo.
Who knows if there are types of moss, with some being toxic for dogs. I would take a sample to your vet. It might help them figure out the problem.
 

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Something to consider is whether you have changed his food or added anything new to his diet, or perhaps recently started a new bag of kibble.
Assuming all is well with the vet check, when one of my dogs get stomach upset, I put them on a bland diet of cooked chicken (or ground beef) and rice for a few days, to give their stomach a chance to settle and heal. Then, if, things are going well, I slowly start re-introducing their dog food, slowly increasing the amount (and reducing the meat/rice amount) over the span of a week.
 

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Something to consider is whether you have changed his food or added anything new to his diet, or perhaps recently started a new bag of kibble.
Assuming all is well with the vet check, when one of my dogs get stomach upset, I put them on a bland diet of cooked chicken (or ground beef) and rice for a few days, to give their stomach a chance to settle and heal. Then, if, things are going well, I slowly start re-introducing their dog food, slowly increasing the amount (and reducing the meat/rice amount) over the span of a week.

I'm starting to think that might be a part of it, now that the moss has been (mostly) ruled out. We changed to the Junior kibble, from the Puppy kibble just after he turned a year old, it's the same brand and the Junior kibble is the same shape and smells the same as the Puppy size kibble, but it's a bit bigger and harder. He's always been fussier than your average toddler with food so it came as no surprise when he refused to eat it. So I mixed it with a little water to soften it up and he ate it. He did suffer diarrhoea for a day or two though at the time. After a week though we bought wet food and started mixing the gravy and a little meat in with the kibble and he ate the lot and has eaten it every meal ever since.. that was back in early February. Knowing how sensitive he is to just about everything I was loathe to add too much meat as it's not something he's ever had before, but he loved it and always licks his bowl clean, so I started adding a little more each day until he had a 70/30 ratio of kibble to meat. Now I'm wondering if it's too much meat.?
 
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