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I am Dr Marta and I will help you. You didn't say how long this has been going on. Was she wormed because of these symptoms?
You say that Yankee has no access to any food except her dog food. Check with other members of your household to make sure no one is slipping her some cheese or hotdog,etc. in the evening or afternoon. How about treats? Do you give some to her? Check with neighbors too. We need to know EVERYTHING she eats. Is she drinking only tap or bottled water? What dog food is she getting?
I'm thinking of two things. 1) upset gastrointestinal tract (gut) from something she is eating without you being aware of it.
2) the early signs of pancreatitis (the pancreas is the organ that helps digest fatty food) When it is inflamed fatty food will cause diarrhea, sometimes vomiting and pain in the abdomen.
So please answer my questions and then we'll go from there.
My message board says that you are waiting to hear from me. However I am waiting for a response to my questions. Did you receive them? Did you respond? Did you push the send button? Maybe we are having a glitch.
Hi Kelly, I'm totally puzzled about where this response was hiding. I only got it now, 4 hours after you sent it.
Alright, you say she only gets her dog food. Have you changed it lately? What dog food is she on? Has a fecal culture been done?
Lets try to stop those loose stools. I want you to get some psillium. It is available in health food stores. It is the main ingredient in Metamucil (but don't give Metamucil which is flavored and has other things in it) Sprinkle
1 tsp on his dog food daily. Psillium is a soluble fiber that holds moisture. It will make his stool more firm. And if he ever gets constipated, it softens the stool. Let's see what happens. You should see some improvement within 24 hours. I'll check back with you tomorrow. I hope this message gets to you.
I do hope that you can try the psyllium. That won't answer why Yankee has these soft stools at night but it should make life easier for you
Let me know how that works.