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1) Has Tut had normal stool in the past? 2) Have there been any changes to his diet? new treats? human food? 3) When was blood work last performed on him? Any abnormalities? 4) Is he indoors only?
Do you recall when the water consumption increased? Was it recent or has this been long-term?
It would behoove Tut to have blood work run to ensure that there is not an underlying cause for the weight loss and increased water consumption such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, etc. The diarrhea, on the other hand, is likely due to him having a change in his diet. The best approach there will be to use a diet that is higher in fiber that can help to calm the diarrhea and once his stool is formed again to slowly switch back to a food you want him to eat regularly.To do this, you’ll combine white or brown rice, boneless, skinless chicken breast and sufficient water for cooking in a stock pot. Boil on medium until it turns to mush and the breast is easily flaked. Blend in a blender until pureed into a pudding-like thickness. If your companion requires a more palatable food, try adding in pureed baby food in chicken, turkey and similar flavors. Avoid those that contain onion or garlic in the ingredient panel. Work up to feeding exclusively until at least 3 days following the resolution of the GI upset. After this, work on slowly switching back to the regular food that your companion typically eats.
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