My 6 week old German Shepar mix boxer puppy is having diarhea it's not solid butNot watery watery it's medium diarhea he is eatingPuppyChow I add a little warm water he is very active and loves to play he also licks his tigh
Type of Animal: German Shepard / boxer
Pet's Gender: Male
Pet's Age: <1
Name of Dog: Portsank
Using history alone it is difficult to rule-out other causes, but the history would support a colitis (LINK HERE) The inflammation and irritation of the intestines causes fluid buildup into the intestines, resulting in diarrhea. There are times when the patient does not feel well as a result, then also vomits. Due to the good blood supply to the intestines, when the colon is irritated, frank blood and mucous may be noted in the diarrhea as well Dietary indiscretion is a common cause of this.
Intestinal worms can also be a common cause so ensure Portsank has been recently wormed with an all-wormer.
Common therapies to consider for a colitis include: 1) One option would be a veterinary prescription bland diet called Hill’s I/D (LINK HERE) or Hill’s W/D (LINK HERE) which is higher in fiber. The second option would be a home-cooked bland diet. A common bland diet is boiled white rice and boiled white meat chicken. It is recommended to offer a mixture of 2/3 rice and 1/3 of the chicken. If the diet is tolerated, and once clinical improvement is seen, it is recommended to SLOWLY transition back to the normal diet. 2) Antacids for stomach and intestinal upset (often one is chosen of the 3 choices below): - Famotidine (Pepcid A/C) - LINK HERE (The typical dose administered is 0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound (0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg) every 12 to 24 hours.) - Prilosec OTC (Omeprazole) - LINK HERE (The typical dose administered to animals is 0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound (0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg), every 24 hours or once daily.) - Rantididine (Zantac) - LINK HERE (The typical dose administered to animals is 0.25 to 1 mg per pound (0.5 to 2 mg/kg), every 8 to 12 hours.) 3) Pedialyte for hydration - LINK HERE 4) Probiotics can also be considered - LINK HERE or LINK HERE If this continues, or worsens - OR there is vomiting - going to your vet or local ER would be ideal. If you have any follow-up questions - please do not hesitate to ask!
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He was eating puppy chow from what the owner told me I have him puppy chow but I have blue baffalo should IGive him that? Is it possible even tho he runs n plays it canBe dangerous
I am sorry you did not feel my answer was up to your expectation. Please reply next time before giving 'expected more' feedback.I would be giving him only boiled chicken and white rice as I discussed above. No Blue Buffalo or Puppy Chow until his diarrhea has settled. Then it is ok to use the Blue Buffalo once the diarrhea as settled.Please read the instructions below carefully - thanks! :)
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When should I be concerned and symptoms ? His very playful n hs a good appetite
I would only be concerned if he becomes very quiet and lethargic.Also if he starts vomiting then this is more of a concern. If he was to continually to vomit for 6-12hours then you would need to see your vet.With the above food the diarrhea should settle in 3-5 days. Otherwise it is back to your vet.Thanks for the great feedback and accept! :)
No problem and how many ounces of rice should I give a day do I have to give the chicken ? And should I rinse the rice with water so the grease comes off
I would go with 2/3 a cup of cooked white rice and 1/3 cup chicken boiled twice daily.If your dog still seems hungry then increase the amount. It doesn't matter if you rinse the rice or not.
One more thing sir he sometimes breaths heavy while sleeping n when wakes up is fine he also sucks the air when sleeping sometimes n shakes is it a dream? Other then that he is very smart and active he sometimes sticks his tongue out when he wakes up breaths a little loud then later sleeps
You are correct- he is dreaming.
There are is a cacroach once in a while n since the puppy is 6 weeks he dosent have shots can the cockroach pass germs or anything ? And why does he sometimes wake up n open his mouth tongue out breathing then yawn
Eating cockroaches may cause your dog to vomit it up but no long term problems. The behavior on waking up is normal and many digs do this. Have a great week!
Thank you sir same toU last question how do I give the pedilte mix it mix it with his water or what? How much do u give him n human kind or dog
Give it instead of his normal water. Follow the instructions on the bottle as for human with regards XX XXX dilution as there are different concentrations you can buy.
My puppies noise is wet inside n like twice during the day water very little jumps out his noise what does that mean? He doesn't like rice to much can I mix it with cottage cheese ?
Chop the chicken up very finely and mix it with the chicken.Occasional drips from your dogs nose is normal.
Hi Vahe,I'm just following up on our conversation about Portsank. How is everything going?Veterinarian101
Thank for asking doctor, his better his stool is not diarhea anymore but to be on safe side I gave a sample ofHis stool to the vet today to send to lab other then that his good he drinks a lot of water n pees clear he pees a lil to much the vet said he might be stressed because he is new to the house he said toWait a week n if still worried he will look at his pee on the microscope
Thanks for the update.