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Did she show any other symptoms such as vomiting prior to the diarrhea?
Does she eat any non food items such as rawhides, toys, greenies , bully sticks etc?
Thank you. While this could be a virus that will go away on its own I would worry about the bully stick as they have a tendency to carry salmonella
this would show stomach upset lack of appetite and fever
Dogs that are nervous don't generally have diarrhea, though they may be frightened to take food
I understand but I don't think it is all due to being nervous.
Bully sticks can also cause an obstruction of the bowel which would show lack of appetite and diarrhea.
what I would do is check her vitals, temp should be 100. 5 to 102.5 taken recatally
I would look at her gums and make sure they are not pale or white
the pumpkin can help the diarrhea but if there is something else going on it will not help that
Okay then she is sick and you should see a vet
Ah, you said the second day was diarrhea
so the pumpkin has helped with the diarrhea?
now she is constipated, how much pumpkin did you give her?
Okay for constipation it may take a while for the pumpkin to work. What you can also try if the pumpkin does not work is metamucil
but I would want to be sure there is nothing else going on with her. But that has to be your decision
I can get you information and dosing on metamucil
Yes you would get it at a drug store . If she is not been eating then maybe after the diarrhea there is little left, but yes constipation can last a while
here are directions for use of metamucil http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/psyllium-metamucil-etc/page1.aspx
Small dogs that do not eat are a worry because they can have a drop in blood sugar so rub a little pancake syrup on the gums to keep the sugar level up
Sorry , sometimes with chat the sentence moves up and out of site
Press and release a finger on her gums, is should blanch then return to normal color, if it takes under one second or over 2 seconds then it is an emergency
But no if she will take a little food from you now and then such as the chicken she should be okay
It is when they stop eating for a day or two we worry
I think because of her size it is a good idea.
you are welcome. may I send a free follow up with you in a few days to see how she is doing? I can do this after rating
Thank you. I will set that up and the company will send it to the email you logged on with
Have a good night