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My dog drank a lot of ocean water had a lot of water diarrhea one time I gave Indo Zoerb he drink a lot of plain water he has Peed 22 times in the last 10 minutes is that normal I can’t have him up all night waiting in the house

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name and age?

His name is ***** *****’s one and a half year-old 90 pound German Shepherd. My vet gave me endosorb For if he got diarrhea she knew we were coming to the ocean as soon as he got out of the water about 45 minutes later he had a very bad water diarrhea. I am mediately gave him the Endo Zoerb two tablets he drink a lot of water. And now he just peas every 10 seconds I gave it to him three hours ago do I keep giving him regular water I can’t have him in the house if he’s going to the bathroom every 10 seconds he went 22 times in 10 minutes

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Smoky?

No he’s been fine it’s just that he was swimming in the ocean and drink some salt water

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hello
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago

I am very sorry to see that none of our other Experts have reached out to you before now. I just came online and found that your question had not been addressed. How is your companion at this time?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Still has a lot of peeing and diarrhea
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago

The heavy intake of fluid is going to be the cause for the high volume of urination and the salt content will act as a laxative, which is why the diarrhea has continued.

How long ago was the fluid consumed?

Is he still urinating every few seconds?

What diet is being fed currently?

Does he have free access to water?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Oh my God up with him two times during the night seems to be better on your meeting this morning. I did not feed him anything last night and have not fed him yet this morning. I think it will give him some chicken breast and rice this morning. Along with another of the prescription by that cave me back home for diarrhea. Yes he has free access to drinking water
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
That’s supposed to say I got up with him twice during the night
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
OK that is supposed to say I got up with him two times during the night. To P. He had diarrhea one time during the night. I did not feed him last night. I have not fed him yet this morning. Yes he has free access to clean drinking water. Think I will give him some chicken and rice this morning along with today asorbitol
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago

I'm glad that he only got up twice during the night instead of urinating every few seconds. It sounds like his body has processed the water and is still eliminating the sodium. You're doing the right thing by keeping him on fluids. If the diarrhea does not resolve with the endosorb, I would recommend that you speak with your vet about a course of antibiotics and probiotics as the volume of diarrhea being passed may have caused a bacterial shift in the good flora in the intestines.

The boiled rice and chicken is a suitable recovery diet when a dog is having diarrhea, as well. I would keep him on this until he is having normal stool and then slowly switching him back to his regular food over a course of 10 days.

I hope you meant endosorb and not sorbitol. Sorbitol is a non-absorbable sugar that often gives dogs diarrhea. I would not recommend sorbitol at all for this situation.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
endosorb
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago

Perfect. I wanted to be sure since the sorbitol from your post above could be worsening of diarrhea.

I'll check back in on you tomorrow to see how it's going if I don't hear from you before then.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I was wondering if I can give him a pancake along with his chicken and rice if that would help firm up and give him a little bulk
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago

I would not give human food like a pancake. That is more likely to cause more diarrhea.

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago

Checking in. How is your companion doing today?

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 3 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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