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|09-25-2006, 04:46 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2006
I have a female that is due in about 1 and 1/2 weeks. She has had diarrhea for a couple of weeks now. We have tried puppy food, rice and fried eggs and a special canned food from the vet's office (they put her on Hill's id which also makes Science Diet). She is healthy and still gaining weight. She does not appear sick and is happy go lucky but because of the diarrhea, she has to be in a play pen as I made the mistake of letting her out and I ended up spending plenty of time scrubbing my carpet on my hands and knees. And the smell........ OMG!!! Has anyone ever used cottage cheese or yogurt to help with loose stools?? OR do you have other suggestions for loose stools? Any suggestions would be helpful.
|09-25-2006, 04:59 AM||#2|
YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastern PA
canned pumpkin.....but I would be concerned at the cause of the diarrhea, have you run a stool sample to the vet for testing?
Stacy and the crew
|09-25-2006, 08:41 PM||#3|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: El Paso, Texas
Have only encountered loose stools on the day of whelping for only one day with a pregnant Mom. Has the vet ruled out parasites being the cause? Dormant roundworms become activated during the last 3 weeks of pregnancy. Don't think I would give a fried egg. I would feed just boiled chicken (easy to digest) and white rice (firms up the stool). I would also put her on Pedialyte to restore the electrolyte balance and give her some Benebac (beneficial bacteria - sold in tubes at pet stores). I would definitely have a fecal test done for worms, coccidia, giardia - normal stomach upset doesn't last this long. I would be concerned for any dog, but especially for one that is pregnant.