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|09-30-2020, 11:51 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Chronic diarrhea???? How long?
What's the longest your dogs have gone with liquid diarrhea and lack of appetite?
After near perfect blood work it's looking like my yorkie has a severe case of gastro.
Full vet examination and definately not dehydrated I'm just worried about the lack of food she is eating.
We've just entered day 5 and she's still got watery stools and eating less than half she normally eats
She's on antibiotics and predisnalome steroids plus daily pro biotic paste
|10-01-2020, 12:40 PM||#2|
Resident Yorkie Nut Donating YT 20K Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
How long has she been on the meds? If it has been five days on meds and she still is not eating and has diarrhea, she needs to be seen ASAP!
|10-01-2020, 04:53 PM||#3|
♥ Maximo and Teddy
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Your vet will know your dog's situation best, but I will share an experience I had with my younger boy who has had occasional diarrhea for unknown reasons:
Sometimes the dog's digestive system needs a rest after an episode of diarrhea. I have withheld food for 12 to almost 48 hours, only because I am confident Teddy doesn't have any other health issues, and he was always supervised. I have never withheld water except before anesthesia as instructed. Please be very careful to ensure that your dog is not dehydrated.
Overfeeding in general can cause problems, or feeding the wrong thing. I am really strict with Teddy's diet. Usually steamed, plain chicken breast and white rice will fix his problems. Then I put him back on his kibble. One time the chicken didn't work and I put him back on his kibble and he went back to normal.
Also, my Teddy was given prednisone once and he didn't do well with it so the vet had me discontinue it -- but discuss with your vet first.
Did your vet prescribe the probiotic?
Any lethargy or other symptoms? Definitely get back to the vet if there are any other symptoms.
Kristin, Max and Teddy
|10-02-2020, 05:05 PM||#4|
♥ Love My Tibbe! ♥
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: D/FW, Texas
Jeanie and Tibbe
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Last edited by yorkietalkjilly; 10-02-2020 at 05:07 PM.