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How to stop a dog's runny bum?

I have just got my dogs back from a kennel on Monday, but being labs' one insisted on eating green apple windfalls from the ground. They saw him and stopped him but he scoffed a lot... now we have the rear end after effects.

Normally we switch to scrambled egg and steamed rice with plenty of water with a little milk to encourage them to drink and stay hydrated, and normally 24 hours of that and their stomach calms down. This fella is approaching 48 and still at it, so before I fall back on the vet wondered if anyone else had any tips?
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Re: How to stop a dog's runny bum?

PG, I usually withhold food for 24 hours - giving plenty of water, though. After 24 hours, I give small amounts of something bland, usually egg and rice or boiled chicken and rice. A few of mine do well with a spoonful or two of natural yogurt. One, however, absolutely cannot tolerate yogurt.

Were it me if diarrhea persists after 48 hours - and given that labs usually shake off dietary indiscretion episodes without problems, I'd see - or at least call - the vet.

Obviously if there is any blood in the diarrhea, to the vet immediately. If the stool is black and tarry speaking to the vet is usually warranted as well.

In a dog where the general condition is not good, where the dog seems in pain, or where the little voice in the back of my head starts mumbling - then it's a trip to the vet much earlier. One of mine has IBD, so we are at the vets at the first sign of diarrhea with him. With him, diarrhea is always the first symptom of a critical flare-up and needs immediate medical attention to stop the cycle.

Do the skin fold test to check for dehydration.

My worry with the apples is whether they might recently been sprayed with pesticides, or if they were infested with a fungus.

FYI, for all dog owners - here is a nifty little 'poo chart' to help you determine what a diarrhea episode might mean:

http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/diarrhea-...treatment-dogs

Sending tummy settling thoughts - hope your guy starts feeling better soon.
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Old 08.06.2011, 08:40
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Re: How to stop a dog's runny bum?

Hi MC, other than the fall out he's fine, and it is just down to the volume he hoovered up. Sounds like we have a similar plan but, my get help deadline is lunchtime
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Re: How to stop a dog's runny bum?

PG we have three apple trees, two cherry trees, one plum tree and one labrador. He hoovers up all the fallen fruit, the neighbours call him Dyson and I asked why and they explained that they have chickens and he hoovers up what they call the dogs oyster, when I foolishly asked why it became grossly clear that he is partial to a bit of chicken poo.
Labs eat anything, and if yours got the trots from an apple or two Im sure it wont do any harm, ours can get through 5 or 6 in one sitting and its no use telling him no, he will get em. Incidentally the cherries and plums are much worse cos they dont digest the pips!
Once or twice he got the trots , usually after fine dining in the cattle field! So as Meloncollie said, a bit of chicken and rice sorts him out.
I hope one day that he learns that crap makes crap as it were, but Im not holding my breath - only when I have to clear the garden!
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Re: How to stop a dog's runny bum?

tut tut greedy labs

PG, I'll leave out the eggs - just stick to boiled rice and chicken when dogs have a tummy upset. But I will definitely bring him down to the vet for a check up today as 48 hours is really long for the poor guy to be suffering from the big D. He might have hoovered up a rotten one. Better be safe than sorry.

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Re: How to stop a dog's runny bum?

I agree that if there were no changes in the bowel movements this morning a visit to the Vet is warranted.
I do not know what kind of kennel situation you had, but as we all know, it is very easy for infections to be passed along.

My "secret" tip is cooked pumpkin - it is excellent.
Once impossible to obtain here in Switzerland, now even the canned pumpkin is available (Globus, Jelmoli and I think larger Coop as well). Hipp baby food also sells pumpkin.

However, results are not immediate.
I would also stay away from the eggs - just cooked rice, some chicken and pumpkin. With D I usually first mix just rice with some pumpkin. Then as soon as there is some improvement I add some chicken.

Hope all gets better fast!
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Re: How to stop a dog's runny bum?

Thanks for the replies, he is improving, no accidents in their bedroom this morning... for which the others are most appreciative. He is still very loose and farting like a champion though It's definately the effect of eating to many unripe windfall apples, nothing serious or an infection from the kennel.

Interesting thoughts on the scrambled egg though, vets in the UK would recommend egg for protein and to help bind the dog up, rice for bulk.... just goes to show
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Interesting thoughts on the scrambled egg though, vets in the UK would recommend egg for protein and to help bind the dog up, rice for bulk.... just goes to show
Eggs are considered dairy arent they? Always been told to stay away from dairy (humans and dogs alike) with a dodgy tummy. The chicken should provide the protein.

Good to hear that he is improving as we speak. If you dont think it warrants a vet visit, I'll stick to the boiled chicken and rice for the next 3 days just to be sure. As for the farting, I suggest a gas mask.
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PG, I usually withhold food for 24 hours - giving plenty of water, though. After 24 hours, I give small amounts of something bland, usually egg and rice or boiled chicken and rice. A few of mine do well with a spoonful or two of natural yogurt. One, however, absolutely cannot tolerate yogurt.
I would say the same. No food but lots of water or even chamomile tea. They frown on it at first, but sure enough when they are thirsty and nothing else is around they drink it.

Hope he gets better soon.
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tut tut greedy labs

PG, I'll leave out the eggs - just stick to boiled rice and chicken when dogs have a tummy upset. But I will definitely bring him down to the vet for a check up today as 48 hours is really long for the poor guy to be suffering from the big D. He might have hoovered up a rotten one. Better be safe than sorry.

Keep us posted.
Mother Nature must've thought it unnatural to create a perfect dog, so she made Labs omnivorous.

PapaGoose, hope your cherub gets better real soon (am sure it's not Minstrel; she's too sensible to go in for that sort of thing like scarfing rotten or green apples) - then he can go swimming with our black sunflower seed face.

One tip if he does not drink enough: Soak a few food pellets in warm water for 6 minutes; then dilute it a bit with cold water - voila! flavoured water he cannot resist.

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ROLF Argus, no not Minstrel or Rolo you know they are to worldly wise, so that on leaves Harry 'the hazzard', whose daft as a brush and eats more in jest than a pig in earnest.
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Eggs are considered dairy arent they? Always been told to stay away from dairy (humans and dogs alike) with a dodgy tummy. The chicken should provide the protein.

Good to hear that he is improving as we speak. If you dont think it warrants a vet visit, I'll stick to the boiled chicken and rice for the next 3 days just to be sure. As for the farting, I suggest a gas mask.
No, eggs are not dairy. And doesn't your chicken come from an egg? Only thing is eating eggs can make your farts - and the dog's farts - very, very smelly.
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Thanks for the replies, he is improving, no accidents in their bedroom this morning... for which the others are most appreciative. He is still very loose and farting like a champion though It's definately the effect of eating to many unripe windfall apples, nothing serious or an infection from the kennel.

Interesting thoughts on the scrambled egg though, vets in the UK would recommend egg for protein and to help bind the dog up, rice for bulk.... just goes to show
Cottage cheese is also good evidently

When our hound had a similar problem last week, but with blood issues too, the vet prescribed a diet of chicken, rice and cot cheese... it worked

Glad to hear the fella is on the mend tho
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Cottage cheese is also good evidently
Not for hally - she got hold of some cheese the night before driving back to Switzerland from the South of France. 9 hours in a car with a pooper. Had to stop every 20 mins. fair play though, not one accident in the car .
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Re: How to stop a dog's runny bum?

The important thing is for each owner to be aware of what works - and does not work - for one's own dog.

I've never had two mutts whose digestive systems functioned exactly alike. (Which made those times when the whole family caught a tummy bug... erm... interesting.)
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Not for hally - she got hold of some cheese the night before driving back to Switzerland from the South of France. 9 hours in a car with a pooper. Had to stop every 20 mins. fair play though, not one accident in the car .
oh no that sounds no fun at all!

but I guess it was stinky surrender monkey cheese tho
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Not for hally - she got hold of some cheese the night before driving back to Switzerland from the South of France. 9 hours in a car with a pooper. Had to stop every 20 mins. fair play though, not one accident in the car .
Not for mine as well. I gave him some cheese (to replace sausages) as a high value reward as part of training and I had to ban him from coming within 10m of me.
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Thanks to everyone who contributed.... normal service has been resumed
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