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What is Diarrhea (Long-term)?

Diarrhea is not a disease itself, but a symptom of illness or underlying disease. The increase of the passage of loose stool can come on as an acute episode, or be a chronic occurrence. Diarrhea also means a decrease in the bodily absorption of water, electrolytes, and required nutrients. How serious the illness is will be determined by how long the diarrhea has been going on, and what symptoms accompany it.

Diarrhea is a very common ailment for canines, and can range from a mild case to very severe. Described as frequent, liquid stools, diarrhea can be secondary to serious illnesses such as cancer, or milder causes like an intestinal infection. If your dog is suffering from diarrhea, consult a veterinary caregiver. If treatment is required to resolve the issue, and it is not started soon enough, the situation can quickly escalate to dangerous, due to dehydration and nutrient loss.

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Symptoms of Diarrhea (Long-term) in Dogs

The symptoms of diarrhea may vary according to whether the episode is of an acute nature, or whether your canine companion is having a chronic problem. If the diarrhea lasts more than a day or two, or if your dog really looks unwell, contact the veterinarian without delay.

  • Dehydration
  • Watery Stool
  • Explosive stool
  • Increased frequency of bowel movements
  • Urgency of bowel movements
  • Straining to defecate
  • Accidents indoors
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Fever
  • Listlessness and weakness
  • Fluid accumulation in legs, abdomen or chest
  • Weight loss
  • Dull and brittle fur
  • Vomiting
  • Blood or mucus in stool
  • Low appetite
  • Depression
Types

Diarrhea is typically classified in two ways.

  • Small bowel/small intestinal diarrhea
    • Stool is typically passed in large amounts 3 to 5 times per day
    • Is caused by an irritation to or damage of the stomach or small intestine
    • There may be accompanying vomiting and weight loss
    • There is no difficulty passing the stool
    • Gas may be heard
    • Blood of a black color may be seen in stool
  • Large bowel/large intestinal diarrhea
    • Stool is usually passed more than five times a day in small amounts
    • Involves damage or irritation to the colon or large intestine
    • The presence of vomiting is not usual, nor is weight loss
    • There may be straining to pass the stool
    • If blood is present, it will be red

Causes of Diarrhea (Long-term) in Dogs

The causes of diarrhea can be numerous and range from mild to serious. Some causes are more easily treated than others, and the regimen for resolving the problem can be more involved. Do not delay if your canine companion is ill with diarrhea. Solving the problem, and getting your pet back to good health will be faster and more successful with prompt care.

  • Canine distemper
  • Canine parvovirus
  • Canine coronavirus
  • Irritable bowel disease (though diarrhea is not breed specific, the Basenji, for example, is genetically prone to IBD)
  • Systemic illness
  • Allergies
  • Whipworms or parasites
  • Giardia
  • Liver, kidney or pancreatic disease
  • Eating spoiled food or other garbage
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Ingestion of a foreign body such as a stick or bones that could become lodged in the intestine
  • Dietary change, poor diet, or high-fat diet
  • Sensitivity of the digestive tract
  • Toxins like lead or insecticides
  • Tumors or polyps
  • Stress, such as may occur when boarding, or when the home environment changes
  • Cancer
  • Infection caused by virus, bacteria, or fungus
  • Medication side effects

Diagnosis of Diarrhea (Long-term) in Dogs

When you bring your dog to the clinic, the veterinary team members will be ready to assess the condition of your pet. Be ready to provide as much relevant information as possible. The veterinarian may ask the following questions.

  • How long has the diarrhea been affecting your pet?
  • Is his condition worsening, or staying about the same?
  • Has your dog had access to garbage or spoiled food?
  • Is there a presence of blood or mucus, and what color is the blood?
  • Can you tell us anything about behavioral changes such as activity level or appetite?

If possible, it'll greatly aid the diagnosis if you are able to bring a stool sample to the clinic. The veterinarian will want to test for illnesses such as parvovirus. A stool sample analysis can also point to a parasitic infection if that is the case.

A complete blood count, electrolyte panel, and urinalysis will be done. This helps the diagnosis because bloodwork is a great indicator of how well your dog’s organs are functioning. Results of these tests may also indicate if there is an infection of a bacterial, fungal, or viral type.

Radiographs, sometimes done with a barium contrast, can indicate abnormalities in the intestines. Further diagnostic imaging may include ultrasound or endoscopy. An endoscopy will be done under general anesthetic. Endoscopy through the mouth will show the condition of the stomach and intestine. Done through the rectum, the procedure can show the colon and large intestines, which may show signs of damage, cancer, or polyps.

A biopsy of the small intestine or large intestine may be recommended. It must be noted that a biopsy of the large intestine must be done surgically. If warranted, your veterinarian may suggest getting the opinion of an internal medicine specialist.

Treatment of Diarrhea (Long-term) in Dogs

Treatment protocols will always begin with treating any underlying illnesses or diseases that may be affecting your furry canine friend. This is paramount to resolving the diarrhea.

If your dog is very sick or dehydrated when you arrive at the clinic, hospitalization could be how the treatment commences. Intravenous therapy is the best way to stabilize your pet and return system levels to normal ranges.

If there is a presence of bacteria or worms, appropriate medication will be prescribed in the form of antibiotics or deworming drugs. Antidiarrheal medicine could be given, or depending on the cause; there may be the administration of medications to control the motility (movement) of food through the intestine.

Some protocols can be followed at home, with the direction and support of your veterinarian. For example, acute small intestinal diarrhea can be treated by withholding food for 12 to 48 hours (but never water). If the diarrhea stops, you can slowly reintroduce bland foods such as rice, potatoes, chicken, or cottage cheese in small portions 3 to 6 times per day. The veterinary caregiver can also prescribe a commercial intestinal diet.

Large intestinal diarrhea may be resolved with a high fiber diet, combined with anti-inflammatory drugs.

Recovery of Diarrhea (Long-term) in Dogs

Keep the veterinary team up to date on the recovery of your canine family member. Improvement in the diarrhea should be seen within a day or two. If your pet is not getting better, a change of treatment may be necessary. Perhaps additional medication is needed, or further testing is required. Chronic diarrhea could necessitate lifetime dietary management or medication.

Taking care to keep your pet away from garbage, unsuitable foodstuffs, and items that may look like fun to ingest or chew is important. Do not make sudden dietary changes, or feed your dog table scraps. As well, regular visits to the veterinary clinic (for example, to check for parasites or worms) are part of the preventative measures you should take against the recurrence of diarrhea.

Diarrhea (Long-term) Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Scruffy
terrier
2 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Incontinence

Scruffy had his anal glands removed on October 3rd after having them grow back after his 1st surgery in August. He has had nothing but problems since. He has had diarrhea and soft and loose stool for almost 3 weeks. He passed a solid nugget yesterday and is back to constant diarrhea today. He is now passing blood. He had been at the vet’s office for almost 3 weeks. His bummy is bright red from all of the irritation. Butt paste is helping when it isn’t wiped off due to having to clean him constantly. We are at a loss as to what needs to be done. The vet has tried to reach out to the vet school over the last 2 weeks and cannot make contact with anyone. Help! I’m afraid we are never going to be able to bring our boy home.

I should add that he is on Tylen Powder, Imodium, And Pepto. He has been on Mytichinizole (finished last week) prednisone (finished today), rymadil (finished today), Zeniquin

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STAR
Rottweiler
9 Years
Critical condition
0 found helpful
Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Weightloss
Diarrhea
Thirst

Medication Used

Prednidale 5mg
Salazopyrin
Vitbee 250
Pro-bind

Star has had severe Diarrhea for over 3 months, and when I say severe I mean there is no substance to it at all, it is just foul smelling brown water that she has no control over, all blood tests come back clear except her b12 is low so she has weekly vitamin b12 injections, stool samples come back clear also!! She is on steroids also and a hypoallergenic food, nothing is working!! HELP!!!

My dog too is having the same issue. It has been going on for a month now. I'm as much at a loss as you are.

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Milo
Rough Collie
5 Months
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

My dog had a very rough week 2 weeks ago, waking us up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom almost with 30min to an hour intervals. Last week he was fine when we switched him to a bland diet with rice and chicken. We left him alone for almost 8 hours last week and we came back to diarrhea again but He was better by the next day and a half. Now that we tried to introduce the food slowly with the rice he’s been okay, but his stools are more diarrhea like since we’ve introduced the food more. 3 days he’s good, but 2 days he’s bad... So he’s on and off with this feeling. We just don’t know what else to do or what might be causing this inconsistent diarrhea.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If the diarrhoea recurs when you reintroduce his regular diet, I would suggest to try a different brand of dog food to see if he has the same response. There are various causes for diarrhoea which may include infections, parasites (make sure Milo is receiving a regular anthelmintic), food sensitivity, colitis, foreign objects, hormonal conditions among other causes. If you see no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination and faecal test. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snickers
Canaan
14 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss
Diarrhea

Snickers went to the vet to get spayed all went well. After 10 days took her to get a check up, she had a small infection so she was given an antibiotic shot, and deworming pills, and i changed her food from royal canin maxi to medium because snickers is a medium canaan dog. The day after this i came to the kennel to find watery diarrhea. And for the past 2-3 months its what ive been dealing with, shes had antibiotics shots and has taken Flagyl. It didnt help her, The poop kept on going from soft to watery back and forth, had her fast for 24 hours that helped but as soon as she was back on food she went back to diarrhea,Ive tried adding yogurt and pumpking it helped very little. Recently I changed her food to chicken and powdered rice. She has watery orange diarrhea, Before the powdered rice she was on normal rice, when she would poop it would consist of rice as if none of it was digested, she had the deworming pill 2-2.5 months ago, Recently I had a blood test done, everything was normal except for RBC 5.56M/ul, HCT 34.3%, MCH 30.8pg, MCHC 49.9g/dl, EOS 1.34K/ul, MPV 8.5fl, PCT 0.13%, CHOL 29mg/dl, and AMYL 480U/l. Before the rice and chicken the snickers was pooping 6-8 times a day almost every two hours, now with the chicken and rice shes going three times a day, except her poop in the morning and afternoon is watery and then at night the poop seems to be less watery. Snickers is losing a lot of weight on the chicken and rice and I fear shes gonna die because of malnutrition. she is always hungry.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. i doubt that snickers' problem is related to her spay, and it seems related to her food. Without examining her, I can't comment on what might be going on, but it seems food related. It might help to have her on a GI diet and probiotics, and see if that clears things up. Your veterinarian will know more, as they can see her, examine her, know her history and health status, and can guide you to making her healthier.

Snickers Owner, I am going through the same thing. Did you ever figure out what was wrong with Snickers. Please comment back on your experience. The am struggling to find answers.

Snickers Owner, I am going through the same thing with my GSP. Did you ever figure out what was wrong with Snickers? Please let me know.

We are having the same symptoms with our dog, Sandy. She is a terrier mix that we rescued a few months ago. All our problems started after an infection after she was spayed too. How is Snickers now? Did you ever find anything that works?

Snickers was put on a GI diet, her diarrhea was worse, we've tried, Flagyl, Amoxicillin, Smecta, and Vitamin B.

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Bruno
English staffie
13 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Defecation at home
Smelly stool
Lumpy
Eating more
Sickness
Weight Loss
Watery diarrhea

Medication Used

Steroids
Antibiotics

Hi , our dog has had diarrhea for about 4 months and we're wondering what could be wrong? He seems to be weaker and has lost some weight. We have taken him to the vets.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Diarrhoea may be caused by infections, inflammation, parasites, food intolerance or poisoning. Since antibiotics and steroids have been administered already, it would be best to move his diet to something more simple like a gastrointestinal sensitive diet or just boiled chicken and rice to see if there is an improvement in symptoms; if you see an improvement then slowly reintroduce other ingredients to see which may be causing the symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ross
pit bull terrier
12 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

Hi my 12 year old pitbull has had watery diarrhea for about 4 months now.. His blood showed some infection so at begining he was treated with a medicine eflorab. It didnt help. Later they did ultrasound which showed suspection of a tumor in intestines, and a sample of poop which showed ecoli infection. We decided against further investigation of potential cancer because the procedure is very invasive and he is old. He was given antibiotics to treat ecoli but there is no effect. He has appetite but he has diarrhea about 5 times a day.. He also lost alot of weight. Do you have any advice on what to do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without confirming a specific cause for the diarrhoea, it is difficult to give any advice as we don’t know what we are treating or managing; there is nothing else to do unless an underlying cause is determined. Increasing fibre in the diet may help thicken the stool a bit but it wouldn’t be significant, your options are to either find the cause or endure the diarrhoea. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My labordor puppy 5th month 18kgs from last 2days he was suffering with vomthings 1st day he got only vomitings between 8 to 10.. like yellows.
Vet gave digyton medcine after I gave that vomthings stopped but loose motion started 2 days for with this he was very active after loose motion he was so sick not eating food only interested to drink water only please suggest me

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Ellie
Labrador Retriever
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My dog ellie is one year old. She was throwing up and having diarrhea for a few days so we took her to the vet to make sure she didn’t have a blockage. She is a black lab and sometimes eats things she shouldn’t. They took an X-ray and it came back clear. They put her on flagyl and probiotics for a week and her symptoms have not gotten better. She does not throw up but she is having explosive diarrhea about 4 times a day and eats on and off. Her stomach has gurgling noises. She just finished her antibiotic and probiotics. What should I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Ellie has not improved with the medications, it would be best to have a recheck with your veterinarian. That treatment is quite common for diarrhea, and she should have responded if it was simple diarrhea. Your veterinarian may want to repeat those xrays to compare with the previous images, to make sure that nothing is going on that needs more attention.

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Dolce
pitbull
9.75
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

diarrhea with blood

My dog had diarrhea a month ago we thought she was better than she started having diarrhea again 10 days ago and has not gotten better. She is still eating, not drinking very much and there has been red blood in there. She has also been constantly trying to scratch her stomach while walking but not really scratching. She is almost 10 year old pit bull up to date on all shots. She is an inside dog and there is no standing water in the yard. I changed her diet to rice and ground beef 6 days ago. She went 4 days without any bowel movement and then back to the uncontrolled diarrhea. She seems to be acting normal otherwise.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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These cases can be difficult to treat, it may be required for faecal tests to be carried out to determine the cause of the diarrhoea and the presence of blood. Try moving to a diet of boiled chicken and rice to calm Dolce’s stomach and intestinal tract until a cause is found. Long-term diarrhoea may be caused by infections, parasites, food intolerance and poisoning (do you have any plants in your yard. A visit to your Veterinarian with a fresh faecal sample may shed some light on the cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Maxi
Labrador Corso
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea, anger, weakness, restless

My dog is 7-8 yrs old pure labrador
Since my dad passed away .ie. 6 mnths ago, there hasn’t been a day passed without him passing loose stool. We have taken him to several doctots but condition is seeming worse. We are feeding him 1/4 of wat we used to and he passes stool 4 times minimun in a day which used to be only twice earlier. We got his tests done and he has SGOT, SGYT and alkaline phosphatase higher than the reguired and his platelet count is 101 and packed cell volume is 32% which are both low. Doctor gave him 3 injections twice a day namely ocytirine, rhdip, rumic( i am not sure of names) Please help!!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Packed cell volume is marginally low but the platelet count is half of what it should be at the lowest end of the reference range; the increase in liver enzymes should be addressed with silybin, SAMe and dietary management (low quantity high quality food). The cause for the low platelet count may be due to an increase in destruction (infections), an increase in use (clotting) or a decrease in production (liver, kidney or bone marrow disorders). I cannot really give you any productive advice as this time unfortunately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jackson
Miniature Schnauzer
4 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

I have a 4 month old schnauzer, Jackson, who has had consistent diarrhea (no solid bowel movements) since I brought him home at 8 weeks old. We also have his littermate who has no problems with bowel issues (plus 3 other dogs, they are all healthy). A trip to the emergency vet resulted in antibiotics, a prescription for an anti-diarrhea paste and fluids. He tested negative in blood panel for parvo etc and his stool sample came back negative of parasites. I fed him chicken/rice for a week to settle his tummy with no change in the amount and frequency of his diarrhea. I added canned pumpkin and Dr. Harvey's "No More Runs". No change. I tried some OTC baby Imodium AD still with no change. Every morning his kennel is covered in diarrhea, it's on the walls and honestly, I'm tired of this. I have had no answers and I'm at my wits end of my house constantly smelling like poop and cleaning him/kennel up everyday. He's happy, playing and drinks water. The only odd thing about him is that he doesn't like bathes (he screams) and doesn't like to be brushed (screams). Even the groomers commented on this.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3317 Recommendations

Diarrhoea in puppies may be cause by a few different causes including infections, parasites (bear in mind some worms may not always shed eggs in the stool and may lead to a negative result) and diet which you have tried to remedy or test for all. Other causes may be due to foreign bodies (there may be something in the gastrointestinal tract causing irritation and diarrhoea), stress (don’t underestimate stress, but I would expect improvement by now) or colitis. Colitis is a common cause of large intestinal diarrhoea in dogs; which can be linked to infections, tumours, irritants or stress. This would be something to discuss with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.vetary.com/dog/condition/colitis

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Lillie
Dachshund
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

Medication Used

metronidazole

Hello, my 9 year old dachshund has been having diarrhea for 1 week and 1 day. Doc has her on metronidazole, and an anti diarrhea medicine. As well as prescription/medicated food. Fecal sample came back negative of bacteria and parasites. So lost on where to go from here. Stools are getting slightly thicker, but not much.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1607 Recommendations
If Lillie's stool is gradually improving, you may be on the right track. Depending on what the cause was, it can take a while for anti-diarrheal medications to work, and it may just take time. If things aren't continuing to improve, it would be best to follow up with your veterinarian to see what the next step might be.

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Harley
Shepard mix
11 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

abdominal pain
Diarrhea

Medication Used

Tylan
Meteonid

I have an 11 year old Shepard/Lab Mix who has had inconsistent diarrhea and stomach pain for nearly three months. We have done a stool sample two months ago, a full blood panel, and ultrasound of the abdomen. He’s been on and off mitronidazol and consistently on Tylan. They cannot find anything wrong but he’s still uncomfortable. Appetite has remained the same throughout. She is recommending abdominal biopsy but he’s older and it’s auite invasive. I don’t understand what that option could find that everything else hasn’t. Is there something that has been missed? Everything has returned normally on the tests.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3317 Recommendations
Your Veterinarian may want to take a biopsy to look for anomalies in the intestine which may explain malabsorption or may show issues with intestinal crypts which would only show on a biopsy and not regular blood testing or ultrasound. Increasing dietary fibre may help to firm up the stool long term and weaning over to a gastrointestinal sensitive diet may also help. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hunter, kiwi, lexi
Shepard mix
1, 7, 9
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diaherria

Medication Used

Flagyl 125mg BID,

All 3 dogs have had diaherria for the last month. The vet has given them Flagyl and also metronidazole suspension. Fecal exam came back negative for giardia, worms, and parasites.They have been on rice, boiled chicken, and pumpkin for the month. They don't have any other symptoms and act normal, playing jumping around, etc. It started when I switched dog food flavor not brand, by they haven't had that food since, only the rice chicken and pumpkin.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is strange that all three reacted the same to the change in flavour; I would cut back on the pumpkin as it can help diarrhoea but also constipation. I would also recommend having a fecal culture done to see if there is any bacteria which isn’t responding to metronidazole. Check the manufacturer's website of the food to see if there was a product recall of that flavour as it may give you further information; product recalls aren’t that uncommon. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Orla
German Shepherd
9 Months
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Blood In Stool

My puppy has been having diarrhea for a few months now. One moment it's solid and we'll think she's okay, and the next moment, she's crying to go outside barely able to hold it. A handful of times there was blood, and every so often she'll vomit. Sometimes she can't make it through the night, we have to take her out 4 and 5 times. I'll give her a few pieces of cheese now and then, and usually that will keep her solid for the day. She's on Premium lamb meal and rice for her food. Her treats consist of what comes in the BarkBox, and beef recipe rolls, beggin strips, and kong snacks. Everything is USA made. She does not get table food and she drinks a lot of water. Her water bowl gets filled 9-10 times a day, and she has two! We watch her constantly so she doesn't eat anything strange. She's still happy and playful, never showing signs of pain, the only discomfort we see is when she's begging to go out. I've only had suggestions of what to feed her and I've tried everything, I was told it would get better with rice formula, but it has only gotten worse. Please recommendations, this has got to stop. I'm putting out too much for things that aren't helping even a little bit.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In chronic cases of diarrhoea it is advisable to visit your Veterinarian for faecal testing and a general examination since there are many possible causes for chronic diarrhoea and it is not practical or responsible to treatment them all just in case. Infections, parasites, food intolerance, chronic poisoning, inflammatory conditions among other causes may lead to chronic diarrhoea; you should start by cutting back on the food and treat intake and giving a limited ingredient diet for a month or two to see if there are any improvements, but faecal testing and an examination (possibly an x-ray and ultrasound) would be useful too. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Maisie
Golden Labrador
5 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

I have a 5 month old golden lab puppy. She arrived at 9 weeks old on IAMS puppy food, but I wanted her on a healthier food so I switched her to Whole Earth Farms puppy food. She did alright for a couple of weeks and then started having diarrhea. When it didn't stop, I transitioned her to Nature's Recipe Easy Digest Salmon, Sweet Potato, and Pumpkin. She did really well on that for about a month and then started having the diarrhea again. Switched her to I And Love And You Lamb and Bison and after two weeks she got diarrhea again. I took her to the vet and they gave her a strong dewormer, antibiotics, and FortiFlora, but didn't run blood work or anything. Currently she is on Wholehearted Salmon and Pea, but is still having loose stools. Oddly enough, it never seems like she feels bad. She's still at a good weight and the vet said her coat looks good.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes of diarrhoea in dogs and diarrhoea from diet is a common issue and can be difficult to resolve; regular worming, flea & tick treatment etc… should be part of your monthly prevention schedule but whether or not there is a sensitivity to food is another question. Allergy testing may be useful but there are many other issues like stress and infections which may also be causing diarrhoea. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Toby
Bernese Mountain
4 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

Medication Used

Metronidazole

My puppy is suffering with diarrhea for over 3 weeks. The diarrhea stated 2 days after he was vaccinated. We have tried chicken and rice, pumpkin and even over the counter dog anti diarrheal with pectin. None of them helped. We went back to the vet had his stools examined, they came back negative. The vet did prescribe Metronidazole for 7 days, which did work but as soon as he was done the diarrhea came right back, and maybe a little worse. Could the diarrhea be from the vaccine? And what should be my next step in my puppies treatment?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Diarrhoea after vaccination may occur, but is usually only for two days or so; I don’t think diarrhoea for this period of time is caused by vaccination. If there was an improvement in stool quality after the metronidazole, an infectious component may be present; a more suitable antibiotic may be tried and try to add some sweet potato in his diet which may help. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Macey
Golden Retriever
11 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

I have an English Cream Golden Retriever who is 11 months today. She has had diahrea pretty much since we got her at 8 weeks. We have had her tested for all parasites, Giardia etc. She has not tested positive ever. We had an ultra sound done and no blockages. We had her tested twice for food allergies, no major red flags. She has been on Tylan for about 6 months now. The vet put her on Royal Canin duck and potato. She is fine as long as she is taking the Tylan. The nutritionist that I saw wants to put her on a raw diet, and the vet wants to keep with what we are currently doing, since she is doing fine. My questions are 1) is Tylan safe for long term (possibly life long) and would a raw diet help her? Could it be a food issue?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. The only concern with Tylan long term is creating a resistance to harmful bacteria. You have been through extensive testing with your veterinarian, and rules out many possible causes. At this point, it seems that it could be a food hypersensitivity. It would be best to continue with your veterinarians recommended therapy. I hope that she does well!

I have an English Cream golden female that is 9 months old and her story is the same as Macey. She has been on Tylan for the several weeks now but as soon as we stop, the diarrhea comes right back. We are now going to try different dog food for Violet. Good luck to you!

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Rodeo
West Highland White Terrier Maltese
10 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss
Diarrhea

My dog has had diarrhea for about 2 months. We put him on a bland diet and took him to the vet after 1.5 weeks. Blood work and stool test came back negative. They gave him and antibiotic. While on bland diet he got better, not 100% normal stools, but I’d say 75% normal compared to the pure water he was having. Weaned him back to his dog food and it went right back to water stools. Went back to vet, they redid stool sample and it was again negative, this time got sent home with amoxicillin. While on bland diet he got better again. Weaned him back to dog food (a high quality this time) and same thing, back to water stools. Went to a different vet and they tested for gardidia and pancreatitis, both negative. This vet suggested he has IBS or a food sensitivity and wanted us to buy the overpriced food they sell at the vet. Got home and he would not touch this food. So I started giving him Sojos dehydrated food, you have to mix it with a meat of your choice and water and veggies if wanted. I’ve been doing that and his stool hasn’t been about 60-75% normal, shaped right but soft. I’ve also been giving him a spoonful of yogurt with probiotics. He’s still had an occasional diarrhea of pudding consistency though. Is this just going to be normal for him? Does it sound like he has IBS? He acts nomal, plays, drinks etc. he did lose 1.5 lbs (normally around 16lbs) and gains some back when the diarrhea stopped while on bland diets and is slowly gaining it back now on the sojos diet.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It certainly sounds like either a food sensitivity issue or irritable bowel syndrome; unfortunately in these cases it can be difficult to narrow down the specific cause of the diarrhoea without going through lengthy food elimination trials. If you are having some success with the Sojos pre-mix diets then try to stick them them and try different proteins to see if one protein type is better for Rodeo than another. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.sojos.com/pre-mix

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Flynn
Australian Shepherd
20 Months
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

My Aussie has been on Purina One lamb and rice since he grew out of puppy food. This past fall, I added Purina ProPlan bright mind in a 50/50 blend with no issue. Two weeks ago, I had to swap ProPlan varieties with no time for adaptation (it ended up being for large breed - whoops!). He started vomiting early in the week, then developed diarrhea that soon became explosive, and resumed vomiting. I put him on chicken and rice with prescription canned food along with an antibiotic (though no proof of biological parasites). I stepped him up to half of his regular food (I made sure to switch back to bright mind) while still on chicken, rice, and RX canned food. Now, his stool is starting to loosen, and diarrhea appears to be returning. He has not started vomiting yet, and has not lost weight, does not show abdominal pain, no change in activity level, and does not get into anything he shouldn't. What could be causing this return of symptoms 2 weeks after it initially cleared up?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Diarrhoea can be a complicated symptom caused by a variety of different factors including dietary intolerance, sudden dietary changes, infections, parasites, poisoning, foreign objects, stress among many other causes; sometimes it can seem an impossible task to diagnose the specific underlying cause of the diarrhoea, you may think about moving over fully to the Pro Plan Bright Mind since this diet was tolerated well in the past. I cannot give you any specific cause or treatment unfortunately due to the many possible causes, however the intestines may be a little inflamed which may also cause diarrhoea. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

After a month of being on chicken and rice, I switched him back to Purina One with lamb. Turns out he has a sensitivity to chicken that was causing the severe upset. So, now we're avoiding the problematic ingredient as best we can (we have yet to find a true chicken-free dog food) and he's feeling much better.

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Tucker
Boston Terrier
12 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Heavy Breathing
Fainting
Diarrhea
Watery diarrhea

Medication Used

Fortiflora

Hello! My dog has had diarrhea for the past couple of months, however, it's inconsistent. He can go at one point during the day and everything looks fairly normal. The next time he goes, it can be mostly liquid. He's an inside dog and does not get into the garbage. The only other health issue is that he collapsed shortly after waking up on two separate occasions. It's been 3 weeks since the last occurrence, though. He also seems to get out of breath more easily when he plays and when he saw the vet, the vet said he has an irregularity with his heartbeat (he said "like it tries to fire but doesn't always connect"). We were referred to a cardiologist who can't see him until May 20th. He seems okay otherwise, has a healthy appetite and is not overweight. He does sleep a lot, but this didn't start suddenly and we attribute it to his age. We're mostly concerned with his digestive issues while we wait to see the cardiologist. We didn't change his diet before this started (although we bought a new bag of the same food - Nature's Recipe Salmon & Sweet Potato - so perhaps something is different with the food?). We typically add pieces of chicken to the dry food once a day for his dinner. We tried adding plain pumpkin to his dinner lately to see if it helps, but no change. I did take a sample to the vet and they found nothing wrong. They gave him Fortiflora to add to his food just to see if it helps, but it hasn't and it's been 13 days. They want to wait to give any antibiotics until he sees the cardiologist, as they don't want anything to interfere with the tests. Should we begin to give him only chicken, rice and pumpkin at this point and pick up the dry food completely? If so, how much and many times per day should we feed him? Is ground chicken better than cooked chunks of chicken? Any other suggestions to help him? Thanks for your help!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Canned pumpkin is a good start as it can solve both sides of the spectrum; diarrhoea and constipation. Diarrhoea can be caused by many different causes including infections, food intolerance, allergies, poisoning, parasites and general gastrointestinal conditions. Dietary management can help, a diet of boiled chicken and rice (one-third to two-thirds) can help; quantity can be different for each dog, just make sure that he isn’t hungry. Feeding smaller portions throughout the day can be better than one large portion as the stomach will have small amounts of food every day. There isn’t much different between diced and ground chicken, it will all be chewed anyway. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tex
German Shorthaired Pointer
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea, weight loss

my 1 year old German short haired pointer has had non stop diarrhea for 3 months and has lost all of his muscle and 30 pounds we have took him to the vet 6 times and spent almost 2,000 on him. My dad said he gives him another week and we have no choice but to put him down because he is very miserable What should we do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Tex, or knowing more what medications and tests have been done for him, I am not sure that i can offer any insight into his condition. It would be a really good idea to have a consultation with your veteirnarian, let them know that things have not improved, ask what they have treated for, what diagnostics they have done, and what the next step is. He may need a referral to a specialist if nothing is improving.

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Ellie
Labrador Retriever
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Medication Used

metronidazole

My dog Ellie is a black lab and is one year old. A little over a week ago she was throwing up and having diarrhea so I took her to the vet to ensure she didn’t eat something that gave her a blockage. They did an X-ray and found nothing to be in her to be compromising and said it’s probably something she ate. They gave us probiotics and flagyl and she just finished both, it has been one week. Her diarrhea has not subsided and her stomach has gurlgling noises. She is having explosive diarrhea multiple times a day and has gone all over the house. What should I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Ellie has not improved with the medications, it would be best to have a recheck with your veterinarian. That treatment is quite common for diarrhea, and she should have responded if it was simple diarrhea. Your veterinarian may want to repeat those xrays to compare with the previous images, to make sure that nothing is going on that needs more attention.

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Jala
Alaskian Malamute Husky
16 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

Medication Used

Cobalamin
ProLife
Sulfadimidin
Vmp
Black charcoal
DiaTab
Seldiar
Synulox
metronidazole

Hi! My Alaskian Malamute has excatly the same problem as Sn, diarrhea, undigested rice, losing weight so fast... She is having it for a little more than 4 months now and I am verry scared that we will lose this fight. We trayed everything from Synulox, Seldiar, ProLife, VMP, Cobalamin, Metronidazole, Some green and some brown dog vitamins, DiaTab, Sulfadimidin, charcole capsules, 6 times each time on different injections. She changed 5 therapies in last four months,3 diets and nothing helps.In monday she'll start with new injections we have ordered from Slovenia and stop with antibiotics she is taking at the moment. She is 15months old and she currentlly has 16 kilos and you can see her ribs through her thick double fur, vet say she should have 25 kilos atleast for her age and hight. Do you Doctor,please, have any idea or sollution for this problem? Please, I'll be thankfull very much on anything, literally anything. I am so exhausted and I can't even imagine how exhausted Jala is then. I am willing to do anything that will stop this problem. Please don't tell me to put her down like my parents and vet already did, because I am NOT GIVING UP ON HER! I don't care about the costs anymore, I am selling everything I have If needed, I just want her healthy and cheerfull again 😞

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to determine a cause for these symptoms without performing a physical examination and carrying out some tests; the symptoms of diarrhoea and weight loss are vague at best and in cases where a cause cannot be found, many times Veterinarians will prescribe metronidazole as it is an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication which covers many infectious causes. Possible causes may be due to infection, parasites, poisoning, liver disease, pancreatic disorders, colitis, foreign objects among other issues; it is impossible for me to narrow in on a cause, but I would recommend a faecal sample to check for parasites as well as culture and sensitivity testing. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Oscar
Cross jack russell
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My dog came back from kennels and he started vomiting and diarrhoea. I gave him rice and chicken but he still vomited and had diarrhoea. Then I didn't feed him for 12 or so hours and he stopped vomiting. I give him dry food but the diarrhoea remains. The has lasted 2 weeks. I feed him 2 times per day. Still every night he needs out. His diarrhoea is now watery to sometimes liquid and is now light in colour, previously it was dark with occasional pinky/red discharge mixed through it. He is drinking well and seems healthy otherwise. He has plenty of energy and seems normal otherwise

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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When dogs visit kennel facilities, it is possible that they pick up an infection which may be bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic; giardia and coccidia are common protozoa parasites which may be picked up whilst a dog is at a kennel, I would strongly recommend having a faecal sample checked by your Veterinarian to determine whether or not this is the causes as well as a physical examination and possibly a course of antibiotics. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Artemis
German Shepherd
5 Months
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

I got my dog 2 months ago. She seems healthy and had regular dog poop. After about 3 weeks she started haveing diarrhea but still acted fine. Vet said to put her on rice and chicken diet and it went away. I have been trying switch her back to her dog food for a month now and she still have diarrhea when i add a little bit of her dog food to the mixture. I havent increased it yet. She still acts normal tho and tried a diffferent type of dog food and it still didnt help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sometimes a dog may be sensitive to a particular ingredient in dog food which can be difficult to narrow down by elimination trials; try to feed a sensitive diet to see if there is any diarrhoea, after try a grain free diet and rotate through different types of sensitive diets (fish, turkey, sweet potato and other ingredients) to see if there is any diarrhoea. This is a long process but once you find a complete diet which can be tolerated you will be able to stick with it. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nacho
Pug
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Liquid Bowel Movement
Minor Weight Loss

Hello, Nacho has been having on and off diarrhea for about 1 month, and had 0 prior bouts of diarrhea before this. The diarrhea started the day after he was fixed, and has not stopped since. We have given him a bland diet with only varying success, but sometimes still very liquidy stool, often with mucous in it. Our vet has done a stool sample, which came back completely negative. Nacho has perhaps minor weight loss, but overall seems healthy otherwise with no lack or energy or appetite. No vomiting is present. He has been given metronidazole, with some effect while on it, as well as pro-biotics which seemed to have little effect.
Thanks!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Sometimes if there is an insult to the colon, we need to use many things at the same time to improve our chance at healing things. It might be a good idea to give Metronidazole, probiotics, and an intestinal prescription diet for a little longer to see if all of those will help together. It would also be a good idea to check for Giardia, as that is a relatively common parasite that can cause those signs, and the correlation with surgery may be a coincidence.

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snickers
Canaan
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss
Diarrhea

MY dog has had diarrhea for the past 2-3 months, she had antibiotics, didnt help, her poop kept on going from soft to watery back and forth, tried changing her food had her fast for 24 hours that helped but as soon as she was back on food she went back to diarrhea, and recently changed her food to chicken and powdered rice before two days ago she was on normal rice and chicken, and when she would poop it would be soft but the poop would consist of only rice undigested. dog has watery orange diarrhea, she is currently on a powdered rice and chicken diet for the past week she is losing weight, she had a deworming pill 2-3 months ago, checked her pancreas AMYL was low at 480. Dog is losing a lot of weight on the chicken and rice and i fear shes gonna die because of malnutrition.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. WIthout knowing what medications Snickers has been on for treatment, it is hard for me to comment on what might be going on with her. If she is not improving, it would be best to follow up with her veterinarian, as they know her history and treatments that she has had. I hope that she is okay!

Hi! My Alaskian Malamute has excatly the same problem as Snickers, diarrhea, undigested rice, losing weight so fast... She is having it for a little more than 4 months now and I am verry scared that we will lose this fight. We trayed everything from Synulox, Seldiar, ProLife, VMP, Cobalamin, Metronidazole, Some green and some brown dog vitamins, DiaTab, Sulfadimidin, charcole capsules, 6 times each time on different injections. She changed 5 therapies in last four months, and nothing helps. Our vet is running out with ideas. In monday she'll start with new injections we have ordered from Slovenia and stop with antibiotics she is taking at the moment. She is 15months old and she currentlly has 16 kilos and you can see her ribs through her thick double fur, vet say she should have 25 atleast for her age and hight. Do you Doctor,please, have any idea or sollution for this problem?

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Juno
German Shepherd
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

i have a 3 and half year old German Shepard, she been to vet for diarrhea 3 times in six months . As soon as she is off med it seems to come back in a few weeks, she is on vet sensitive dog food. She hasn't lost weight. she like to eat stools of and animal she can find. l always try to keep her away from them. Other then the diarrhea she seems heathy

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Juno is eating the stools of other animals infections, parasites and other issues may be causing the diarrhoea; the need to eat stools of other animals may be down to a dietary deficiency, malabsorption or boredom. You should ensure that she receives a regular anthelmintic treatment and try to prevent her from eating stools; also, changing her diet to a different sensitive diet may help (try another brand). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Neyland
German Shepherd Dog
9 weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Medication Used

Fortiflora
metronidazole
Pro pectalin

I have a 9 week old German Shepherd who has had runny stool for about 3 weeks now. 2 weeks ago he popped positive for Giardia so we did meds for that and put him on Hill’s Prescription Diet Digestive Care that he has been eating exclusively for a week. He’s also taking Fortiflora to try and help with the diarrhea. This diarrhea ranges every time from almost pure liquid to pudding consistency to very slightly harder on rare occasion. A week ago he tested negative for Giardia but the diarrhea remains a problem. He has also tested negative for coccidia and parvo. And no worms are visible in the stool though he is on a standard deworming plan. Is there another possible cause we are missing here or is patience the key for getting him back to normal digestively?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Patience is key since parasites or other infections may cause inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract which may cause diarrhoea even after the Giardia has been treated. You could try to feed some plain canned pumpkin which could help firm up the stool, but if this continues a culture and sensitivity for a bacterial infection may be required to rule that out. Other causes may be eating foreign objects, nonfood items, poisoning among other causes; but these are less likely than an infection. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I have an 11 year old Shepard/Lab Mix who has had inconsistent diarrhea and stomach pain for nearly three months. We have done a stool sample two months ago, a full blood panel, and ultrasound of the abdomen. He’s been on and off mitronidazol and consistently on Tylan. They cannot find anything wrong but he’s still uncomfortable. Appetite has remained the same throughout. I don’t know what to do. Is there something that has been missed? Everything has returned normally on the tests.

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Bandit
Pit bull
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

My dog has had mild diarrhea for almost a month now. He initially started having issues when we purchased a new bag of food,the same brand as he's been eating since he was a pup. We always transition his new bag with the end of the old bag so it's not to drastic. He continued to have many diarrhea accidents in the house, for about a little under a week. We did the wait 12 to 48 hours with water available to him. Feed him rice only for the next 3 days during that time it started to go back to normal we then added about 20%food 80% rice and gradually got to about half food half rice and it started all over again. At this point we started to think his food is just not the best quality so we got a better quality food and for more sensitive tummy. Once again working the food in slowly with rice until about halfway and then it went back to diarrhea again. He has had mucus sometimes and blood sometimes it's been both bright and dark. At this point I'm beginning to think it maybe internal and it's time to get the vet invovled. He shows little to no other signs othe than bathroom issues, he remains in his kennel a large portion of the day as I work. He doesn't have access to anything with out eyes on him as he will eat anything in the open. This is also my concern as he has consumed and passed bits and pieces of toys in the past. Rubber, bone, heavy duty Kong toys, and soft toys. He does seem depressed at times as he spend a lot of time in his kennel and can't really enjoy himself as he eats everything. During the time he has had this diarrhea issue however, he has not had access to anything many months prior. Please if there is any other option I can try before having to take him to the vet the assistance would be great. We are considering another different brand of sensitive diet as well.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I would look at the ingredients of the two dog foods you’ve tried already and try to see the common ingredients to see if you can find a food without those common ingredients to see if it is a dietary issue, it may be a trial and error but you should give it a try. If you have no success with that method, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination and a discussion. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lola
American Staffordshire Mix
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea, vomiting

Dog has had diarrhea for 3 days. She has not been able to make it through the night without having to go twice. The first day she was also vomiting. The volume of feces has gone down considerably, but she still must go twice per night which is irregular, and it is very watery and accompanied by a gurgling/splatting noise coming from her behind, which is also unusual. Aa far as I know, she hasn't gotten into anything, but my family is notorious for giving her table scraps behind my back. They claim to have stopped since her diarrhea started. I tried a dog anti-diarrheal with kaolin last night (about 5 hours ago), but she just had diarrhea again. I've been feeding her mostly rice, but she has had a little of her normal food (mixture of Taste of the Wild- dry, and raw chicken/beef/veggie patties) mixed in with it. She has an appointment Monday for a check-up, and has a procedure planned Friday to have some small lumps removed and tested. Besides starting a stricter, bland diet, is there anything else I should do till Monday? Should I attempt to bring her in before that? Also her appetite and thirst seem to be good, and she does not seem to have any other symptoms that I've noticed.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Table scraps are very troublesome, but people love their pets and give them anyway regardless of possible health issues; many dogs have no issues whereas others may have severe gastrointestinal issues (or death in some cases). Diarrhoea may occur for a variety of reasons including infections, foreign bodies, parasites, poisoning, food intolerances, colitis among other causes; it would be best to see your Veterinarian if they are open today but until then try giving something high in fibre like plain canned pumpkin (great for diarrhoea and constipation - middleman of sorts) to see if that firms up the stool. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Butterball
Pit bull
13 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My 13 week old pitbull puppy has had diarrhea for three days now. It’s very very watery and looks like slime and it stinks horribly. He was fine on Halloween and now he is skin and bones. He is up to date on shots and worming. Then last night I noticed blood in his watery slime. He’s not eating and I’ve been forcing fluids. Pedialite mixed with water. What is going on?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes for diarrhoea and mucus in the stool but in a pup Butterball’s age protozoan parasites may be the cause for this type of diarrhoea and a sample of faeces should be checked to confirm; if this is the case then your Veterinarian will prescribe medication to treat the specific infection. Also, if Butterball is getting dehydrated he may require fluid therapy. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Heidi
Boxer
3 Years
Serious
Has Symptoms
Diarrhea
Fever
I’m constantly yelling at Heidi to stay out of the garbage. It’s her favorite hobby to go through the garbage. I have done everything from buying a large kitchen garbage can to hiding it in the pantry. But anytime she gets access to the trash she goes for it quickly and silently, before anyone in the house realizes it. After one her trash binges she started having watery poop about four times a day. I thought maybe she ate something bad from the garbage. I also thought it was pass by in a few days and she would be fine. But I noticed she seemed sad, didn’t want to play with her toys and when I was petting her she seemed hot, like she had a fever. I got worried, called the vet and insisted they see her that same day! By the time they examined her she was dehydrated pretty badly and the vet decided to keep her for overnight until her situation improved. It was hard going home without her that day, but as the doctor explained it was best for her to prevent any further issues from the dehydration. This crap has already cost me close to $2,000!