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    Default I need help, Samson has had diarrhea for a couple days

    Samson threw up several times last week. I know sometimes dogs just throw up so if it happens once then whatever but when it happens several times I do a bland diet and gave him pedialtye for a couple days which I did do last week. After that everything seemed good. He seems to get sick to his stomach like that probably once a year, after a bland diet and pedilyte he is normally good to go. Now this week it's been diarrhea for the last couple days. I added pumpkin to help firm up his poo and it has only seemed to help a little bit. Before it was not solid at all, now it seems half solid half loose/liquidy poo. The food isn't different and it's not from a super new bag where it could be blamed on being bad. What should I do now? Should I be worried? We planned on going to the vet tomorrow for the pups annual parasite/heartworm testing, Sunday is the special pricing day for routine stuff so it's not for an actual appointment. I guess if it is some parasite issue we would find out tomorrow. He is in good spirits, eating and drinking fine. I don't know what to do now, back to a bland diet???? Help!

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    Default Re: I need help, Samson has had diarrhea for a couple days

    he could have some type of worms or even coccidia. Chaos had cociddia and had loose soft stools but after 4 days of meds he was fine! Good luck, and keep us posted!
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    Default Re: I need help, Samson has had diarrhea for a couple days

    Well his test tomorrow "includes analysis for heartworms, roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, giardia, and coccidia. We highly recommend a complete parasite program for the health and safety of you and your pets. This test includes a stoolexam and blood test." So if it's that I will know tomorrow.

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    Sounds like a great plan! Has he been anywhere lately? Any puddles he could have drank out of?? I am sure you know why I ask this cuz you are in Chino hills, right? Please let us know right away! Glad giardia is on that list!

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    Default Re: I need help, Samson has had diarrhea for a couple days

    Time to get to the vet for a fecal - they'll get to the bottom of it because it sounds like he's picked something up. Poor fella.

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    Default Re: I need help, Samson has had diarrhea for a couple days

    Or poor baby i'd go back on the bland diet as well until you get the results from the stool testing.

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    Default Re: I need help, Samson has had diarrhea for a couple days

    I actually thought more of him eating something....like a piece of bone, plastic etc... The only reason I thought of this was that would make sense that is bothered him first in the stomach, then as it passed in the bowels. Just a thought.

    I hope he feels better real fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    Sounds like a great plan! Has he been anywhere lately? Any puddles he could have drank out of?? I am sure you know why I ask this cuz you are in Chino hills, right? Please let us know right away! Glad giardia is on that list!
    I too am glad to see Giardia on the list.

    Now I'm going to suggest something I think all medicine cabinets should have. It was mentioned to me when my own pup was suffering from coccidia that she picked up from the dog show the breeder had placed her in prior to my picking her up. The dog show was at a quaint farm setting...with a pond. But she had had loose stools for almost two months...straight! Something that can happen when a dog catches a parasite it can damage the lining to the intestines...and it also destroys the good cultures that their body has. Now this was actually her second option. The first was FortiFlora which my vet did have. And we went that route. But she said this stuff gives similar results and is cheaper. [We had been dealing with it for to long so I went with the FortiFlora...first day on it she had firm poo!] But the FortiFlora is actual LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES...And it helped her bounce back. And after months of loose stools. I still can appreciate a firm deposit in the back yard.



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    Default Re: I need help, Samson has had diarrhea for a couple days

    No help here but I hope Samson is doing better soon. Poor boy!

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    Default Re: I need help, Samson has had diarrhea for a couple days

    Saw this thread just now, how's Samson doing? Did the vet determine anything?

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    Default Re: I need help, Samson has had diarrhea for a couple days

    Good memory @desertskybulldogs, technically I live in Chino but Chino Hills is next door and I have taken him to a park in Chino Hills in the last couple weeks. Not the same park that was mentioned in that story we heard on here though of the pups drinking from the puddle and getting giardia. And I would never have let him drink out of any random puddle, or community water bowl or anything like that. We are gettting ready to leave for the vet here in the next half hour or so. Will probably be there forever because everyone goes Sunday for the special pricing day. He pooed this morning and it was still loose but it is continuing to get a bit firmer everytime. Hopefully thats a good sign. And he is still his normal self, eating, drinking normal, happy as ever. I am pretty sure he didn't eat anything weird, my house is puppy proof and I have already went thru enough incidents with him eating weird things like whole toys that I am super careful! I'll give you all an update when we get home from the vet.

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    Default Re: I need help, Samson has had diarrhea for a couple days

    Well...fingers and toes crossed you figure this thing out. Though...awhile back. Our community was having a virus that was affecting the dogs. With loose stool and no parasite. It ran it's course...but he got anti-diarrehea pills. Which helped out a bit... We don't do dog parks...actually...there isn't any around us.
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