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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-12-2020, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Vomiting and diarrhea

Belle is 3 and 1/2years old and she has been having diarrhea for about a week now but started out just a loose soft stool. The last 2 days it has been projectile diarrhea. I wasn't too concerned originally because she has bouts with diarrhea that seem to come and go regardless of what kibble I have her on. She has vomited twice now. Once yesterday and once today. I had been concerned for about a week also which may be something totally unrelated but it has been getting really hot here (90ish) and just taking her outside for 5 to 10 minutes she comes in and pants and has no activity. She is not a very generic dobie but does love her walks. I have been either taking her early in the morning or late at night but it still can be around 75 to 80 degrees and she can only go about 2 blocks and she is done. I am planning on taking her in to have her checked for DCM. So back to the diarrhea and vomiting-I gave her ground beef and rice yesterday for her meals and she ate that fine and was drinking water. Today she has only taken a small amount of water and now is refusing to eat the ground beef and rice. I called the emergency vet clinic and they said I should just watch her and if she declines just to bring her in. I also find;t realize with the pandemic going on vets in this area will not allow you to come in with your pet. That concerns me just because she is a very sketish dog even though she has never shown signs of aggression towards people she will shy away and hide behind me. I mean if I have to take her in-I definitely want her feeling better so I will do what I have to. I just don't know if I should wait until tomorrow when the vet opens up and take her to her regular vet or just take her to the emergency vet now. They did tell me to give her 4mg of Imodium. Now she will go out like she has to go but she only has a few drops come out. She also squats to pee multiple times but nothing comes out.

The only reasons I can think would cause her vomiting and diarrhea.

4th of July-she hates fireworks and runs to the bedroom every time she hears them so I thought her earlier in the week diarrhea was from that.
My husband had some fishing line and poles he was working on and one of them he had no hook but had some kind of bait on the end she most of liked and grab it. When she did my husband grabbed the pole but the line snapped and she ate it. I would guess maybe 4 inches. So now I am worried about stomach obstruction.

My daughter told me today we had shrimp on the 4th and someone had left some shells and part of some shrimp out on the table and thinks she may have gotten them. I am not sure as we cleaned up the next morning and everything got thrown in the trash.

By the way she is more of a meat conavore. Anything other than meat she will turn her nose up to. She doesn't like hotdogs-unless they are grilled. She hates peanut butter, no vegetables or carbs. Please help. Any advice would be great to hear right now.
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Vomiting and diarrhea

Try ground turkey and some pumpkin from the can. Its easy on their stomach. Not too much pumpkin though. Id also take her to the vet or emergency room. Whichever is available


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I feed my dog raw shrimp shells occasionally when I clean shrimp and he is fine with that so I would think that would not be causing the problem unless she is very sensitive to food.

I would take her to the vet. It is tough not being able to go in with your dog especially if they are anxious. My old gal would have been the same way without me. Luckily Sugar was fine for his check up a few weeks ago going in alone but he loves the girls that work there because they all fawn over him.

Good luck. It is worrisome since she doesn't feel well. This extreme heat has not helped either



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If she's not eating well she isn't going to have anything to poop--even if it was originally projectile diarrhea. Ditto for only peeing drops if she's not drinking appropriate amounts of water.

I know that a lot areas have had just blistering hot weather--and the combination of that and the symptoms you describe I'd sure get her into her vet--just bite the bullet on not getting to go in with her. You can lose a dog to dehydration with the stuff you have going on And the lack of energy to cover even two blocks in early morning temperatures of late evening temperatures sounds like something else may be going on.

I want to have a dog of mine see their vet--pronto.

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Diarrhea in this hot weather can bring on dehydration fast, and if something is bothering her digestive tract, you can't even count on her to even try to drink enough to keep up the way she normally would if she were thirsty.

You could try to assess her hydration state by pinching her skin up into a little tent and letting go--if her skin is slow to snap back to normal, that can indicate a problem. When you press a finger on her gums and let go, they should return to their normal red color quickly. If her gums are pale or sorta sticky, that can also show dehydration.

I'd head to the vet's though--I'd rather be overly cautious and deal with feeling stupid and overprotective, than forever sorry I didn't get her in sooner.

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A week of vomiting and diarrhea! She could be really out of whack by now a vet visit is a must.
I would also move to a consistent bland diet (chicken and rice) until she firms up.
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Bland diet, pumpkin and probiotic. Try to get a stool sample too, sounds an awful lot like a parasite of sorts.
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I hope you took her in. Thinking that she ate some kind of fishing line, not drinking...there are multiple concerns here. A good veterinary staff can handle a skittish dog.


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You need to feed your dog pumpkin in this situation. There are two reasons for your dog to commit and having diarrhea. Fist one is your dog's digestive system is sensitive so he cants handle. And the other reason is your dog is anxious about something. Go for a blended diet. It can help your dog.
Ummmm, no. There are many, many reasons for a dog to have diarrhea. Simply untrue.
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I have no idea - I think a Vet trip is in order as soon as you can get in .
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