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Hi, last few days diesel has been suffering from diarrhea on and off, going from solid to almost liquid motions. He is very lively and has a big appetite. I’m going to take him to the vets tomorrow to get him checked out. Are there any known problems with Doberman puppies?
 

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It depends. To my knowledge there's not a dewormer out there that takes care of all types of parasites so he could have been dewormed with one type of meds and have a type of worm that isn't effected by it. Some dogs too seem to need to be dewormed multiple times before eliminating the parasites.

Is there something he could have eaten that may have upset his stomach?
 

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The only thing he seems to chew at is the kitchen chairs, which are woven banana plant, well that’s the part he seems to attack if he is left unattended with the older dog. I think he must be at the ages of losing teeth as he lost an upper at the front…
 

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He has gone onto bakers puppy about a week ago, as per a previous thread, he seems to lose interest in a brand after a few weeks, I introduced it over a period of four days though, also gave him some canikur thinking his stomach maybe out but it hasn't really helped.
 

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I'd still recommend getting a stool check as Dob Paws said, but it may just be the change to a new food still, that can affect their tummy for a little while, especially if he didn't get gradually shifted over. You can give him a little Broiled hamburger and cottage cheese if the diarrhea gets really bad as it is very bland and won't upset his stomach even more. But I'd just pick a food and stick with it. He won't starve himself, he'll eat eventually.
 

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thanks for the replys, I will get him to the vets in the morning for a once over and let you know the verdict....
 

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Well total liquid this time, no sign of blood or mucus, just a caramel coloured liquid...
 

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You need to get him back to solid stools, I would feed him only rice and either beef or chicken mixed up for a few days. After the stool is solid again then ween back in his kibble. This is assuming ofcourse your vet finds nothing obvious in his stool sample.

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yup as in vomiting...

Vet are closed today (local holiday), so called the emergency line, I am keeping an eye on him today and have a pan of rice cooling to feed to him (as recommended by the vet).

He is still as lively as ever, but if he takes a down turn, the vet will come out to see him, he will be at the vet's tomorrow either way.

I worry as if they where children... hysterical parent...
 

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hi diesel i see you are from the u.k ~ me too! Im from Suffolk how is it up your end in Glasgow? Theres a couple of south africans heading up that way soon to work on the forestry department cutting christmas trees to bring back down to suffolk..i told them to pack the thermal undewear lol..there not in sunny south africa now :-S

Hope you dobie is getting better ~ when i got harvey he had a bad case of worms and it caused watery stools.. i had to get him a strong dose from the vets which cleared it up in no-time.. Harvey also has a wheat intolerance so maybe your pup has that?

I feed Harvey James Well Beloved (white fish and Rice) an its great as its free from corn and high in protein..quite exspensive compared to other brands ( a massive sach is about £30/35) but the poops decrease to a couple a day (if that) as there is less waste .
 

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Hi Twinkletoes et al

The weather in Glasgow, well we are sure moving into winter.

Just had a major problem in the house one of the internal drain pipes from the centre of the roof blocked and water was pouring through the ceiling on the lower levels... :sadcry:

Had diesel at the vet on Tuesday, no treatment given, temperature was ok, and his stomach wasn't full of fluid. So I just have to keep him on chicken and rice for a few more days, with the addition of canikur (a probiotic I think), stools are back to normal.

His appetite is better than it has ever been, slowly introducing his normal food back into his diet also.

I might change him over to James Well Beloved, is it suitable for puppies though? cost isn't a real issue currently feed my 8-year old spaniel collie cross i-cal sensitive as poorly formed stools have been a problem with him since a pup. I find our cats are more expensive to keep than our dogs...
 

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Diesel said:
I might change him over to James Well Beloved, is it suitable for puppies though? cost isn't a real issue currently feed my 8-year old spaniel collie cross i-cal sensitive as poorly formed stools have been a problem with him since a pup. I find our cats are more expensive to keep than our dogs...
Sorry I just had to laugh at the last part of that quote! I am glad to hear/read that Diesel is on his way back to his real food! He must be so happy! Give the little fella a good hug for me. Please?
 
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