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Kilo has had a case of diarhea/runny stools for the last 3 days. He has also did this in his crate during these last 3 days, no warning such as whining or whimpering or anything. I've been greeted to the horrible smell and him laying in his crate every morning looking content. I called to schedule an appointment with the vet today at 3pm; they mentioned that he could have parvo, but he got his very last puppy shot 2months ago. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what could be wrong? Will he keep going in his crate after this issue is solved? He also has a build-up in his eyes (white and slimy, looks like thick snot) which I've been cleaning out of his eyes about twice per day (usually appears after he wakes up). The reason that I waited is that I thought he was having a bad reaction to the potato chips 2 days ago that I warned my wife not to give him (please don't start flaming me), she didn't know that dogs can't digest potatoes very well. Kilo just turned 10months old on the 11th. He is not vomiting and there is no blood in the stools. His activity is also normal as well.

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Well it could still be from the potato chips, did he have alot of them? It's great that he has a vet appointment today..good for you. Anytime Jasmine has the runs I don't feed her for 24 hours. Then only very small amounts for the next 24 hours. Some people give lean hamburger and rice. When I worked for animal control we had a parvo. outbreak. I find it has a distinct smell. The dog's are very weak and the diarrhea is pretty constant. Are his vacc. up to date? Good luck and let us know what the vet says.
 

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His vacc's are up to date as of 2 months ago and he's finished with his puppy shots. She gave him some tues evening in which i was greeted to a messy pup and crate and then I found out Wednesday from a co-worker that dogs can't digest potatoes. I forgot to call her at work to tell her, and when I got home, Kilo was sitting there and she was tossing him chips. I quickly told her to stop and explained. She said that she gave him about 7 or 8 chips that day, not sure how many on tuesday. I'm hoping that this isn't anything serious and i'm getting frustrated with scrubbing down the crate everyday.
 

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Good thinking - yes take Kilo to the vet. Have you taken his temperature? What is his attitude (lethargic vs. normal)? Withhold food until you see the vet and get instructions from the vet. Water is OK. Don't want him to get dehydrated. Don't worry about the crate training right now - I doubt it will be affected once he is felling better. Bring a fecal sample to the vet. I know it's gross but they will want to check it out. Good luck and let us know what the vet says. Tracy
 

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His vacc's are up to date as of 2 months ago and he's finished with his puppy shots. She gave him some tues evening in which i was greeted to a messy pup and crate and then I found out Wednesday from a co-worker that dogs can't digest potatoes. I forgot to call her at work to tell her, and when I got home, Kilo was sitting there and she was tossing him chips. I quickly told her to stop and explained. She said that she gave him about 7 or 8 chips that day, not sure how many on tuesday. I'm hoping that this isn't anything serious and i'm getting frustrated with scrubbing down the crate everyday.
I don't believe it's true that dogs are unable to digest potatoes. I have cans of quality brand food sitting right in my kitchen with potato as an ingredient, and I know there are kibbles that contain it as well. A dog can have a hard time digesting a whole raw potato, but that's true with many vegetables, doesn't mean they can't eat them pulverized or cooked.

I'm not advocating giving dogs potato chips-but I've certainly done so in the past (in small quantities) without any problems. If anything, I'd look to the grease inherent in potato chips being the issue, rather than the potatoes themselves.

If a dog has severe diarrhea for more than 24 hours, it's time to see the vet, IMO. There are so many things that could cause this that I wouldn't even begin to speculate.

As Okie Dobie said, parvo diarrhea has a distinct odor that's pretty hard to forget once you've smelled it...it's actually the blood in the diarrhea that causes that smell.
 

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It shouldn't be parvo....I think his activity level would be zero. Petey is the diarrhea king....so far for him its all been food related. I don't think that a few potato chips can cause that much of a problem, and having runny eyes would indicate he isn't well. Maybe its a bug....

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It may be food related - or he may have gotten into something outside??? Isabelle eats chips & doesn't get sick from them - she doesn't get them often but does get them. Let us know what the vets says. Make sure he is still drinking so that he doesn't get dehydrated. Hope it all turns out well. . . we'll be thinking of you guys. . .
 

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When we first brought Orson home at approx. 3 months old he was infested with intestinal worms. He had VERY smelly diarhea and was weak from having them for god knows how long. The diarhea was HORRID smelling, VERY bad.

As others have said, it could be a ton of different things, it's good you are going to the Vet...........be sure and take a pooh sample if you can, they will probably want one.
 

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It could be a number of things. It is good that you have an appt today and I would be very interested to hear how your appt goes. I would be very surprised if the chips are the culprit. Please let us know how your baby is doing.
 

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Also may depend on what kind of potato Chips they were they had some come out with that new oil which they warned it could give you diarrhea? Pumpkin is also good to give.I have also read where they are putting potatoes and sweet potatoes in dog food.
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I took Kilo to the vet yesterday. The doc says that the problem could be from bad water or food; he's think samonilla. He gave kilo about 4 shots of antibiotics, and sent me home with 4 different meds for him to take. The white goo in Kilo's eyes is puss from some type of infection and I was given ointment to place into his eyes to fix this problem. I was greeted this morning to a clean crate! The doc suggested that we not feed dog food for the next 7 days and replace with boiled eggs and rice. He also said that the meds may make him constipated for the next 3 or 4 days. It turned out to be an expensive bill. Is there a such thing as pet insurance for visits to the vet?
 

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I'll glad Kilo is better. Drago has VPI pet insurance my.petinsurance.com. He has the VPI Superior Plan with a cancer rider. I did not buy the routine wellness care because Drago is young and I'd rather spend the $99 myself which you never get back. See you pay $99 for the coverage and they reimburse you for up to $200 in expenditures. So for instance if you use all $200 in coverage they will pay you back the $200 but you've still paid them the $99. So in essence you've paid $299 for $200 worth of expenses. I'd rather pay the $200 without paying them. But I do think the major medical is worth it; you never know what each day brings sometimes.
 

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Glad to hear his vet visit went well. I have heard some dog foods have been recalled lately for salmonella..........don't remember which ones those were though, sorry.

Get well soon Kilo :)
 

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Glad to hear Kilo is on the mend. Plain yogurt with rice (brown or white) is easy on the digestive system. A bit of mashed banana is good too. May have to check that the dairy doesn't interfere w/ the penicillin, though.

Java has never had a reaction to potatoes - loves them mashed. Just don't give a dog any that have a green tinge to the skin. Potato chips cooked in olestra will give humans loose stools, can't imagine what they would do to a dog.
 
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