Need help, my dog has diareah like crazy

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Need help, my dog has diareah like crazy

Postby Sandwich » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:24 am

This may be partly my own damn fault, I switched his food. Let me explain though...

He's been eating Timberwolf brand, Dakota Bison flavor for a while now. I've been working so much, I ran really low on food before i bought a new bag. So i go to the store and of COURSE they don't have anymore. So i buy a bag of Timberwolf southwest chicken flavor. OH MY GOD, he shat everywhere that night :yucky: I guess this flavor didnt agree with him at all. So the next day I feed him steamed chicken and rice (plain) from a chinese restaurant. He was fine that day but at night, once again, pooped all over the place, liquid poop. So last night I gave him some plain chicken again with steamed rice and same thing. I don't know what to do now... maybe tonight just some steamed rice with no meat? I feel bad for him but it's also killing me cause he's pooping all over the house and the whole house stinks. i spent a good part of the day cleaning up his messes :yucky: :crybaby: :yucky: :crybaby: :yucky:

I'm going to get to another store to get his usual Dakota bison flavor probably tomorrow(i work late tonight), is this a good idea?

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Postby Amie » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:30 am

Skipping one meal won't hurt him. I wouldn't feed him until you can get the food that you know works with him. It'll give his system time to settle.

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Postby Beowulf » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:07 am

We got through Pollyanna's last bout of the squirts by feeding one teaspoon of Libby's pumpkin and then fasting for 24 hours. Maybe by that time you'll have the food he tolerates and everything will be cool.

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:47 am

If its not better in another 24 hours or he gets lethargic, take him to the vet.

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Postby Maryellen » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:54 am

dont feed him steamed chicken and rice from a chinese restaurant..

get some fresh chicken and boil it for him. then boil some rice from the supermarket (minute rice)

give him a small amount.. wait a while to see if he has the squirts.. no squirts, give another small amount of chicken/rice..

his stomach is in an uproar right now, and you dont want to feed him a ton of food right now..

i would make sure he can drink water, and not have any issues with that, and give his stomach a break for a little bit.

like missikiwi said, if it continues go to the vet. there is a new 24 hour vet in lyndhurst in case this happens after your vet is closed, i think they are on river road

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Postby Sandwich » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:00 am

ok, so water tonight and i'll have him fast until tomorrow. hopefully i can find that food from another store, not too many stores around here carry it.

i wasn't aware of a 24hour vet in lyndhurst. last time i had an emergency with him, i flew up to oradell animal hospital at 3am, which was still about 20-25 minute drive.

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Postby Maryellen » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:26 am

yeah they just opened, a friend of mine who lives in lyndhurst told me about the place as she had to go there recently. there is also West Caldwell which is Animal Emergency referral and they are open 24 hours too, i have used them for an ER vet as well, their number is 973-226-3282

and here are some stores that carry timberwolf too

Pet Commissary|12.81
238 Passaic Avenue
Fairfield, NJ
07004
Phone: 973-808-1128

Mike\'s Feed Farm|13.11
90 Hamburg Tnpk
Riverdale, NJ
07457
Phone: 973-839-7747
Fax: 973-839-4269

Canis Minor|14.75
31 River Dr South
Jersey City, NJ
07310
Phone: 888-848-8944


Pro Pets|17.22
154 Valley St
South Orange, NJ
07079
Phone: 973-761-6121


and i HIGHLY recommend JEff & Diana here, i know them very well, and their store sells great food, and they do training as well...

http://www.paradisepet.net/

Paradise Pet Inc
48 W Passaic Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 (973) 338-0795

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Postby Maryellen » Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:25 pm

here is the new vet in lyndhurst, they are open from 7 PM to 8 AM Monday through Friday, open all day Saturdays and Sundays.


North Jersey Veterinary Emergency Services
724 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, NJ
201-438-7122

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Postby Sandwich » Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:58 am

hey thanks for all that information, I appreciate it. I will check out that store in Bloomfield today after work, I know exactly where it is. Should I mention your name? I might check out their training as well to see if I can improve his manners a little bit.

He's getting better. He never got lethargic, only had the squirts for 2.5 days. That's why I was THAT worried about it because he was still very active. I knew it had to be the food that upset him.

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Postby Maryellen » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:42 am

tell diana and jeff maryellen and rufus sent you.. they are both great people, and i have known them for years..


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