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Joxgirl
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Liquid stool

Post by Joxgirl » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:00 pm

Rogue had a bout of liquid stool. She was fine except for that. Acted normal. Wanted to play but I kept it low key. Ate and drank fine. Nothing new except a new pumpkin fruit treat. I held the treats. Added some rice and banana and apple to her dinner once I saw that it wasn’t clearing up. She was able to alert me to go out and hold herself until we got to her spot to “go”. Took her to the vet. X-ray was negative. She looked well to them. Ordered Flagyl. Two doses, and she is passing formed normal stool.
My husband chatted with a K9 handler of a Dutchie and he states that this type stool is not uncommon when the dog gets stressed on a call. He keeps Flagyl on hand to start medicating as soon as the first squirt, otherwise it won’t clear up on its own.

Anyone else have experience with this?
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Re: Liquid stool

Post by centrop67 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:59 pm

I can't believe it's been 22 days and no one replied.

How's Rogue doing? Hopefully, back to herself by now.
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Joxgirl
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Re: Liquid stool

Post by Joxgirl » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:14 pm

Ahhh thank you. She’s doing better thank you.
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Re: Liquid stool

Post by TimL_168 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:45 pm

I must have missed the OP. Both my dogs will go loose DURING prolonged exercise. When Aurora gets in the trash or eats a pile of the neighbor's cat's crap from our garden she gets dire rear for a few days. I've taken to giving her a low dose of pepto to clear her up very quickly.
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Re: Liquid stool

Post by borellar15 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:05 pm

For future reference:
Zoey has a very sensitive stomach. I try to keep her treats the same if they dont cause a loose stool. She has fequent loose stool and I've recently found a product called "Firm Up" which is essentially a dried pumpkin powder that you mix 1/1 with water and give to them. Now if i see her stool getting a little on the wet side I'll give her a tsp of the Firm Up and it clears right up. It really does work and its a nice alternative to just going straight to medications (flagyl)
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Re: Liquid stool

Post by Joxgirl » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:57 am

We haven’t had any more issues with the liquid stool since that time back when. Thank you for sharing the Firm Up product. I will give it a try if needed.
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Re: Liquid stool

Post by TimL_168 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:18 am

:wtg:
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