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Old 11-20-2008, 03:49 PM
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It's been so long. I need to get back here more often.

Brute has a problem. Or so i think he does.

Our vet says that it's a lactose intolerance issue.

Brutus last night had firm regular dog stool.
He got into some of the dinner we had which had 3 different cheeses melted in it. As well as mashed potatoes and green beans. Nothing really spicy, but Ridgebacks are notorious for their lactose problems. He doesn't get human food.. ever.. except when he's a 007 and finds it.

We took him out later that night before bed which we always do. he had regular or at least mostly regular stool and we brought him in for the night.

Wake up this morning and he has messed in his kennel. Which was watery but not super wet stool and some water stool.

He has been having spurts of stool and having a sick stomach, Today only.

His stool is a yellowish color. He is evacuating his stools quite often. I've taken him and bathed him a few times because he's been getting it on himself.

After letting the vet look at. He said it was an allergy/intolerance and no wiggly icky worms were found. There weren't any signs of pain and no blood.

He's got all his shots for Parvo and everything, at least up to date.

Could this be Cheese related? If it is, how long should it last before it works it's way out. I was told i could give him some pedialyte if i feel he's not getting enough water.

I asked about pepto and he said .5 - 1 ml/pound i think but I've never used it on a dog and am slightly worried of the outcome.

Has anyone else dealt with Lactose intolerance causing diarrhea like this?
Canine: Brutus, Rhodesian Ridgeback, 1 year 1 month
Feline: Shadow, Nebelung, possibly 8-10 years old, estimated to live forever.
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:46 PM
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Sounds like it could definitely be cheese related.

Try the canned pumpkin trick - give him a half cup or so to start with, then about a quarter cup with his food and see if things firm up.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:52 PM
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I have learned not to give reggin ANY table scraps. One french fry and he gets diarrhea from hell. I wonder if pitties have similar issues.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:05 AM
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yah that could be the reason.... it happens to me too.. LOL
well i hope its just that...
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:04 AM
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I told my friend not to give table scraps also to his pets cause it is not healthy for his pets...
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:57 AM
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If you know he is lactose intolerant why is he getting so much cheese?

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