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Old 02-01-2012, 09:14 PM
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Default What's the definition of....

... diarrhea?

I know, it's not really something you want to talk about at the dinner table, but I'm pretty sure Chazzers won't mind discussing it.

We're having a debate at work. One of our apprentices is constantly reporting that this dog or that dog has diarrhea. THey have zero other symptoms, and when another person handles the dog he has healthy poop. So I'm pretty sure that this particular apprentice just has a very wide definition of diarrhea.

So we've been discussing it.... I say that anything more solid than basically water is not diarrhea. I think my exact words were, "If you look at it and think it's pee, except it's brown and stinks, it's diarrhea." She says that if the pile looks basically like a cow patty - it's kind of firm, in that it makes a distinct pile, but doesn't really have a form; like soft serve ice cream - then it's diarrhea.

I'm going to see the vet next week so of course I'll ask him, but I thought I'd get some opinions. Thoughts??
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