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Old 11-01-2006, 10:54 PM
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Hello, I'm new to this forum. I have a little girl, pound puppy, that has developed diarthea in the last 24 hours. I brought her home 5 days ago. At first, her bowel movements were fine. In the las 24 hrs her stool has gotten pretty loose. No blood, but I am concerned. I have just spent mega dollars on my old guy that had cancer. My credit card is maxed out. Does anyone have a home remedy for puppy diarthea? Any advice? Thank You, LillyLover
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Old 11-01-2006, 10:58 PM
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Watch her very very closely. Diahhrea can arise just from stress or switching to a new food, but can also mean a potentially deadly illness like parvo. One pup I took care off developed parvo a week after she came home. It started out with just diahrrea, but there is a particular "smell" to it...hard to describe; kind of rotting metallic-y. It might be nothing, but diahrrea in pups always puts me on edge.

You can try to give her a spooful of canned pumpkin (plain, not the pie mix) and see if that helps. But if it keeps up for more than 12 hours, get her to the vet.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:19 PM
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Thank You Zoom! I do not have any canned pumpkin. I do have some canned yamms and a fresh squash that I could cook for her. What do you think about that? Yes, I have been watching her. She is such a doll and trying to do the crate training with lots of effort.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:29 PM
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Is it just loose and gooey (gawd, TMI I know!) or watery?

What is she currently eating? Did you change her diet when you brought her home?

Diarrhea in a pup is scary to me, I'd definitely take her to the vet if it keeps up much longer. Better safe than sorry, imo.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:55 PM
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It's not unusual with a new pup ... especially if you changed food . If you haven't had it vet checked yet , you should regardless of the diarrhea.....take in a sample . If she's tiny and very young I wouldn't fool around with it . Let us know !!
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:56 PM
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I think the yam is ok, but like I said, just one tablespoon, not a lot. Keep track of how much she is drinking as well, because diahrrea is very dehydrating.
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Old 11-02-2006, 12:03 AM
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Hello and Thank You for the response. I asked the SPCA what she was fed. The response was: "Whatever is provided by volunteers or freebies from grocery stores". I have been feeding her Science Diet for Puppy/Small Bites. She is eating well and has the normal amount of energy for a pup. I am afraid that it is possible that she is younger than the SPCA thought. My Vet said that she is @ 8 wks. My gut is telling me that she is much younger--possibly under 6 wks. Yes, if she does not improve by tomorow, we will be going to see the Vet. Again, Thank You for your interest!
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Old 11-02-2006, 12:12 AM
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Thanks Zoom & Granny! Will try a tablespoon of the yams. Yes, if things don't improve by tomorrow we will be off to the Vet. Got to give this little gal the best! She is proving to be a great little personality and lover girl. Big hopes here. Thanks Again, LillyLover
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:01 AM
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Good luck with the yams! You could also try calling your vet before actually going there--see if they have any suggestions or have any additional information about the shelter.

If you would like to save some money on that maxed credit card, I would suggest you switch from low-grade Science Diet to Canidae (a much better food that costs less).
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:16 AM
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It might be a case of Coccidia developing from the stress. If so the pup needs to be seen by a vet. Coccidia is a bacteria that is in the digestive system but at times of stress it can flourish and multiply and cause them to be sick. An antiobiotic can get the pup over fairly quickly but if you don't get treatment the pup that has it can die. I never fool around with watery stools. If it is only soft, loose stools like pudding then it might just be the change in food or who knows with a puppy. It is common for a puppy to have one or two loose stools and then next one will be fine. But if it is watery or squirty and lasts for 12 hours then the pup needs to be seen by a vet.
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