I feel like the only times I'm posting on this is when Nixie is having stomach issues. :-/ I do plan on taking her to the vet but I wanted to see what you guys thought about taking her sooner to an emergency clinic. She's been having diarrhea on and off now for about a week. Two times when it was the runs diarrhea and we were up every hour last night. We tried rawhide again but it ate up her stomach (and I believe the reason for the first bout of diarrhea) so I won't be giving that to her anymore. That helped and she was normal for about two days then she had diarrhea again last night. I'm at a loss for this time though. She's still her energetic self and still has an appetite. She is eating grass though. Because of all this she's losing weight and she's already skinny for her height. I read that this breed has a sensitive stomach. Is that the case with your dogs? Thanks all.
If she's up every hour for more than a couple of days, it may not hurt to visit the vet. Even with Bella's worst bout of runs, she only woke up me twice in the night. I don't do rawhides...they are hard on Bella's stomach. Especially since she goes through things like that too fast. Is there anything else Nixie may be getting into around/outside the house? Any house plants she is maybe nawing on due to tummy issues...but may actually be worsening the issue? I had to get ride of things like my peace lily because I didn't want to chance Bella deciding to snack on them. Bless her heart... I recently looked up pumpkin as Bella got some when carving pumpkins to make sure it wouldn't hurt her. I read (and believe I have read it suggested on here too) where pumpkin can aid in tummy troubles. I'm not sure exactly how you would add it to the food...true pumpkin or canned pumpkin. Someone else probably knows. Hope she feels better soon!
Our Casey had repeated bouts of Giardia from drinking stale poopy slew water. A quick visit to the vet to get medication always cleared this up.
We avoid raw hides as they can cause runny poo.
I find it also helps to keep the water dish at home clean, by dumping old water, washing the dish, and replacing with new water.
Mine like to eat grass, regardless whether or not they are sick.
I suggest seeing the vet if she has ongoing diarrhea.
Just a quick question. Is it possible that her system would suddenly not accept the regular food I've been giving her? She hasn't had problems with it before..
Drinking saltwater can also cause serious diarrhea.
I don't see how spaying and diarrhea could be related.
When Zoe was younger she started having issues with bouts of diarrhea and the culprit for her ending up being that she was allergic to chicken and the food I was feeding her was chicken based. The folks at the pet store said that it is very common for a dog to be allergic to chicken.
Both Archer & Zoe have very sensitive stomachs and I can't do bully sticks, rawhides, etc. Archer seems as though he is always starving so I feel bad and give him a little extra but if I overfeed them in the least bit they end up with diarrhea.