Poor Jinx has been through a real hellish 24 hours or so. He has had diarrhea all over the place. I've been talking with Janet Birdsall and we have him on Immodium AD, Gatorade, and chicken & rice.
His poor tushy is raw.
We have a vet appointment for this afternoon. I hope they can get this under control. It's been like poop gravy around here.
Glad you're getting Jinx to the vet! Camellia went through a bout of diarrhea and vomiting - gosh; i even remember the date it started; 27 May 2011. I got her to the vet right away; they gave her something called Diarsanyl, which is described on the box as a "Nutritional Supplement for the Intestinal Mucosa." It helped a lot! - though it took some time to take hold.
In my understanding, commonly, when a dog has diarrhea and vomiting, it's best to fast the dog for 12 to 24 hours. My vets said this time, 24 hours. Then I started feeding (in small, frequent amounts) boiled chicken breast, and overcooked WHITE rice, this rice being easiest to digest. To get Camellia to eat the rice, I had to add some of the water I'd boiled the chicken in. I learned quickly to feed the rice with the chicken-water FIRST, to get Camellia to eat that; then I'd feed her the chicken. I used about two or three parts rice to one part chicken.
Camellia recovered nicely, in about five days.
I HOPE Jinx will feel better very, very soon; it's horrid to watch their discomfort.
Please report back on what the vet says, and on how Jinx is doing!
Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:15:08 (PST)