Horrible diarrhea - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
Gryff and Jinx Mommy
 
ivyagogo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Paltz, NY
Posts: 2,346
Submit Photo: 7
Photo Submissions 9 Times in 9 Posts
Horrible diarrhea

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.

ivyagogo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 10:11 AM
Susan
 
mckennasedona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Near San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 4,063
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
Poor Jinx. I hope it's cleared up very soon for both of your sakes.

Susan

mckennasedona is offline  
post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 10:22 AM
Senior Member
 
rokipiki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Posts: 467
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
Poor baby! Go to the vet ASAP because he might get dehydrated.
Hugs, kisses and good wishes from
Marina&Roki
rokipiki is offline  
 
post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
Gryff and Jinx Mommy
 
ivyagogo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Paltz, NY
Posts: 2,346
Submit Photo: 7
Photo Submissions 9 Times in 9 Posts
He has an appointment this afternoon. I don't think he'll get dehydrated. I've been giving him Gatorade every hour or so.

ivyagogo is offline  
post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 10:38 AM
Evelyn
 
whimsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chicago burbs
Posts: 4,652
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 30 Times in 28 Posts
Aww..poor little thing. keep us posted!

whimsy is offline  
post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 10:42 AM
Senior Member
 
The Laughing Magpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,335
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 13 Times in 13 Posts
Hope the Vet has something that works. Hugs

Robbie, Boo Boo, Yogi, and Misty's human.
Poohkey miss you, monkey.
The Laughing Magpie is offline  
post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 10:54 AM
Senior Member
 
Grindstone50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 117
Submit Photo: 13
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
We went thru that recently! Very much a worry. Hope Jinx is better soon!
Grindstone50 is offline  
post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 11:16 AM
Camellia Camelo and Carol
 
CarolWCamelo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 534
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 4 Times in 4 Posts
Arrow

Quote:
Originally Posted by ivyagogo View Post
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!

Thanks!
Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:15:08 (PST)

Camellia and Carol (CarolWCamelo)
http://www.coherentdog.org/
CarolWCamelo is offline  
post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 01:01 PM
Camellia Camelo and Carol
 
CarolWCamelo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 534
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 4 Times in 4 Posts
Arrow

I had another thought, and also, some alternative ideas for hydrating.

Isn't Pedialyte (maybe it's spelled "Pedialite") full of electrolytes? Maybe available in pharmacies?

If it were me, I'd prefer that to Gatorade, only because of additional stuff in Gatorade - flavorings, for instance. Maybe those would contribute to gut-upset? I really don't know!

Anyway, I'd be asking my vet about it, and even perhaps getting a second opinion. And/or doing further research on the Internet about such topics.

Also, I'd be very hesitant to use Immodium. I never asked my vet about using that, though the idea had occurred to me more than once. My vet happens to be a specialist (board-certified) in Internal Medicine, and that is great - very helpful!

And what MIGHT be a biggie - if you feed anything in the way of commercial foods for dogs, such as kibble, or - chicken jerky - check for recalls! I'm not sure how to search that out, maybe the U.S. FDA has a site where you can look things up.

I believe there have been two recalls on chicken jerky made in China. Don't want to scare you unduly, but dogs have become violently ill, and perhaps even died, from eating chicken jerky made in China. Check labels with great care.

I surely hope none of my scary ideas applies to Jinx!

Today is my weekly Hunt Day (I do errands in town, and DogDaddy George comes out from the Big City to stay with Camellia while I shop). So I'll be out most of the day, but will check in this evening to find out how Jinx is doing!

Big hugs to you and Jinx,

Thu, 1 Mar 2012 10:00:09 (PST)

Camellia and Carol (CarolWCamelo)
http://www.coherentdog.org/
CarolWCamelo is offline  
post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 01:19 PM
Jen, Timmy and Mae
 
jabojenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Philly Burbs
Posts: 1,672
Submit Photo: 21
Photo Submissions 16 Times in 16 Posts
Poor Jinx, I hope he's feeling better soon.

jabojenny is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome