Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fort St. John, BC
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A couple months back Brody had a similar problem. It was awful - stinky and messy. But he seemed completely fine otherwise - eating, drinking, sleeping, playing as normal. I was going to give him some pumpkin, but the stores here only seem to sell it in a huge can so I ended up not getting it. I first tried some plain rice (which he wouldn't eat) and then plain rice with chicken broth which he did eat but didn't totally love. He firmed up for a day and then it was back to diarrhea again. Then I made up a big pot of boiled chicken and rice which he LOVED. I did several days of just chicken and rice (although I wasn't sure how much to feed him and ended up just giving him 1/4 cup at each meal the same as his kibble, which I think may have been underfeeding) and then I slowly started introducing his kibble back into the rice mixture until the rice mixture was all gone. He firmed up pretty quickly on that, and once the chicken/rice was gone he was fine.
I debated whether I should take him in to the vet. Because he otherwise was fine and was getting plenty of liquid so I wasn't really worried about him being dehydrated, I didn't go. However if he hadn't firmed up after the chicken/rice treatment I'd have taken him in.
Tracy and Brody
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
- Josh Billings