• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
mudman

Sick Dog?

Recommended Posts

mudman

Hi All-
quick question about the health of my pup.
took him on a good 4 hr adventure through the woods on sat. It was warm out but he spent quite a bit of time in the ponds.
Yesterday and today his poop is very liquid, is this because of the swamp water he was drinking? It has happened before but usually goes away in a couple days, just wondering if it calls for a vet check up?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
metrojoe

What kind of food are you feeding him?
The cheaper dog food can be the cause of this too.

[This message has been edited by metrojoe (edited 09-15-2004).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mudman

He eats precise growth formula and has been on the same food for the last 3 months prior to that he was on precise puppy formula until 4 months of age. hes only 7 months old

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bryce

One trick I've learned with labs that eat anything, and I do mean anything, is a cure for the hershey squirts. No food the first day, half ration the second day and then back to normal diet. Works everytime. After this litter, our female came down with a case and not wanting to cut her food while nursing was told by our vet that Kaopectate is OK for hounds. She thought that was a treat also.

------------------
IBOT's # 17 & 248

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gspman

If it persists for more than a few days it could be giardia. Get him to the vet if it lasts that long.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mudman

GPSMAN
what is that?
I took him out last night at 10:30
he woke me up at 2 to go
again at 4 to go
and went again this morning at 7

It looks like it is getting "thicker" but not really like bryce said I only fed him once yesterday and again only once today. If is not better by tomorrow should I take him to the vet?

This has happened in the past but only when I changed over from puppy food to regular

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Swamp Scooter

Mudman,

It could have been that the pup chomped on some wild mushrooms too. That has happened to me before and the pup got the same symptoms. Also consider the Giardia. It is a parasite that frequents beaver ponds and also snail infested waters. Causes the runs as it sets up camp in the intestines. They usually treat with flagil or something like that. We can get this too. Odds are it was something else but you will know soon enough. If blood appears it is s sign of something that needs to be treated. Bland food and lots of water. Even with hold food for a day and just give water to give their insides a break. That might help if they are not better in a day or so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bart simpson

My vet has always told us to withhold food for 24 hrs then feed him a mixture of rice and hamburger thats been cooked and then rinsed to get rid of the fat. Feed him that for a couple of days. This has worked for us most times.

Nick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gspman

giardia is an intestinal parisite that dogs can get from stagnant water (ponds, streams, basement drains, etc... My dogs both had it twice last winter and we were never near a beaver pond or a stream. I still haven't figured out how they got it. Your dog should have firmed up by now if it was a dietary change or even just nerves. You might want to think about paying a visit the vet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mudman

Thanks guys, I held food for about a day and a half and just kept the water flowin'
firmed up nicely.
could it have been possible that he was just dehydrated?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RJG

Get a stool sample to your vet, It does not cost that much. Three years ago my 12 yaer old lab blew his guts out all over my dauters room. I don't think the dog had had a accident since it was house trained. I was just after I had chnged food brands so I thought that caused it. To settle his stomach I fed him oatmeal for a couple days, things calmed down then maybe 2 or 3 weeks later it would happen again. I screwed up, should have taken dog to vet sooner, thought it was a food issue so I changed foods for 4 or 5 months. He would be good for 2 - 3 weeks so i thought I had it figured out, than it would come back. Finally took to vet,
stool sample showed giardia. Got medicine, cleared up the parasite. 3 weeks later diarrea comes back. Took sample to vet, no giardia present. Problem goes on for couple months, every time sample comes up clear. Vet said the fact that the parasite was in the dog so long probebly damaged his intestines. They could not find anything else wrong with the dog, I did not have 2 grand for a colonoscipy so I put him down. Take a stool sample to your vet. After all the training time and the dog being a part of the family its pretty cheap peice of mind.
Sorry for rambling so long. Good luck hunting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

Announcements



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • FishandFowl
      Have not been here in sometime. Thought this would be a good opportunity to get back on here. Got out for the C season, arriving just before sunrise  and the birds were already on the ground. Started with an aggressive calling sequence "Purr into a loud Yelp" there were birds North and West of my location responding. This guy decided to take a look about 30 minutes later. He got within 5 feet of my blind full strut. Something I have never heard before he started to hiss at the decoy.  Not a great shot at that range but sealed the deal.   
    • Wakemup
      Very nice! I was kicking myself real hard this weekend for forgetting my fish finder at home. I did manage to bring this smallie in, but they were tough to pattern for me and this was the only noteworthy fish of the weekend. Hope the water temps come up and I can get back next weekend!
    • Wakemup
      Nice boat Raven! I think I saw you out buzzing around in Wakemup this weekend!
    • Borch
      I got out on the Cass Lake chain this weekend with a group of 10.  We found walleyes still hanging out shallow and scattered.   Jigging with shiners or gulp in 4-10 fow got several walleyes in the livewell.  With the heavy wind we also had a good daytime crank bite.  In the evening trolling cranks was productive as well.  Saturday morning I stuck a 43" musky trolling for eyes. Not a great photo but I was fishing by myself and wanted to get it released quickly. Panfish were hard to pin down with them bouncing shallow and then disappearing with each weather change.  With wind gusting to 25+ miles per hour finesse presentations were difficult. Water temps ranged from 53-60 degrees.
    • Knowknot
      I have to agree, always enjoy your videos Curt. Fun to see what is happening even from the southern part of the state...Keep em coming...
    • CigarGuy
      Chad, was that on the West end?  My turn to follow you around 😀. I'll be back up Thursday night!!
    • TomWehler
      Swim 9 am this morning.  No idea on temp but Major Shrinkage.  Coolimoolio! keep on rocken!   T  
    • pikeandchester
      Spent a couple hours on German. Slow fishing, just a couple small sunnies, the boy and I where happy to be out though.  Water temperature ranged from mid 60s to mid 70s. No fresh vegetation and dirty water. Must still be running a bit behind despite the warm weather.
    • Raven77
      Got to get the first fish guts on it yesterday!
    • Raven77
      Interesting. So the sows are still in shallow? We fished 10-24' the past 3 days and have done well with a lot of 14-18" eyes using Lindy rigs and rainbows.