Ok, our dog is 70lbs, current on all of his shots, flea treatments, etc. The past few days it's been really hot, and he hasn't been too interested in his food; normally he's a grazer, he'll eat little amounts throughout the day. His gums are nice and pink, and he's not dehydrated but they're a little inflamed. He's also had some really watery diarrhea, it comes and goes. He's heart worm negative, so I know it can't be that.
I'm thinking that he's really bothered by the heat, but do any of you have any ideas on how to get him feeling better?
Answer by Anonymous at 10:00 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
Answer by mandielynn23 at 10:06 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 10:06 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
You can give him Pepto for the tummy upset. Or you can give pumpkin puree (non spiced). Anything with high amounts of fiber will help with the diarrhea. If you have a kiddy pool you can let him lay in some shallow water to help cool him off too. Have you taken his temperature?
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 10:07 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 10:11 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
Answer by matobe at 11:32 PM on Aug. 10, 2009
Answer by calliesmommie at 1:52 AM on Aug. 11, 2009
Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 3:06 AM on Aug. 11, 2009
Sorry your dog is not feeling well with the heat... Add some ice cubes to his water bowl or see if he will even eat some ice as a treat.
x-tra hydration -
Also, give him some cooked chicken and white rice for the next few days - Off this is 3 very small meals. You can also give some Pepto bismol - get the tablet kind and give him 1 every 8 hrs for the next 24 hrs.
Most vets feel that Pepto is fine for dogs. (NOT for cats....)
See here for more help at the Allexperts / ask the pet nurse:
Answer by nuvetmarie at 2:37 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
Answer by mmoleader at 12:47 AM on Aug. 13, 2009