My little 8 yr old terrier has been having diarreah(sp) for about 5 -6 days now. He does eat and drink water. Its like chocolate pudding consistency(sorry for tmi). I can't really afford to take him to the vet. Does anyone know what this could be? Or how I can help him. Has this happened to anyone elses dog? Could this be something serious? If so, I will take him to the vet, but in the mean time would like to hear some answers. Oh, we did switch his food a couple of weeks ago, but then switched back to original food. I'm so sad for him :(Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:49 PM on Jun. 7, 2011 in Pets
It could be the change of diet. When you switch foods you need to do it gradually so that they don't have this type of reaction. The fact that it has been going this long you need to find a way to get him to the vet because he could be dehydrated at this point. This could be so many different things. But for the time being I would not feed him for 24 hours and see if that helps settle his stomach. then only give him a bland diet.
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 5:54 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
I'm not sure if i would let this go on much longer- 4 or 5 days is a long time for a dog to have Diarrhea- they can Dehydrate pretty fast- my Chi/Yorkie has only been sick like that once & her had a Pancreatitis Infection- she actually had to stay overnight at the vet- i would call your vet first thing in the morning & see what they say- Wishing you lots of luck!
Answer by daisyb at 5:57 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
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