Should I be concerned?...the smallest of our min pin has had diarrhea sp? off and on since Friday morning. I've given him a little bit of pumpkin 3 times since then...It's not rampant, but I don't understand it because he hasn't gotten any other food besides his regular dog food....and I don't know when it will flare up again...he's 8 months old now...are small dogs prone to these problems on a regular basis?..and can I give them something to ease their stomachs....?
Diarreah can be caused by alot of things. (and it's a tough spell,too.) One thing is you must take pup off of all food and give clear fluid only for 24 hours. Pedialyte is excellent for this and most dogs like it. If pup still has the runs, I would take it to a vet for a stool analysis, it could be cocci, stress or something else. You can give immodium to dogs, I would get the liquid and give 1/4 the child dose on such a wee one as yours. good luck
When it happened the first time, I didn't give him any food for about 12 hrs, then I just gave him 1/2 his regular amount....it seemed to be fine the next day and then came back the next day, but it wasn't diarrhea for the entire day...I guess I need to be more cautious of the food intake when he just gets runny.....and by the way, that word IS very irritating to spell so I actually got my dictionary out and the correct spelling is --DIARRHEA...which I'm sure I will forget...thanks for your advice!