I'm taking him to the vet today, but he's had diarrhea on and off for three weeks now. Weird thing is....he won't have diarrhea for a few days, but then, I'll wake up in the morning or come home from work and there's poop all over his crate (and sometimes the carpet) - YUK!! Anyway, like I said, I'm taking him to the vet this afternoon, but I was wondering if anyone has seen this before and what might I expect to be the cause? He's had all his shots. I haven't changed anything in his diet.
No change in diet? How about table scraps or treats? Taking him to the vet sounds like a good idea. He may have gotten into something a while ago and still in his system? Once my dog ate insulation but she got over that quick. Thank God! Good luck and let us know.
Thanks, all, Shortly after posting my message, my dog started vomiting. He had also pooped diarrhea that had blood in it. I took him immediately to the vet. Turns out he had giardia(sp?). Evidently, this is caught through contaminated water or coming into contact with contaminated feces. Anyway, he's on antibiotics and doggie pepto. He's still got soft stools, but hopefully, he'll get better as the days go.... I'll provide updates as it comes... Thanks!
my pup had giarrdia too. actually i was gonna suggest that until i read further :) it was a week of special food and meds, then chicken and rice then regular food. she never got it again after the first time. i think she had it when we got her, as she's been drinking the same water, only the pet store (dont yell at me!) water was different.
If you have kids make sure to clean the poo very thoroughly so that there are no traces of it in the carpet and whatnot that the kiddos can get on their hands. Giardia can be transmitted to people. But you have to come in contact with the feces for that to happen. Also, make sure the pup is getting lots and lots of water because really loose stoles can cause dehyration.
My pup is a year old. He hasn't had giardia before. I'm not sure, but I think he may have caught it at the kennel. I left him for a few days, and approximately two days later, he had his first "incident". Anyway, we'll see what happens.