upset tummy - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 222
upset tummy

My 8 yr old gsd has an upset stomach. He had squishy soft poops for almost a week. He's been eating, but not as 'excitedly' as usual. This morning, he didn't want his regular food. So, I made him up some white rice with ground turkey and he gobbled it all up and licked the bowl. He is acting normally otherwise. Do dogs sometimes just get diarrhea like humans do?
fgshepherd is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 07:33 PM
No Stinkin' Leashes Moderator
 
Cassidy's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 30,675
Sure, it can happen. Mine sometimes have digestive upset. But if there are other things going on too, such as being off their food, or lethargy - signs that they just don't feel good generally, I always take them to the vet to make sure everything is okay. If the stools are a little soft but they're still eating with enthusiasm and their energy level is normal I don't worry about it. I look at the whole picture to determine if it's a "wait and see" situation, or maybe something that needs to be addressed.

-Debbie-

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Cassidy's Mom is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-31-2014, 10:56 AM
The Agility Rocks! Moderator
 
MaggieRoseLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
Posts: 27,408
VEry common. We do have to pay attention cause normal diarrhea, if we don't react properly, can become EXPENSIVE colitis.

Straight poop on poop (diahrrea? colitis? normal?)


***

MACH3 Bretta Lee Wildhaus MXG MJG MXF MFB TQX HIT CGC TC
Glory B Wildhaus AX, AXJ, XF
plus Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus


"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. ~ "--- Michael Bernhard, gratitude
MaggieRoseLee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome