Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Can diarrhea be stress related?
My GSD Malik had diarrhea a few days ago, my hb thinks he ate something weird. It lasted three days, but he was still hungry and happy. I fed him little meals with very cooked basmati white rice and that solved the problem.
No today it's back. Yesterday, he got zapped by the metal table in the yard when he put his head on it; my hb explained to me that yes, it can totally happen because of the yard electric fence! So Malik acted super stressed after that, clingy and super submissive, I felt very bad for him. Today we also worked on re-training him with that yard electrical fence (it was out of service for a year and just got fixed) and he acted worried, and stressed, to my opinion.
He still eats great but I wonder if it could be really stress, or if I should consider a trip to the vet for something else? Also, should I skip a few meals or try smaller ones again with rice? I'm worried about him losing weight.
thanks for any advice.
~ Malik, GSD, 10.5 yrs old