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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-03-2014, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Great. (moved to health)

So, my manager puppy sat for us last weekend and I had given her the food that he's been on for a few months already and she had told me that her bulldogs + my dog managed to get into the dog food bag that I had given her and they ate the whole thing. This was.. on Sunday, I think. So she told me that she had been giving him Blue Buffalo.. because.. what else could have been done since all they have near their place is a Petsmart and they don't sell the brand of food I was giving my dog.

Anyway, we picked him up Monday evening and he got right back onto his normal food. Everything was normal. In the morning, my boyfriend took him out to use the potty, then an hour or so later, I got up to feed him because I had to get ready for work and I took him out one last time before I left and I put him right back in his crate.

I get home from work and he's literally covered in poop. Diarrhea came to visit and it decided to self-destruct all over the front right side of his WIRED crate, mind you. Poop and poopy water was all over the place.. and the smell is unforgiving. Sorry for the details.

It HAS to be because he was randomly switched, FOR A DAY, to Blue Buffalo.

What I was wanting to ask was what on earth can I do so I don't have to clean up another big fat splurge of diarrhea off the floor tomorrow (IF it does happen again)? My boyfriend and I both work in the morning and no one is here to take him out until the poop rampage is over. I don't want to leave him outside in the backyard until I get home because he's only 6 months and he's still in land shark mode, plus I live in Texas. IT'S HOT.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-03-2014, 07:22 PM
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Pumpkin? I think a little spoonful at each meal should help.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-03-2014, 10:21 PM
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Unfortunately I'm not able to help, but one my stepdad gave my dog a piece of steak and the next day I come home to see that he had a massive diarrhea attack all over a 156 sq foot persian rug that my mom has owned for over 20 years. Fortunately we were able to have it dry cleaned, and there is no trace of that event ever having taken place, but it was an expensive lesson.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-03-2014, 11:53 PM
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check with your vet but i have used imodium.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 06:57 AM
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If your pup still has major diarrhea, one suggestion would be to rest his gut from food for 12 hours with offering water only.

If you feel he is ready for food, mix equal parts of boiled, shredded, boneless chicken breast with plain canned pumpkin (no spices). Feed a small meal and watch. In a few hours if no diarrhea, feed another small meal. If he handles this, switch to a full size meal and keep him on this mix for one or two days to let his gut rest. If all is well, begin to introduce his regular food in small amounts and wean off of the chicken/pumpkin mix.

Slippery Elm capsules opened up and mixed with his food can sooth the intestinal tract. You can purchase this at a local health food store. Good to have on hand for tummy upsets and diarrhea......dogs or humans!

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 08:33 AM
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make sure your dog is staying hydrated.
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