German Shepherds Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
My dog has been throwing up bile for the last 3 weeks. Called vet, and told us to give him an OTC acid re-flux medicine to help with his stomach being empty and to change his eating pattern from 2 times a day to 3 time a day to avoid an empty stomach. Same amount of food. It fixed 90% of the problem.

He has been on Victor dog food for the last year and he has slowly gotten bored with all the flavors in the last couple of months. We have had to coach him threw eating and trick him with pumpkin, wet food, peanut butter etc. on occasion.

Last Sunday, he absolutely refused to eat his food and did not eat all day. He ended up throwing up that night and refused to eat the next Monday morning. We did some research and ended up going to the the local pet shop and getting a bag of Fromm Four Star that afternoon. Came home and tired to mix it in with his old food to avoid an upset stomach, and wanted nothing to do with it, even tried some of our old tricking methods. Gave him like 10 Fromm kibble, and he was in love. So we just completely switched him over to the new food.

His stools were good all week, even noticed the change in color due to the food. This morning, we took him out and his stool was like soft serve ice cream. During lunch I took him out, and it was the same. We came home in the afternoon, and we had explosive diarrhea in all over our living room. The first time he has had an accident in the house in his 17 month life.

We spent all our Friday night taking him out every 2 hours and every time he has liquid diarrhea that you can't even pick up. If it doesn't improve by lunch tomorrow, we are taking him to the vet.

Do you guys know what may have caused this? Possibly the change in food? If it was, don't you think it would have been sooner in the week?

He's a 17 month old pup, hasn't had any change in mood, still wants to play, and acting himself, but the last 3 weeks have been brutal, especially today.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,764 Posts
Get him to a Vet! Soft stools are one thing, but explosive diarea is dangerous for the dog and usually, IME, an indication of something more serious than would be caused by any change in diet!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,581 Posts
Bring a fecal sample (whatever you can get) and bring that with to the vet. He needs to be checked for parasites. I’d ecourage you to ask for the ELISA test for giardia. Sometimes this is missed on a normal fecal float.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top