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Well, good. This seems like it's heading back in the right direction finally. Hopefully the sweet old boy will soon be back to normal. Keep us posted.
 

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Over the weekend, saw veterinarian at dog training.
Subject came up, and she has given her own dog pumpkin for diarrhea.

I did not realize at first he is a very senior fellow. Do vets ever prescribe anything similar to pedialyte for dogs?
Something to keep them hydrated and maybe a little fortified while they are not taking solid food? I honestly don't know.
 

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Discussion Starter · #43 · (Edited)
Well, good. This seems like it's heading back in the right direction finally. Hopefully the sweet old boy will soon be back to normal. Keep us posted.
I will keep you all posted.

Taking everything a day at a time.

“Once you choose hope, anything is possible” - Christopher Reeve
 

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This morning’s poop was still soft, but starting to form. It also smells like poop, not the “mystery smell” the liquid poop had.

He ate meat and drank. I made some boiled chicken for later.

The vet said it’s ok for Joey to take his heart worm medicine (scheduled for tomorrow).
 

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Omg I wouldn’t give him that right now.
Do you give it every 30 days? It can be delayed to 45.
Did you by any chance order the bone meal? It makes all the difference and they need it.
 

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The vet said it’s ok for Joey to take his heart worm medicine (scheduled for tomorrow).
I agree with Sunflowers about holding off a bit on the heartworm meds if you haven't already given them. Maybe Joey's meds don't typically bother his innards, but my young dog's normally solid poops turn to mush for 24-36 hours after his monthly heartworm meds (Interceptor Plus). Waiting some extra days might be better for Joey since he's just now starting to show signs of improvement with the diarrhea?
 

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Omg I wouldn’t give him that right now.
Do you give it every 30 days? It can be delayed to 45.
Did you by any chance order the bone meal? It makes all the difference and they need it.
I’ve been giving him bone meal powder with water every morning.
 

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I agree with Sunflowers about holding off a bit on the heartworm meds if you haven't already given them. Maybe Joey's meds don't typically bother his innards, but my young dog's normally solid poops turn to mush for 24-36 hours after his monthly heartworm meds (Interceptor Plus). Waiting some extra days might be better for Joey since he's just now starting to show signs of improvement with the diarrhea?
Yeah, both of mine get watery poos because of HW stuff. We use Heartgard.
 

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Yeah, both of mine get watery poos because of HW stuff. We use Heartgard.
We gave him his heartworm medicine (Sentinel Spectrum) this morning. Will keep an eye on him.
 

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He did get very soft poop yesterday after taking the heartworm medicine. Today the poop is better formed. I’m hoping it improves by the day.

He’s seeing the vet this coming Tuesday for his Adequan shot. His antibiotic course will be done by then.

He won’t eat kibble, but he will eat meat, chicken, pumpkin, egg and applesauce.
 

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The time in between poops is very good, but the consistency is still soft. I thought that would have improved by now.

He had water with bone broth, plus his medications. He had a little meat. I’m trying to feed him smaller, frequent meals.
 

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Add bone meal to the meat. Muscle meat causes soft stools if it isn’t eaten together with bone.
 

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Add bone meal to the meat. Muscle meat causes soft stools if it isn’t eaten together with bone.
Wow - had no idea!

Is bone meal different than the bone broth powder (powdered elk antler) I’m giving?

Correction from a post 4 days ago: I said bone meal, when I should have said bone broth powder.

Also, what brand bone meal do you use?
 

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Bone broth powder is dehydrated soup.
Bone meal is ground bone.

I take this myself.
For Hans, I use 3/4 teaspoon for 1.5 lbs of meat, weighed before boiling.
Got the delivery of bone meal yesterday. Keeping fingers crossed that it will work on firming up the stools.

I made the mistake yesterday of thinking Joey could handle some chicken liver - this morning’s poop was very soft.
 

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Yeah, organs will cause soft poos. Introduce super slowly after the stools firm up.
For 1.5 lbs raw ground beef, I add 3/4 teaspoon bone meal, after cooking and draining.
 

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Today is Joey’s vet visit for his Adequan shot. Will let her know about the soft poop coming at better intervals.

Will also speak to her about the congestion in his nose. Saline helps, but does not fix the problem.
 

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They were running really late, so we decided to have the vet tech come out and give Joey his shot in the car.

We’ll keep an eye on him and call the vet if anything changes (he’s finished his 10-day course).

Today (Wednesday) was his best eating day. Poop was a little firmer than the day before.

I think the bone meal is going to make a difference. Thank you Sunflowers for the recommendation.

Thank you all for listening and suggesting.
 

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Yeah, organs will cause soft poos. Introduce super slowly after the stools firm up.
For 1.5 lbs raw ground beef, I add 3/4 teaspoon bone meal, after cooking and draining.
I’m amazed at how well the bone meal is working for him.

I think we can finally make a trip to our second home in PA.
 
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