Diarrhea

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Diarrhea

Postby Earl's Mom » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:20 am

My little Earl isn't acting like himself tonight. He's very quiet and not very active. Also, he has some FOUL smelling diarrhea. How can I help him and what should I be watching for?

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Re: Diarrhea

Postby Joan » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:42 am

I'd give him some pedilyte for 24 hrs.and see if it flushes his system.
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Re: Diarrhea

Postby DinNorman » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:06 am

Joan's advice is good. Rest the G.I. tract and allow it to calm down. Next step is to feed bland diet for a day or two...use your judgement. If things get worse especially if no appetite and diarrhea persists, we may be dealing with an infection that will need an antibiotic from a vet. It just depends on how sick he is. Liquids for a day is a good start and see how things go.
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Re: Diarrhea

Postby Joan » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:33 am

How is you little guy doing?
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Re: Diarrhea

Postby Earl's Mom » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:27 am

Thanks for checking on him! I'm sorry I didn't reply earlier to let you know. He is doing very well now. I followed the advice and offered yogurt. He seemed to perk up the next evening and is back to normal now :)

This messageboard is such a big help when I have questions about my little furbabies. Thanks so much for all y'all do!

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Re: Diarrhea

Postby Joan » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:50 am

These litter guys can heal so fast.
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Re: Diarrhea

Postby Susie » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:20 pm

Can you tell me what kind of yogurt you gave?


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