by GSCat on 20 August 2021 - 02:08
Is there an particular reason why a bitch going into season might get diarrhea? It's the same color as her regular poop, and it smells the same (but worse).
She's healthy, active, happy, playful, etc. Just that when she goes into heat, she gets diarrhea.
Yes, I have a vet appointment for her, but a few days away, as long as I can keep her from getting dehydrated.
Skipped a meal and now started in on the canned pumpkin. If not slowed down by tomorrow, I'll replace some of her food with plain boiled rice.
She gets Wysong Fundamentals (kibble) twice a day, plus a large Fresh Kisses dental treat once a day, and a pig ear once a day. No recalls on anything.
I thought maybe the pig ears, but not China ingredient or product. And if it were the pig ears this would happen times other than when she's in heat. But, some of them have been "slimy," so on the off chance they're contributory, no pig ears for awhile.
She's not been to anyone else's facilities, boarded, etc., or to the dog park recently.
I understand the various "regular" reasons for doggie runs. My concern is that pretty much every time she goes into heat she gets diarrhea.
by Sunsilver on 20 August 2021 - 09:08
Maybe that combined with the hormone changes of being in heat is causing the diarrhea?
Have never heard of being in season triggering diarrhea, but not being a breeder, I don't have a lot of experience with this!
by Klossbruhe on 20 August 2021 - 12:08
What kind of kiarrhea. If the stools are wetter than thick paste, i.e. are liquid squirts, you should not feed for 24 to 36 hours. Allow all the water she wants. Then feed rice with a canned food rather than kibble which is harder to digest. Something like a lamb and rice canned food. Add some table spoons of boiled rice to this and mix it in. Also you should give endosorb which can be purchased without a prescription. It will slow things down. Canned pumpkin is also good as is Olewo carrots. Eliminate everything else such as those treats.
What I would be more concerned about is that she did not want to eat. Also I would want to know what is her temperature. She could be experiencing a false pregnancy.
by Hundmutter on 20 August 2021 - 14:08
by GSCat on 20 August 2021 - 22:08
Thanks, Sunsilver, Klossbruhe, and Hundmutter
Klossbruhe - Her diarrhea was liquid, as in pancake batter consistency, with a few partly digested pieces of kibble (ugh). That's why I skipped her a meal and her first feeding was smaller than usual, with canned pumpkin added. Since she wasn't lethargic or acting like she felt poorly, I wasn't inclined to resort to rice right away because her kibble is rice and chicken with added minerals, vitamins, etc. https://www.wysong.net/fundamentals She was not happy skipping a meal.
Today, her poop was normal. Gave her canned pumpkin by itself as her treat for doing her business outside as a precaution. And she's her usual crabby, hard-headed "I'm in heat" self LOL
by Nans gsd on 21 August 2021 - 16:08
by Rik on 21 August 2021 - 16:08
not sure how that would be diagnosed except by tests before and comparable tests during, probably by a specialist vet.
have you discussed an anti-diarrrhea treatment with your vet?
by Koots on 21 August 2021 - 22:08
by GSCat on 22 August 2021 - 09:08
The dog's poop is a little soft this a.m., but no real diarrhea, so more pumpkin for a.m. pee-poo reward.
Yup, she's G - R - U - M - P - Y today LOL This is normal for her when she's in season. A couple of male dogs being walked (on leashes) in front of the house spent longer than usual time sniffing HA HA.
Koots- do you mean your make dog goes into season, or are you referring to temperature? LOL
by Koots on 22 August 2021 - 20:08