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Old September 21st, 2008, 11:03 AM
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Sick puppy.

My puppy had diarrhea (in her crate while I was sleeping!) last night. She has had a little bit to drink but I'm not sure if I should feed her.

She's also straining to poo and has gotten out a little bit more diarrhea but not much. The diarrhea looks normal - no blood or any foreign objects.

She just started a new food about a week ago (made a gradual switch and she was fully on the new food as of yesterday). This is the first sign of any problems.

She also shredded part of her fleece crate pad while I was out yesterday and I'm worried she could have swallowed some of it.

My question is... should I be feeding her right now? What can I do to get her to drink more water?
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Old September 21st, 2008, 02:46 PM
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please bring your puppy to a vet, as there maybe parasites that are invisible to your eye.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 03:08 PM
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She just got tested for parasites and the tests came up clear. Also, she has no other symptoms that would suggest parasites.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 03:09 PM
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If she ingested some of the fleece that's likely what is causing the diarrhea. If she won't drink any water try giving her some chicken broth. I would make your own as the canned kind has too much sodium in it.

I would feed her boiled chicken and rice until the diarrhea is cleared up. Watch her closely in case it's not the fleece that is causing the problem. If she appears lethargic at all or vomits up the chicken/rice then get her to the vet asap.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 04:39 PM
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Thanks. I did give her some low sodium chicken broth and she lapped that right up.

I will give her some chicken and rice for dinner; she'll be thrilled.

She certainly has no energy shortage, so that's good.
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