Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time!

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old June 8th, 2007, 05:50 PM
Onyx07 Onyx07 is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1
Unhappy puppy with diarrhea - Answered by Dr. Lee

My 7 month old puppy has had diarrhea for almost a week, and it is starting to scare me. He has also vomited several times. Sorry to say, but his bowel movements have gone from bad to worse, and he is starting to squirt when he needs to poop.

Last weekend he did have a T-bone bone from a steak, could that have caused it?

Should I take him to the vet, or wait a couple more days? He is still playing, although he is sleeping more. I don't think he is dehydrated. How do I check for a fever?

I'm a first time dog owner, and he has stolen my heart, so I don't want anything to happen to him. Please help me!
Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2007, 06:01 PM
luckypenny's Avatar
luckypenny luckypenny is offline
Doggie Wench
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Philippe-de-Laprairie, Qc
Posts: 11,812
Welcome Onyx07. I certainly understand your love and concern for your puppy. I would not wait any longer to bring your pup in to see a vet as soon as possible, especially since it's getting worse and has lasted a week. Please let a vet diagnose and treat him immediately...and when you can, let us know how it went .
Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2007, 07:23 PM
mummummum's Avatar
mummummum mummummum is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: The Hammer
Posts: 8,534
Agreed. Your puppy could be in serious trouble after this length of time. Puppies dehydrate much more quickly than adult dogs do and this can be fatal. Moreover, if he has eaten a bone, particularly a cooked bone it may have splintered or be creating a blockage. Please see your Vet asap and let us know how you make out.
Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2007, 07:27 PM
Dr Lee's Avatar
Dr Lee Dr Lee is offline
Senior Contributor - Expert
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,060
Hi Onyx,

I agree with luckypenny. I would take your puppy to the vet.

“How do I take his temperature?”
Rectal thermometers can be purchased from Walmart for about 3 dollars.
Normal Dog range: 99.5 – 102.5 F (37.5 – 39.2 C)

Determining Hydration.
1) Feel the saliva – if it feels like normal saliva (ewww….. ) then that is a good sign. If it feels like paste – dehydration may be present
2) Pull the skin at the top of the neck – it should ‘snap’ back into place. If it is slow to return to normal – another sign of dehydration.
3) If your pet is still playful – dehydration is unlikely. But this of course, does not mean you should post-pone your veterinary visit.

Good luck and let us know how he does!

P.S. - Pepto bismol can also help till you get to the vet. In general I use one teaspoon for a 10-30 pound dog.
Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2007, 07:40 PM
erykah1310's Avatar
erykah1310 erykah1310 is offline
Blue eyed funny farm
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 5,595
Originally Posted by Dr Lee View Post

P.S. - Pepto bismol can also help till you get to the vet. In general I use one teaspoon for a 10-30 pound dog.
I would just like to add, in no way should replace a vet visit. Your pup really does need a vet, I doubt a steak from a week ago would have caused this.
Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyways. ~John Wayne
Reply With Quote
Old June 9th, 2007, 03:45 AM
TKW's Avatar
TKW TKW is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 171
He should be seeing a vet without delay!!!

I've been through this when my lab was a puppy last year. He had a diarrhea caused by a cooked bone and it took us a while to figure it out. And he haven't had any bone ever since. We were at the vet last week for his shots and our vet suggested giving him raw bone to clean his teeth. I am still debating whether I should give him the Nylon type instead.
Reply With Quote
Old June 9th, 2007, 03:49 AM
Dobb Dobb is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 99
I would definitely get your dog to a vet as sooon as possible. Our shih zu had the diaharea for three days,,was drinking some water,,but still was dehydrated and had to spend the afternoon at the vets on I.V.. This can be very serious and possibly fatal and not something you should delay. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
Old June 9th, 2007, 06:36 PM
rainbow's Avatar
rainbow rainbow is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beautiful BC's Kootenay Country
Posts: 34,757
Onyx07, I hope you have taken your puppy to the vet by now. How is he? Do you have an update?
Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2007, 08:10 PM
Brokn_Arrow Brokn_Arrow is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 10

I seem to have the same trouble with my 19 week lab. Although his stools are firm in the morning, they become looser as the day progresses. By the end of the day, they resemble a cow patty. (My apologies for the unpleasant visual there.) There is nothing new in his diet, and I believe that he is on an exceptional puppy food. He occasionally is given a twisted beef tendon for dental care. Water consumption is good. No vomiting.

His energy level is the same, and his sleeping habits are as well, but...
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 PM.