The Most Dog Friendly Community Online
Join and Discover the Best Things to do with your Dog

Welcome to Our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Puppy stomach issues help??

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by MBROCK, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. MBROCK

    MBROCK New Member Registered

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    My 14 week old british bull dog has had dioreah for the past 48 hours, we changed his food the day before due to no super markets having our normal one in stock? He was only on the new food for 1 1/2 days in total, after the 1/2 a day he started having soft stools but nothing serious, as of yesterday the stools have turned to dioreah and this morning has spots of blood in (my partner thinks this is due to how many times he has been the toilet and is down to strain) he was due to be wormed so that has been done today to rule this out however within the last hour he has been sick and the dioreah has continued. We have put him back on his old puppy food and he was been acting his normal naughty self up until he has been sick (just now) when he has decided to curl up and sleep. He has been eating and drinking plenty or water as normal? Any suggestions?? Or should he simply go to the vet?
     
  2. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,117
    Likes Received:
    3,065
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I would take him to the vets to be on the safe side - or at least ring them and talk to them about his symptoms. But any changeover of food should be done gradually, over at least a week, so that could be what has upset his tummy.
     
  3. Violet Turner

    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,818
    Likes Received:
    1,173
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Take him to a vet, if your vets is closed please ring the emergency number because blood in his faeces is not very good. There are many reasons for blood in faeces.
    I think the reason why he has diarrhoea is because you swapped food, normally your supposed to transition food over a period of time. If his faeces is black it is urgent he sees a vet as it could be he has some internal bleeding from the stomach/small intestine. What I would do with my dogs if they have diarrhoea is give them bland food i.e. chicken for 24 hours (don't give them any other food) but give PLENTY of fresh water; speak to your vet and see what they recommend for your dog as we don't know the cause. Diarrhoea could be an important indicator that your dog has an underlying disease, most likely not but it isn't impossible; especially in young dogs. Lord Goliath's Bulldog Domain -
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
  4. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,117
    Likes Received:
    3,065
    Trophy Points:
    113
    You should never starve a puppy of just 14 weeks unless under strict veterinary supervision & guidance.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
  5. Violet Turner

    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,818
    Likes Received:
    1,173
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Sorry, should have put about bland food such as chicken.
     
  6. MBROCK

    MBROCK New Member Registered

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    He has really perked up in the last 2 hours he is still drinking a lot as usual so we have given him boiled chicken and rice, going to keep an eye on him and his stool’s over night, if he is not himself tomorrow we will be definitely going to the vet. He is still very active and is keen to eat and drink nothing out of the ordinary with him except his stools?
     
  7. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,117
    Likes Received:
    3,065
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Do please be careful - there is a real possibility of causing harm to a dog if you give incorrect and dangerous advice, and editing the post later won't help if the OP, or anyone else who might be in a similar situation, has already read it.
     
    JoanneF likes this.
  8. Violet Turner

    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,818
    Likes Received:
    1,173
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Sorry I will double check before posting a reply.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.