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Old 01-21-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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Okay, Spanky has diarrhea and I know pumpkin works for that...not sure on how much to give him? Spanky is about 70-75lbs.

I gave him about two tablespoons of pumpkin (out of the can - 100% pumpkin) and now he can't seem to hold that down. I've checked his skin, he's not dehydrated, yet. (I'd like to keep it that way.)

How much pumpkin should he get once be can hold it down?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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I'd get him to a vet pronto.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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I'd get him to a vet pronto.
Agree, if this is NOT better by tomorrow, he'll be seeing his vet. I will be keeping a close eye on him through the night.

I've got some "Pedilite." I can give him a little and see if he can hold that down. I am in agreement get him into the vet if there is no improvement.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:20 PM
 
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I usually give Kona (50lbs) and Sophie (68lbs) 2-3 tablespoons when they have diarrhea. Some pedilite or even low sodium chicken broth, to keep him hydrated would be good. Hopefully he just has a stomach bug and feels better in the morning and hopefully you have the day off tomorrow since you won't sleep tonight.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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I usually give Kona (50lbs) and Sophie (68lbs) 2-3 tablespoons when they have diarrhea. Some pedilite or even low sodium chicken broth, to keep him hydrated would be good. Hopefully he just has a stomach bug and feels better in the morning and hopefully you have the day off tomorrow since you won't sleep tonight.
Thank you for the serving suggestion! I will be off tomorrow...as I will be up tonight. BTW, do you mix with kibble or give the pumpkin separate?
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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If they have really bad diarrhea I mix it with a little water in a bowl to add hydration, or just off a spoon so they think they're getting a special treat. As they start to get better I put a dollop on their kibble, morning and evening for a few days.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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If they have really bad diarrhea I mix it with a little water in a bowl to add hydration, or just off a spoon so they think they're getting a special treat. As they start to get better I put a dollop on their kibble, morning and evening for a few days.
You ROCK! - Thank you!!!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:15 PM
 
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Hope everybody is feeling better by morning.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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Hope everybody is feeling better by morning.
Thank you, me too! I'll wait a little while (couple of hours) before giving him more pumpkin. Last round, he threw up on the carpet. (Thank God, someone invented carpet cleaners!)
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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Please let us know how the pooch fares.
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