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#1 ShadowLab

 

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        Posted 18 July 2007 - 06:25 PM

Hi my name is Jill and I have a black lab named Shadow. He 2 years old and had a recent episode of diarrhea. We took him to the vet and they gave him and antibiotic and sent us home with since diet ID canned food to give him (he usually eats California Natural). His diarrhea has gone away but it is still a liitle loose and dont know how to bind him up. Any ideas?

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        Posted 18 July 2007 - 06:28 PM

I would feed your guy a little white rice...that usally does the trick!!! Good Luck!!!

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        Posted 18 July 2007 - 07:24 PM

now that ya mention it....i think i heard that somewhere. I will pick some up and try. Thanks a bunch!

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        Posted 18 July 2007 - 08:26 PM

Also, you could try half a banana..that could help too??????... But, I don't love giving my Labs that much natural sugars!! because bananas are loaded with sugar!!!! let me know how it all works out????

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        Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:22 PM

Canned pumpkin works well also and not so much sugar.
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        Posted 19 July 2007 - 05:43 AM

raw carrot also firms stools.
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        Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:08 PM

Hi Jill
I have a six month old lab puppy who has recurrent diarrhea and has always had loose stools. Caspar is currently on antibiotics for a stomach infection. The vet has always told me to take him off his normal food and feed only white fish or chicken with rice and nothing else. That means no treats and no normal food. It costs a fortune but it does clear it up. My vet always says to wait until there have been 2 days of firm / normal stools before introducing their normal food. I have just introduced normal food for Caspar only to get soft stools again. Back to the chicken and rice!

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        Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:27 PM

I've always read to take 10 days when switching foods.. like adding a dixie cup amount (small paper water cup amount) of the new food to the old food.. using less and less of the old food each feeding time. Some dogs maybe have more sensitive tummies.. possibly go slower in swapping foods. I have some friends who had a dog eating chicken dog food. She was constantly having diarhea.. upset tummy etc.. they were told by the vet, to switch (slowly) to lamb and rice dog foods.. they've never had a problem since. Some dogs might be allergic to some foods.. everyone, and every dog are different.. even in the same dog families..
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        Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:43 PM

Remember that if they have the runs, they generally have it for a reason. I have always heard that if the vet gave you shots and anti bad stuff drugs for him that he needs to poo the dead bad stuff out. If it does not clear up take him back to the vet. If you think that his body is just being testy with the new food then the above advise will work great.

White rice and hamburger works pretty good too.
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