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Old 11-26-2010, 06:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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After midnight last night I woke up to my five year old Standard Poodle having watery diarrhea in her crate. She ended up having it twice then slept through the night and was fine. This morning I took her out and she has had diarrhea again.

This dog has never had any digestive problems and aside from a small slice of turkey yesterday ate nothing out of the ordinary. I can't really blame the turkey either because she often has chicken and other meat. The only change in her diet has been that two to three weeks ago I changed her kibble from EVO to Diamond Naturals Extreme Athlete because I've been trying to get her to gain some weight and I got a really good deal on the Diamond lol. She hasn't had any problems whatsoever during the time that she's been on the diamond up until last night.

Is it possible that eating too much could cause this? I fed her her usual breakfast yesterday morning and the night before my mother gave her dinner. She sometimes feeds her more than I do but like I said she's never had this problem in the past. She did have gas yesterday but had normal poop a couple hours before the diarrhea incident.

Is it possible that although she's been doing ok on this food up until this point that it's now not agreeing with her and I need to find something else? If so how long do I wait before I decide it is the food and switch her to something else?

I'm not feeding her anything today. Tomorrow I'll start her on plain rice and boiled chicken or hamburger. How long should I continue that before adding kibble back in? I also have plain yogurt. Should I give her some of that? If so when?

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It very well could be the turkey if it is not a regular part of her diet. I cannot eat turkey. It makes me very ill as it is too rich, but I eat chicken all the time. I would go and get some plain canned pumpkin (no egg, no spices, just pumpkin) and let her have some a few times today. Often that will firm up their bowels and fix the problem, unless is is viral or bacterial. Good luck and keep us posted please.
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She has had turkey before not exactly often but she has had it in the past. Also I don't know if it matters but the EVO she was on for several months was the turkey and chicken formula. I have a can of pumpkin that I keep on hand for my mother's dog so I'll give that a try. Do you think I should forgo the rice and give her kibble tomorrow?
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If she were my dog, I would do the pumpkin a few times today, then give her rice tomorrow and if things are back normal try her with her kibble on Sunday. If she gets diahhrea again once back on the kibble, you will know the food is not agreeing with her.
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REST the gut, no food, just water. Diamond is made in a crap facility...not that all their foods are bad, but the chance of contamination from the machinery is pretty high. Turkey is a huge no no to many dogs. Turkey kibble is totally different than cooked table turkey...the protein changes dramatically.
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I'd be very cautious about the Diamond kibble.
Quality control is not their highest priority, as proven in the past.
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Did she eat turkey skin? I've read that it's toxic to dogs. Maybe that's the culprit, rather than the actual turkey meat.
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No, there was no skin. It was just a very small piece of boneless skinless turkey breast.
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How has it been today? Did she eat any pumpkin?
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I gave her a couple spoonfuls of pumpkin around lunch time and will probably give her a little more before bed. No more diarrhea so far.
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