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    Unhappy Puppy Diarrhea - Scared

    Hi everyone

    I was not sure whether to post this here or on the dog health and nutrition so I've put it in both.

    We got our new baby Jenna on Friday and she is gorgeous but since we got her her stools have been soft and, more worrying, this morning she went 3 times in the space of an hour and the third time it was quite watery. She is happy in herself and slept great last night. She went from 11:00 through to 5:30 and hadn't wee'd or poo'd in her crate, but then, as I said, lots of poos since. She is happy and bouncy and hasn't vomited at all. I have spoken to the pet ER and they say starve her for about 12 hours and see how things go but if she vomits or the diarrhea gets worse to phone again and take her in. She came with a pack of Eukanuba which is what she had been on so there has been no change in her diet. The only different thing she has had is a tiny bit of cheese when I gave her a drontal tablet last night. Could the drontal or the cheese have caused this?

    She did have a VERY stressful day getting here on Friday though. I know stress can cause diarrhea. She had to be flown from Melbourne to the Sunshine coast and was obviously distressed when we got her but seems to have settled down so much since then. All waggy tails and playing. Could this be a delayed reaction to the stress?

    The other thing is the area she uses for a toilet is basically just dirt and dead weeds at the moment and I was concerned because the weeds were treated with a herbicide a week ago. I have kept a really close eye on her to make sure she hasn't eaten any and I have spoken to the garden company and they assure me it would not do her any harm after it has dried.

    Sorry for rambling a bit I'm so worried. I just keep thinking I can't lose another dog so soon after Holly.

    Thanks x
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    Could be all of those things but if in doubt, see a vet

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    Have you rung the breeder to let him/her know? It might be an idea just in case other pups in the litter have the same thing.

    I've flown a dog, a cat and a puppy from Melbourne to Cairns, a puppy from Sydney to Cairns and an adult dog from Brisbane to Cairns and none of them had stomach upsets afterwards.

    As Occy said it could be caused by any of the things you mention.

    Keep up the fluids and off to the Vet if you are worried.

    Good luck with your new baby. Hope all goes well.

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    I would keep a close eye on her. The minute you see any other changes eg. tiredness, lathargy, more frequent d, off her food etc rush to the vet.
    In my opinion ( i'm no expert-just my op) it's stress, excitment, nerves.
    I went through the same thing when i bought Lola home, so I know how worried you must be. She had the same symptoms but with blood in the diarrhoea. Went to the vet and it was put down to stress and poss. worms she wasn't very well looked after before I got her which made it more scary.
    Misi just had gastro, she had diiarrh for a few days and chicken and rice helped. Maybe ask the vet whether to put her on chick&rice for a few days. Make sure she's drinking too, don't let her get dehydrated.
    Good luck and let us know how you go.
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    rice can sometimes make things worse

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    That's why i said to ask the vet 1st if it's a good idea.

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    Thanks guys

    Have just spoken to the pet ER again. Jenna has just vomited. Not alot, as I was told not to feed her by the pet ER this morning. Just a little amount of yellow frothy stuff. Her first watery poo was at 7:00 this morning and she went through til 1:30 this afternoon before she went again, although that was still watery. I have also took her temperature and that was normal. She is still happy and playful when she is awake. The pet ER say that infrequent diarrhea/vomiting means she would be alright to wait and go to the normal vet tomorrow but, again, if she starts vomiting or pooing frequently to take her straight in. I'm making sure she drinks to keep rehydrated.

    I feel so sick, why do these things hapen on a Sunday?

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    I've just found this on the internet. What do you think? Jenna hasn't eaten since last night and it was definitely a yellow liquid.

    "If a dog is vomiting a yellow or brown fluid, often shortly before mealtime or in the morning, this indicates that the dog has an stomach upset due to excess bile and stomach acids. When the stomach is empty for an extended period of time, these fluids cause stomach irritation and vomiting. Treatment is usually fairly simple – feed smaller, more frequent meals, as this will prevent the fluids from accumulating and irritating the dog’s empty stomach."

    Read more: Why is My Dog Vomiting? Learn What Causes Dogs to Vomit, Causes of Upset Stomach | Suite101.com

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    Well a puppy of that age should be on three small meals a day - perhaps more

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    I was told not to feed her by the pet ER this morning

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