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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Well normally Amy I would say don't feed her, don't allow her to drink TOO much water, just small bits at frequent intervals...

    But after what has happened to me, then I will now say keep a bloody good eye on her, particularly with a bloated stomach.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    agree!
    Oh geez! Now I'm really worried! She still hasn't pooped again. And isnt too interested in water even though I keep taking her to her bowl and offering it. She keeps looking at me like "Arn't you going to FEED meeeeee!!!"

    So should I feed her or not? What do I watch for? More poo? The bloated tummy getting worse? Eeeeep!!!

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    Don't feed her more, Amy. You're just adding to the problem if you do. Don't force her to drink water. Offer her a bit of water at frequent intervals. It's one thing to ensure they are given enough fluids, but that is ONLY if they are actually dehydrated. Sometimes giving more water can make things worse.

    Just let her be with a small amount of water, no food, and hopefully she will sleep it off.
    However, should the diahhroea continue for anything longer than 24 hours, then yeah, get her to the vet for a look-see. That's my advice anyway.

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    Amy, first of all, don't panic, how is Poppy in herself? Acting normally? The fact that she's concerned about dinner is good!

    Check her mucous membranes, that is, her gums, are they a nice healthy pink colour? If you gently press her gums does she have good capillary return? In other words, if you press them, you should see a white mark where you press which immediately returns to pink. (If you're not sure how to do this or exactly what to look for ask your vet next time you go in, they will show you, it's an excellent way of telling if there is a problem to worry about, white or pale gums with slow capillary return can indicate shock)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Oh geez! Now I'm really worried! She still hasn't pooped again. And isnt too interested in water even though I keep taking her to her bowl and offering it. She keeps looking at me like "Arn't you going to FEED meeeeee!!!"

    So should I feed her or not? What do I watch for? More poo? The bloated tummy getting worse? Eeeeep!!!
    Look...I woudn't feed her...she probably has had enough for today

    Pinch the skin on her neck...if it goes back to normal immediately...she is not dehydrated...DEEP breath Amy

    She ate a whole bag of stuff she isn't used to...bound to give her diarrhoea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Don't feed her more, Amy. You're just adding to the problem if you do. Don't force her to drink water. Offer her a bit of water at frequent intervals. It's one thing to ensure they are given enough fluids, but that is ONLY if they are actually dehydrated. Sometimes giving more water can make things worse.

    Just let her be with a small amount of water, no food, and hopefully she will sleep it off.
    However, should the diahhroea continue for anything longer than 24 hours, then yeah, get her to the vet for a look-see. That's my advice anyway.
    Thanks for your advice DA! I appreciate you taking the time to give your opinion even after everything you have gone through! I know it must be tough!

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    Also make sure she has no access in future to whole bags, eh? Good luck.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Amy, first of all, don't panic, how is Poppy in herself? Acting normally? The fact that she's concerned about dinner is good!

    Check her mucous membranes, that is, her gums, are they a nice healthy pink colour? If you gently press her gums does she have good capillary return? In other words, if you press them, you should see a white mark where you press which immediately returns to pink. (If you're not sure how to do this or exactly what to look for ask your vet next time you go in, they will show you, it's an excellent way of telling if there is a problem to worry about, white or pale gums with slow capillary return can indicate shock)
    Thanks for the advice! She is acting normally! Had a play with her toys earlier, has been following me around and jumping on the couch! Shes now snoozing! And OH says her tummy is not as fat as it was today!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Look...I woudn't feed her...she probably has had enough for today

    Pinch the skin on her neck...if it goes back to normal immediately...she is not dehydrated...DEEP breath Amy

    She ate a whole bag of stuff she isn't used to...bound to give her diarrhoea
    Lol! Thanks Clea! I haven't fed her! The true test of how much she wants to drink will come when I go to have a shower! She usually loves to lick under the door as the water splashes down! Haha!

    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Also make sure she has no access in future to whole bags, eh? Good luck.
    Yes! Will make sure to put the lid oon the tupperware container PROPERLY next time! She is too clever for her own good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    Poor Poppy (or should we call her poopy at the moment). I hope she will be okay! Amy, sorry that you have so much poo to clean up!
    hahahahaha, that sounds so funny. But I know it isn't. Been there done that, too many treats the dog is outside....lol
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    The same thing happened to some friends of mine when their Aussie Bulldog was a pup - the cupboard door was accidentally left partially open, he managed to get in and eat a whole bag of dry food My friend had to sit up with him all night massaging his bloated tummy and constantly take him outside

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    Just an update:

    We had no more runny poo's yesterday. She has breaky and dinner and did normal poo's!

    OH said she jumped up on the table again and pawed at the container of treats! It was closed preperly this time so she couldn't get to them but she tried! You think she would of learn't her lesson!

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