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    Hello everyone So little Molly has had a bit of diarrhoea this morning. Last night I gave her a bit of canned food purina supercoat puppy as I had almost run out of her dry food. I mixed this with the biscuits she had left and some boiled chicken. She ate it all and done a poo afterwards which was sort of normal - a bit softer than usual. She seems a bit sad this morning, not as enthusiastic. I gave her a little bit of chicken to see how she goes and I am going to pick up her dry food today. Is it just the change of food that gave her the diarrhoea?

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    From my experience, tinned food always results in super runny poos, and maybe the change upset her tummy a little as she wasn't use to it.

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    I always feed mine tinned food and they never had a problem with the runs because of it.

    A change in their diet can apparently easily upset their tummies though.

    I think puppies' tummies are just a bit more sensitive too. Like with babies. Or kittens! We just had one of our foster kittens poo and vomit everywhere a couple of days after she arrived here. Am about to go get the carpet shampooer.
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    Like the others I seem to find as soon as you make a change without slowly doing over a week or so it upsets their tummies.
    So if you were to change it I would do it over a week or so.But seeing you had no other choice I wouldn't worry too much as your dog will be back to normal once you buy the right food again.

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    I would say more than anything it would be the change of diet, even though brief. When we brought Oskar home, without realising, we totally changed his diet to what he had previously been given, and he was quiet and seemed quite downand also had runny poos, but then his tum got used to it and by a week later he was a healthy adjusted pup lol, so long story short, i am sure its just the din dins causing havoc on the tum.

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    If it stops when you give the little one it's normal diet things should be fine. But if it continues.....Puppies can get dehydrated very quickly and if your pup stops drinking, i would make a trip to the vet.
    Hope Molly is feeling better soon.......
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    Changing the dog's food all at once - like the others said, can cause problems.

    So can eating something naughty at the park or out of the garden.

    If my dog gets the runs - she goes on a 12 hour fast, ie no meal that night, and then gets a small amount (1 cup) of steamed rice for her next two meals and then if it's not getting worse, a cup of steamed rice and some boiled chicken. Usually I give her three small meals rather than one big one after a tummy upset.

    If you do have to keep some emergency tinned food - try for the stuff that is supposed to be gentle on stomachs - my vet suggested optimum chicken and rice (if your dog is not allergic to these things). Or you can just keep a serve or two of boiled chicken and rice in the freezer.

    If the runs are not better after 24 hours, or anything else gets worse (blood in the poo) - I'd be off to the vet with dog.

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I gave her some boiled chicken but it came straight back out. She has perked up a bit and has been getting excited and playful. She has only had little squirts of the diarrhoea maybe about 4 times. She has been drinking not as much as usual but still better than nothing and I have been giving her some ice cubes as she loves these. I suppose ill try her on her dry food tonight and see how she goes. I should also add that after the first bout this morning I noticed a pile of grass on the rug which turned out to be vomit. When we took her for a walk last night she was running through freshly cut grass and mulch etc and as far as the vomit goes she obviously ate some!!! maybe that could be it too?

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    Boiled chicken can be a bit hard on an upset stomach first up. Hence my suggestion of the boiled rice. Ie 1 cup cooked white rice - which I guess is about 1/3 cup uncooked?

    Guess what Frosty is getting for dinner tonight. Evil hound got into the matted lawn clippings at the park yesterday and it really has not agreed with her. At least I'm hoping it's that.

    The grass that Frosty usually eats ie that she grazes herself - usually goes straight through unchanged. I think it's a myth to say that dogs only eat grass when they want to vomit. It doesn't work like that.

    I would not give her dry food again until I'd seen at least one normal crap. It's fairly high in fat which just aggravates the problem. In Frosty's case - the dry food she had post puppy food was causing repeat problems ie she'd get the runs every couple of weeks, and when I changed to a different brand and ingredient list, the runs stopped unless I knew she'd eaten something not on her authorised menu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Boiled chicken can be a bit hard on an upset stomach first up. Hence my suggestion of the boiled rice. Ie 1 cup cooked white rice - which I guess is about 1/3 cup uncooked?

    Guess what Frosty is getting for dinner tonight. Evil hound got into the matted lawn clippings at the park yesterday and it really has not agreed with her. At least I'm hoping it's that.

    The grass that Frosty usually eats ie that she grazes herself - usually goes straight through unchanged. I think it's a myth to say that dogs only eat grass when they want to vomit. It doesn't work like that.

    I would not give her dry food again until I'd seen at least one normal crap. It's fairly high in fat which just aggravates the problem. In Frosty's case - the dry food she had post puppy food was causing repeat problems ie she'd get the runs every couple of weeks, and when I changed to a different brand and ingredient list, the runs stopped unless I knew she'd eaten something not on her authorised menu.
    yeah I had given her the chicken before I got everyone's comments lol so should I just not give her any food until tomorrow morning then? I don't know!!! Don't want to upset her tummy even more :/

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