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    DefaultDiarrhea - how long until you feed again?

    As mentionned in other threads, Jake began some bad diarrhea Monday night. I fed him Tuesday morning (oops). No feeding Tuesday night or this morning and I haven't fed him yet (It's Wednesday night). Diarrhea was bad on tuesday day AND night. Tuesday night I noticed some red spots (blood) but have been told it's likely as he's so stressed his stomach lining is bleeding. Anyway, today there were no accidents but a few wet poops during our walks.

    Do I feed now (of course, just a small feeding of rice and boiled beef) or wait?

    His energy seems fine (as far as I can tell) and he seems to be otherwise good. Oh and he was neutered on Friday.

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    DefaultRe: Diarrhea - how long until you feed again?

    What was he eating before he got to you, and what are you feeding him now.

    I have never had diarrhea issues, but if I did, I doubt I could starve a dog that long. Can't you get him some I/D or something? How about a little pumpkin, straight up?

    I probably would have done the wrong thing and just kept feeding him, he's not going to relax as long as he's hungry.

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    DefaultRe: Diarrhea - how long until you feed again?

    Yes, give him a small feed of rice and boiled beef or chicken. If he seems okay in the morning, give him a larger portion, then a few feedings during the day if you can. Watch his poops to see if they are firming up.
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    DefaultRe: Diarrhea - how long until you feed again?

    I like to withhold the morning meal and then feed nor more than 1/2 the evening meal (broken up into 2 very small meals about 2-3 hours apart (1/4 each meal)) and then a full meal the next morning. So 24 hours before they get any food at all.

    Inever have had any success with the rice and chicken stuff....

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    DefaultRe: Diarrhea - how long until you feed again?

    Ok so I guess he has waited long enough and will be fed as soon as I am finished typing! (it's been 24 hrs). You are right Melissa - he won't relax if he's starving.

    He is on Natural Choice large breed adult and I am 99% sure that is what he was on with his initial owner (they brought the bag with him).

    His poops are still diarrhea though so my fear is eating will just make it come out fiercely again.
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    DefaultRe: Diarrhea - how long until you feed again?

    make sure you feed him a SMALL meal :P ( like 1/4 of normal)
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    DefaultRe: Diarrhea - how long until you feed again?

    he got 1 cup (1/3 beef, 2/3 rice). I can' imagine going smaller than that! I am unfortunately out of pumpkin, ack! will get some tomorrow.
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    DefaultRe: Diarrhea - how long until you feed again?

    Hope the small meal makes him feel better. Good luck!

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    DefaultRe: Diarrhea - how long until you feed again?

    pumpkin can be a loosener too - I wouldn't honestly try too much all at once (some dogs can't tolerate rice..others can't tolerate beef..)

    having been through a a bit of a difficult time with a foster dog fairly recently I really can only suggest taking it SLOW and making SURE you are working from the healthiest base (no parasites) possible

    hang in there and let us know what happens
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    DefaultRe: Diarrhea - how long until you feed again?

    I've never starved one...I have a foster pup that had the runs the first night I had her after being dewormed. I fed her rice with pumpkin for one day, on day 2 added chicken and on day three added kibble.
    I've had a ton of fosters and never had one to have runs for days and days unless there was something else going on. Hookworms can cause blood in the stool.
    How long since he was dewormed? If he had hooks and had a bad case, he could need it again in 2-3 weeks.

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