stomach issues in 11 week old
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: stomach issues in 11 week old

  1. #1
    BooneASU is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    3

    Defaultstomach issues in 11 week old

    Hey guys! I have an 11 week old lab who has had stomach issues lately. He has had diarrhea on and off for the past 2 weeks, and occasional vomiting (2-3 times) The vomit is thick, with the whole pieces of food intact. I'm lead to believe its because he's not chewing his food at all, and just swallowing it whole. His stomach swells so much and I know he's uncomfortable. We've added water to the food, and fed him in small portions in one sitting for all his meals, as the vet suggested. Is there anyway to get him to chew his food? or keep him from bloating? We've tested for parasites and they came back negative, but he still struggles with diarrhea at least once a day. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  2. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    cillovely is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    283

    Default

    How much are you feeding him. Try cutting back some, over feeding is a cause of diarrhea.

  4. #3
    LuvBrown is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    830

    Default

    Dogs rarely chew kibble, so trying to get him to chew will not happen.

    How much do you feed and how often do you feed and what do you feed.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    BooneASU is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    3

    Default

    We've been feeding him 1/4 of a cup in 2 different bowls to space them out, to get him to eat slower. So 1/2 for breakfast and dinner, and 3/4 of a cup for lunch in 2-3 different bowls. Feeding him at 8am, 11am, and 5pm. He eats it up like it's his last meal! I just want him to have hard poop!

  7. #5
    Snowco Labradors's Avatar
    Snowco Labradors is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Posts
    852

    Default

    That is not much food for an 11 wk old pup. Total of 1 3/4 per day would not cause diarrhea, unless you recently increased the amount by too much too fast. What brand and formula are you feeding?

    Often a fecal can come back negative if the dog did not shed any eggs or parasites. It may be wise to take another sample in to check for coccidian and giardia again.

    Are you sure he did not ingest something causing a blockage. Diarrhea and vomiting can be a sign.

Similar Threads

  1. running into a few issues w/ our 11 week old black lab
    By Swifterz in forum Training Tips and Puppy Advice
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-04-2013, 01:58 PM
  2. Issues/questions about my (almost) 12 week old girl
    By ArianneSayWhat in forum Training Tips and Puppy Advice
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-11-2013, 11:52 AM
  3. Tips to avoid any ortho issues with my 9 week old.
    By dstyer65 in forum Training Tips and Puppy Advice
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-11-2013, 12:47 PM
  4. 8-week-old Black Lab Biting Issues...ouch!
    By hellosusieqz in forum Training Tips and Puppy Advice
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 12-11-2012, 03:41 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25