Can eating a lot of ice (just from the backyard) and an unusual amount of excercise cause watery brown diarrhea?
We have had a new doggy friend visit for the first time and they have been playing non stop for 2 days. Rufus has never seen this amount of interaction yet. He is 6 months now and just recently neutered.
He has had the diarrhea since this morning but seems to be in good spirits. He'll still drink lots and ate all his dinner which consisted of plain pasta on the advice of his ex vet.
He has never eaten snow and ice like this before which leads me to believe this is the cause.
Oh yeah, also forgot to mention he had his first social out at the off-leash park on saturday.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
I'm glad you took him to the vet, even though they seem like they've grown a lot by six months, they can still become dehydrated pretty quickly.
He could've eaten something along with the snow, or maybe it was bacteria in the snow, or maybe it was just a lot of frozen water that upset his stomach. If the stool samples are clear, it was probably just all that snow like you said. Hopefully a bland diet and the meds will firm him up quickly.
Jes has a very sensitive stomach and at that age it seemed like everything gave him diarrhea. Too sudden a change in food, something new he ate (usually something I didn't want him to eat ), or the stress of a vet visit for puppy shots. I remember the simple joys of a solid bowel movement.