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My border collie mix had diarrhea starting Monday night. It was really foul-smelling and got all over his fur, so it was pretty bad. It got better over the next day or so, but then plateaued. I called the vet, who suggested rice-ground beef-canned pumpkin. One dose of that and he had a nice formed bowel movement. He was eating and drinking fine the whole time, going for walks and everything. Behaviour normal.

 

Now he's vomiting. I can hear his tummy just doing somersaults.

 

Why would he be fine, seemingly recovered from the diarrhea and now sick?

 

I have to admit, he hasn't been dewormed in about 4 months. Am I supposed to be doing it every month? Could that be what's wrong? There have been no dietary changes, except I gave him a "meaty dog bone" from the farmer's market a day or so before he got the diarrhea, so I'm assuming that was the trigger. I know it's time for the vet; but is there anything I can do at home? He's about 8 years old and a little; but not a lot overweight. He's a rescue and we've only had him about a year and a half, but he's been in excellent health until now.

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Hope your dog is all better by now. Did you find a cause,or did it just resolve on its own? I worm just one time a year for the dogsDo 2 pills a few weeks apart that cover the common parasites.. They get some kefir for probiotics,though I read it might get killed off in the stomache anyway.

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Thanks for your reply, mattemma04. He's just fine. It took almost a full week, though. I called the vet several times and just kept in touch with them. They gave me really good advice. I didn't do anything special, except feed him canned pumpkin. This is supposed to be the miracle cure for both diarrhea and constipation and it did seem to work.

 

Now I wonder if the "dog bones" with meat at the market are okay for him. I can't imagine why they wouldn't be. But that's when he got sick. Anyhow, he's doing great now. I was up with him just like when my dd is sick. He's my baby, too!

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Glad to read he is better. Will keep pumpkin on hand for my dogs!  Maybe a piece of bone got stuck and caused blockage or irritation. I read corn cobs are notorious for that.

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