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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Johnn, Sep 15, 2011.
why does my dog have dihorea any ideas sorry for the terrible spelling
We are going to need a bit more information.
It could be anything from internal parasites, bad food, viruses, toxins, etc.
Agreed, there are literally hundreds of reasons why a dog might have diarrhea. "Dietary indiscretion" (ie eating garbage, underwear, or anything else that they shouldn't have) is probably the most common cause. But so are worms, giardia (a protozoan parasite which is of particular concern because it can be passed to humans), bacterial overgrowth, not enough bacteria in the gut, gastrointestinal obstruction/partial obstruction, bacterial infection of the GI tract (such as salmonella, e. coli, or campilobactor), pancreatic disease, other metabolic diseases, the list goes on. A little more information might help narrow down which causes are more likely and help people give you advice on what to do about it.
well hes been wormed and his tablets keep him safe for 3-6 month and he does eat silly things like pegs to hang the washing up and tennis balls and carrots and tomatoes and stupid things like that he is fed on chudleys snippets but is getting moved to iams soon
Stress is one of the most common reasons a dog will get diarrhea. So has your dog been under any stress lately? Change in living, change in stress levels of the people in your house? Has someone moved out or in? Have you been having predator issues? Any sudden change to the house, yard, or people the dog contacts with regularly can cause stress-induced digestive issues.
As was already said: Eating odd things can also cause it.
well we got a new dog she has been here for weeks thoguh and he barks at any one he sees wich hes unfamiliar with
How old is he and by diarrhea do you mean he goes a regular amount and it's just loose, or are we talking major watery diarrhea very frequently?
Quote:OK. How old is your dog and how often does the diarreah occur? Is there blood in it? Might also be helpful for us to know the general area you live in...sometimes we can get clues to what might be bothering the digestive system from that.
MY dog is 1 year old he is a jack russel, we live in cumbria and one day his poo is nearly ok but still sloppy then the next day diarreah and once there was a little read streek in but nothing sice that.
Highly doubtful that internet diagnostics are going to help you here. A veterinary trip is in order. At least drop a fresh sample off at the vets to check for parasitic problems.