With that much liquid passing through his system, I would call and get a vet appointment so they can check to make sure he is staying hydrated. When my boy got the stomach flu and was losing that much fluid he needed sub-Q fluids to keep hydrated. They wanted to do IV but he kept ripping them out.
I posted in the other thread about this but dehydration is the biggest concern so a trip to the vet is in order. My boy got a virus when he was 2 years old that had him going as much as you're talking about and he needed fluids. They wanted to give IV fluids but he would rip out the line every time the left the room so he got sub Q instead.
My foster was the same way 2 days ago, pure liquad, but only every couple hours. I only fed him rice and the next day it was a little better, today its mushy, but he is going to the vet at 2:45 today.
i also have 2 friends that each have a cat with the same symptoms.
Hello everyone! Thank you for your well-wishes and advice.
Shango's stopped wanting to go outside so often and still appears to be acting fine….
He's drinking water still so I called the vet before a visit and spoke with him about the situation. He said it just sounds like an extreme upset stomach and to withhold food and give him half an Ammonium AD tablet and that'll settle his stomach before I return him to a blank diet tomorrow evening....
Thanks for all your help! I'll keep you updated: it's such a scary thing to think our pups are hurt!
Isn't it just like kids to get sick just before a long holiday weekend when you know it will be harder to get in touch with your vet!!
Ain't it the truth? Four legged and two legged kids - they're all the same! :p Glad Shango is feeling better.
He is such a basenji…..:)
He is still feeling a bit down, I can tell from his BM's and his general activity level but I took him out for a walk and he led me to the park down the street and started running around, wanting to play!
If he's ready to run and play, it's obviously nothing serious, right?
It's a good sign, but my Bella is like a kid. You know most kids can get sick and still be up and playing for the most part. But "Katie barr the door" if us adults get the same sickness… we just wanna lay around "moaning." So, I would definitely take it as a step in the right direction... but still keep a close eye on things.
Glad to hear he is doing better! I'm personally a little paranoid about situations like this. On two separate occasions when he was younger, Nemo had similar symptoms and went downhill pretty quickly and required IV fluids for dehydration. Of course, in both occasions, it was after his regular vet closed and I had to go to the emergency vet.
The vet also mentioned that you can get some idea if they are dehydrated by touching their gums. If they are "tacky" rather than "slippery" it's likely they need to be hydrated.
I don't use Pepto because I don't want to wear the pink sticky stuff - 1/2 of an Imodium works well for diarrhea most of the time, along with the rice and boiled chicken diet. It usually only takes one dose, sometimes two. If it continues after 2 doses, I would definitely contact the vet.
Hello everyone, another update!
Shango woke up this morning smiling that lovely basenji smile!
I gave him the 1/2 Imodium AD and he slept for the rest of last night but woke up this morning, drank some of his water, and then started playign with his favorite tennis ball!
It seems like he's better! He'll be continuing his bland diet for a few days until his BM shape up.
Thank you SO much for your concerns guys!
I think this is true… up to a point. Sometimes it is difficult to tell where to draw the line between letting the "bad stuff" work it's way out of the system, and giving meds to stop diarrhea. There is that fear of dehydration lingering in your mind when they keep going...