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My dog has the runs, any advice

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loveulotslikejellytots Mon 29-Jun-15 16:53:15

My dog had a runny poo last night (7pm), he woke me up at 2am to go out last night, again quite runny. He had a very small one on his walk this morning and he'd been in the conservatory while I popped out this morning.

Any advice? He's drinking well, and I'm changing his water every hour or so. I spoke to the vet this morning, he'd already had dry food for breakfast, and she advised not feeding him until tomorrow morning (so skipping his tea tonight) and do a small walk once it gets cooler tonight.

We usually walk him at 6am and 6pm, so I can see the logic of the later walk tonight so it's cooler. Is there anything else I can do for him? I think it's the weather possibly that's done it, he's a staffy and he sunbathes where ever he can, I think he's probably given himself a bit of sunstroke?

WashingUpFairy Tue 30-Jun-15 14:25:12

It happens sometimes. But listen to your vet is my advice. And keep the dog in the shade during the hottest parts of the day.

QueefOfTheSporned Tue 30-Jun-15 14:37:46

Starve for 24 hours is the usual advice. My vet always recommends a subsequent diet of very bland food for the next 24-48So, something like scrambled eggs (no milk/butter) or boiled chicken and rice (boil chicken and white rice in twice as much water as you would normally and for twice as long so that it is mushy).

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