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Hi,
Just looking for advice. Tilly has had runny poo for the last 2days,
Also has gone to the toilet in the house the last 2nights, she hasnt done this in well over a month as she is toilet trained now,
She was never a great eater but I gave her boiled chicken and rice yesterday as I was worried she had a upset tummy,
She's is great form still looking to play,
Should I be worried?

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I would keep on the boiled chicken and rice untill her poos firm up.

also, she may have just had a slip up in her training the past 2 nights. Alot of trainers say, your dog isn't fully house trained untill they have gone 3 months without an accident...she is only 5 and a bit months...so I wouldn't be too worried about the accident. they happen
 

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I would keep on the boiled chicken and rice untill her poos firm up.

also, she may have just had a slip up in her training the past 2 nights. Alot of trainers say, your dog isn't fully house trained untill they have gone 3 months without an accident...she is only 5 and a bit months...so I wouldn't be too worried about the accident. they happen
Thanks Amanda,
I just read another post that said how the dog had runny poo after "COACHIES" treats,
I was training Tilly on Sunday and Monday with them,
Hopefully that is the cause,
Will def keep her on chicken and rice for a while,

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I do hope all is OK now with Tilly x.
One of the most important things to remember with "runny poo" is to make sure she has access to fresh water - keeping any dog hydrated is very very important.
An alternative to chicken and rice would be a little cooked chicken with natural live probiotic yoghurt.
Any longer term problem and I'd certainly consult a vet.
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I continued giving her chicken and rice yesterday in small amounts. She couldn't get enough. I'd say she was starving the poor thing, she's on great form,
No mess last night, but she had gotten sick during the night but was all rice (maybe over fed) or she was eating cut grass on her walk yesterday, could be the cause aswell

Poo a bit better so I hope shes on the mend now.
Thanks for all yer comments x


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Well Tilly's (poo) situation has got worse,
Continued giving her chicken and rice,
Also gave her the natural yogurt today,
Earlier on this evening I checked her poo and (sorry for being disgusting) but was runny, mucusy,and was a bit of blood it in,
Rang the vet straight away and must bring her in at 9.50am tomorrow馃槼馃槼馃槼馃槼馃槼

This is going in since Monday.

Wish her luck 馃榿馃榿

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Oh that is not too good! Hope she is feeling fine, likely a bout of colitus,
They will likely take a stool ample, and give her an antibiotic to firm up the poop.

Hope it wasn't much blood, and as they don't have you in there right now they may not be too concerned.

Hope you are both doing ok.

did they suggest keeping her on the chicken and rice?
 

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Hi Amanda,
Not much blood but really runny and mucus was kinda clear with a tinge of green color,
When I rang the vets and explained. The nurse didn't seem to bothered by the fact that she had runny poo since monday but when I said there was blood in it today she said that the vet would want to see her ASAP,
The surgery was closing half hour after my call so she booked me for first thing in the morning,
Just Said to give her a small bit of the chicken and rice tonight and nothing in the morning,

The only difference I made to her food was I changed her kibble to a well known brand here called Red Mills Leader and I gave her the raw chicken wings twice last with, plus the COACHIES training treats,
I hope it's not something I have done,

Tilly is her usual self not acting a bit sick.
Really hopping it's something small,

I'll keep u updated tomorrow,

Thanks for advice x


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Hi Jeanie,

I know it can be a worry - but there are several threads on here telling of a very similar situation. It does sound like Colitus - http://www.vetbase.co.uk/information/colitis-explained.php
The vet should be able to give some medication and all should be OK - but I would still ensure that Tilly has access to water to keep hydrated.
Please keep us updated and let us know the outcome of tomorrow's visit.
If your dog was younger I'd certainly have contacted her breeder as they would rather know about this than not - and if they have had a similar situation they would be best to put your mind at rest.
Hugs to you and Tilly x
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Hi Jeanie,

I know it can be a worry - but there are several threads on here telling of a very similar situation. It does sound like Colitus - http://www.vetbase.co.uk/information/colitis-explained.php
The vet should be able to give some medication and all should be OK - but I would still ensure that Tilly has access to water to keep hydrated.
Please keep us updated and let us know the outcome of tomorrow's visit.
If your dog was younger I'd certainly have contacted her breeder as they would rather know about this than not - and if they have had a similar situation they would be best to put your mind at rest.
Hugs to you and Tilly x
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Thanks a million Stephen,

I think she had a touch of this when we got her first,
We don't have any contact with the breeder as we think he was a gangster to be honest was only in it for the money,

When we got Tilly I brought her for a vet check, and it wasn't on till my second visit to the vet that he told me that Tilly was a very unhealthy pup when he first saw her,
He also re vaccinated her at that stage cause he didn't trust the breeder and had suspicions that she came from a puppy farm,

Of course at this stage we had fallen in love with Tilly and I didn't care where she came from, she now need our love and care so we decided to not have any contact with the breeder,

Hopefully it is only colitis tomorrow and can be sorted with tablets,

Thanks again for yer advice and will def write a update after our vet visit, 馃槃


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Thanks a million Stephen,

I think she had a touch of this when we got her first,
We don't have any contact with the breeder as we think he was a gangster to be honest was only in it for the money,

When we got Tilly I brought her for a vet check, and it wasn't on till my second visit to the vet that he told me that Tilly was a very unhealthy pup when he first saw her,
He also re vaccinated her at that stage cause he didn't trust the breeder and had suspicions that she came from a puppy farm,

Of course at this stage we had fallen in love with Tilly and I didn't care where she came from, she now need our love and care so we decided to not have any contact with the breeder,

Hopefully it is only colitis tomorrow and can be sorted with tablets,

Thanks again for yer advice and will def write a update after our vet visit, 馃槃


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It's my pleasure Jeanie - Hope all goes well for the morning.

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Hi just a update on Tilly,
Just back from the vets, and ye were right it was colitis,
Vet couldn't understand why she got it again at such a young age so if it happens agin he wants a sample to test for
(giardia)??????? Sorry wrong spelling 馃槉
She gave her a injection and a course of antibiotics,

Thanks a million for yer advice, ye were spot on馃槈

Let's hope this is the end of it now x


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Awww poor little Tilly- hope the medication sorts her out.:(

As Colitis is inflammation of the colon you could feed her smaller meals and if her poos are still watery etc... you can add fibre into her meals to reduce the amount of poos produce. Probiotics or natural yoghurt also restores the good bacteria. I use it all the time- just buy the cheap supermarket brand and add a dollop on their food.

Colitis can be caused by diet- but it can also be caused by bacteria infections or parasites such as hook worms. But whilst her system is trying to sort it self out I would leave off the Coachies treats etc.. and carry on with her bland diet of chicken and rice. I also find white fish very easy for them to digest. Again just buy the white fillets from the supermarket. Will give her a bit of variety from the chicken.

As for Giardia there is plenty of info on the internet. but this site has info that is easy to understand : http://www.the-puppy-dog-place.com/giardia-in-dogs.html


Big cockapoo hugs anyway for little Tilly- hope she is back to full health soon. xx
 

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Awww poor little Tilly- hope the medication sorts her out.:(

As Colitis is inflammation of the colon you could feed her smaller meals and if her poos are still watery etc... you can add fibre into her meals to reduce the amount of poos produce. Probiotics or natural yoghurt also restores the good bacteria. I use it all the time- just buy the cheap supermarket brand and add a dollop on their food.

Colitis can be caused by diet- but it can also be caused by bacteria infections or parasites such as hook worms. But whilst her system is trying to sort it self out I would leave off the Coachies treats etc.. and carry on with her bland diet of chicken and rice. I also find white fish very easy for them to digest. Again just buy the white fillets from the supermarket. Will give her a bit of variety from the chicken.

As for Giardia there is plenty of info on the internet. but this site has info that is easy to understand : http://www.the-puppy-dog-place.com/giardia-in-dogs.html


Big cockapoo hugs anyway for little Tilly- hope she is back to full health soon. xx
Thanks a million,

This is why I love been a member of this site, some great people with great advice,

Thanks for your very useful info, will def follow the feeding guidelines in your post,
The poor thing her tummy must be really sensitive.

Thanks again,



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Oh Jean .. I dont know how I missed this thread ... ahh poor Tilly ... You have done the right thing going to the vet ... I wish I had seen this thread earlier :) ... sending you love and hugs xxxx
Awh thanks jo jo,

Your fine, sometimes I think threads get lost when there's so many of them,
Hopefully Tilly is on the mend now,
She's in got form, I'd just imagine her little belly I'd raw, 馃槖


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.. I know how much we worry about our cockapoos... gutted I missed this thread ....I am just sorry I wasn't there for you when you could have done with some JoJo support ... Hugs to Tilly from Honey (her double)... xxx
 
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