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how much chicken and rice for diarrhea

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:39 am
by gagesbarb
JJ developed very soft poop with mucus and even a little gave him flagyl and he's on chicken and idea why this happened...he's his usual bouncy happy self otherwise...great appetite...he is much better after two doses of medicine and chicken/rice...but I got to thinking--how much chicken and rice and in what proportions? I'm giving him 2 cups of rice with 1 cup cooked chicken (total for day)...started with several small meals throughout the day and moving back to twice a day...he actually hasn't pooped at all for a day, but don't think that is bad...he's emptied out...he weighed 58 pounds last time we weighed him...that's a good weight for him judging from the "feel the ribs" test...thanks as always...
(going to get probiotics today...had tried fortiflora for his sensitive stomach when we first got him 8 months ago and that seemed to make him worse)

Re: how much chicken and rice for diarrhea

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:49 pm
by Barb Wright
If the diarrhea has stopped you are on the right track. Start substituting small portions of his regular diet to the chicken/rice, arriving back at his normal meals in about 3-4 days, assuming the diarrhea does not return. If the stools start to soften again or seem too loose ditch the kibble entirely and get a new bag. Still a good idea to keep the meals small and divided into at least 3-4 meals a day for a few more days, just to give the gut a chance to settle and repair. A Probiotic is definitely called for and will help get the gut climate back in balance. You can also add a tablespoon of PLAIN pumpkin to one or two meals....pumpkin is a modulator and helps both with diarrhea and constipation, can't hurt might help.

Always a good idea to examine the daily poop (best at the time of excretion) for abnormalities in appearance, texture, quantity, etc. If it doesn't look like usual you have a heads up that something is perhaps not right and can hopefully stay ahead of an impending problem. With any diarrhea issue one of the first things to do is fast, no food but do make sure the dog takes in water quite often even if you have to entice them by adding some flavor like tuna juice or a wee bit of chicken broth. This fast give the gut a chance to calm and take care of the problem, if it can. Diarrhea can itself cause collateral damage to kidneys, liver, vascular system, etc., so keeping the dog hydrated can actually become the most important thing you can do during a siege of diarrhea. If the bowels settle during the next 24 hours then the introduction of food should be a very small amount of bland food...yep, as you did, chicken and white rice is the usual menu....increasing the amount if the gut seems to have returned to normal, that is, no extremely runny stool. Taking their temperature at onset is also good practice, gives another clue to what you might be dealing with and is good info for the vet if you are still at the telephone stage of trying to get a handle on what is happening.

Probably preaching to the choir here but the fingers just kept on the move :wink:

Re: how much chicken and rice for diarrhea

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:09 pm
by Cindy
I don't remember where I got this from but worth posting again ...

Seek immediate professional care from a veterinarian if you suspect the following:
• You think there is an obstruction from digesting an object
• If the dog is showing signs of dehydration, (grab the skin on the back of the neck and it is slow to return to normal)
• The dog’s vomiting/diarrhea persist for over 24 hours
• Dog shows extreme lethargy or other sudden changes
• You suspect it is something more than just a regular upset stomach.

DAY ONE: Liquids Only
• Dilute 1 part low-sodium chicken/beef broth with 1 part water or plain pedialyte
• Water
• Alternate the type of liquid giving 2 cups every 2-3 hours. The purpose of doing liquids only for the first 24 hours is to let the GI tract rest and help subside the spasms.

DAY TWO: Feed ¼ cup every 2-3 hours
• Liquids - 3 cups water every 3-4 hours
• Food - 1 part boiled hamburger (low-fat, drained and rinsed with hot water) to 2 parts boiled rice (you can substitute Science Diet Canine I/D)
• Make enough to last for about a week, refrigerating the remaining portion

DAY THREE: Feed 1/2 cup every 4 hours
• Liquids - Free choice water
• Food - Mix ¼ regular food to ¾ meat and rice mixture.

DAY FOUR: Feed 3/4 cup 2-3 times a day
• Liquids - Free choice water
• Food - Mix ½ regular food to ½ meat and rice mixture

DAY FIVE until the rice mixture is finished:
• Liquids—Free choice water
• Each day continue to increase regular food into meat and rice mixture until your pet is back on regular food and regular amount

Re: how much chicken and rice for diarrhea

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:54 pm
by gagesbarb
Thanks sooo reassuring to have your advice...

He continues to do better...he did poop once...soft and orange color(?), but no mucus or blood and has only gone once and that was this morning...
noticed some little white specs in it (I do inspect the poop, yucky as it sounds)...not as big as "rice grains" that Sam once had when he had tape worms, but I'm going to watch...
I did catch him eating a dead leaf off a houseplant this is a crown of thorns plant...I looked it up and to my horror, found it was toxic...
I had several and threw them all out...

He continues to be very perky, good appetite and acting normal...our son had some friends over and one had a wig on as part of a costume...JJ was sooo interested in it...guess he thought it was a stuffed toy...
just looked in on the group and JJ is sitting on the couch in between our son and his friend...both of the guys are petting him as they chat...JJ looks very happy :lol: :lol: :lol:

I just hate it when any of the guys are sick...I think JJ will be OK, but I still worry about him...
thanks again for the support!!!

how much chicken and rice for diarrhea

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:45 am
by Donaldlak
Got a 10 month old pup that has quit eating his food and gotten diarrhea the past few days. Yesterday he was throwing up grass and found grass when he pooped. I have started him on wormer today, but none of my other three dogs are having any problems.

Does anyone have any advice besides taking him to the vet? He is up to date on all his shots.

Re: how much chicken and rice for diarrhea

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:33 am
by Cindy
Are you positive he hasn't eaten anything else besides grass? I usually fall on the "safe side" by at least calling my vet and running the symptoms by them. I would imagine you'd have to be a little more cautious with a puppy. JMO.

Re: how much chicken and rice for diarrhea

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:07 am
by gagesbarb
agree with Cindy...I would err on the side of caution and call the vet since this has been going on several days...also, a little different because he doesn't want to eat...mine usually always want to eat unless they are nauseated (often that's when they eat grass) and to me, if that has been going on a few days, should check with the vet...
let us know what happens...

Re: how much chicken and rice for diarrhea

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:40 am
by Barb Wright
If he has had diarrhea for more than 24 hours (sounds like you are way past that) then you need to go to the vet. I sure wouldn't worm him while his gut is upset....those chemicals will just exacerbate the problem. Since your other dogs are okay he's got a special issue of his own.....take in a stool sample (I know, icky) so the vet can hopefully determine if his problem is viral or bacterial, and even see if he actually has worms. He doesn't want to eat but you have got to keep him hydrated....continuing diarrhea can quickly cause other serious health issues with kidneys and liver.