Dog Constipation Following Diarrhea
My four month old English Bulldog Herbi has not pooped going on the third day today. As of Monday June 13th, he had diarrhea in his cage at 2am, diarrhea about 5 minutes later in the bathroom after his bath, diarrhea again at 6am, and again when I took him outside to use the bathroom. The diarrhea outside was the "liquid squirts."
I have been feeding him Eukanuba dry puppy lamb & rice since we got him 2 months ago, but the vet told us to change his food so I incorporated Nutro Ultra puppy dry food into his diet which I think might be the cause for his diarrhea on Monday because I was told to switch the food to quickly.
He's had pretty lose stool since he arrived here. It's been on and off with hard and soft but more times than not it's been soft, almost liquid. They told us to switch the food because about every other week sometimes twice a week he would have diarrhea in his cage.
He also recently for the first time had to have his anal glands drained, they thought that was the cause for him pooping in his crate at night. I didn't feed him anything on Monday since he did have diarrhea and we gave him some pepto bismol for his stomach on Monday morning also and that seemed to stop him right up, no diarrhea after that.
Tuesday I started feeding him a mixture of white rice and boiled chicken breasts for his diarrhea, which has not reoccurred since. Last night I fed him the chicken/rice mixture plus a 1/4 cup of his Eukanuba. He has a very healthy appetite and has no problem eating all of the food I provide for him.
The vet also gave him a prescription medication called "Bactisel-hk", they said it would regulate his fluoride. He is also not drinking very much water at all, which is very unusual for him, but he has to go pee at his normal times throughout the day, so I don't believe he is dehydrated.
I put pressure on his stomach and he didn't seem to be in any pain. He's not vomiting, maybe a little more lethargic than usual, but besides that no other symptoms.
The last vet appointment he had they gave him a deworming pill, a booster shot for I think rabies and checked his stool which that day was hard and they said it was negative. His stool always seems to be harder in the morning and gets softer as the day goes on.
I don't know what I should do and I don't want to go to our vet because they don't seem to be any help at all anyways, so PLEASE HELP!
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