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    Oh my gosh, I can't imagine having a Newfie with diarrhea, I hope things get better for you soon too.

    Bentley gave me a bit of a fright when his stools got quite watery this afternoon, and I put in another phone call to my vet, I was all prepared to take Bentley in if need be, but after my vet had me check Bentley's gums, and asked me a few more questions, during my phone call Bentley then seemed to relax a lot more, so I didn't take him in.... and he is now sleeping comfortably. Hopefully we'll have a quiet and restful night with no more episodes. I will take a stool sample in to the vet tomorrow morning, just to be on the safe side. Bentley's tummy/intestines were pretty loud for a while, but the second dose of Imodium seemed to have calmed that down.
    ~Renee, Bailey & Maddie, and RIP my beloved Bentley.

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    Cavaliers are so small try having Newf with diarrhea....
    I feel your pain...it's bad enough with small dogs...big dogs...ewww

    Sure hope Bentley is feeling better tomorrow. It's so hard when they don't feel good.
    Cathy
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    Well, he seems better this morning, altho I've withheld his food and he hasn't had any more "D" episodes. He did act pretty weird last night tho, like he was not feeling good at all, at one point I found him laying on the bathroom floor in the corner and that sure scared me, I thought we were going to be leaving for the vet this morning (I picked him up and he then stayed on the bed all night with me after that), but he is wagging his tail now and seems better. One thing tho, now my Poodle has a bit of a mushy stool this morning, it is formed, but it is soft for him and orange colored....I am wondering if the canned pumpkin didn't agree with them for some reason? Bentley's last poo was yellow-orange too, and now Bailey's was a bit orange too, and I gave them a little pumpkin yesterday. Maybe I won't feed that and see what happens. Today I will try a very small amount of boiled chicken and rice for them. And the vet suggested Gatorade for Bentley because he hasn't been drinking much. Hopefully things will continue to improve. I'm so nervous.
    ~Renee, Bailey & Maddie, and RIP my beloved Bentley.

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    Just an update.....Bailey now has diarrhea. Bentley, at least for now, seems to be back to normal and is doing OK, he is running and playing and hasn't had any more bouts of diarrhea. Bailey at least doesn't appear ill, and otherwise is acting normal and playful, but now he has "D". Back to the boiled food diet for us!
    ~Renee, Bailey & Maddie, and RIP my beloved Bentley.

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    I'm so sorry!! I know how miserable this can be Perhaps they are giving a bug back and forth to each other?
    I love my Wesley, Cody, Zoey & Stewie

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    Thumbs up Fell your pain!

    My Ladybug has gone through the same problem time after time in the past year. The first thought was her nerves because diet change wasn't working. She was at the vet so many time trying to get this diarrhea under control. The first I heard that other Cavalier are just as sensitive was when I found this site. She did do better on home cooking but, I did go through several dog foods and finally........found one that work. (Royal Canin Canine Health Nutrition Mini Special 30 & Royal Canin Canine Health Nutrition Mini Puppy 33) The puppy food is for Lightingbug. Here the information about Health Nutrition Mini Special 30

    Dog Food For Sensitive Small Breed Adult Dogs
    From 10 Months to 8 Years of Age
    Poor feeding habits such as mixtures of foods, homemade preparations and treats can lead to digestive sensitivity and fussy eating habits. MINI dogs need a balanced and consistent diet.
    MINI History
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    MINI Info
    EXCEPTIONAL TASTE
    Encourage the Delicate Appetite of the Sensitive Small Breed Adult
    Whether they are truly sensitive or just a little fussy, some small breed dogs may not enjoy and even sometimes refuse to eat their food. To restore their desire to eat, a diet in the form of softer kibbles suited to their jaws and with intense flavors may prove to be essential.

    Exceptionally tasty because of exclusive natural flavors and a selection of very high quality ingredients, like Chicken and Salmon.

    DIGESTIVE SAFETY
    Provide for the Digestive Sensitivity of the
    Sensitive Small Breed Adult
    Some small breed dogs have fragile digestive systems, which may lead to mal-absorption of the nutrients contained in their food. A targeted nutritional answer, rich in fermentable and non-fermentable fibers and low in starch, favors a well-balanced intestinal flora, reducing the risks of digestive disorders.

    Contains fructo-oligosaccharides (Chicory Extract), a non-digestible carbohydrate, that favors balanced intestinal flora and may help to reduce the risks of diarrhea.

    COAT HEALTH & BEAUTY
    Healthy Skin and a Beautiful Coat for the
    Sensitive Small Breed Adult
    A beautiful coat and soft, supple skin is the best sign of the dog’s good health. A diet deficient in essential nutrients can have an immediate and visible effect.

    Chicken Fat and Salmon Oil as sources of omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids are combined with Zinc, chelated for easier absorption, and vitamins A and C for healthy, supple skin and a beautiful, glossy coat.

    She eat's the food and NO DIARRHEA!
    Ladybug, Lighting(bug) and Jitterbug Mom..Brenda

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    Thanks Brenda! I think I may call my vet and ask about new food for them. I think I may have to get that dog food thru my vet, or, maybe not?? At any rate, I really appreciate any and all advice, I am so worried. I talked to the vet again and he suggested liquid Imodium, one-fourth teaspoon. I gave them both a little bit of boiled rice and boiled chicken this afternoon (they hadn't had anything to eat now for a day and a half), so far Bentley is OK with it, but Bailey had a very small amount of diarrhea. I gave them a small portion of food though, just doing it very gradually. That Mini 30 might be good for both my boys, especially Bailey, he is a very finnicky eater and has a hard time with the larger kibble, his mouth is so tiny.

    And, if it is a bug, and not a diet issue, yes, I think they may be giving it to each other.
    ~Renee, Bailey & Maddie, and RIP my beloved Bentley.

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    You can get this level of Royal Canine at pet stores.....they have a pretty small bag to try out. Pets Mart and Petco both took the dog food back that Ladybug wouldn't eat or didn't work! $$$$ saving
    Ladybug, Lighting(bug) and Jitterbug Mom..Brenda

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    Oh, OK, I can call the pet food store where I get my dog food, I bet they'll have it. Right now (knock wood) they seem to be doing OK, so I'm hoping we're on the mend here.
    ~Renee, Bailey & Maddie, and RIP my beloved Bentley.

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    Smile diarrhea Thank you

    Huge thanks from Smudge and his mum.Poor little fellow felt really rough brought up his breakfast and then had the runs.Starved him for 24hrs. then fed little bits(chicken and rice. He would not entertain the scrambled egg my friend suggested) oops here we go again Mum will have to dash keep the door open. I am fed up now you keep washing my tender bottom.Looked on this site. Two doses of imodium later -food please I am starving. Yes he is fine now and is very grateful.
    Love and licks Smudge xxx

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