What is possibly wrong with our dog?
September 19, 2008 2:07 PM Subscribe
What is wrong with our dog? He pants and pees and poos all of the time
posted by k8t to pets & animals (14 answers total)
You are not a vet, nor are you our vet. We got home from being away for 6 months (me) and 2 months (significant other) and our animals were watched by a housesitter. Upon our arriving back, our dog (10 year old yellow lab) had diarrhea for a week. We watched him for a few days, then switched him to a white rice diet for a week, took him to the vet. The vet prescribed antibiotics and said nothing was wrong based on a stool sample. The antibiotics didn't help much. The poo was still pretty wet after a week of antibiotics. We switched him back to normal Iams dog food for nearly a week and the poo was still wet. We then put him back on white rice for a few days and have tried to switch him to California Natural dog food for the past few days. Still wet poo. This is now been a month of wet poo. He poos 2X a day, but was pooing more often at the beginning of the month.
Secondly, he needs to pee constantly. This is a dog that was 8am and 6pm consistently for years. Now he needs to go at 6am, 8am, 6pm, 9pm, 11pm, and 3am. He is also constantly panting, no matter how much water we give him.
Today I started giving him cranberry juice in case he has a UTI.
Any ideas? I am going to call the vet again, but after being told that nothing was wrong with him last time, I want to go in armed with some other ideas.