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Gastroenteritis in a Tiny Dog

My old chihuahua pal is barfing and doing runny poops. My vet is not helpful. I'm worried about dog-to-human transmission of something like norovirus. I would like some impartial advice, especially if you can (reasonably) tell me to calm down. I also welcome anecdotes about any similar experiences you've had. (Gross play-by-play details and analysis within) [more inside]
posted by witchen on Jan 18, 2017 - 31 answers

Dr. House my foster kitten!

VETERNARIANS OF METAFILTER: I've been fostering an 8 week old baby through a shelter for 3 weeks, there's been some improvement but I'm afraid there's something seriously wrong, the shelter vet is an overworked outside guy who deals with the shelter babies on the side and I'm trying to help her out. Details inside! [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Dec 2, 2016 - 11 answers

Help me cope with/solve an unstable digestive system

I am a woman in my late 20s, and I had my gallbladder removed a couple years ago. I feel better now than I did before the surgery, but my gastrointestinal system has become JUST unstable enough to be a source of anxiety in my life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2016 - 21 answers

I took antibiotics and now my intestines are unhappy

I have had a really rough month, with the worst asthma attack I can remember having, which resulted in a course of steroids and a Z-pack (antibiotics.) Now my stomach is extremely unhappy with me. What concrete, supported-by-actual-science steps can I take to finish recovering? [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Sep 15, 2016 - 23 answers

Our cat is defecating RIGHT OUTSIDE of his litterbox. How to stop?

Our lovely Russian blue has always had diarrhea, but is usually pretty good with going to the potty in the right spot. Now, however, he has started pooping right next to the litter box, onto the carpet. I sleep with him, and don't want to have to lock him up at night so would like to find a way to nip this issue in the bud. Help? [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Aug 24, 2016 - 21 answers

What should I do to pinpoint the cause of my diarrhea?

I went from having easy, formed, once daily bowel movements to diarrhea 2+ times a day. I am pretty sure my terrible diet is to blame, but how do I figure out what to stay away from? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Jul 27, 2016 - 28 answers

cats are weird, volume 3 billion

Why might my cat only have diarrhea flare-ups on Sundays? This is a serious question that merely sounds insane--I am hoping MeFites can help me think of something I've missed. Possibly unnecessary warning: discussions of poop within. [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese on Jul 17, 2016 - 17 answers

The holiday question you've been waiting for: Cat diarrhea :(

How do I handle my poor cat's diarrhea? Specifically, how do I clean up the poor guy? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Nov 25, 2015 - 19 answers

Dog in distress. Vet closed. What to do?

My five year old labrador dog seems to be in pain. It's nearly 11pm. The local vet clinic is closed. Ought I wait until morning or call the vets’ emergency number? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by misteraitch on Oct 2, 2015 - 16 answers

Toddler's Diarrhea---how to help?

We're looking for suggestions to help toddler's diarrhea [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on May 11, 2015 - 7 answers

Help me not second-guess my physician.

New physician could be too quick to pull out the antibiotics...or I might be the unreasonable one. Help me decide. Warning: frank discussion of possible dysentery inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2014 - 13 answers

Stitched leather car seat + diarrhea = ?

Can this be cleaned? Should this be cleaned? Or should we go directly to replacing the seat? I've cleaned the surface, but it still smells, and I suspect the foam underneath must have gotten soaked. I'm willing to spend the money if it needs to be spent. I do not want to spend the next 10 years trying to excuse a faint eau de crap to my passengers.
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2014 - 6 answers

Loose Woman

Why can't I stop pooping liquid, ugh. TMI and unfortunate mental images below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Sep 22, 2014 - 28 answers

Do I need to see a vet tonight about this dog's 30 hours of poop issues?

Adult dog strained a lot and often trying to poop yesterday, and hasn't had a big poop in 30 hours - but he has managed a bit of poop recently and is behaviorally fine. When is vet time? Lots of poop within. [more inside]
posted by nicodine on Aug 10, 2014 - 11 answers

Minute rice and dog diarrhea

Is instant rice bad for dogs who have diarrhea? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Aug 3, 2014 - 15 answers

Because you needed another dog butt question today

My dog just had an accident inside for the second time this week and probably the 15th this summer after 8 years of never having one. I am getting really fed up. Warning: gross descriptions of dog poo inside. [more inside]
posted by deus ex machina on Jul 28, 2014 - 19 answers

Those with Postcholecystectomy Syndrome - Coping, Eating, Vitamins, Etc?

I'm likely to have my gallbladder removed in upcoming months, and I have a few questions for those who ended up with a temporary or longer-lasting intolerance to fatty foods. (And I wonder if any of you ever had it improve your digestion -- excluding the no-doubt wonderful absence of attacks?) [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 7, 2014 - 19 answers

Why have I had diarrhea for 6 weeks nonstop?

YANMD. I've had watery diarrhea (6 or more times/day) since mid-Dec, starting around the time norovirus was going around the schools. No other symptoms - no fever, chills, pain, etc. Nothing scary like blood or mucous in the diarrhea, and I am drinking enough fluid that I am peeing. I went to the doctor after 4 weeks of this, and he did blood work (to make sure my electrolytes weren't out of whack). My doctor -- who is excellent -- isn't worried about me but, oh my, is this ever an inconvenience. [more inside]
posted by selfmedicating on Jan 28, 2014 - 32 answers

What sub-specialist do I speak with to get a dietary plan together?

After years of stomach issues I believe I have found the one food that makes me do a #2 once a day like a normal person. I assume I should talk to a dietician in order to get more information about this success, and to get further recommendations on a long-term diet plan. But is there some sub-specialty of dietician that deals only with these types of digestive issues I should be speaking with? [more inside]
posted by quadog on Jan 25, 2014 - 9 answers

6 mo Bengal cat with diarrhea - maybe tritrichomonas foetus, maybe not

I have a 6 month old Bengal male cat with persistent diarrhea. We narrowed it down through testing to tritrichomonas foetus and gave him 30mg/kg dose of Ronidazole for two weeks. The diarrhea went away while he was on Ronidazole, then returned within 48 hours after going off the Ronidazole. I am taking a sample back for testing (which is really tricky with tritrichomonas foetus) on Monday and see what the vet says. But I am wondering if anyone has any experience with this. [more inside]
posted by alcahofa on Aug 25, 2013 - 6 answers

I don't want diarrhea on my wedding day

I have been having major stomach issues that I need to solve. Really uncomfortable bloating and belching minutes after eating, nausea, cramps, etc. I'm getting checked out by a doctor, but I suspect it is my old friend IBS coming back after a 6+ year absence. I NEED to get this under control and back to rights ASAP but so far nothing is working. HELP! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jun 17, 2013 - 27 answers

dog, diarrhea, beige carpeting, not a great morning

My dog had diarrhea sometime overnight on our (new!!!!) beige carpeting (I've found advice for white). I am about to go to WalMart and Petco to buy whatever I need. What do I need? I want to clean it today so it doesn't set permanently. I'm willing to throw any amount of money at it. I also have a bissell little green proheat deep reach. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jun 8, 2013 - 15 answers

My digestive tract is FRACKED

YANMD: Looking for tips to maintan my health until my doctors figures out why my body has decided to stop digesting food. GROSS DETAILS WITHIN (but not many). [more inside]
posted by angrycat on Feb 26, 2013 - 26 answers

I need a stomach reset button

I have angered my stomach, and don't know how to get it back on track. Details that I can't believe I'm talking about inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2013 - 23 answers

Dog diarrhea is not fun for anyone (Gross details inside)

My senior German Shepherd has had a few bouts of diarrhea recently, and I'm not sure why it's happening or how to stop it. I haven't changed his food, and fecal analyses and blood work didn't turn up anything. Is occasional diarrhea just something that happens, or should I be more worried? [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle on Sep 4, 2012 - 14 answers

Low-priced drink not such a good deal afterall

What ingredient is it in Sobe drinks that consistently gives me diarrhea? [maybe not NSFW, but a bit graphic] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2012 - 9 answers

Diarrhea, uh-uh. Diarrhea, uh-uh!

Managed to get some form of sickness in Istanbul. Am I okay now, or should I still go see a doctor? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Jul 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Please help with my dog's chronic loose stool problem!

My dog's had diarrhea and soft stools on and off for about two months, despite rounds of forti-flora, tylan powder, metronidazole, and anti-parasite medication. Please help me figure out what's going wrong inside her! [more inside]
posted by Lakmir on Jul 25, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me spend less time in the bathroom while I'm on a liquid diet.

How do I keep from having diarrhea while on a liquid diet? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Apr 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Chewing gum and gastro distress

Could 3 to 4 pieces of sugar-free Dentyne Fire gum per day be giving me occasional episodes of gas, bloating, and diarrhea? If so, what kind of sugar-free gum should I chew instead? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 - 20 answers

Trying to switch my cat to wet food, but she keeps vomiting!

I'm trying to switch my older cat from a dry to a wet canned food diet, but every time I try she ends up with vomiting and diarrhea. Help! [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Nov 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Ok, time for an embarrassing diarrhea question.

4 days of the runs, I don't have a doctor and this doesn't seem severe enough for the ER. But it hurts so please help! [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Oct 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Not quite le gripe?

Potential medical emergency filter - I need help translating the symptoms for dyssentery into French ASAP. (gross Medical TMI warning) [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Is my neck OK? Is my tummy OK?

Sudden neck pain and tummy troubles. Am I okay? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Aug 16, 2011 - 8 answers

How to care for my cat before I see the vet?

Newbie pet owner. Cat has diarrhea, time to worry, or not? [more inside]
posted by Caravantea on Jul 28, 2011 - 19 answers

Is it Oops I Crapped My Pants in here, or is that just me?

Is there such a thing as heat-induced diarrhea, is it a cause for alarm, and is there anything I can do to thwart it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2011 - 12 answers

Help, I'm In An Abusive Relationship With My Innards

I've been a puking, painful sulfur factory for a month and a half. All my test results have been negative, and my GP is stumped. Wondering if anyone's experienced similar and can clue me in about what I have. Warning: Gross. [more inside]
posted by Gianna on May 3, 2011 - 22 answers

This can't be normal!

This is the third time I've had a stomach virus type ailment since late December. This isn't usually something I have problems with, what could be causing a sudden "intestinal weakness" (so to speak)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2011 - 21 answers

Temporary Ouch-Fixer?

I have many of the symptoms of appendicitis, but the doctors say that nothing is wrong with me. I'd like to see a GI doctor, but I'm going out of town for Christmas on Thursday. What's the best way to manage these symptoms so that I can enjoy my holiday? [more inside]
posted by chara on Dec 21, 2010 - 20 answers

Warning: may not cause constipation.

My iron supplement is giving me diarrhea. WTF and what do I do? (semi-grossness inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2010 - 13 answers

I Don't Like Flying To Begin With

I get indigestion, and the last month, it's been pretty bad. And now, I have an 8-hour flight this Saturday. What can I do to try to keep my indigestion from being a problem during my flight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2010 - 20 answers

Help me help my new doctor solve my stomach problems

How do I get a new gastroenterologist to help me really, finally solve this longstanding, chronic problem? (TMI about my digestive system inside) [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jul 22, 2010 - 28 answers

Was My Cat Abused?

Last week, my cat ran in through his kitty door and jumped onto the back bedroom windowsill all in a rush. He had a bunch of those weeds that look like wheat stuck to him throughout his fur, and worse, he smelled very strongly [warning: strong stomach required!] of diarrhea! [more inside]
posted by SociologistTina on May 19, 2010 - 21 answers

Help me nail down the root to my dog's diarrhea!

How can I get rid of my puppy's diarrhea? [more inside]
posted by jwfree on Mar 17, 2010 - 19 answers

Like green corn through the new maid...

Is there anything special about sturgeon that might cause ... um ... intestinal distress? [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Jan 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Help with an IBS flare-up.

How do I deal with a IBS flare-up? (kind of gross) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2009 - 19 answers

How to make my dog have a solid stool?

What type (not brand) of dog food is good for dogs with bad gas and soft stool? [more inside]
posted by jwfree on Nov 23, 2009 - 22 answers


Help me survive my last year of high school as a student prone to frequent anxiety attacks and major senioritis. [more inside]
posted by Yasuo on Oct 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Stomach virus still lingering?

Almost a week ago I had a stomach virus (or possibly food poisoning, I guess), and I still don't feel back to normal. Is there anything I can do, or is this within the realm of normal? [more inside]
posted by peep on Feb 16, 2009 - 15 answers

How do I keep from getting dehydrated when I'm constantly vomiting and diarrhea-ing?

I've had diarrhea and constant vomiting since last night. I can't even keep down water. What should I do to keep from getting dehydrated? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Nov 5, 2008 - 41 answers

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