|Barked: Sun Jan 17, '10 4:50pm PST |
|Could he have an obstruction? Like could he have eaten something that is stuck in there now and can't get out? If it is just diarrhea then it may not be this, but if there is any vomiting, especially if accompanied by a loss of appetite/interest in food, I would probably go in on emergency because you could be dealing with something that can't wait until Tuesday
On the other hand pumpkin should help firm the stools. Our lab Juniper used to have massive bouts of diarrhea and would get to where he was straining really hard to go and nothing would come out. This was when he was on really poor quality food (Purina One and IAMS) that I am pretty sure he was having allergy issues with (most likely to corn). Could it be what you are feeding that is causing the diarrhea?
To help keep him from messing himself, you could feed plain boiled white rice for a couple of days (no kibble). This always helped Juniper's painful diarrhea episodes, but you don't need to do it for more than about a day and a half before you start (slowly) adding kibble back in. If you have any metronidazole lying around you can give him that and it will stop the diarrhea almost instantaneously, but most people don't just have some lying around (I work with GDF and keep it on hand in case we have a pup that needs it so we don't have to buy from the vet). Sorry I can't be of more help!