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Hey guys,
I’ve been researching and looking for help and ideas and hitting road blocks and extremely indecisive on what I should/shouldn’t do. Back in December 2020 my pup was diagnosed with hemorrhagic gastritis. It was a nasty bloody mess. Tucker is a 1 yr old huskey belgian mal mix that is extremely active and hyper and everything I personally want in a dog. With that being said I know when tucker isn’t feeling well or “isn’t” tucker. So when he got sick the first time I didn’t hesitate and got him to the vet immediately. Yesterday 3-4-21 I went to check on him and he was calm-ish which isn’t him. So my first thought was this stuff is happening again. Then I noticed the basically water he was popping out. I immediately called the vet got his meds re done and called in and picking them up ASAP. Now for my question since o got that out the way. What are some easy to digest high protein and hydrating foods/liquids I can feed him to keep him on track? He loves bananas and eggs, he will try to kill people for eggs lol he does not absolutely not eat table food never has. I want to try a raw diet but I am so scared to with his stomach.
Guys my heart is breaking over this. I was told to give him yogurt and eggs and that it’s good for his stomach. I haven’t tried much, not gonna lie because i don’t want to give him something and have the same problem I did a few months ago. So any advise/help from anyone that is or has had the same issue please please please let me know.
Currently- weight is 63 lbs
Eyes - reddish not horrible
Good saliva production (no white gums or stickiness yet)
Stools- water.
regular urine.
not lethargic eating and drinking regularly
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Have you added canned plain cooked pumpkin to the bland food? This is the stuff without spices.. just plain. Just an idea.

As to RAW diet I can say I have never had a dog react badly to RAW with Diarrhea. Mostly the issue has been hard stools (so I add green tripe for fiber). It is also unlikely that your vet will suggest a raw diet.

One thing I would suggest doing is testing the dog's stool repeatedly over a 14 day period for parasites (discuss with your vet) to rule out coccidia or giardia or other parasites which tend to not show up due to how the parasite life cycle works and when they shed evidence of being there.
 

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Tucker is parasite free I was able to get the stool test done on him, I have not tried the pumpkin yet, nor has anyone mentioned it. Thank you for that. I am totally open to trying natural ingredients. I have heard that the raw diet is a bit taboo for allot of people. Which is partially why I am hesitant against it. I will definitely give the pumpkin a shot.
 

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Tucker is parasite free I was able to get the stool test done on him, I have not tried the pumpkin yet, nor has anyone mentioned it. Thank you for that. I am totally open to trying natural ingredients. I have heard that the raw diet is a bit taboo for allot of people. Which is partially why I am hesitant against it. I will definitely give the pumpkin a shot.
To add to it- no his vet did not suggest raw anything. He wanted him on science diet, but at 60$ per 5lb bag where I’m at that’s out the question. I love my dog or else I wouldn’t be here but I’m a single mom with three kids there is a limit as to what I can and cannot do.
 

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Sorry, just want to clarify before I offer any suggestions - has the vet confirmed that the most recent watery poo incident was HGE or do you not have a clear answer yet?
 

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I hope he'll recover! That's scary stuff - I'm surprised your vet didn't have him hospitalized. Right now I'd be following strictly following veterinary advice to get him through this, even if it means temporarily putting him on a prescription diet until you can stabilize him. It's expensive, but sometimes it's worth it in the short-term until you can find a diet that fits your budget better and works for him. Especially with a potentially fatal condition like HGE.

As an aside, while plain, natural, unflavored/unsweetened yogurt is a good source of natural probiotics, I wouldn't be feeding any dairy to a dog with GI trouble. It's gentler on the stomach than some dairy products, but it still contains a good amount of lactose and can be hard on the digestion, given dogs are lactose intolerant to a greater or lesser degree.
 

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He was hospitalized the first time this happened. This time assuming because it just started we’re just keeping a very close eye on him. This is only the second time. I was able to catch early
 

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So far so good he’s back on the pancur. Still eating color in his eyes has cleared up a good bit. He’s hyper today.
 

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Day 3 of hge flare up. He didn’t really eat today. I had to coax him to his food. He nibbled then stopped. For the first time ever I had to put his meds down his throat. No solid poops yet either.
his was however all gone before I went to work so he did eat all of it.
 
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