Jax has got the Doodle diarrhea blues.
That’s what I told my boss as I hung up the phone and began to pack up my belongings. It is super doodle rare for the Boys to have any form of stomach issues, so when it happens, I panic. #Leoflashbacks.
Jaxson – DEFINITELY not feeling well…
He hadn’t ingested anything odd (my dog ate a sock) in years, and you know me – I haven’t changed their food either.
LIVING THROUGH A RENOVATION –
Trying to make this seem like “home” while preparing to live IN a home renovation project is not that simple. We’ve got a fraction of our belongings here in the house and while I’ve tried to make this our new normal, pawhaps they don’t quite understand the chaos.
There are many reasons a dog may develop loose stool, but out of all of them – the only one that seems to be even close to the right match would be –
stress or emotional upset
Is the new home, the boxes, the city life, the squirrels, all a bit much for my baby boy?
HOME REMEDIES –
When Harley was a puppy struggling with Giardia, I often reached for the “cures from the cupboard” vs. medication. Using foods as “binders” to normalize stool consistency –
- Rice water
- While rice
- Canned pumpkin
- Boiled potatoes (w/o the skin)
- Cottage cheese
- Herbs (such as fennel)
- Specially-formulated dog foods from the vet
While a few of those worked for Harley, they didn’t seem to work well for Jaxson. He still struggled with the bubblies, gas attacks (which scared the doodle out of him – #punintended), and the diarrhea.
PERFECT FORM –
A herbal gastrointestinal supplement to help support proper gastrointestinal and bowel health by The Honest Kitchen is where I went for help…
A proprietary blend containing Papaya leaf, plantain leaf, slippery elm, organic pumpkin seed, pectin, papain and fennel.
This supplement comes in a powder. The amount you use is based on weight, matched with equal amounts of water to create a paste…
Licorice! That’s what it smells like. Apparently the taste is appealing because he tries to lick the stainless steel off the bowl!
Jaxson lives in Charleston – but doesn’t care for rice #notnatural He prefers plain spaghetti noodles with his bland, boiled chicken breast meat. #sadiddydoodle
Adding this to his food, twice a day has gently aided in reducing his loose stool due to whatever caused it. It’s a great “go-to” product to have in your cabinet.
You can purchase a canister here.
Our new normal lifestyle is returning. I’ve already started weaning Jaxson back to his regular diet. I am also giving him (and Harley) “all of me” after work. For now the HGTV stuff can wait – the Boys come first #sorrydoodledad…
My boss loves the Boys, and he reads my blog so “paws-up” to him for understanding and allowing me to work from home!
ONE MORE THING –
That area where Jaxson is laying and the Boys are standing is the cutest step down powder room off from the kitchen that my father-in-law designed years ago. I’ve been working in there – trying to decide just what I want to do with it. It’s adorable and the Boys generally hang out on the steps and watch me.
I am one doodle shy of being a crazy dog lady ❤️
A FEW DISCLAIMERS –
- I am not a veterinarian nor a scientist. I’m a pet parent always interested in understanding more about my dogs, and sharing my findings with you!
- Cathy C. Bennett is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.