the runs and the heat

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Postby Romanwild » July 18th, 2006, 8:59 am

Dreyfus and Diamond both have the runs today. It was hot and humid yesterdays. Do you think it's the heat?

I did buy them a new bag of food yesterday. That might be it too.
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Postby Maryellen » July 18th, 2006, 9:21 am

new food. did you just switch them over cold turkey? if so, could be that..

wait a minute, the queen and the queen???? why are you calling dreyfus a queen???
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Postby SisMorphine » July 18th, 2006, 9:23 am

I'd say it could be a combination of the two. Make sure they're hydrated.

Was the new bag a new kind of food or just a new bag?
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Postby anissa » July 18th, 2006, 9:32 am

Charlie had a little bit of the runs last night too. We were outside for most of the day due to a power outage, but I started to think it might be the heat too. (we didnt start him on the new food until after the runs had started)

Damn NNY weather.. one day its freezing, the next it's 90+ degree's.
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Postby Romanwild » July 18th, 2006, 9:50 am

I was messing with the word censors. :oops:

It was not a new food.
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Postby SisMorphine » July 18th, 2006, 9:58 am

I'd say most likely it had to do with the heat. I had a couple of loose stool pups in the kennel yesterday because of the heat. Just make sure they stay uber-hydrated today.
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Postby cheekymunkee » July 18th, 2006, 10:22 am

Could be the heat but none of mine have gotten the runs lately & it is hot as hell here. Of course I am only letting them out for a few minutes because my lug heads get over heated QUICK. They run out to pee & poop & they are hitting the door wanting back in. Can't say that I blame them, it's too hot to even walk to my car.
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Postby Romanwild » July 18th, 2006, 10:43 am

Deb, I'm sure you have AC. Most of us don't up here. It's hot inside too!

I put down a small amount of gatorade next to their water dish. Dreyfus won't touch it and Diamond makes a funny face when she drinks it. lol
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Postby Maryellen » July 18th, 2006, 10:55 am

do you have any oscillating fans charles? put them around the house and on high speed, and it will cool the house down.
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Postby cheekymunkee » July 18th, 2006, 11:13 am

Romanwild wrote:Deb, I'm sure you have AC. Most of us don't up here. It's hot inside too!

I put down a small amount of gatorade next to their water dish. Dreyfus won't touch it and Diamond makes a funny face when she drinks it. lol


You poor, poor souls. :(
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Postby anissa » July 18th, 2006, 11:16 am

Romanwild wrote:Most of us don't up here.


We have 2 installed. I cant imagine living without it!
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Postby SpiritFngrz » July 18th, 2006, 11:59 am

I pray to the God of Central Air on days like this!!! I don't remember what I did without it
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Postby cheekymunkee » July 18th, 2006, 12:04 pm

SpiritFngrz wrote:I pray to the God of Central Air on days like this!!! I don't remember what I did without it


That is the ONLY god I believe in. And his name is G. Power & Light & I pay him greatly every month.
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Postby Magnolia618 » July 18th, 2006, 12:27 pm

I love the heat. Everyone else was DYING yesterday, but I was loving it. I reaaaaaally dont want to get AC. (But... I dont live in Texass)
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Postby cheekymunkee » July 18th, 2006, 12:42 pm

Magnolia618 wrote:I love the heat. Everyone else was DYING yesterday, but I was loving it. I reaaaaaally dont want to get AC. (But... I dont live in Texass)


Exactly missy!! Come on down & I bet you will have your little body wrapped tightly around my a/c unit!!! :D I like the summers too but it is too hot even for ME right now.
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Postby mnp13 » July 18th, 2006, 12:50 pm

we roasted this past weekend, but no one could complain - Megan was in a bite suit for a majority of both days. I'm a big baby, no bite suitage for me. I'm working on a cooling system for under bite suits, I'm hopeing it's done for the DSO so Megan can test it out for me

I hate heat, but I only do AC for the absolute hottest days of the year. I usually run it for 6 or 7 days tops. and only in my bedroom.
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Postby Purple » July 18th, 2006, 7:41 pm

We have AC, too.

We also have dogs with some loose poop....., gotta love summer! Oh, well, at least we don't have to shovel humidity!
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Postby mnp13 » July 18th, 2006, 9:50 pm

to get them to drink more, try putting some milk in their water. Chicken broth works as well, but watch the amount of sodium.
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Postby katiek0417 » July 21st, 2006, 10:11 pm

Romanwild wrote:Deb, I'm sure you have AC. Most of us don't up here. It's hot inside too!

I put down a small amount of gatorade next to their water dish. Dreyfus won't touch it and Diamond makes a funny face when she drinks it. lol


I would do pedialyte....gatorade has too much sugar in it....
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Postby msvette2u » July 22nd, 2006, 12:48 pm

Milk could give them the runs too. There's low sodium chicken broth or you can boil a chicken and use the stock, if you didn't add salt, you're fine :)
I too think Gatorade would be unbalanced (electrolyte-wise) for them.
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