|Barked: Thu Jan 2, '14 2:57pm PST |
|I'm assuming dogs can get salmonella poisoning from raw chicken... but what do you do if they get it? Is it an immediate vet visit or can they straighten it out themselves? Here's what I think happened.
I used to feed their chicken frozen (they've been on raw for years), but my older dog was acting like it was getting more difficult to chew, so I started thawing it. I was throwing a five pound bag of chicken in the fridge to thaw, figuring I was feeding it fast enough to not cause a problem. Now I'm wondering if that was an incorrect assumption.
So both of them have diarrhea and it's yellowish and liquid (it's not constant... one had an accident in the house this morning, but not sure which and I've seen them go once each outside since then this evening). One dog's was mucousy, but he passed a knuckle bone so not sure if it's related. They both act like they feel great, running around, chasing squirrels, playing, drinking, begging when I eat, etc. So do I fast them a day and feed pumpkin and see if it straightens out on it's own? Or do they need antibiotics? Do I just watch for fever and lethargy? I've never had this happen and I've been feeding them raw for years. I feel awful for making them sick. I know dogs can handle more bacteria than we can, but how do you know when they've had more than they can handle? By the way I'm throwing out the rest of what was thawed. I can start a new bag and not thaw the whole thing at once.
Any advice is appreciated.
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