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moodybluejays

Akita bowel incontinence

My neutered Akita is 10 years old & of average build.
In recent months he has been passing small amount of faeces involuntarily (about the size of a marble), however, in the past few days he has dropped almost white, dry & very powdery 'marbles'.
He is eating ,drinking & passing proper stools normally & there has been no change to his diet

1/10/08

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TonyT

Unfortunately the vet is not online 24/7. If it's urgent and you are at all concerned then please either call Stuart on his one call direct line on 0906 11 11 999 or contact your vet for advice. Hope this helps.

3/10/08

Chicco

Haven't seen Stuart on here much this week - must be very busy.

I always associate the white crumbly with bone intake...... and if this was too much then I would add veg/fibre. But if he is normal most of the time then difficult.

Hope he is ok. Looks lovely in your avatar bless him.

4/10/08

stuart

Stuart has been havong awful problems with his phones and the internet access. Some my fault and some not. I have also been very busy and seriously stressed by my old horse which is out o lone being very very poorly. I think she is now recovering and have to admit that this also has been partly my fault as I did not question the wormers being used on her. Homeopathic wormers do not work!! Or to be more accurate they did not work in her case.

4/10/08

Chicco

Can you be more precise about that Stuart for everyone's benefit.
I do use traditional wormers on my dogs, but probably only annually.
I do also use a herbal preparation inbetween.

So very sorry about your horse and sincerely hope she continues to recover.

4/10/08

stuart

i too would associate the chalky motions with bones in the diet and am a little mistified how he can pass chalky and normal motions at the same time. The incontinence may be helped by Hills Bd and circulatory support unless it is due to a nerve demyelination problem.

4/10/08

moodybluejays

Just to clarify, neither of my dogs are ever given bones as it affects their digestion too badly. I realise some of this may be down to old age, but the other day my bitch dropped a couple of marbles & one of them was chalky too.
Is it at all possible that milk may be the problem, as they have a small bowl most days as a treat?
Thank you for the replies I have received so far.

5/10/08

stuart

The clinical evidence is that my 17 year old mare had such a severe worm burden that she lost 3 cwt over 4 weeks and became so weak she coukld hardly walk. She has in the past always been wormed regularly and I suppose kept on pasture that has been relatively clear of worms. The place where she is on loan has had horses and young horses at that on for centuries and is permanent grass. I suspect that the high worm larval intake and her lack of natural immunity has resulted in the massive worm burden that very nearly resulted in her death. She was wormed shortly before I was first alerted to the problem with a homeopathic product called multiwormer. It obviously had no effect on the adult worms. I can not asy whether or not it has any effect on any stage of the worm either initially in the bowel after ingestion or during the migrating larval stages. I suppose that it could have but I doubt it. I can say that it does not kill the adult worms in the bowels as dead worms can not produce eggs and the faeces sample I took when I first examined and treated her had in excess of 2,500eggsper gram
I am pleased and releived to report that she is gradually returning to her usual stroppy self.

5/10/08

Chicco

Thank goodness for that Stuart - good when they get stroppy again - a. I have not heard of or used multiwormer.

Sorry to take over your thread moodybluejays.

6/10/08

Chicco

How is this going. I am very interested to hear the outcome.

The white chalkiness when they have eaten bones is the calcium.
As milk is loaded with calcium then it could be the problem ---- however, this is purely guess work from me. Some dogs react violently to cows milk and shouldn't be given it, but if yours are used to it then I can't see it would be that as such.

9/10/08

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