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karenz
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Tell us about yourself: My name is Karen and I have a dutch shepherd, Xander, born 6/14/13. He is my second dutch shepherd. My first was Rawly. Even though Xander is my second I still have a lot to learn. That is why I'm here, to learn, get advice, and meet people who love these guys as much as I do.
Location: NC

Salt Water

Post by karenz » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:58 pm

So Xander had his first beach trip today. He had a great time. However he evidently ingested some salt water. He didn't drink it but I guess while playing and splashing around he got at least some. He had a spell of diahrea and threw up some water. He also drank plenty of fresh water during the day. In fact each time we got done playing in the ocean I would make him drink fresh water.

So now he seems fine. He is energetic and wants to play. My question is if he were going to have any serious problems from this is that something that would have already occurred or can it cause problems even hours days weeks after. Thanks
Karen & Xander

centrop67
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Tell us about yourself: Accidental DS rescuer. Human companion to Radar and Leela. Owner of the site, looking to make this the top site for information and discussion on Dutch Shepherds.
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Re: Salt Water

Post by centrop67 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:50 am

I am lucky enough to live in close proximity to the ocean AND own a boat. I have always taken my dogs out to the sandbars - especially my Lab who couldn't get enough.

Dire-rear is definitely a result of saltwater intake, and unfortunately it's unavoidable. Dogs listen to 'don't drink the saltwater' as well as they listen to 'don't eat the sock.'

In my experience, the loose stool is short-lived, and I have never seen any long term effects. You did the right thing by making sure there was plenty of fresh water available.
Michael
The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
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Re: Salt Water

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:41 pm

I am not sure about something happening days later, I would doubt that but dont quote me. Its like if you swallowed too much water.

It is a good Idea to keep gasx around though for the gas it may produce to avoid bloating, or to relieve the discomfort of swallowing too much water.
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karenz
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Tell us about yourself: My name is Karen and I have a dutch shepherd, Xander, born 6/14/13. He is my second dutch shepherd. My first was Rawly. Even though Xander is my second I still have a lot to learn. That is why I'm here, to learn, get advice, and meet people who love these guys as much as I do.
Location: NC

Re: Salt Water

Post by karenz » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:33 pm

Thanks for the info. I do keep gasx at the house. If you could post and remind me the dosage that would be great.

It was short lived. I would have never thought the little bit of salt water he got would have caused diahrea and throwing up.

I kept a close eye on him last night for signs of dehydration but he seems fine. In fact he still wanted to go outside to play even after a long day on the beach and being I'll. I swear I think he would play ball until right until he fell over dead.
Karen & Xander

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Tell us about yourself: Over the past 25 years I shared my life with a Rott, two Akitas, and a Shepherd/Husky mix. I now have my first Dutch Shepherd. Lexi was born in early September 2014. She is great in so many different ways but I could use advice from some been there done that DS owners.

Re: Salt Water

Post by k9lexi » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:54 am

How far are yu from the beach?

karenz
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Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:59 am
Tell us about yourself: My name is Karen and I have a dutch shepherd, Xander, born 6/14/13. He is my second dutch shepherd. My first was Rawly. Even though Xander is my second I still have a lot to learn. That is why I'm here, to learn, get advice, and meet people who love these guys as much as I do.
Location: NC

Re: Salt Water

Post by karenz » Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:32 am

k9lexi wrote:How far are yu from the beach?
About an hour and a half depending on which beach I go to. You would think I would go more often but it was the first time I went since summer before last other than a couple fishing trips on the boat.
Karen & Xander

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