This weekend I wanted to concentrate on Nexus, so did not enter Viljo. My intention was to take Viljo and Taya with us, especially for all the noisy atmosphere and to see all the other breeds. Taya, however, began having liquid diarrhea on Thursday. It was a first for her even after all the traveling she has done in her young life. I believe it may have been caused by a little bully stick that I gave her but I'm not sure. I decided to leave her home in her pen and leave Viljo home too, so Taya would not be alone.
The diarrhea persisted. I was picking up the newspaper in her pen so often that I nearly ran out of paper. She seemed fine, playful and bright otherwise but three days of the runs is too long and I became concerned. She was drinking plenty of water but obviously losing weight. I hit on the remedy of small amounts of cooked oatmeal and chicken a few times on Saturday and Sunday. Yesterday and last night there was nothing on the paper, and this morning, her bm outside was perfectly normal. The oatmeal really seems to have helped absorb the excess liquid and regulate her gut. I am writing this in case others may find it useful in a similar situation.