From your history - it certainly sounds like there may be a gastroenteritis or even a colitis
. This can be from many different causes including eating something abnormal and even certain types of infections
including intestinal parasites, giardia, and coccidia.
Here is a great link that talks about colitis. http://www.VeterinaryPartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=677
Here is a great link that talks about gastroenteritis. http://www.petplace.com/dogs/gastroenteritis-in-dogs/page1.aspx
If you would like to try conservative management at home, you can try to offer a bland diet
. A common bland diet is boiled chicken
and rice (2/3 rice and 1/3 chicken). I would try this for 3-4 days, hoping that she improves over this time. I would also recommend adding a supplement such as 1 tablespoon of bran, canned pumpkin, or metamucil as a fiber source to increase the stool consistency.
You can also consider giving 5mg of Pepcid A/C (famotidine
) by mouth every 12 hours for 5 days for stomach upset. You can purchase this over the counter.
With that said - if she is not doing well at home, becomes more lethargic, or has signs such as more vomiting, continued diarrhea/abnormal stool after 3-5 days of treatment - this may be a time to see your veterinarian again for evaluation.
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