Dog Health Questions? Ask a Dog Vet for Answers ASAP
Good Morning and welcome to Just answer. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
From what you have told me, it does appear that December has a mild digestive disturbance. If this is minor and due to something she ate or stress, the best thing to do for now is to fast her for 24 hrs. At the same time, you can give Imodium AD 2 mg caplets at 1 caplet per 30 pounds of December’s weight given every 8 hrs.Water is ok to leave out. It will not hurt.
After the fast, feed a meal of boiled chicken ¼ and rice ¾. If this has helped, wean your girl onto the regular meal over 2 day’s period.
It is extremely important to have December seen immediately by a vet if she continues to have severe diarrhea. Even the dehydration from this can cause your girl severe complications.
If this is not successful, you will have to have your vet examine December to determine if there is something else such as a protozoa or infection that is causing this diarrhea.
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Thanks for the Advice!
Going into a vet on a Sunday would not have been fun.
I gave her the Imodium, but I d have a followup question, just in case. Assuming "the worst" and she does not get better with fasting or meds. After how many days of this should I take her to the vet? (Diarrhea started Saturday afternoon)
I just thought of somthing else that I had forgotten about early. I generally take December for a run/walk everyday. She has been playing fine with our other dog, so is it still ok for me to take her or would it be better for her to rest today?