Tina, there many causes for diarrhea in a puppy. Common causes are: Intestinal parasites, dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections (parvo
), or even part of a systemic disease to name a few causes. This is what you can do:
1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. You see, stopping the diarrhea with medication can make things worst if this is related to an infection or ingestion of a foreign body.
2- No food or water for 3-4 hours, need to give gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer small amounts of water followed by a diet
of rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken
or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean back into regular diet.
3- Give her 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt a day.
4- If after doing the above you do not see improvement within 24 hours or if she begins to vomit and the stool turns bloody have her checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!