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just rehomed this dog 11 2 he appeared neglected, very skinny,

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just rehomed this dog 11 2 he appeared neglected, very skinny, he has had diarrhea 4 days now...very frisky, happy alert
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Any vomiting?
2- Any other symptoms besides the diarrhea?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

no vomiting, no other symptons, I am traveling in a MH, but have been stopped at RV Park since Sat...dogs stool was soft 1st day Sat, then degenerated to extreme diarreah. I thought perhaps all the change, apparently previous owner only had him for 1 mo before they passed him onto me, so I don't have much background on Wulf..

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.
Mary it is possible the diet change could be the cause for the diarrhea. Other possible causes are: Intestinal parasites, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, 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 8-12 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- Supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacterias that help with regularity. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.

4- Consider getting him dewormed. You can buy Panacur (fenbendazole), give it once a day for 3 days, repeat after 3 weeks. You can buy panacur in some pet stores, online (amazon.com) or vet's office.

5- If after doing the above you do not see improvement within 24-48 hours, have him checked by a veterinarian.

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!

Dr. Peter
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

there are no sign of worms in his stool, could he still have them?

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.
Mary, most of the worms that affect dogs can Not be seen in the stool with the naked eye, you would need a microscope. Yes he could still have worms even though you are not seeing any worms in the stool.

Please reply if you have additional questions.

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