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My 7 year old yorkie has had loose stools few weeks now, and

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Hi, my 7 year old yorkie has had loose stools for a few weeks now, and now I notice a somewhat bloated stomach. I am starting the de-worming process- anything else?
She is eating ok, also a bit lethargic
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

There are a few things we can try to help reduce the loose stools but if there is no change, it is progressing to include blood or mucus, or the lethargy turns into a reduced appetite as well please have a veterinary exam to determine the cause of the loose stool

- Begin a bland diet of white rice and lean boiled meat such as chicken
- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours to settle her stomach
- 1 tsp canned pumpkin every 12 hours to also help bulk up her stools

If this is gastroenteritis related to parasites or stress this should help but if there is another underlying cause it might not subside so if there is no change within 24-48 hours then please consider a veterinary exam and a fecal evaluation at your veterinarian

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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