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1- How old is your dog?
2- How long has this been going on?
3- Any vomiting?
4- Any blood in the stool?
5- What is the name of the medication or active ingredient you are giving?
6- Any other symptoms?There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
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6- Any other symptoms?
What is the name or active ingredient of the dog medicine you gave him?
Friend, it is possible he has diarrhea from eating the hamburger meat. Other possible causes are: 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 imodium. You can give him Pepto Bismol 1/2 teaspoon every 8 hours for 1-2 days.
2- No food or water for 6-8 hours, need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer small amount 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 him back into his regular diet.3- Supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacteria that help with regularity. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.4- If after doing the above you do not see improvement within 24 hours I would have her checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!Dr. Peter