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Often when a dog has gi upset they can have weakness due to muscle aches. It is possible it is related to what she was exposed to in the wooded area or simply gi upset as can happen in young dogs
My recommendations tonight:
- Start Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/pound every 12 hours OR prilosec (omeprazole) 20 mg 0.5 mg/ pound daily for the next 3 days with water (crushed if needed) to help settle her stomach
- Offer small amount of white rice and boiled boneless or ground chicken or ground beef. For example, one tablespoon hourly for a few hours then slowly start to increase the amount while reducing the frequency. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet. This is bland yet bulking so will help bulk up her stool and hopefully settle her stomach as well
- If diarrhea continues after doing the above, I would encourage having your family veterinarian perform an examination to determine the next step to getting Luna comfortable and what exactly the underlying cause is.
Indications your dog should be seen by a veterinary er sooner include: sticky gums that are pale, yellow, blue, purple, temperature rectally >103.5, progressive lethargy with less responsiveness to you, vomiting or diarrhea that includes blood, resting respiratory rate (breaths per minute) >60, swollen abdomen.
I hope this information makes sense and Luna is feeling better soon! Please let me know if I can clarify anything or assist with any additional questions tonight
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