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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am sorry that Payton is having some loose stools.Unfortunately imodium should be avoided in dogs, especially herding breeds which can have a reaction to this product and can have serious consequences. Pepto actually turns the stools black which we want to avoid because it can be confused with a stomach bleed and in my experience doesn't help much with loose stools- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg per pound every 12 hours or prilosec (omeprazole) 0. 5mg/ pound daily can help settle the stomach- Reducing her regular food and mixing in white rice and lean boiled meat which is bland yet bulking to her stools. Adding water as you already are is great to minimize dehydration- If needed you can add other ingredients to bulk up the stool, 1 tbsp canned pumpkin twice daily, miralax 1 tsp twice daily with meals are great stool bindersBut if the stools are not improving, there is blood in the stool, nausea (licking lips, increased salivation, eating grass), vomiting, or lethargy then please consider a veterinary exam since with her age this can be an indication of something more serious going on with her.Please let me know if you have any additional questions I can assist with today! I hope she is improving soon!
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