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My dog doesn't want to eat since two days, and has diarrhea,

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my dog doesn't want to eat since two days, and has diarrhea , my husband gave him some of his food from Polo Tropical 3 day ago , can that have anything to do with it? What should i do? Thank you
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Customer: She is very quiet, and looks sad, but she is still bagging when I eat, she would eat any snacks i give her, but I do not want to give her anything until she eats her dogfood
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 7 months ago.

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

I am so sorry that your dog doesn't have an appetite since eating Pollo Tropical a few days ago. Being from Miami I know a lot of the dishes are made with onions which can definitely have effects on the blood in dogs. It also can cause stomach upset so if there is no improvement with my guidelines please consider a veterinary exam and fecal evaluation to rule out the need for medical intervention

- White rice and lean boiled meat such chicken
- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.5 mg/ kg every 12 hours to help settle her stomach. If you have omeprazole that is also an option for settling the stomach at 1 mg/kg daily
- Canned pumpkin 1 tbsp twice daily can also help firm up stools

If there is any blood or mucus in the stools as well please consider a veterinary exam sooner rather than later to ensure that we treat more aggressively for these symptoms. In addition, monitor for signs of nausea (licking lips, increased salivation, eating grass) as well.

I know you would prefer the dog food but this is much more bland and bulking which is what we want with gi upset. Once eating well and the diarrhea is resolving you can slowly return to her normal food over an additional 3-5 days

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today. I hope your pet is feeling better soon!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 7 months ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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