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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!First, I am very sorry for your loss. I know how difficult it is to lose a beloved pet. I would be suspicious that both dogs are having stress enteritis or an upset stomach from the changes in the household. I can give basic guidelines but if there is no change in the next 24 hours please consider a veterinary exam and fecal evaluation to ensure the puppy didn't bring anything into the home that is making the other two ill...- Increase exercise, 30+ minute leash walks 1-2 times daily to increase hunger and allow the mind to move forward from the loss they have had the past few weeks
- White rice and lean boiled meat such chicken in small frequent meals to entice the appetite but yet be bland for the stomach as well. As they show interest in their food then you can increase the quantity while reducing the frequency of the meals- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours to help settle their stomachs. If you have omeprazole that is also an option for settling the stomach at 0.5 mg/ pound daily - Canned pumpkin 1 tbsp twice daily can also help firm up stoolsIf 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 which it sounds like one of your dogs is already showing (licking lips, increased salivation, eating grass) as well. I would not advise feeding your Suri until the increased salivation subsides because often it will result in further vomitingPlease let me know how else I can assist you both today. I hope your pets is feeling better soon!
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There are a myriad of conditions a puppy can bring home including coccidia, giardia as the first two primary. But please only small frequent meals and I would limit the food to administer to Suri since he is already showing signs of nausea
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