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My schnauzer had teeth pulled that were infected yesterday

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My schnauzer had teeth pulled that were infected yesterday and today she has diahrrea.
What can I give her for it? She is 15 years old?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 6 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

In regards ***** *****'s diarrhea, there are some steps we can take for her. To start, consider starting him on a light/easily digestible diet. Examples you can use are cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, cottage cheese, or scrambled eggs (made with water and not milk). There are also OTC vet diets that can be used (ie Hill’s I/D or Royal Canin’s sensitivity) too. The aim of these diets is that they will be better tolerated/absorbed by the compromised gut. Therefore, it should get more nutrients in and result in less GI upset and diarrhea. As well, they will be soft on her healing mouth. As long as improvement is being seen, I usually advise continuing this until the signs are settled, and then weaning him slowly back to his normal diet.

Otherwise, as long as there is no blood in those stools, you can consider trying a pet safe anti-diarrheal. This way we can reduce diarrhea load, allow the body to absorb more water/nutrients, and soothe the upset gut. In regards ***** ***** options, the one we most commonly use is Kaolin/Kaopectate (More Info/Dose @ This is available OTC at most pharmacies. Otherwise, Propectalin, Canikur, Fast Balance, and Protexin Pro-Fiber (which is available OTC at vets, pet stores, and even Amazon) would be another option. All will slow diarrhea and those last ones have the added bonus of providing support to the delicate good GI bacteria. So, these can be used as a short-term means of soothing his upset GI.

Of course, if we use the above and her signs linger, then we may want her vet to check a stool sample +/- dispense antibiotics in case she has picked up a secondary opportunistic infection as her immune system has devoted its attention to her healing mouth.

Please take care,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 6 months ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Hattie. How is everything going?