Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am so sorry to hear that your dog has loose stools. What you describe of the urgency to defecate without production is an indicator of colonic spasms and hopefully we can determine how best to get him comfortable...I can give you some basic suggestions but if there is no change please consider a veterinary exam and fecal evaluation to ensure there is nothing more serious going on with her digestive tract but diarrhea can also be an early indicator of other problems that may require attention to prevent progression to weight loss, vomiting, decreased appetite- White rice and lean boiled meat such chicken
. If he is having such difficulties I would wait 8-12 hours to feed to allow the spasms to taper - Pepcid (famotidine
) 0.5 mg/ kg every 12 hours to help settle his stomach
(30 mg for his size). If you have omeprazole that is also an option for settling the stomach at 1 mg/kg daily (60 mg for his size)- Canned pumpkin 1 tbsp twice daily can also help firm up stools- If he is up for it get him up and walking
. This helps tremendously with spasms of the colon and provide relief. If this does work you should be able to start the small meals of white rice and lean boiled meat soonafterIf there does develop 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.Please let me know how else I can assist you both today. I hope your pet is feeling better soon! If this is not satisfactory or you would prefer I am happy to send the question to customer service, please just let me know how you would like to proceed... If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION at the top of your screen (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks!