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My doxie has had diarea four days. She has to go

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My doxie has had diarea for about four days. She has to go about every hour day and night. Is there any meds that we can give her to help?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.
Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. 1- Any blood in the stool? 2- Any pre existing medical conditions? 3- Is she on any medications? 4- Any vomiting? 5- Did she get into anything? 6- How much does she weigh? 7- Any other symptoms?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no blood, no medical conditions, no medications, no vomiting, not that we know of, 37 lbs, no other symptoms.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.
Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.
Friend, diarrhea can be caused by many different medical conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing. But, common causes are: Dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, or even part of a systemic disease to name a few causes. This is what you can try:1- Pepto bismol 1 teaspoon every 8 hours for 1-2 days. 2- No food or water for 8-12 hours, need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer small amount of water followed by a diet of rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean her back into her regular diet. Keep her indoors in a cool room and no exercise when fasting. 3- Supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacteria that help with regularity. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store. 4- If after doing the above you do not see improvement within 24 hours I would have her checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.

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