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What can I give my dog , she started with it on Friday and

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what can I give my dog for diarrhea, she started with it on Friday and has not had much of an appetite, nose has been a little warm, but other than that she acts fine. She did finally eat a little bit last night but had diarrhea bad again today.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 6 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

For mild diarrhea in dogs, I'll often try manipulating the diet by adding more fiber. To do this, you can give 1-2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin or sweet potato baby food. If the diarrhea worsens, doesn't improve or turns bloody, then I would get him seen and start some oral antibiotics (Metronidazole).

As long as it improves, I would give it 2-3 days with the increased fiber and let this resolve. If she develops vomiting or stops eating, then again I'd get her seen and make sure she doesn't need more aggressive care.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 6 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Abigail. How is everything going?
Dr. Gary

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