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What can I do to help my dogs diaheria' she has no temp.

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what can I do to help my dogs diaheria' she has no temp.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 months ago.

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

Now if Mopsie has diarrhea, we do need to tread with care since it can lead to dehydration and weight loss if left to linger. Just to note, if your friend was offering treats, this may have been the trigger for her signs but we can also see this with bacterial or viral gastroenteritis, parasites/protozoa infections, general dietary indiscretions, and ingestion of harmful items (hopefully less likely for her).

With this in mind and in regards ***** ***** question, there are some steps we can take. To start, you can consider starting her on a easily digestible diet like cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs, or meat baby food (as long as its garlic/onion free). 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 less diarrhea. You can even add fiber (ie canned pumpkin, all bran) to this to bulk up her stools quicker. As long as improvement is being seen, I usually advise continuing this until the signs are settled, and then weaning her slowly back to her normal diet.

Otherwise, as long as there is no blood in those stools, you can consider trying a pet safe anti-diarrheal. As I am sure you appreciate, these would not be a cure for infectious issues; but it can still be of benefit. It will 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 (all 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 her upset GI.

Overall, there are a wide range of agents could trigger this diarrhea, so we need to tread with care. Therefore, we’d want to start supportive care to settle her stomach. If Though if she doesn’t respond to the above within 12-24 hours; then we'd want to get her vet involved. They can assess her hydration, test a stool sample, make sure there is nothing in her stomach that shouldn't be there or any sinister viruses present. Depending on their findings, they can start antibiotics +/- further symptomatic care to help get this settled for her.

Please take care,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 months ago.
Hi Dolores,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Mopsie. How is everything going?