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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 other symptoms besides the diarrhea?
Friend, the concern is if a shell becomes obstructed in the gastrointestinal tract. However, it is likely that he will be able to pass them in the stool. This is what you can do:
1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Stopping the diarrhea with medication is not a good idea as the body is trying to get rid of the shells with the diarrhea.2- Change his diet to rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean him back into his regular diet.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 him checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.
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