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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- What breed is Flynn?
2- Did he get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?
3- Any blood in the stool?
4- How much does he weigh?
5- Is he on any medications?
6- Any other symptoms?
1- Is he lethargic?
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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 do:
1- Pepto Bismol 1/2 tablespoon every 8 hours for 1-2 days.2- No food or water for 6-8 hours, need to give his 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 him checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.
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