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Yesterday he ate some raw rice. Dragged a quart container

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Yesterday he ate some raw rice. Dragged a quart container upstairs. I would say he at no more than 1.5 cups. Was just watching him poop and he had diarreah at first, then seemed solid then he kept squatting. He weighs 47 pounds. He at his breakfast this morning
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Rossi Age 3.5
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rossi?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

The rice itself should not harm him past causing a GI upset. The squatting you have been seeing is intestinal cramping due to the diarrhea and it will resolve with time.

You can help to calm the diarrhea faster by switching him to a bland diet of boiled chicken (lean turkey, lean ground beef, etc) and canned pumpkin. This should be fed exclusively until the diarrhea resolves and then a 5-10 days slow switch from the bland diet back over to his regular dog food.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Checking in, JA Customer. How is your companion doing?