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1- How old is he?
2- Any blood in the stool?
3- How much does he weigh?
4- Any other symptoms?
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I am sorry Hootie has diarrhea. In response to your question, diarrhea can be caused by many different 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 8-12 hours.
3- After 8-12 hours offer a bland diet of rice with boiled boneless chicken for a few days or until the stool is back to normal.
4- Supplement with a probiotic, these are friendly bacteria that help with regularity. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.
5- If no improvement within 24 hours of doing the above I would have him checked by your family vet for a hands on examination.
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