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my dog has uncontrollable diarrhea what should i do

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my dog has uncontrollable diarrhea what should i do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Walter replied 7 years ago.

Hi,

If he becomes lethargic or you notice blood in the stool or vomit, he needs to see his vet promptly. As this is a sign of serious illness including a parasite infection or a blockage among other things. This sounds like a case of upset stomach. You can self treat this at home unless any of the above symptoms start presenting.

I would recommend skipping his next meal and allow his stomach time to rest first. Make sure it is a couple of hours before his next meal. I would then start him on a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice to help settle his stomach.(1 part skinless chicken Breast to 3 parts white rice)

 

I am concerned with him becoming dehydrated as this is quite serious with dogs. I recommend giving him unflavored pedilayte to replace the electrolytes.

 

You can give Immodium or Kaopectate Here is a link with dosage instructions: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=0+1459&aid=1432

 

Walter

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