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Can bird poop cause a dog to be sick vomit, cramp and be generally

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Can bird poop cause a dog to be sick vomit, cramp and be generally not well if eaten -
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 6 years ago.

Dear friend,


I am sorry your baby has this trouble.

Bird poop contains a lot of bacteria and can make her ill.

She should be checked for coccidia and giardia.


Give her a probiotic. The one that works the best is @

A dog her size would get a half capsule per day.

For vomiting give a half a pepsid in soft food twice a day:

Try a small amount of boiled chicken with all fat drained off, chop meat , or baby food with no onion, beef, turkey, etc



Add unflavored pedialyte to her water 50/50 to hydrate her and balance her electrolytes.

Put a drop of pancake syrup on her tongue to raise her blood sugar in case she is a bit hypoglycemic. That should perk her up.


Also give her one teaspoon a day of plain yogurt to keep "good" bacteria in her system.

If she develops any abdominal pain, bloating, constipation or cannot keep anything down she needs to be seen by a vet.


Please let me know how she is doing. I will always be here for you


I hope your baby feels better very soon..

Best wishes for her,


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you so much for your answer yes I am sure that this is my problem - what causes a dog to eat eat bird poop are they lacking something - out vet's do no know pepcid or zantac but I am sure the Lenment work the same for reflux and antacid - please comment is pepcid use for reflux and an antacid?
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 6 years ago.

Hi Caron,


Some dogs eat poop because they need more calcium. You can give her a few ounces of milk and plain yogurt every day.

Yes, pepsid is they same as lenment and used for acid reflux.


Please let me know how she is doing.

Best wishes for her,


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