Thanks for your question regarding your young Chihuahua girl Peanut who has had diarrhea for 4 days now! You have done well with her so far and hopefully this diarrhea can settle down in the next few days. Thankfully she is up to date with her parvo vaccinations, so parvo is extremely unlikely to be the cause here. If you can - do get Peanut dewormed today or tomorrow if at all possible.
The Kaopectate is fine and I would also suggest starting her on a bland diet asap. Cooked, boneless, skinless chicken breast and boiled white rice is perfect for this and you can start her on this, this afternoon. Continue with the bland diet for another 3 - 4 days. This should help to settle her stomach including the intestines and colon. If you have seen just little spots of fresh blood, this is likely from colitis (inflammation of the colon) and isn't much to worry about. If large amounts of blood develop however, you will need to get her seen.
If the diarrhea is still persisting on Thursday evening, then you will need to get some funds together to get her seen on Friday morning. I would also suggest taking in a fresh stool sample from your girl. This can be sent away for a full fecal culture and float to help rule out a parasitic and/or infectious cause for Peanut's diarrhea.
Best of luck with your girl and hopefully this settles down for her soon! Let me know how you get on. Don't forget to click an excited face :-D if this has been helpful. Please be sure to reply using the REPLY TO EXPERT
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