Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis, and currently a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.
I am sorry to hear about this concern for Digby.
Well, a few concerns. The diet change can really cause havoc on the digestive tract. Even if it improved for a bit, you mentioned the milk!
Milk is a natural laxative in dogs, and the stomach can't really digest it. So, that can result in all sorts of issues.
When the stool also has a oily, mucoid/jelly, or blood in it that suggests colitis. Colitis is inflammation of the large intestine. Colitis in Dogs
Pepto was fine to give, but you really want to avoid repeating over and over, as it is not helping to re-establish a normal gut bacterial flora.
In this case, I think Digby would benefit from getting into a vet and probably starting some flagyl (metronidazole). A wonderful antibiotic for the intestinal tract, that also exerts some anti-inflammatory benefit. A key treatment if you are seeing any mucous or blood.
Also, well worth getting a probiotic.
Probiotics that can be helpful:Rx Biotics
- For this probiotic, you’ll need your vet to order it, or find a local vet who carries it.Vetri-probiotic BD
Although not a sole treatment for diarrhea, another effective supportive supplement (not a probiotic)Rx Clay
Your vet should carry one of the above or one like the above.
Metronidazole is also the type of antibiotic that most vets use on an as needed basis when there are breakouts of diarrhea. Another good reason why Digby might benefit from it.
I hope that information has been helpful.
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