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My dog has been sick for a couple days one day was throw up

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My dog has been sick for a couple days one day was throw up the others couple have been diarrhea. I noticed last night there was blood as well! What do I do?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Candy replied 2 months ago.

Hello. I am sorry to hear your dog has you worried. My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help.

Can you tell me how long this has been going on and when did he vomit last?

How old is he?

Does he ever eat things he should not such as toys, clothing, sticks etc?

Had there been any changes to his diet before this started, this could include a new dog food, treat or human foods?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
He last vomited in Tuesday. Woke up to poop on Thursday and then this morning as well. Still runny poop. Today and noticed the blood last night.
He is 2 yes he chews on sticks sometimes. He may of had some table food but I don't remember.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
He is acting normal. Running playing all his normal activity
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Candy replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for the additional information.

There are many things that can cause vomiting and diarrhea the most common being

*Intestinal parasites. Not just worms but also microscopic protozoa such as coccidia and giardia
* Dietary indiscretion - Eating something they should not
* Diet changes
* Colitis
* Bacterial infection.

Some things you can do to help are
* Continue with the bland diet of chicken and rice for 3 days
* Add additional fiber such as canned pumpkin 1 Tablespoon twice daily
* Imodium can help with diarrhea. This link will give you a chart for proper dosing. LINK

As long as he is acting normal then hopefully a few days of a bland diet will get him back on track. If the diarrhea continues for more then 4 days or he has any additional vomiting or stops eating then I would have him seen by your vet.

Please reply back if you have additional questions and I will be happy to continue.

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Expert:  Candy replied 2 months ago.

I noticed my link for Imodium did not post. Here is is again. LINK

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