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My dog has had bouts of loose stools for 23 days. Started

Hello,My dog has had bouts of loose stools for 23 days. Started off with stressful events at home and fireworks, Progressivly became worse and dog was taken to emergency hospital where he was treated for mild dehydration and sent home with medications. Followed-up with my family vet in the following days loose stools had stopped after bland diet for 5 days and was reintroduced to his kibble slowly, stools became watery again after 2 maybe 3 firm stools. Took him back to family vet and was checked out, no dehydration, alert, no fever, fecal test came back normal but loose stools continued, dog was then given liporamaid(?) and Albon. 2 1/2 days in on the meds and the dog is not eating as well (shows interest in people food) not drinking as well as before and loose stools continue, the last watery stool was so watery it looked like mostly water so I gave him another dose of the liporamaid.additional details: 5 lb. Maltese 5 years oldEats Iams smart puppy puppy chow (we've tried to switch his food in the past and he refused to eat so vet approved of us continuing to feed him this)was active and no obvious signs of anything wrong other than diarrhea until we started the meds now seems depressed and not energetic at allI gave a small swipe of karo syrup this morning to help keep him from having a hypoglycemic event (has happened in the past 1 time 6 months ago after being cut during grooming)I am becoming increasingly frustrated what can I do? How long until the antibiotic starts to work and why would a dog contiue to have diarrhea while on anti-diarrhea opiate? Please help I am weary.

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Carole Cocagne

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Thank you for your help last week. Ellie's fecal tests came

Hello again! Thank you for your help last week. Ellie's fecal tests came back negative (2 separate stools and they sent it out too.) They sent us home with metronidazole. We are on day 4 of the antibiotic and there has been no change. My foster dog has come down with it worse, she is having frequent BMs and at times it is just leaking as she walks. She also vomited this morning, frothy bile with a few specks of blood.Our vet called to check on Ellie yesterday and suggested giving the antibiotic a few more days and if not better on Monday he suggested giving her Drontal just incase we are missing a parasite in the stool. My foster had her first round of drontal about a week and a half ago. Is it possible they both have a form of the flu and are just passing it back and forth? What else could it be? They didn't get into anything (I watch them like a hawk and they are leashed for walks and potty breaks.) Please help!!

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

25,294 satisfied customers
Our 4 yr old Aussie is throwing up kibble a couple hours

Our 4 yr old Aussie is throwing up kibble a couple hours after eating. Has been doing it several times a week. He has always burped a lot. But he just throws up the whole meal in one pile semi digested.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: Not that we are aware of. Again, he has been doing it fairly frequently. I'd say 4-5 times a weekJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: RemmyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Remmy?Customer: He lives on a farm. Seems healthy otherwise. Gets a lot of exercise. Eats in the morning and again in the evening. Dry meat based kibble

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Dr. Peter

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

42,294 satisfied customers
I have a 2 year old Vizsla who eats 3 cups of kibble per

Hi there, I have a 2 year old Vizsla who eats 3 cups of kibble per day, he's lean & 50 lbs. He is an only child and loved and exercised. When we have play dates come over, he has a tendency to eat other dogs poop, not his own, only others. I read about the forbid but don't think this will solve the problem in our case. Any advice is appreciated.

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

136 satisfied customers
My 80-lb 4-year-old German Shepherd knocked over a half cup

Hello, my 80-lb 4-year-old German Shepherd knocked over a half cup of coffee & cream, originally with 3 teaspoons of Xylitol so there may have been at least 2 teaspoons left. She did immediately thereafter eat her dinner and is now drinking some chicken stock.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the German shepherd?Customer: she's fine at the moment, however, read above? Or:JA: Where does the German shepherd seem to hurt?Customer: Hello, my 80-lb 4-year-old German Shepherd knocked over a half cup of coffee & cream, originally with 3 teaspoons of Xylitol so there may have been at least 2 teaspoons left. She did immediately thereafter eat her dinner and is now drinking some chicken stock.JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: No, but we know the symptoms can start in as little as 30 minutes so we're watching her closely.JA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the German shepherd eating normally?Customer: Sorry, you didn you didn't read the above. Yes, she ate her dinner. What's the next best way to hydrate her (and dilute the Xylitol?) short of a saline drip?JA: OK. No appetite problems. The Veterinarian will know if the German shepherd will be able to digest that. What is the German shepherd's name?Customer: RoxieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Roxie?Customer: She did eat some Xylitol full-strength (not mixed with anything) at one year and a few months old. She knocked over the "sugar" bowl and likely licked up a fair amount, maybe 1/4 cup or more. We didn't wait and took her immediately to the Emer Vet and she was already showing weakness and inability to walk within 30-45 minutes. She was treated (I believe saline drip) and was find.

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Dr Marta Lepes

DVM owner

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My dog has been very ill twice and my vet can't figure ou

Hi Pearl! My dog has been very ill twice and my vet can't figure ou why. But I think he's starting to get sick again. Monday he ate breakfast and I could see the immediately did not feel well. So much so that he went upstairs to bed by himself. That is completely out of character for him he's never done that before. Then yesterday he barely drank any water ( only drank a bit before we went to bed). I do not work so I spend all day everyday with him. And yesterday was normal as far as routine. I have seen this behavior before he got sick last time.Symptoms before getting illFirst thing in the morning after eating, occasionally He will act like he was going to vomit, actally starting to retch but then burp and it would stop, A few times he has vomited. 4 or 5 times over several months not sure a how many months but at least 3 months.)He stopped drinking much water. He drank some but not much. Did not urinate in the morning. This lasted at least a week if not more right up until he got sick. I thought my husband was letting him out to potty when he left for work so I didn't realize he wasn't going potty first thing in the morning. Sometimes he wouldn't go until 1-2pm. He would drink some after play.When he was hospitalized he was retching, visibly in pain shaking, he had no fever. We thought it was acute pancreatitis, which he has had in the past. But all pancreatic enzymes were normal. Had an ultrasound his pancreas was not enlarged like it was infected. His other organs look "perfect" other than some "sludge" in his kidneys, no kidney stones. Xrayed his gut to look for possible foreign objects he might eaten- it showed nothing. Blood work was done on the third day he was hospitalized and it only showed slightly elevated white blood cell count. His treatment consisted of no food for three days. IV fluids for three days. After he came home antibiotics for two weeks. This was last week of November. The vet was worried that he could die. That's how sick he was.He has had no issues up until now. last weekish he was nauseous after breakfast. Once he looked like he might want to throw up and one time retching until he burped.Since he only eats Hills Science Diet Lowfat ID canned for meals and kibble for treats. Nothing else.TJ is seven year old Yorkiepoo. Medical history is pancreatitis. Before the November incident there was another similar incident. It looked like pancreatitis but, no elevated enzymes and ultrasound showed the pancreas was not inflamed no fever.Any suggestions you may have as to what it could be and tests to run would be greatly appreciated.

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

136 satisfied customers
He just vomited his breakfast along with pink liquid, Not

He just vomited his breakfast along with pink liquidJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: Not that I know of, though he was incontinent this morning and pooped on the floor before I got up. When I sent him out for his morning pee, he did eat snowJA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Jasper. He's about 13 1/2 mid sized mix of possibly hound labJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jasper?Customer: He has Cushings disease but was taken off Trilostane to resolve chronic cough. He's had lung x-rays which were clear and even had a DNA blood test which only showed traces of kennel cough(this was in the summer). He's had a strong antibiotic which did not resolve it. Currently he's on bronchiodiolator THEO waiting for an air tube so we can deliver asthma puffer to see if it will work.

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

29,538 satisfied customers
I have two dogs. The new puppy always tried to eat the other

hi, I have two dogs. The new puppy always tried to eat the other dog's poop. This really make me feel so annoyed and worried since she already get sick because of that. I cage her when I am not around, but I don't wanna do that forever. I want they play together when I am not around . Also , Simone suggest me to fed my elder dog a " medicine " which can make her poop not too " tasty", but I don't want to since i don't know whether it's good for her health . Do you have any other way I can use to stop my dog from eating poop?

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

17,992 satisfied customers
My 6month puppys with have solid from about nine in the

My 6month puppys with have solid poops from about nine in the morning till after lunch and what comes out just looks like thick puttingthen, towards dinnertime it's more like the consistency of tomato soup. And my one year-old his police wh Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: My 2 6-month-old puppies have solid poop in the morning lunchtime it's more like putting after dinner it's more like tomato soup but my one year-old his poop is fine. Today I've taken away all of the extras the eggs the blue Buffalo wet food. So everybody is just having the dry food. I figured I try that for 48 hours but I'm getting concerned for my two youngest. Could it be simply because we added the new flavor of wet food even though it's by the same brand? I'm really concerned about dehydration anyway you can on my pups?

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