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My 13 year old MinPin is starting her 3rd day with diarrehea.

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My 13 year old MinPin is starting her 3rd day with diarrehea. What can I give her to help (its Sunday and no vet). Thanks, Audra


This is Dr. Christian. Welcome to JustAnswer. A few questions will help me get a clearer picture of the situation:

  • Have you noticed any blood in her stool?
  • Is she vomiting?
  • Is her belly painful when you gently push on it?
  • Are her gums a normal pink color?
  • How much does she weigh?
  • Does she take any medications or have other medical conditions?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I have not seen any blood.

I have not seen her vomit, but found what looked like she may have on a rug.

Her belly does not seem to be painful.

Her gums are dark

She weighs 9 pounds

She takes 1/2 tablet of Tramadol 50 mg. every 8+/- hours for arthritis along with

1/4 am & 1/2 pm table of Rimadyl. She also take 1/2 tablet of Cosequin DS a day.

Her only medical condition is her arthritis, otherwise she is in good health.


Unfortunately, there is not much that you can use as far as medication since she is on those medications. For instance, pepto bismol contains aspirin which should never be used with rimadyl. Your best bet is to give her plenty of fluids (you may have to force feed her). Try warm chicken broth. Also give her bland foods only to minimize upset of her intestinal tract. You can try boiled chicken breast, white rice and scrambled egg whites. The most important thing is to keep her hydrated. If you have more questions please let me know.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

How do I force feed her water and/or broth?


Thanks a lot for your help!

You are welcome. You can use a dropper or syringe to give it to her. It is important to give her a tablespoon or two every hour to keep her hydrated.

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