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dog had diarrhea in his crate after eating guinea pig food

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dog had diarrhea in his crate after eating guinea pig food and sat in it all day. anything to watch out for?
Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a UC Davis graduate, and currently, a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.

I am sorry to hear about this concern for Walter.
Amazing what these dogs will eat. :)

What else to watch for?
- diarrhea lasting greater than 48 hours
- any blood in the stool. This can be black/tarry color or red
- excessive panting to suggest nausea or abdominal pain
- vomiting
- loss of appetite

To help diarrhea you can give some pepto-bismol, but I strongly discourage using it repeatedly as it can cover up a more serious problem.

Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate
You can give it every 8 hours. The average dose is 1ml per pound of body weight, and that is the TOTAL dose for the day. So, if a pet weighs 30 pounds, they would get a total of 30ml a day or 10ml every 8 hours. This is dosing for regular strength Pepto-Bismol. If you use maximum strength liquid, give half as much.

Sorry to hear about this concern. If you go into a vet, they will likely recommend maybe a probiotic, and an antibiotic like flagyl (metronidazole), which is wonderful for diarrhea situations.

Please let me know if there is anything I did not cover for you. I hope that information has been helpful.
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I hope everything is going okay. May I be of any further assistance?
I hope everything is going okay. May I be of any further assistance?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Walter is doing great. Thanks for your quick response and follow up,

You are very welcome Howard.
Good Luck

Dr. Andy

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