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Border Collie X dog: has had diarrghea four approx

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My Border Collie X dog has had diarrghea four approx. 4 days. My husband did give her some lamb chop bones and fat leftovers approx. 4 days ago. She doen't seem to be getting better and is a little weak in her back legs.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
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How much does Stella weigh?

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
approx. 22 lbs
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
From your history - it certainly sounds like there may be a colitis. This can be from many different causes including eating something abnormal and even certain types of infections including intestinal parasites, giardia, and coccidia.

Here is a great link that talks about colitis.
http://www.VeterinaryPartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=677

If you would like to try conservative management at home, you can try to offer a bland diet. A common bland diet is boiled chicken and rice (2/3 rice and 1/3 chicken). I would try this for 3-4 days, hoping that she improves over this time. I would also recommend adding a supplement such as 2 tablespoons of bran, canned pumpkin, or metamucil as a fiber source to increase the stool consistency.

You can also consider giving 5mg of Pepcid A/C (famotidine) by mouth every 12 hours for 5 days for stomach upset. You can purchase this over the counter.

I hope this information helps! PLEASE let me know...
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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