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I am dog is dying from diarrhea...he has constant

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I am dog is dying from diarrhea...he has constant bowel sounds...he is still trying to eat but i canot get the diarrhea under said only hope,,,tried endosorb, flagyl, imodium, preboitics, digestive enzymes...nothing is working! Is there anything to slow down his gut? I Am frantic...he is quickly losing weight
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.

CriticalCareVet :

Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

CriticalCareVet :

1) How long has this been going on?

CriticalCareVet :

2) What tests have been performed?

Customer: 2 weeks...we went to emergency vet...started having it again...has been chronic for a yr and a half
Customer: Had liver problems too but that is improving with denamrin
Customer: Blood work, ultrasound, stool
CriticalCareVet :

Who did the ultrasound?

CriticalCareVet :

A specialist?

CriticalCareVet :

Or your family vet?

Customer: A specialist i believe at the emergency vet
Customer: They basically said i had to get the diarrhe under control and protein into him...i can get him to eat but the diarrhea won't quit
CriticalCareVet :

If you wanted to see a specialist, a board certified veterinary internal medicine specialist would be recommended. Your veterinarian can refer you, or you can use this - LINK HERE

When going to that link above, you can find an internist with the provided boxes. Under the 3rd box “Specialty”, choose “SAIM - Small Animal Internal Medicine” and then fill out the rest of your information for state, etc.

These are veterinarians that went through veterinary school, and then did not only at least 1 year of an internship, but then did a 3 year residency ONLY focusing on this specialty to best diagnose and treat conditions such as this.

Endoscopy and intestinal biopsies may be needed if bloodwork, x-rays, and a fecal has not found a cause.

Customer: Ok...i am on borrowed time!
Customer: Can i access the link without losing our chat?
CriticalCareVet :


Customer: There is one here where i live
Customer: The others are all at ok state univ...we have an appt there but not until the 24th...he will be gone by then
Customer: Any other suggestions?
CriticalCareVet :

Until then - there is nothing specific that can be recommended.

CriticalCareVet :

But I am very glad you are able to get to an internist!

Customer: Ok
Customer: We'll see if they will take us without a referral
CriticalCareVet :

They should - most do!

Customer: They said i need a referral but i can probably get that..
Customer: Someone is going to call me back
CriticalCareVet :

Yes - your vet would likely be happy at this point to get another opinion!

Customer: Thanks
CriticalCareVet :

You are very welcome - good luck!

CriticalCareVet :

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Customer: Ok i appreciate that
CriticalCareVet :

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