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my dog rocky is a mix golden retriever and chow he is 7yrs…

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my dog rocky is a mix golden retriever and chow he is 7yrs old normally very healthy we got a new aussie puppy10day ago, it 12weeks old it has all shots my vet is out of town and the last few days rocky has had bad diearea there was some form to it up intill this morning it is mostly watery brown. is there any thing i can do besides give him water? he was hungry this morning i gave him a 12oz of pedigree chopped chicken , he ate it right down he had drank water 2 cups and a lot more 400am when he got me up to let him out. the puppy has no problems what can i do for rocky to get him back to normal?
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Typically - this is more of a digestive disturbance and stomach upset than a true disease or concern.

For cases such as this - Some owners do a trial run - meaning they attempt a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice for a few days to see if the signs resolve.

Rather than large meals - you might wish to start feeding smaller meals more often, which will not lead to the full belly and therefore the hope for improved comfort.

Regarding stomach upset, Pepcid A/C (Famotidine) is also a consideration - dosages and usage information here: http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/famotidine-pepcid/page1.aspx

This can be given 30 minutes before a meal.

If the signs do continue, then having a stool sample checked would be a good idea with the new puppy as there are times the puppy can bring a parasite or virus into the house and not display the illnes, but be a carrier for the older dog to get sick.

I hope this information is helpful!

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what about some drugs we use for dieara peptobusmo tabs or something else to help harden the stool????
Pepto bismol is not a great option in dogs.

Some consider imodium, but that can lead to constipation.

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