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Our 10 week old puppy is having liquid bowels. It is very

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Our 10 week old puppy is having liquid bowels. It is very very stinky and tan in color. It is complete liquid
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is Pepsi vomiting?
2- Did she get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?
3- Is she lethargic?
4- How long has this been going on?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Pepsi is not vomiting and the only thing that I know she has eaten is rabbit poop and Iams wet food (which is new for her and I mixed it in with her regular food).

She is not lethargic but her activity level is lower than normal. This started in the middle of the night
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Tina, there many causes for diarrhea in a puppy. Common causes are: Intestinal parasites, dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections (parvo), or even part of a systemic disease to name a few causes. This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. You see, stopping the diarrhea with medication can make things worst if this is related to an infection or ingestion of a foreign body.

2- No food or water for 3-4 hours, need to give gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer small amounts of water followed by a diet of rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean back into regular diet.

3- Give her 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt a day.

4- If after doing the above you do not see improvement within 24 hours or if she begins to vomit and the stool turns bloody have her checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

Dr. Peter
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Is Greek yogurt okay?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Can she get sick from eating rabbit poop? We live in the country and she gets in there sometimes.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Yes, she can pick up certain parasites like Giardia and cryptosporidia which can also cause diarrhea. So, it is possible the diarrhea is caused by any of the above mentioned parasites. If the diarrhea does not improve after doing the above have her checked by family veterinarian, make sure you take a stool sample to the office visit for a fecal analysis.

Please reply if you have additional questions.

Dr. Peter
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