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Our dog had diarrhea days. It's a little better. Now

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Our dog had diarrhea for two days. It's a little better. Now she has soft stool but it isn't watery. She is lethargic. You can tell she isn't feeling well by looking into her eyes. She still eats but not as much or as enthusiastically as normal. I generally work 12 hours shifts so I haven't been home enough to see what is really going on. My daughter has just been babying her. Today I am finally off. At what point do I take her in to the vet?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you. 1- Any vomiting? 2- Any pre existing medical conditions? 3- Any other symptoms? 4- Any blood in the stool? 5- Can you take a look at her gums and see if they are pink or pale? 6- Can you take her rectal temperature?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No vomiting. No pre-existing medical conditions. No other symptoms. No blood in stool. Gums are a very dark pink. Can I take a rectal temp with an old fashioned human thermometer? If so, I will do that.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Yes you can. This is what you do: 1- Lubricate thermometer tip with ky jelly, vaseline or soap and water. 2- Insert thermometer in rectum about 1 inch and gently press tip up against rectal wall. 3- Wait a minute or until it beeps. Please, let me know, I will be on stand bye. Thanks.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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