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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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6 wks. Old body feels warm and they have diarahha what can I

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6 wks. Old body feels warm and they have diarahha what can I give them
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
One of the pups(female,Pebbles) doesn't want to eat she drinks a little water once in a while
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What is taking so long
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What is good for constipation, I have been giving them kaopectate
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Your pups' "feeling warm" needs to be clarified by your taking their body temperature rectally. Any body thermometer placed 1" into the rectum for 1 minute should do. Normal is 100.5-102.5F. If they are, indeed, febrile, a systemic infection involving the gastrointestinal tract needs to be considered and their vet needs to attend to them. If they aren't febrile, gastrointestinal parasitism and simple dietary upset are considered. What are they eating, please? Have you wormed them? Rather than Kaopectate (bismuth subsalicyclate) I would worm them with an over the counter product containing pyrantel pamoate. If diarrhea persisted, their vet should perform a fecal ova and parasite exam looking for parasites that don't respond to pyrantel such as coccidia and Giardia.

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