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I have a 9 week old puppy who just started showing diarrhea

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I have a 9 week old puppy who just started showing diarrhea symptoms. Should I feed him as normal tomorrow morning or stick to a liquid or rice diet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question, I'm Dr. Dan and I'll try to help you.

How long has the diarrhea been going on? Is there any blood in the stool or has he vomited?

Dr. Dan

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am so sorry your new addition has loose stool. As long as there is no blood in the stool nor vomiting I can assist you with basic guidelines but if the diarrhea is not subsiding or is progressing overnight then please take a fresh or refrigerated sample in to your veterinarian for evaluation tomorrow to determine if there is an underlying cause that requires medical intervention

- Feed a bland diet of white rice and boiled chicken in small more frequent intervals tomorrow morning
- Begin pepcid (famotidine) which is an over the counter antacid tomorrow at 0.25 mg/ pound to help settle Archer's stomach
- Please no imodium or product similar which is definitely not safe in such a young puppy
- Add water to the meals to ensure he is not becoming dehydrated
- Again if he does begin to have vomiting, nausea (licking lips, increased salivation), blood in the stool have him seen as soon as possible but if the diarrhea is not subsiding overnight have a fecal evaluation to determine if medications are necessary

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both. Congratulations on your new addition!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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