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Our Sheltie has had very loose bowl movements past 2 days

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Hi, Our Sheltie has had very...
Hi,
Our Sheltie has had very loose bowl movements for the past 2 days and is going bathroom more then normal. His nose is also very wet and has started to drip.
We have given him cheese to try and harden his stools but it doesn't seem to be working. Do you think I should take him to a vet?
Thank you
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Hello and welcome, I'm Dr. B and would like to help you today.

Now regular cheese won't help diarrhea nor firm stool. So that isn't going to be of benefit here. If anything, try him on a light diet of rice and boiled chicken or cottage cheese. These won't firm stool but are easier to absorb and this will reduce diarrhea. As well you can add a spoonful of canned pumpkin or all bran as fiber will bulk up his stool.

As well, you can also give him a few millilitres of Kaolin/kaopectate. This is OTC at most pharmacies and can slow diarrhea for dogs. As well there are dog Kaolin/ probiotic pastes that you can also use for him. These are OTC at vets and pet stores. So these could be used here as well.

Overall cheese won't firm stool or stop diarrhea. Instead, the above would be our ideal home care. Of course if you use the above and he doesn't settle, then a check up would be ideal to pinpont the cause and get that treated for him.

Please take care,

Dr. B

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