How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Gary Your Own Question
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 19778
Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Gary is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My schnauzer very old, lumps, constant liquid diarrhea,

Customer Question

My schnauzer very old, lumps, constant liquid diarrhea, other wise still moving around peppy, help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.


For diarrhea/ colitis, I usually have owners add fiber to the diet to help firm it up. To do this, you can give 1-2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin with her meals. This is often enough to get the diarrhea under control over 2-3 days.

You could also try a dose of Loperamide (Imodium). You can give 1 tablet (2 mg) every 12-24 hours for 1-2 days.

If this is not helping, then it's probably infectious and some Metronidazole from your vet would be needed.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.