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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your Boston terrier today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind. How long ago was her surgery? Is she acting fine otherwise besides the diarrhea? How is her appetite?
Okay thanks for the additional information. I am definitely concerned that she is not eating and drinking currently. Hopefully it is something that can be easily treated. I would try to see if you can feed or give very small amounts of food or liquids frequently. Ideally a syringe would be best where you would only feed no more than 3-5 ml at a time slowly . That should help minimize the risk of aspiration. As far as meds, you should touch base with your veterinarian about getting medication for diarrhea. Usually this medication is relatively inexpensive. The most common medications prescribed for blood in stool includes a medication called Metronidazole and some type of pro-biotic such as Pro-pectalin. Also if she starts too eat again, she may need to be put on a bland diet such as boiled chicken and rice to allow her digestive system to rest.