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11.5 year old bull dog mix with tumor mass on liver, Previous history, 1st mass removed 2 yrs ago and took one lobe and gall bladder, Tumor returned - large - inoperatable - management only gabapentin for pain what ever he wants to eat, also cushings management on Lysodren effectively. sudden onset severe diarrhea. Gave metronidazole 2hrs ago, immodium ad, 30 minutes ago. Lethargic and audible gut sounds, No jaundice and acceptable capillary refill time. Just water at this time. If this is just a single incidence, what might be the expected recover time versus beginning of end?
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. I regret that I can only conjecture why severe diarrhea has arisen. Possible causes include Lysodren overdose - that drug should be stopped at this time; metastasis of the tumor to his gastrointestinal tract; simple dietary indiscretion - eating something new, inappropriate, spoiled, or a non-food item; and any number of metabolic disorders which are too numerous to list in the venue. Simple diarrheas should remiss within 72 hours unaided. Metronidazole + loperamide (Imodium) is reasonable presumptive care.

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