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He has had diahreah for a full day now. His eating isn't a

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He has had diahreah for a full day now. His eating isn't a problem but he isn't drinking a ton of water.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Flynn. He is 4/5, he is a rescue so I'm not sure on exact age.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Flynn?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- What breed is Flynn?

2- Did he get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?

3- Any blood in the stool?

4- How much does he weigh?

5- Is he on any medications?

6- Any other symptoms?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1. Mini Australian Shepherd2. He had 5 blueberries on Tuesday night and he has been chewing slowly on a Nylabone since Sunday.3. No blood4. 45/50lbs5. No6. He threw up once yesterday but hasn't since then.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

1- Is he lethargic?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not that I have noticed
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, diarrhea can be caused by many different medical conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing. But, common causes are: Dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, or even part of a systemic disease to name a few causes. This is what you can do:

1- Pepto Bismol 1/2 tablespoon every 8 hours for 1-2 days.

2- No food or water for 6-8 hours, need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer small amount of water followed by a diet of rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean her back into her regular diet. Keep her indoors in a cool room and no exercise when fasting.

3- Supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacteria that help with regularity. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.

4- If after doing the above you do not see improvement within 24 hours I would have him checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

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