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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- Any blood in the stool?
2- Any vomiting?
3- Is he lethargic?
4- Any other symptoms?
5- How much does he weigh?
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Friend, certainly diarrhea can be caused by dietary indiscretion. Other possible causes are: Ingestion of a foreign body, infections, parasites, etc. to name a few causes. I am going to make some recommendations below, if no improvement within 24 hours the next step should be a hands on examination with family veterinarian and fecal analysis as initial screening test. This is what you can do:
1- Pepto Bismol 1 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 him back into his regular diet. Keep him 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 her checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.
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