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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am so sorry to hear that your dog has loose stoolsI can give you some basic suggestions but if there is no change please consider a veterinary exam and fecal evaluation to ensure there is nothing more serious going on with her digestive tract but diarrhea can also be an early indicator of other problems that may require attention to prevent progression to weight loss, vomiting, decreased appetite- White rice and lean boiled meat such chicken- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.5 mg/ kg every 12 hours to help settle her stomach. If you have omeprazole that is also an option for settling the stomach at 1 mg/kg daily. I have dogs on this longterm without incident and have never seen constipation as a result of chronic use of an antacid- Canned pumpkin 1 tbsp twice daily can also help firm up stoolsIf there is any blood or mucus in the stools as well please consider a veterinary exam sooner rather than later to ensure that we treat more aggressively for these symptoms. In addition, monitor for signs of nausea (licking lips, increased salivation, eating grass) as well.Once the stools are regular again then you can slowly introduce a new diet to Daisy. This should be a high quality no by product formula and preferably a lamb and rice or something that states for sensitive stomachs if you are able. Unfortunately in some of these situations they have developed clostridial enteritis which will require an antibiotic prescription to resolve but hopefully the bland bulking diet will help with constipation as well as diarrhea and get her regular againPlease let me know how else I can assist you both today, I am online another 15 minutes this evening. I hope your pet is feeling better soon!
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