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My 12 1/2 year old greyhound has loose stool. He has good

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My 12 1/2 year old greyhound has loose stool. He has good control, no accidents, but difficult to clean up after.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the greyhound's name?
Customer: Leo
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Leo?
Customer: I think he has allergies. He very noisily clears his throat, especially in the early AM. His nose also is drippy.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Diarrhea is a very nonspecific clinical sign. There are a few things that you can do before seeing your vet that may help resolve the issue. I would start a very bland diet such as boneless/skinless chicken breast and white rice. I would start Leo on Propectalin for 3-5 days and then start Proviable. The propectalin is a probiotic with kaolin clay to help firm up diarrhea and repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria. The Proviable is a straight probiotic that should be continued for a few months. The bland diet should be fed for 5-7 days and then gradually transitioned back onto his normal diet. If the diarrhea becomes watery, has blood in it, Leo starts vomiting, or is not eating well, then he needs to be seen by your local veterinarian. Diarrhea can be seen with underlying disease with the liver and kidneys. Bloodwork and a fecal exam at your local veterinary hospital would help determine this. Please ask any follow up questions. You can continue posting on this thread for a couple of days, even after rating my response. Take care.

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