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Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.
1) How long have you owned him? 2) How many veterinary visits for vaccines has he had? 3) When was his last fecal exam? 4) Any vomiting? 5) Can you also attach pictures of the bumps?
Was a fecal exam performed?Do the lesions look similar to this? http://www.dermatologyforanimals.com/images/picture4.gif
It's very possible that these could be due to dandruff on the skin. Without an exam, we also cannot rule out the risk of mange, ringworm, flea allergy dermatitis, contact allergies from a reaction to detergent used in your home, carpet freshener, etc. although these do typically have some inflammation associated with them.Are you feeding the same food that was being fed prior to adoption? If not, was a slow switch used over a period of 5-10 days?
I can give you some steps to take at home to help your companion’s stomach feel better. It often helps to give a bland diet with higher fiber for a few days to see if this calms the diarrhea. If you do not see a marked improvement from your pet or you see worsening of symptoms, they absolutely must be examined by a veterinarian. The raised areas should also be examined by the vet if a few days of neosporin applied topically does not cause them to resolve.To make this bland diet, you’ll combine white or brown rice, boneless, skinless chicken breast and sufficient water for cooking in a stock pot. Boil on medium until it turns to mush and the breast is easily flaked. If your companion requires a more palatable food, try adding in pureed baby food in chicken, turkey and similar flavors. Avoid those that contain onion or garlic in the ingredient panel. Work up to feeding exclusively until at least 3 days following the resolution of the diarrhea. After this, work on slowly switching back to the regular food that your companion typically eats over a 7-10 day period.I’ll be standing by if you have other questions. Let me know if I can help further.Did my response help to answer all of the questions that you had? If questions remain, please reply and let me know how I can assist.Before signing off today, please take the time to use the star rating system at the top of the page to leave a rating for me. Until this is done, the website will not compensate me for helping you.
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Checking in, JACustomer. I didn't hear back from you yesterday. How is your companion doing?
I'm glad to hear he was taken in for treatment. I'll contact customer service for you.