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Our dog suddenly had diarrhea this morning and it is still

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our dog suddenly had diarrhea this morning and it is still happening. she has eaten very little since it started. but acts normal in every other can we help her
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 8 months ago.

Hi my name is***** and I can offer some advice.

Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 8 months ago.

poor Nellie. Her appetite is decreased also?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 8 months ago.

So diarrhea and decreased appetite but otherwise no other complaints correct?

Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 8 months ago.

your not responding but I will type you an answer. It sounds like Nellie has diarrhea and an upset stomach.

The majority of cases will be due to a non-specific gastroenteritis and conservative care at home can often relieve the signs.

This is what I would do for now:

1. With hold food and water until he goes 6-8 hours without vomiting

2. Give over the counter Pepcid AC (Famotidine) at a dose of 0.25 mg per lb every 12-24 hours

3. After the fasting period you can try either a bland diet of broiled chicken/ hamburger and rice.

4. you can also give 1-2 teaspoons of canned pumpkin with the meals. The extra fiber helps firm up loose stool and promote normal colon motility.

5. This will usually resolve the signs in 2-3 days if a non-specific gastroenteritis.

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Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 8 months ago.
Hi Glenn,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Nellie. How is everything going?

Dr. Lori