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My 5 month old puppy has direria

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my 5 month old puppy has direria
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.

1- How long has this been going on?

2- Any vomiting?

3- Is she lethargic?

4- Any blood in the stool?

5- Did she get into anything?

6- What breed is she?

7- Any other symptoms?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
1 day no vomiting very active yet no blood in stool, hasnt gotten into anything i can think of, black lab pitbull mix, no othrt symptoms
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.

1- How much does she weigh?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
37 lbs
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.

Thank you; please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.

Diarrhea can be caused by many different medical conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands-on examination and some testing. But, common causes are dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, or even part of a systemic disease to name a few causes. This is what you can do:

1- Pepto Bismol 1 teaspoon every 8 hours for 1-2 days.

2- No food or water for 8-12 hours, need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer a 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 her back into her regular diet.

3- Supplement with a probiotic, 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.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter