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We dewormed two of our dogs using an over the counter

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we dewormed two of our dogs using an over the counter product. no both have diarrhea and one had a drop of blood in it. reading some reviews, they said that diarrhea is normal. just need some advise.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 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 9 months ago.

1- What is the name or active ingredient of the dewormer?

2- Any other symptoms?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

1- Did you give it at label dose?

2- Did they get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Fenbendazole, sory
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
1- yes
2- no
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

William, Fenbendazole is a very safe dewormer. Can it cause diarrhea? Yes. But, when we see blood in the stool this is a sign of inflammation in the large intestines and we have to consider other causes like ingestion of a foreign body, infections, etc. This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium.

2- No food or water for 8-12 hours, need to give their 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 them back into their 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 them checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

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Dr. Peter