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Poor pooch (schnauzer) has had upset stomach diarrhea for…

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Poor pooch (schnauzer) has had upset stomach diarrhea for about 4 days and all I have is pepmo bismol and wondering if it's safe and how much to give. She is about 12-15#

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?

Coco

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Coco?

She's sassy, but overall in good health

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Dr. Peter
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1- Is she vomiting?

2- Any blood in the stool?

3- Did she get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?

4- Any pre existing medical conditions?

5- Is she on any medications?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Coco normally has 2 scoops of Blue Diamond dog food and has appetite. I haven't fed her yet waiting on a vet, no vomit, no blood in stool, didn't get into anything, no pre existing conditions, only takes heart worm pill but hasn't taken it recently (3 weeks ago)
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Are you able to e mail prescriptions from this site? Just wondering

How long since the last time she ate?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
She eats at night 6pm sharp Central time zone.

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

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Friend, 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 1/2 teaspoon every 8 hours for 1-2 days.

2- Change her diet to 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 bacterias 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

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank you Dr. Peter

You're welcome. :)

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