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My 25 lb dog has diarrhea can i give her a probiotic and if…

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My 25 lb dog...

My 25 lb dog has diarrhea can i give her a probiotic and if so how much?

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

Missy poo

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

She is about 14 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Missy

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

I am so sorry to hear that your dog has loose stools

I can give you some basic suggestions but if there is no change please consider a veterinary exam and fecal evaluation to ensure there is nothing more serious going on with her digestive tract but diarrhea can also be an early indicator of other problems that may require attention to prevent progression to weight loss, vomiting, decreased appetite

- White rice and lean boiled meat such chicken
- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.5 mg/ kg every 12 hours to help settle her stomach. If you have omeprazole that is also an option for settling the stomach at 1 mg/kg daily
- Canned pumpkin 1 tbsp twice daily can also help firm up stools
- The probiotic amount will really depend on the type of probiotic you have. If this is a yogurt then 1 tbsp twice daily should suffice, plain yogurt only not flavored which is added sugar only

If there is any blood or mucus in the stools as well please consider a veterinary exam sooner rather than later to ensure that we treat more aggressively for these symptoms. In addition, monitor for signs of nausea (licking lips, increased salivation, eating grass) as well.

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today. I hope your pet is feeling better soon!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today, I am online another hour tonight

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the stars at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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