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We have a bernefie puppy 4 mos. old, he has some diarrhea.

Customer Question

we have a bernefie puppy 4 mos. old , he has some diarrhea . what can we give him to help settle his tummy
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the puppy's name?
Customer: Cooper
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cooper?
Customer: No every thing was great but he did vomit twice
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 2 months ago.

Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 2 months ago.

Has Cooper had any deworming treatment recently?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
when he was 6 weeks
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 2 months ago.

OK, any diet change recently?

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 2 months ago.

I`m afraid I am unable to offer a live phone call from the UK, but I am happy to continue here. if you would prefer, I can opt out and one of the other vets may be able to offer this service?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
he whimpers a little just before he has one
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 2 months ago.

before he poops?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
what do you think ?
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 2 months ago.

if he has not had any worm treatment for a few months that would be a good place to start. I recommend worming pups monthly until they are 6 months old, then every 3 months from there.

Feeding a light diet for the next few days while the worming treatment is taking effect can help things settle down too - plain boiled chicken and rice, a little scrambled egg, plain white fish or light cottage cheese.
This can help take the strain off an irritated stomach and help things settle down.

You should be seeing an improvement over the next few days. At that point, you can start to re-introduce his normal food.

If he continues to vomit or if you are not seeing an improvement in the diarrhea over the next 3 days, I would recommend having him checked over by your vet.