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She is old and has diarreah and wont eat drinks water ok,

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She is old and...

She is old and has diarreah and wont eat drinks water ok

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Papillion 5 pounds

Veterinarian's Assistant: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?

A dog 5 pounds

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

Lita unknown rescue vet says 13

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

No otherwise healthy

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

1- Any blood in the stool?

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

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

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

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, I am sorry. 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 1/4 teaspoon every 8 hours for 1-2 days.

2- No food or water for 6-8 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 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. If she develops other symptoms like lethargy, vomiting, pale gums, etc. have her checked immediately by a veterinarian.

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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