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Loose stools for 2 days in our less than 15# Shiatsu/Yorkie,

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Loose stools for 2 days in our less than 15# *****
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Moxie
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Moxie?
Customer: He was in a kennel 11 days but only show loose stools yesterday. The last day.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 month ago.

I am so sorry to hear that your dog has loose stools. I do commonly see this occur on the last day or a few days after boarding and even if they have a great time while boarding the intestinal tract is exposed to stress (good or bad) and diarrhea can result.

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

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 am online another 15 minutes tonight. I hope your pet is feeling better soon!

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