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My 10 yr old lab has had diarrhea for 18 hrs and I don't know why. I've given him 1 c. rice and 1/4 c hamb. w 1/4 c of his reg. Iams. He usually drinks lots of water and did so all day today. I've taken him out 3x so far overnight and his stool is runny. But he will not drink water or take an ice cube. He' s still lively and never sick. Any suggestions.
Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Amber Hinson,
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Amber Hinson
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Experience: Veterinarian at American Canine Detection Services
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Hi there. I'm Dr. Hinson and I'd like to help you today.

Can you tell me if anything has changed in Maverick's diet before the diarrhea started? New food or treat or bones? Did he get into the trash or into something outside? Did you feed him any people food like steak or bacon or anything he doesn't normally get? Do you take him hiking or to the dog park at all? Has he been anywhere new?

I'm a little confused about the water consumption. You said he drank a lot of water all day today but you then you said he will not drink water or take an ice cube. Can you clarify please?

Any other symptoms at all?

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Dog Veterinarian: Joan, Vet Tech replied 11 months ago
Joan
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Hello,

The Expert who started with you opted out. My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years.

Stop The ham! It is not safe with diarrghea. Start 1 part skinless chicken breast boiled to 3 parts white rice and 1 teaspoon full of pure canned pumpkin. Tis is the recipe of a bland diet and will help with the diarrhea. Start with a fast for 12 hours hours. During this time please give clar chicken broth without spices ,no onion or garlic. To the broth add Pedialyte an infant electrolyte replacer. Aftar 12 hours start the bland diet I have recommended. The pure canned pumpkin, is a high fiber food and will help firm firm up the stool and aid in forming. One other thing to add to this is a Probiotic like Forte Flora, to rebuild the gut flora.

Please hit reply to disucuss this diet and for help with your dog.

Joan

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