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My 10 month old Shih Tzu hasn’t been that interested in food…

My 10 month old...

My 10 month old Shih Tzu hasn’t been that interested in food (eating a small bit and drinking water) for the last couple days and started having diarrhea this afternoon.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the Shih Tzu's name?

Sammy Bailey Thoompson Thompson

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

He went to Day Care on Wednesday and came back exhausted. They said they had like 50 dogs and he loves to play. He was very tired on Thursday too. Has pretty good energy not now

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DocPaul
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Hi.

Dr. Paul Brazzell here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

She likely has acute gastroenteritis.

She is young and this should pass

But lets make her comfortable now:

Buy some Imodium and give 0.1 mg/kg by mouth three times a day

Buy some Zantac and give 1.0 mg/kg by mouth three times a day

No more food today

Water and pedialyte is fine

Monitor for continued diarrhea, vomiting, inappetance, blood in vomit or stool.

Start with cooked hamburger and rice tomorrow AM and add 1 TBSP canned pumpkin to each meal

Update me tonight

Make sense?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I tried to give him a little Pepcid earlier. He took a little but not all. Does that change the Imodium/Zantac?

No

Push on with those two things

Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Got it - thanks

Welcome

And please dont forget to rate me- That is how I get paid :)

Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Will do!
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
He is a little sleepy but has not had diarrhea recently. I have some canned chicken/rice food ...would that work with pumpkin tomorrow? If not I can do the beef/rice.

How are things going?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
He threw up last night so we took him to the vet today. He was a little dehydrated so got some fluids and a shot of pepcid. Giving him smaller meals. He was acting so hungry yesterday I think I gave him to much food. Smaller meals today and so far so good.

Glad to hear it!

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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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