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Hello Ms. Wilson.. I rescued Jack 3yrs ago (Ex fighting dog,pitbull..8yrs old)''He seems to have energy..Last three days..He has watery stools,sometimes just liquid..I thought he was getting better..I was out for 3 hours today..Came back to a total mess..I buried my last pitbull rescue 4yrs ago of intestinal cancer(same symptoms) Maybe he has just a doggy flu? How long should I wait to see if it clears?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?

Jack..Pitbull..8yrs old

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

No..I just moved to Nashville from Pittsburgh 4months ago..He had a clean bill of health then..He just started being ill 3 days ago

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

Jack..My name is*****

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I am so sorry to hear that your dog has loose stools and not sure if you were asking for someone specific, you are in teh veterinary questiosn for your dog so this is one of the veterinarians assisting you. I hope that is alright?

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 as you experienced with your last dog

- No food for 12 hours to allow the intestinal spasms causing the diarrhea to subside, reduce risk of nausea and abdominal cramping so the intestinal tract can "rest and reset"
- White rice and lean boiled meat such chicken in smaller more frequent meals tomorrow morning
- 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) and sticky gums indicating dehydration from the severe diarrhea.

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today. I hope your pet is feeling better soon!

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