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Gave my dog a little pepto for loose stool I know there is a better choice from the pharmacy than pepto but can't remember the name of it. No vet available till tuesday

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name and age?

Booker 5yrs

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Booker?

5

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

Just developing a loose stool and I don't want it to get worse otherwise healthy only 5-6 pounds

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Now with regards ***** ***** question, we tend to fine OTC Kaolin/Kaopectate (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/kaolin-and-pectin-kapectolin-k-p)) to be a better choice for loose stool in dogs. Alternatively, Propectalin, Canikur, Fast Balance, and Protexin Pro-Fiber (which are OTC at vets, pet stores, and even Amazon) would be another option. All will slow diarrhea and those last ones have the added bonus of probiotics already added in. So, these can be used as a short-term means of soothing his upset GI.

As well, as you use that with Booker, you could also consider putting him onto an easily digestible diet like cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled eggs, or meat baby food (garlic/onion free only) There are also OTC vet diets (ie Hill’s I/D or Royal Canin’s sensitivity) that can be used too. The aim of these diets is that they will be better tolerated/absorbed by the compromised gut. Therefore, it should get more nutrients in and result in less GI upset/diarrhea. Fiber (ie canned pumpkin) and OTC probiotics (ie Benebac, Fortiflora) can also be added to these meals to firm stools and support digestion. And if you haven't dont so already, do make sure to worm him so we can exclude parasites. And if he settles, we are happy. Though of course, if his signs linger, then we'd want his local vet to test a stool sample so we can check for infectious concerns (bacteria, viruses, protozoa, etc) and treat for those if needed.

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

How is everything with your wee one?

Warm regards,

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