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Good morning,I have a problem with my dog, a 4 year old ***** ***** Terrier. She has had diarrhea now for 2 full weeks, and been on a bland diet of only boiled chicken and boiled rice for 1 full week. The diarrhea has been from explosive to mild and it’s all over the shop.The vet has collected two fecal samples to test for parasites and Giardia, both negative. I don’t know what our vet is going to suggest next but I felt it was time I received a proper consultation with someone else.Thanks
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

What has been tried besides a bland diet and fecal test? Medications? Blood work?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Good morning. I am Dr. Loretta and would like to help. Most diarrheas are caused by something irritating the digestive tract causing a digestive disturbance. It will help to fast your gal for 24 hrs to allow her digestive tract to calm down and heal. After the 24 hrs, feed the bland diet of rice and boiled chicken for a few days. Often this is enough to resolve this. If it is not, your vet may put your gal on Metronidazole to help her past this. Does that help?
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No medications aside from Diawin, blood work was done about 4 months ago but they have not requested another.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay so you think we should fast her for the next 24 hours?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
If your gal is acting normal on physical exam and eating well, this is minor and will most likely respond to the above treatment. The fast is important to allow her tract to heal. Try this before recheck by your vet. It often works well for your sweet gal. Let me know if you have other questions. Dr. Loretta
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