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I have 5 yr old Boxer. 2 days ago she was sick, dry heaving.

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I have 5 yr old Boxer. 2 days ago she was sick, dry heaving. The next day she was better. Stools were good. Yesterday her stools were as usual, than last night she had the runs but only a little came out. I looked at it and it was a cranberry grape color. Than this morning she had 3 stools that were excellent, good color and size. Than tonight again within 20 minutes she had 5 stools and came out like water and was a cranberry color again. She hasn't drank out of her water bowl but eats snow. I also will give her water from a bottle to make sure she's hydrated. Please tell me what you think. I got laid off from my job 2 weeks ago and don't have the money to take her to a vet.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the Boxer. What is the Boxer's name?

Boo. She is my life. I don't want anything to happen to her

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

She is sleeping more than usual. I walk her 2-3 miles a day.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
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Heath Wilkerson
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Hi. Dr. W here. I'm sorry to hear about this. The best remedy for her diarrhea (colitis) is probably Metronidazole, but you would need to call your vet for that since it is a generic prescription. It is however very inexpensive. If you can't do this, at home you can try a few things to help her out:

1- Pedialyte (to help keep her hydrated)

2- Canned pumpkin to eat. The high fiber in the pumpkin tends to calm the GI tract and can help resolve the diarrhea in some cases.

3- A canine probiotic to help restore her normal gastrointestinal health

here is an example online:

https://www.chewy.com/purina-pro-plan-veterinary-diets/dp/50029?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=f&utm_content=Purina%20Pro%20Plan%20Veterinary%20Diets&utm_term=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIquHsi_6D2gIVSrftCh1eGg6GEAYYASABEgITifD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
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