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Dog caught and ate a whole rabbit before I could stop him. Now has diarrhea

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Shadow. 2 year old shepherd mix

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Shadow?

Approximately 2 years we were told.....rescue dog

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Shadow?

Eating fine, drinking fine.....just has lots of diarrhea

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I have albon, but I do not think it is coccidia as I have not noticed any blood associated with the diarrheaI am a dentist.....I thought about metronidizol 1000mg bid

Di​arrhea can continue for several days from this. Coccidia is species specific, so you do not need to worry about parasites from this ingestion. I would feed a bland diet of boiled chicken breast mixed with white rice for the next week, and give a dose of human probiotic twice daily (or a tablespoon of plain yogurt twice daily). If the diarrhea becomes severe enough that the dog stops eating, or if the dog starts vomiting, you will need to see a veterinarian. You can give 1 tablet of Immodium A/D twice a day for 1-2 days, but no longer than that. Metronidazole can be given, but you need to be careful with dosing because it can cause neurotoxicity... we try to stay between 10mg/kg and 15mg/kg BID. 1000mg seems like a VERY high dose. Good luck!

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks much appreciated

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok at 15mg/kg he would need 490 mg.....so I guess 500mg BID
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks again

Sounds good.

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