My dog is having diarrhea for the past week she had this before and was given Metronidazole and it cured it with in 2

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Customer: My dog is having diarrhea for the past week she had this before and was given Metronidazole and it cured it with in 2 days but my vet is out for 2 weeks on appointments and want to help my dog as soon as possible
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Did the dog eat anything unusual recently?
Customer: No I switched her to chicken and rice since it started but hasn’t helped
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Oakley she is 1 year old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No just explosive diarrhea 3 to 4 times a night
Answered by Dr. Peter in 1 min 1 year ago
Dr. Peter
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Hello, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is*****; I am sorry you have this problem with Oakley; I am sure you are concerned. I will do my best to help you today. But, first, I need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advice.

Any blood in the feces?

Any pre-existing medical conditions?

Any vomiting?

How much does she weigh?

She has a very minor trace in one today but I was going 24 hours without feeding her no vomiting no weight loss has all her energy and acts normal but the explosive diarrhea
She weigh roughly 35 pounds

Thank you for that information. Please give me a moment to type your answer.


Many different medical conditions can cause diarrhea. It will be difficult to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands-on examination and some testing. But, common causes are dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, or even part of the systemic disease, to name a few causes. Unfortunately, you are somewhat limited as to what you can do at home; I am sorry. I am going to make some recommendations that you can try at home. If there is no improvement within 24 hours, I recommend having her seen by an ER veterinarian. This is what you can try:

1- Pepto Bismol 1/2 tablespoon every 8 hours for 1-2 days.

2- No food for 12 hours; water is okay. It is best if you give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, feed her boiled rice (75%) mixed with boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is normal and wean her back into her regular diet.

3- Supplement with a probiotic; these are friendly bacterias that help with regularity and inflammation. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.

4- If you do not see improvement within 24 hours after doing the above, I would have her checked by an ER veterinarian.

Good afternoon. I hope I have given you a satisfactory answer. If you have any follow-up questions, please reply here, and I'll be happy to assist you.

Thank you for visiting Just Answer.

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