He has had diarrhea for the last couple days with small traces of blood in his stool. About the same. No nothing that im

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Customer: He has had diarrhea for the last couple days with small traces of blood in his stool
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Has the dog seemed more or less thirsty since this started?
Customer: About the same
JA: Did the dog eat anything unusual recently?
Customer: no nothing that im aware of I gave him plain white rice to see if that will help but it hasnt
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: major and hes 9
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: not that i can think of
Answered by Dr. Lindsey, D.V.M. in 5 mins 1 year ago
Dr. Lindsey, D.V.M.
Pet Specialist

574 satisfied customers

Specialities include: Dog Veterinary, Dog Medicine, Dog Diseases, Small Animal Veterinary

Thank you for reaching out to JustAnswer. This is Dr. Lindsey, I have over 24 years experience in the Veterinary field including 8 years as a practicing Veterinarian. I understand how important your pet is to you and entrusting me as part of their care.
Veterinary laws prohibits me from making a diagnosis or prescribing medications without a physical examination of your pet, but I will make my best recommendations based on the information you give me.
Please give me a moment to write a response.

I am sorry that Major is not feeling well. Can you tell me if he is vomiting, loss of appetite, lethargy?

No vomiting his tiredness kinda comes and goes and he eats when i put food down.. but for the last day i have only given him plain white rice

Your pet may have a gastroenteritis or gastritis from eating things that are irritating. This can include a sudden change in diet and treats, getting human food, and/or eating something outside.

Recommendation: It is always BEST to see the veterinarian as they can make sure nothing is serious, find and address any underlying cause, and get your pet feeling better the quickest. If you are unable to go to the vet you can choose to try the following GI protocol which many dog owners find helpful.

Stop your dog’s regular food, treats, chews, and table scraps.

Feed ONLY boiled WHITE rice with 93% lean ground hamburger, chicken breast or TURKEY (boiled, baked, or non-stick skillet). No seasoning.

Gradually transition back to your dogs regular food, over the course of a few days, once your pet has had TWO normal well formed stools in a row.


If the diarrhea continues, I would get your pet looked at by a Vet. They may want to run a fecal sample to rule out intestinal parasites.


Can I assist you anymore?

How long should i try that diet before taking him to the vet?

I would do it for a couple of days. If he has no appetite, then get him in sooner.

Ok thank you
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