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Experience:  Expert in canine health and behavior. 20 years of experience with dogs
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my 5 month old puppy has had an upset stomach since friday

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my 5 month old puppy has had an upset stomach since friday he has seen the vet once already and i was kaolin paste and he has been on a bland diet of rice and white fish while there has been some improvement he is not back to normal apart from this he is okay plenty of energy any suggestions as to what else i can do to improve his digestion
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 8 years ago.

I am sorry your boy is not feeling well.


If he just has a severe GI upset you can try home care.


He can have Immodium, kayopectate or any OTC at scroll down for products and dosages.Use pepsid a.c for vomiting.


I would pick up any dog food.Try a small amount of boiled chicken with all fat drained off, chop meat , or baby food with no onion, beef, turkey, etc add cooked white rice or infant rice cereal.

Go very slow so he does not throw it up.


Dogs get dehydrated and hypoglycemic very easily

Add unflavored pedialyte to his water 50/50 to hydrate him and balance his electrolytes.

Put a drop of pancake syrup on his tongue to raise his blood sugar in case he is a bit hypoglycemic. That should perk him up.

Do not allow him to drink a lot at a time If he throws up water, he can lick ice

Also give him one teaspoon a day of plain yogurt to keep "good" bacteria in his system.

If he develops any abdominal pain, bloating, constipation or cannot keep anything down he needs to be reseen by a vet.


Please let me know how he is doing. I will always be here for you


I hope your baby feels better very soon..

Best wishes,


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
thanks for the reply we are currently waiting on some test results from the vets some of his poo has been sent to a lab for testing he is okay in himself still very lively just has the runs he is now on antibiotics as well.
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 8 years ago.

Is he eating?


Is he taking metronidazole (flagyl))?



Customer: replied 8 years ago.
he has been eating well through out his illness in fact he doesnt look or behave like a ill puppy the vet has prescibed duphatrin tablets until the test results come back
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 8 years ago.

Let me know the results as soon as you hear anything.


Good luck,