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Hi I have a 15 week old Doberman puppy female. She has had

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Hi I have a 15 week old Doberman puppy female. She has had explosive diarrhea 3 times tonight so far. 3 days ago she had some Broccoli stems an had some regular diarrhea and vomit through the night. Then she was fasted for 24hrs and poop returned to solid form. Now she is back on regular puppy food and this is happening
Hi, I am an experienced veterinarian and happy to help!

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What you have described sounds like colitis (Click here for info). This is inflammation and irritation of the lower intestines that then causes diarrhea. Sometimes there can be vomiting associated with this and often they are quieter or flatter than usually.

When the colon is inflamed or irritated, blood and mucous may be seen in the diarrhea too.

Common therapies to consider for a colitis include:

1) One option would be a veterinary prescription bland diet e.g. Hill's I/D (Click here) or Hill's W/D (Click here).

The second option would be home-cooked bland food e.g. boiled chicken and white rice - 2/3 rice and 1/3 chicken.

If the diet is tolerated, and once clinical improvement is seen, then SLOWLY transition back to the normal diet. E.g. 3/4 of chicken and rice and 1/4 regular food then ½ and ½ etc.. This may have been where you went wrong in introducing the original diet too quickly. If you introduce the new diet SLOWLY and the diarrhea continues then you will need to change to a different brand of food and see if that helps things to settle.

2) Antacids for stomach and intestinal upset (often one of 3 choices below):
- Famotidine (Pepcid A/C) - Click here (Dose is 0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound (0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg) every 12 to 24 hours.)
- Prilosec OTC (Omeprazole) - Click here (Dose is 0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound (0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg), every 24 hours or once daily.)
- Rantididine (Zantac) - Click here (Dose is 0.25 to 1 mg per pound (0.5 to 2 mg/kg), every 8 to 12 hours.)

3) Pedialyte for electrolyte replenishment - Click here

4) Probiotics are also helpful - Click here or Here

If this continues, or worsens - OR there is vomiting - going to your vet or local ER would be ideal.

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