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Doctor, My 8 year old Black Lab has had the runs

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Doctor, My 8 year old Black Lab has had the runs for two days now, it is watery in its
content. she is not moving aroung staying in one spot by the outside door, she is
overweight and a big demand eater. she eats the other animals food when they are not
looking. I am not currently employed or collecting unemployment , so I did give her
some food yesterday, but it went right thru her system.
thank you for your help
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
I am very sorry to hear about Shelby's situation.
What does her diarrhea look like? Any mucus or blood?
Have you wormed her in the past month?
How is her drinking?
Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?
If you press on her belly, does she have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?
Could she have eaten something she should not have (ie bones, toys, rocks, plants, chemicals, etc)?