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Oh....bad on raw chicken....
That's a no no.
However, we don't know the chicken is the cause.
AT this age, many other possible explanations for persistent diarrhea:
- Dietary indiscretion (eating something you do not know about)
- Stomach or intestinal foreign body
- Something that was given to them (new food, new treat, human food)
- Intestinal parasitism (not just the worms, but the microscopic bugs like Giardia and Coccidia). They can cause vomiting also, not just diarrhea
It really sounds like she is distressed with a lot of pooping.
Yes, I do feel it is worth the ER visit.
If you elect to not go in, I can suggest a little something, but the following should not replace veterinary care:
Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate
You can give it every 8 hours. The average dose is 1ml per pound of body weight, and that is the TOTAL dose for the day. So, if a pet weighs 30 pounds, they would get a total of 30ml a day or 10ml every 8 hours. This is dosing for regular strength Pepto-Bismol. If you use maximum strength liquid, give half as much.
Although a veterinary examination is always going to be recommended, especially with vomiting episodes and/or diarrhea, here is a bland diet recommendation:
Boiled boneless, skinless chicken breast OR low-fat cottage cheese
Cooked white rice
*Never add on salt, pepper, oils, butter to any of the above
*Ideally, give 1/3 chicken or cottage cheese, and 2/3 white rice
Veterinarians will often prescribe some prescription bland diets as an easy alternative including
Science Diet I/D
*It is important to remember that if improving on a bland diet or prescription food like I/D, when you transition back to the old diet, do so gradually over 3-5 days.
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Great that she is active, playing and eating.
Certainly, Ican't know for sure without my own exam, but my guess is within 24 hours is okay.
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Yes, they are susceptible to tetanus.
Any wound that breaks skin like a barbed wire, should be evaluated, and likely oral antibiotics started as a precaution.
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