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My 3month old puppy has the dirarea. We thought it was from

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My 3month old puppy has the dirarea. We thought it was from her eating green tomatoes but that has been 5 days since that. Could her tummy be upset yet. Could it be stress or just plain naughtyness?
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1- Besides the diarrhea is Chloe showing any other symptoms like vomiting, lethargy, etc.?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No , very hyper and reg puppy b biting on everything, including the other two dogs. No vomitting, eating her food and some of the older dogs food (loyal brand adult).
Crystal, I don't believe the diarrhea is related to stress or naughtiness. Common causes for diarrhea in a puppy are: Dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, etc. to name a few causes. This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. You see, stopping the diarrhea with medication can make things worst if this is related to an infection or ingestion of a foreign body.

2- No food or water for 8-12 hours, need to give gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer small amounts of water followed by a diet of rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean back into regular diet.

3- Supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacterias that help with regularity. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.

4- If after doing the above you do not see improvement within 24 hours, have her checked by your family veterinarian.

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