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Ask the Vet About Diarrhea in Dogs and Cats

Diarrhea in Dogs and Cats
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Ask the Vet About Diarrhea in Dogs and Cats
MichaelDym, V.M.D.
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Dym has over 19 years of experience and dedication to enhancing the overall health and well-being of pets. His commitment and passion for pet health continuously drives him to learn more about the art and science of homeopathy through ongoing training and education.

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Date: Feb 23, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Sporadic diaharea

Question:What is the best Medicine to stop the diarrhea?

Answer:Determining the underlying cause of the diarrhea is ideal. Start by having your veterinarian analyze multiple different fecal samples looking for intestinal parasites. There are so many causes, I will attach a link to our article about diarrhea that goes over many of those causes and discusses various treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/diarrhea-dog-cat-30.htm

Date: Feb 23, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Dog feces clean up

Question:My neighbor wants to know if there is any biodegradable solution she can spray on feces out in yard

Answer:I don't really understand your question - like is your goal to kill parvovirus, or preserve the grass, or something else entirely, etc. - feces, by definition, is pretty much 100% "biodegradable".

Date: Feb 14, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Vomiting

Question:When you come and come and sleep with Molly im thinking just the dog food is not going good with her because when she poops she pooped diarrhea

Answer:Determining the underlying cause of the diarrhea is ideal. There are so many causes, I will attach a link to our article about diarrhea that goes over many of those causes and discusses various treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/diarrhea-dog-cat-30.htm

Date: Feb 12, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Older cat and diarrhea

Question:My cat is 19 His stool has become diarrhea and h has lost weight He eats well drinks well Sleeps well Has nice teeth and shiny coat His bowels growl a lot What can I give him?

Answer:Determining the underlying cause of the diarrhea is ideal. At his age, there are many possibilities - getting your veterinarian to run some tests & blood work to check for things like hyperthyroidism (very treatable actually), liver disease, intestinal parasites (very treatable), etc. is ideal. An over-the-counter probiotic like this one may help in the short run: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Fast+Balance+GI+Paste-prod10905.html

Date: Feb 9, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Others
Topic: Bearded Dragon Tummy Trouble

Question:You Hello! I have a bearded dragon. He's about 8mo old. I've recently renovated his tank. The substrate is a non-adhesive washable shelf liner, basking spot is elevated and wrapped in the same material. He has space to hunt his bugs, and he has two hides (warm side and cool side.) He has a basking lamp and he has UVA/UVB lights. His crickets are gut-loaded and I dust his greens with vitamins every other day. I'm very careful with him because he is my first reptile. Lately, he has been having some diarrhea. The stool varies from runny to loose. Urate is white and chalky, but not powdery, as normal. I recently introduced chopped bell peppers as a treat a couple times a week in his salad. Could that be the cause? I will be taking him in to have a fecal done, in the meantime I'm just looking for feedback. Also, unrelated to the tummy trouble, when I renovated his tank (yesterday from the time of this message,) I lined the back of the tank with an adhesive shelf liner, so he can't see his reflection. To clarify, the adhesive liner is on the OUTSIDE of the tank, not adhered in any way to the glass barring the two small pieces of tape holding it up. I made sure there is space between his heat source and the adhesive, so there is no direct heat on the liner. The room he is in is kept fairly cold as well. I'm in several forums for bearded dragons and reptiles, and one of the group admins has informed me that, even if the liner is on the outside of the tank away from heat, and the adhesive is not exposed, the adhesive could still release fumes, enough that I should remove it immediately. I don't want to make him sick, but I also know that they're not professionals and I don't want to panic for no reason. Any tips? Thanks for your time

Answer:I am solely a small animal (just dogs and cats) veterinarian so contact a veterinarian that specializes in exotics for help with your dragon. You can often find them at your local veterinary school or on websites like Justanswer.com.

Date: Feb 6, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Diarrhea

Question:I took my dog to get groomed and when we left, he had very runny diareah with drops of blood in it. He is acting normal but his poop is what scares me

Answer:This is probably just stress colitis, which may resolve on it's own - if it does not, see your veterinarian for treatment. A product like this over-the-counter probiotic paste can help: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Fast+Balance+GI+Paste-prod10905.html

Date: Feb 2, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Puppy Diarrhea

Question:What do I do give to a 4 month old to help with diarrhea? Looking for home remedy or OTC.

Answer:Determining the underlying cause of the diarrhea is ideal. Start by having your veterinarian analyze multiple different fecal samples looking for intestinal parasites. There are so many causes, I will attach a link to our article about diarrhea that goes over many of those causes and discusses various treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/diarrhea-dog-cat-30.htm

Date: Jan 26, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: What to do ?

Question:I had been cutting up cold cuts in my dog's food for a while and I think it's making her sick. What can I do ? I didn't know it was bad for dogs.

Answer:Yeah, definitely stop doing that - it also unbalances their diet and makes them unbelievably picky eaters.

Date: Jan 24, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: My dog has watery poop

Question:My Yorkie has diarrhea for a couple of days now. What home remedies can I do?

Answer:Determining the underlying cause of the diarrhea is ideal. Start by having your veterinarian analyze multiple different fecal samples looking for intestinal parasites. There are so many causes, I will attach a link to our article about diarrhea that goes over many of those causes and discusses various treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/diarrhea-dog-cat-30.htm

Date: Jan 21, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Pink color of dog poop

Question:Hi, my dog had not eaten all day and I just took him outside and when he poop there was normal looking stool and then there was also red watery substance that came out.

Answer:Determining the underlying cause of the bloody diarrhea is ideal. Start by having your veterinarian analyze multiple different fecal samples looking for intestinal parasites. There are so many causes, I will attach a link to our article about diarrhea that goes over many of those causes and discusses various treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/diarrhea-dog-cat-30.htm

Date: Jan 20, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Her poop is orange?

Question:Her poop has been orange for a week and diarrhea what can I do

Answer:Determining the underlying cause of the diarrhea is ideal. Start by having your veterinarian analyze multiple different fecal samples looking for intestinal parasites. There are so many causes, I will attach a link to our article about diarrhea that goes over many of those causes and discusses various treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/diarrhea-dog-cat-30.htm

Date: Jan 19, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Penicillin

Question:Will penicillin work for bloody stool and diarrhea in a 6 week old puppy how much do i use

Answer:No - at that age, they usually have intestinal parasites: hookworms, coccidia, giardia, etc - all treated differently so you need to know which one. Take your veterinarian a fecal sample and they can appropriately deworm the puppy.

Date: Jan 17, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: WAY post neuter

Question:Rescue cat - prior to neuter fine. First four days post - fine. Since (Dec 19) he has soft stools. Sometimes hie urine smells bad. After the first 4 days he didn't eat much and slept a lot. Then he rebounded and has gained some weight back - but still doesn't eat that much and again - not normal feces/stools and sometimes strong odor urine.

Answer:Determining the underlying cause of the diarrhea is ideal. Start by having your veterinarian analyze multiple different fecal samples looking for intestinal parasites. There are so many causes, I will attach a link to our article about diarrhea that goes over many of those causes and discusses various treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/diarrhea-dog-cat-30.htm

Date: Jan 16, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Severe Diarrhea

Question:I have had my dog for 4 years and she has constant diarrhea from when I purchased her. 4 years on going with this. Ive taken her to Vets and they cant seem to find anything wrong with her. Theyve done tons of different test on her and still comes back negative. Shes extremely skinny and the vet says she has no muscle mass anymore. Ive changed dog food multiple times and even put her on a serval fast. Right now I took her off dog food and giving her chicken, white rice and pure pumpkin its still not working. I would really love to save my dog I just cant find a solution.

Answer:There is an underlying cause, it just may be hard to find - you can ask for a referral to a specialist that may want to do intestinal biopsies, pancreatic tests, etc. Your veterinarian may be able to run blood tests to check her pancreas and then get her on a powder like this one if it's that: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Pancrezyme+Powder-prod10345.html

Date: Jan 10, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Color of Poop

Question:Hi! My cat is 2 years old and when I was cleaning her litter box today, I noticed that 1 or 2 pieces of poop was orange and soft (but not runny). Almost like pumpkin puree. Is this something I should be worried about?

Answer:Diarrhea can resolve on it's own if it is a one time thing. If it continues or worsens, see your veterinarian for a diagnosis and treatment. There are so many causes, I will attach a link to our article about diarrhea that goes over many of those causes and discusses various treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/diarrhea-dog-cat-30.htm


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