Ask the Vet About Diarrhea in Dogs and Cats

Ask the Vet About Diarrhea in Dogs and Cats
Dr. MichaelDym
Dr. Michael Dym

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: Oct 21, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Digestive system
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Question:My dog has had diarrhea for 4days last week he threw up for two days and often has hiccups I put him on the BRAT diet doesn't seem to help I've tried to give him pumpkin that doesn't help either

Answer:It is ideal to go ahead and see your veterinarian for a definitive diagnosis and more targeted treatment because many thigns can cause diarrhea. If that isn't immediately an option, a good probiotic like this one: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Fast+Balance+GI+Paste-prod10905.html And a broad spectrum dewormer is another good idea - even if he was properly dewormed as a pup - one that covers whipworms & Giardia is often helpful and won't hurt, like this one - be sure the active ingredient is fenbendazole: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Safe+Guard+Canine+Dewormer-prod12324.html

Date: Oct 12, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Others
Topic: what to do
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Question: what should I do and what could be causing my two and what should I do and what could be causing my two and a half month old female micro pot belly pig to suddenly have severe watery diarrhea

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

Date: Sep 29, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Diarrhea with blood
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Question:My 14 year old min pin has had diarrhea a couple times this morning with a thick blood in it. He also vomited once, no blood in that. He seems normal, and ate the white rice we gave him. I’m very worried for him as he is pretty old. Any help is much appreciated!

Answer:If he were only having diarrhea, i would worry about him less. Especially at his age, and with the vomiting and blood, it really is ideal to go ahead and see your veterinarian for a definitive diagnosis and more targeted treatment. If that isn't immediately an option, a good probiotic like this one: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Fast+Balance+GI+Paste-prod10905.html And a broad spectrum dewormer is another good idea - even if she was properly dewormed as a pup - one that covers whipworms & Giardia is often helpful and won't hurt, like this one - be sure the active ingredient is fenbendazole: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Safe+Guard+Canine+Dewormer-prod12324.html

Date: Sep 20, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: sick dog
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Question:Have a French Bulldog about 5/6 years old has had diarrhea for the past 3/4 days is there anything we can give him that works like Imodium?

Answer:It is always more ideal to see your veterinarian for a definitive diagnosis and more targeted treatment. If that isn't immediately an option, a good probiotic like this one: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Fast+Balance+GI+Paste-prod10905.html may help. And a broad spectrum dewormer is another good idea - even if he was properly dewormed as a pup - one that covers whipworms & Giardia is often helpful and won't hurt, like this one - be sure the active ingredient is fenbendazole: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Safe+Guard+Canine+Dewormer-prod12324.html

Date: Sep 11, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Cat with loose stool
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Question:My cat has had loose, mucousy stool for about 3 days now. I put some fiber (psyllium husk) into her food and it seems to help firm it up, but if I don't do it every 12 or so hours, her stool is loose again. She is acting fine otherwise and doesn't seem to be upset. When should I start to work about getting her to see the vet?

Answer:Since she feels fine otherwise, try a good probiotic next like this one: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Proviable-prod12083.html If it continues, see your veterinarian - bring a fresh fecal sample with you so they don't have to shove the rod up her poor ole booty - gives the a better sample as well.

Date: Sep 7, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Loose motions!
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Question:MY Cat is 10 months old! He's a boy. He's suffering loose motions from2-3week .What should I prefer him to eat and is there any medicine which I can give him?

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: Sep 6, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Treatment
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Question:My 4 months old puppy has been having diarrhea yesterday. The stool was yellowish and watery and he pooped thrice of that. He only ate once yesterday. Now, he didn't want to eat, and pooped twice already. His stool now has some blood in it like a saliva in texture. His eyes were not sunken or yellowish but his gums are a bit pale. He is not as energetic as he was. And he became thin already. What should I do? And how can I help him? Please.

Answer:Determining the underlying cause of the diarrhea is ideal. Parvo is a concern at his age, so definitely see your veterinarian if it continues or worsens. 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: Sep 4, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: What can I give for dog who has the runs
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Question:My dogs 7 month lab mix has the runs

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: Aug 30, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Gelatinous clear fluid when dog tries to defacate
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Question:The dog vomited 5 days ago, has no appetite, and is sluggish but does not seem to be in pain. Ate a small amount of chicken yesterday, but no food since.

Answer:With the vomiting and diarrhea, it really is ideal to go ahead and see your veterinarian for a definitive diagnosis and more targeted treatment. If that isn't immediately an option, a good probiotic like this one: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Fast+Balance+GI+Paste-prod10905.html And a broad spectrum dewormer is another good idea - even if she was properly dewormed as a pup - one that covers whipworms & Giardia is often helpful and won't hurt, like this one - be sure the active ingredient is fenbendazole: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Safe+Guard+Canine+Dewormer-prod12324.html

Date: Aug 26, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Puppy diarrhea
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Question:My five month old Springer doodle puppy has had nighttime diarrhea. We have already tried chicken and rice for two weeks plus Flagyl. We have gone back to the iambs puppy food and the diarrhea is back. Do you suggest a probiotic? Or what food would you suggest?

Answer:Determining the underlying cause of the diarrhea is ideal. Start by having your veterinarian analyze multiple different fecal samples looking for intestinal parasites. Even if the fecals are negative, deworming with over-the-counter fenbendazole may help - with a product like Panacur or Safe Guard. 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 And yes, a probiotic may help, like Fortiflora.

Date: Aug 23, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Diarrhea and agitation
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Question:What is wrong with my dog?

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: Aug 20, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Aluminum foil and diarrhea
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Question:I believe my dog has ate some aluminum foil and is experiencing diarrhea but otherwise she acts fine. Should I give her something for her diarrhea or wait it out. She has had diarrhea for like a day but it does seem to be getting better.

Answer:Resting her stomach may help more than anything - no food for a few hours. Then small amounts of canned pumpkin may help the aluminum foil pass. Watch for vomiting, not eating and continued diarrhea and see your veterinarian if that occurs.

Date: Aug 18, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Bloody Stool
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Question:I have a six-year old cat that is fine when he eats canned cat food, but when we try dry food, he has foul-smelling, bloody stools. I've tried many brands--grain-free, sensitive stomach, etc. While we will probably just continue serving canned food, I'd really like to understand what causes this problem.

Answer:I would need to analyze the exact foods and ingredients but probably a food allergy or hypersensitivity. We are finding that canned food is really more ideal for cats - it lessens their predisposition for developing many other kinds of problems later in life, so yes, keep him on canned food.

Date: Aug 15, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Diarrhea
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Question:Hello my 13-year-old Yorkie is a very picky eater I change her food like 5 days ago and she has had diarrhea for 2 days now she still has an applied and she still active. Should I be worried.

Answer:Determining the underlying cause of the diarrhea is ideal, especially at her age. 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: Aug 13, 2020
Category: Diarrhea
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Kitten is puking and has diarrhea.
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Question:The kitten I rescued has white discharge from his anus, throwing up and has diarrhea. What can I do? Any suggestions? Thank you

Answer:Determining the underlying cause of the diarrhea is ideal. Start by having your veterinarian analyze multiple different fecal samples looking for intestinal parasites because that is the highest rule out for kittens. Many parasites are not treated by over-the-counter dewormers, but if that is your only option, try to use a more broad spectrum dewormer like fenbendazole.

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