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DateJan 30, 2023
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeDog
TopicBlood in diarrhea
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Question:

My 11 year old, female, 95% pit bull has blood in her diarrhea (last night and again this morning). She weights 35 pounds. Her energy, appetite and water intake are normal. I did not feed her last night but gave her cottage cheese and rice this morning ( she gobbled it up)… does she need an antibiotic? If so can you provide prescription

Answer:

Hey! I cant prescribe medications here. You have to go to Vetster.com and do an online apt with the vets there to get the medicine. You need metronidazole to treat the diarrhea. (Or another medication) I have made a YouTube video on bloody diarrhea you can watch to learn more too! I hope this helps! Dr.Lindsay Butzer DIARRHEA VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8UZeyp_7zk

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DateJan 25, 2023
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeDog
TopicDiarrhea
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Question:

My dog has had watery diarrhea since this morning. He hardly ever gets table scraps, eats the same Pure Balance food every day as well as takes a probiotic as well. Other than a bland diet, should he be in antibiotics?

Answer:

Hey! Diarrhea in dogs is commonly treated with an antibiotic called Metronidazole (Flagyl). This works great for colitis due to dietary indiscretion or stress colitis or simply irritable bowel. I don't know your pets age or breed, but older dogs are prone to more stomach aches and diarrhea and may need a bland diet as well as antibiotics to help get them through an episode of diarrhea. It can also be a bout of pancreatitis which needs to be treated by a veterinarian. I recommend going to your local vet to have them examine your dog and possibly do blood work to check for pancreatitis and see if your dog only need antibiotics to go home or more treatment such as fluids under the skin to keep them hydrated ect. I hope this helped! Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateJan 10, 2023
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeDog
TopicHelp
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Question:

My dog has loss poop and she does not what to eat. What do I do?

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Hey! Your dog can get dehydrated quickly from diarrhea and not wanting to eat. Please go to your local veterinarian so that they can prescribe a treatment of diarrhea medication and possibly give fluids under the skin. I hope this helped! Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateJan 6, 2023
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeDog
TopicMedication question
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Question:

Hello! My pet has exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, and requires Pancreplus to maintain a healthy weight and digest food properly. Pancreplus is currently back ordered, and my vet does not carry the medication, so I am out of luck until the medication becomes in stock. Any suggestions for what I can do?

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Hey! Go to Vetster.com and get an appointment with an online vet there to refill it for you with a different brand on petmeds! PetMeds carries a few varieties that you can use to supplement your pancreplus in the meantime until you can get more if that brand works for you! They have: 1. Pancreved powder 2. Viokase V powder 3. Epizyme I hope this helps! Dr. Lindsay Butzer Here is the link to Viokase below: https://www.1800petmeds.com/search?searchType=products&q=pancreatic+enzymes&search-button=&lang=default&Ntt=pancreatic+enzymes&csrf_token=DaKqv6x-LKBEwzRP9iRdLHMNpi0XOTBVqcQsiiWW1RXiJx_bwF9AkG4MX751KL4Vjs0eU8Q5C8TWRC6L_WbXNxAVhgMTjhWi5S1TazsHLPwUIhdM_AhuE7CiUMwjNaWE5trD4GwBpEoKrUEf0GnJcuwNA_R3EUUqTG24Ed6I9Wr9yEtvJGo%3D

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DateDec 19, 2022
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeCat
TopicIs it worms or just from diet change?
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Question:

I just noticed my cat has diarrhea with some blood in it. Their friend threw up with either round worms or thread in it. I have 4 cats an cat sit 3.

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Hey! If your cat has diarrhea you need to get some medication to help alleviate the loose stool. You also want to send out a Fecal (poop) sample to check for worms! PetMeds carries dewormer and Revolution for cats that will deworm them. You can talk to a Vet on Vetster to get an prescription. If not please go see your local veterinarian.

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DateDec 12, 2022
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeDog
TopicGiardia/chronic diarrhea
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My 7 mo old puppy has been treated 2x for giardia & got worse, now seems to have chronic diarrhea. Tried bland diet, changing from chicken to lamb based foods, now on Purina for sensitive stomach. Still has diarrhea! He has been taking Simparica for heartworm, etc., since the diarrhea started - this is the only thing we haven't changed. Maybe we should try the old fashioned heartworm chewable & the flea & tick stuff you put on his back?

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Hey! giardiasis takes a long time to treat. Sometimes 1-2 months of being on Metronidazole and courses for Panacur powder in their food. You just have to trust the veterinarian your working with and the process. It is very frustrating. Once your dog is 1-2 years old giardiasis will have a harder time infecting them.

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DateDec 8, 2022
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeCat
TopicLoose stools
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1 month ago, I adopted a 1 yr old cat from county shelter; he'd been there over 10 months! Whenever he gets scared, he drips fecal liquid, and often has very loose stools. Any help?

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Hey! What do you think scares him? If you can avoid him getting scared this may help the problem. But if he is overall anxious you can order anxiety medication from your veterinarian or from a Vet on Vetster through PetMeds and have the medication delivered to your door. But I think having him examined by your vet would be the first start.

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DateOct 27, 2022
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeCat
TopicHow to treat Coughing & Diarrhea in kittens
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Question:

I have a male kitten, and he is 6 month old. He has coughing and not eating anything from last 3 days, so which madicine i should use to cure him.

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Those two problems are more than likely unrelated and both have multiple possible underlying causes that need to be treated specifically, more than likely with prescription medication which would need approval from a veterinarian that has met him face-to-face so go ahead and make an appointment with your local veterinarian. Take a fresh (same day) fecal sample with you for them to analyze.

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DateOct 26, 2022
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeCat
TopicIbs
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My cat has had irritable bowel syndrome ever since she was born. SHe is 22 now and her diarrhea over the last 2 months has become very frequent three to four times a day and she does not use the Box anymore is there anything I can get her to help her the vet will not give her prescription no more because it did her no good whatsoever . What can I do to help her and me please help

Answer:

At her age she really needs bloodwork run because often something else, in addition to the IBD, is going on (diabetes, hyperthyroidism, etc etc. - all treated very differently). Until they can get her in a good probiotic like Fortiflora (https://www.1800petmeds.com/purina+fortiflora-prod10376.html) or Proviable (https://www.1800petmeds.com/proviable-prod12083.html) may help.

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DateOct 25, 2022
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeDog
TopicMushy stool
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What is hhe best probiotic for a Chihuahua with mushy stools that is 3montgs and 3.5lbs. there's so many out there I don't want to pay for a name I want to pay for quality for my dog something that will help her

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Fortiflora and Proviable are considered the 2 best. I will attach links to them at the end of this answer, BUT a puppy that age will often have intestinal parasites, so having your veterinarian analyze multiple fecal samples is ideal. https://www.1800petmeds.com/purina+fortiflora-prod10376.html https://www.1800petmeds.com/proviable-prod12083.html

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DateOct 15, 2022
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeCat
TopicDiarrhea
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Have 2 11yr old male cats (brothers). I need medicine I can give him orally.

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With cats especially, it's important to treat the underlying cause and not just the diarrhea or it will continue to recur. There are so many potential underlying causes, it is ideal for your veterinarian to run some tests to determine what is going on. Until then, a good probiotic may help, like this Proviable: https://www.1800petmeds.com/proviable-prod12083.html

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DateOct 15, 2022
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeDog
TopicMedication
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Question:

What medication will I give?

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I would need a lot more information to really make any recommendations for your dog. I'm not 100% what is going on but since you used the category "diarrhea", here is a link to our article about treatment options for diarrhea with over-the-counter and prescription options: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/diarrhea-treatment-dog-cat-30.html

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DateOct 6, 2022
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeDog
Topicnon prescription to stop diarrhea
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I stopped my dog's diarrhea with use of cooked organic rice and its broth. What would be a better way, if any? I'm not trying to be cheap, but need to do what I can w/o prescriptions. Love my dogs so please understand. Thank you.

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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.html

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DateSep 14, 2022
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeDog
Topiccombining medicines
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Question:

MY 14 YEAR OLD PM/CHIHUAHUA IS CURRENTLY TAKING TEMERIL-P, IS IT OK 2 GIVE HIM METRONIDAZOLE 250 MG 2 WARD OFF HIS OCCASIONAL DIARRHEA??

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We don't use metronidazole as a preventative, but whether he should take it with the temaril-p depends on many things like his bloodwork so consult your veterinarian for the best advice.

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DateSep 3, 2022
CategoryDiarrhea
Pet TypeDog
TopicHelp
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Our 2lab puppies are having diarrhea what can I do

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Because there are so many potential underlying causes, it 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 they were properly dewormed as pups - 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

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