Hello Anne, I'm Dr. Deb.I recently came online and see that your question about Monty hasn't been answered. I'm sorry that you've had to wait for a response but if you still need assistance, I'd like to help if I can. It's possible that his looser stools are related to either the antibiotics he's taking or secondary to whatever gastrointestinal issue which lead to his initial vomiting problem. But, I can understand your concern about dehydration, especially in a dog this age. I wouldn't give him dairy products since many dogs are lactose intolerant but a good choice would be pedialyte since it contains electrolytes. You could also offer him low sodium chicken or beef broth to see if he will find this more palatable.You could also use a syringe or small turkey baster to dribble fluids into his mouth is he's not willingly drinking on his own.Just to give you an idea of the amount of fluid he would need on a daily basis, 1 ounce per pound in a 4 hour period is what's recommended...obviously, more if dehydration is suspected.I hope this helps and that he's feeling better soon. Again, my apologies for the delayed response. Deb
Anne: I'm sorry that you rated poor service although I can understand your disappointment with the delayed response.Experts come on the site at different times and I answered as soon as I logged on and saw your question languishing on the list.The ratings system on this site is designed to rate the individual responding to the question you post, not the site itself. If this is the primary reason why you rated poorly (your disappointment with the site and not my answer), I'd appreciate if you'd indicate this so I can contact the site and the rating won't be held against me.
Regardless, I wish you and Monty the best. Regards, Deb