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18 month old lab bitch, has been sick last night,diarrhea and

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18 month old lab bitch, has been sick last night,diarrhea and trace of blood in the stool
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am sorry for the delay in response. If you would like to continue can you please answer a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How is Meg doing since you posted the question?
2- How many hours since the last time she vomited?
3- Is she lethargic?
4- Did she get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

1 she seems to be quiet but ok


2 it has been around six hours


3 no she has been out for a walk


4 she has been eating grass when were are not looking

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
1- How much does she weigh?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

around 20 kilo

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Charles, there are many possible causes for the symptoms that you are describing in Meg. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing. But, common causes are: Dietary indiscretion, intestinal parasites, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, etc. to name a few causes.
In this case I would recommend a hands on examination by family veterinarian. In the meantime this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Zantac (ranitidine) 75mg 1/2 tablet every 12 hours. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.
2- No food or water for 4-6 hours. Give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.
3- After 4-6 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.
4- Follow up with your family veterinarian.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

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