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I have a 9wk old puppy,she saw vet yesterday as she had been

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I have a 9wk old puppy,she saw vet yesterday as she had been having diarrhea and there was a bit of blood in it,she was given pro-kolin paste and put on a diet of chicken and rice. I have done this but her poo is getting more watery with specs of blood,now seems to be off her food,quite lethargic any ideas
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 happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Any vomiting?
2- Did she get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?
3- Did your vet do any testing?

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.

no vomiting,thought maybe it might be a change in her diet,her temp was slighty up but put that down to her being nervous,no other tests done.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Friend, diarrhea can be caused by many different conditions. 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, ingestion of a foreign body, parasites, infections, etc. If you are seeing blood in the feces it is important to rule out an infection called Parvo virus. For this reason I would strongly recommend having her rechecked by family veterinarian today for a fecal analysis and parvo test. In the meantime continue on a diet of rice and boiled boneless chicken.

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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