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I am puppy sitting, puppy is just over a year old. She

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Hi, I am puppy sitting, puppy is just over a year old. She was sick over night on friday night so i withheld food until last night and however she still has very loose poo. She is eating, and playing fine. Should I with hold food longer?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I'm a licensed veterinarian and I'll be happy to help.I typically do not see much value in withholding food from a patient with diarrhea, beyond 12 hours or so. Rather, a bland diet such as white rice with boiled lean chicken breast, and some canned pumpkin, can be a good management choice for diarrhea, if all else seems normal.You also could give a dose of Pepto Bismol liquid -- 1mL per 10 pounds of body weight. This has anti inflammatory effects in the intestine.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Chicken according to her owner makes her sick. Would rice be ok on its on?

Thanks for the help.

Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 1 year ago.
Rice on its own is fine for a few days if needed.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for your help.

Lynsey

Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 1 year ago.
You're welcome. Best wishes!
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