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He has had runny poo for the last 5 days, A dog, Not that I

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He has had runny poo for the last 5 days
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: A dog
JA: Did the dog eat anything unusual recently?
Customer: Not that I know of
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Kai and 13 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Kai?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Susan MRCVS replied 8 days ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I’m a veterinary surgeon in the UK. I will try and help you as best I can.

I’m sorry to hear that Kai is unwell.

Expert:  Susan MRCVS replied 8 days ago.

Can you describe the poop? What colour what consistency?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Its very loose and a mustard colour
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I cant afford the phone call
Expert:  Susan MRCVS replied 8 days ago.

No problem I am happy to continue typing.

Is Kai eating normally or less than normal?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
He has his mo.ents but then he just crashes
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Less then normal
Expert:  Susan MRCVS replied 8 days ago.

Is Kai drinking the same amount as normal?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Not to much water
Expert:  Susan MRCVS replied 8 days ago.

What food are you currently feeding Kai?

Expert:  Susan MRCVS replied 8 days ago.

With the information provided I would recommend Kai see a vet to make sure nothing more serious is going on and get   the right treatment.

However if you think Kai is eating reasonably well and seems well enough in himself with just moments of being more tired that normal you may be ok to treat at home for a little longer.

You can ask your local vet practice if you can buy some special food designed to help clear up diarrhoea. Usual brands include Hills i/d, Royal Canin gastrointestinal, Purina EN gastrointestinal. Home cooked chicken and rice is no longer recommended for more than 24 hours due it lacking vital nutriments for the diseased intestines to repair themselves with.

They may also be able to sell you over the counter some special paste that helps clear up diarrhoea eg Pro-kolin or Canikur.

If Kai goes off his food, has vomiting, has blood in the faces, seems tired and unwell or the diarrhoea doesn't improve in a few days please call your vet straight away.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
I got no results from them so I went elsewhere!!