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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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We currently have a 11-12 week puppy, we have had her for 4

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Hi there, we currently have a 11-12 week puppy, we have had her for 4 days and she still have Diarrhea, with some additional blood at the end.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the puppy's name?
Customer: Although this has reduced we aren’t entirely sure what is causing it. We have given her rice and chicken which has started to harden up the stools however it is predominately wet.
JA: The Expert will know how to help the puppy. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the puppy?
Customer: Currently awaiting a second vaccine which is next Thursday. Bailey is her name and she is a springerdor.
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 days ago.

Diarrhea with blood at Bailey's age is most often caused by endoparasitism - roundworm, hookworm, whipworm, coccidia, or Giardia. Be sure to bring a fresh stool sample to her next appointment. Until then, you can presumptively treat Bailey with an over the counter product containing fenbendazole (Panacur, Safe-Guard) today and again tomorrow and the next day. Fenbendazole addresses all of those parasites save coccidia which would require the prescription drug ponazuril. Please respond with additional questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Noted, thank you for this. How would she have caught this, via the kennel?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 days ago.

...most likely from the area she was bred or from her mom (transplacental). Please continue with our conversation if you wish.