Learn how to treat your dog’s upset stomach and intestinal problems in this free pet health care video, with tips from a veterinarian. Expert: Dr Adrienne Mulligan …
Hi I'm Dr. Adrienne Mulligan of Camp Verde
Veterinary Clinic in Arizona and I'm here
today to talk to you about gastrointestinal
problems in dogs on behalf of expertvillage.com.
There are two or three ways that a dog could
have gastrointestinal upset one is they could
vomit and only vomit and still have normal
stools or no stools. They could have diarrhea
with no vomiting or they could have a combination
of the two vomiting and diarrhea. If your
dog has only has diarrhea this is usually
a self limiting problem that they have eaten
something they shouldn't it will usually clear
it self in a short amount of time and it is
usually not life threaten. One exception to
this is if the diarrhea is red like red and
brown like chocolate cherry milk if it looks
like that or if it is very very bloody then
that might be a emergency that need to get
seen right away. Now if there is just a little
bit of blood that could just be clitorides
from stress and so don't get to excited if
it is just red blood. When I'm talking about
red it usually looks like brown diarrhea but
just has a red off red tan right through it
that is more series. Red, red, like blood
isn't necessarily so series call your veterinarian
and ask. At any rate you could help any dog
with diarrhea by giving them imodium AD. Imoduim
AD this is a generic brand but imoduim AD
is actually low perimode, hydrochloride and
it comes in 2 milligrams caplets or capsules
and you want to give this about the rate of
for a big dog you would start with two and
follow up with one every 6 hours until the
diarrhea stops. That is usually all in about
24 hour period. Diarrhea should stop pretty
quickly. If it is a small dog you would want
to start with one and then go in a half so
this come in little blue tablets over the
canter that you could buy so you could break
it down to much smaller doses. Little dogs
get very small amount. You could also use
like kopectate and pepto-bismol and both of
those would help with diarrhea as well. Now
vomiting you are not going to really give
those things because it is probably not going
to keep them down. So with a dog both vomiting
and diarrhea the best thing to do is get to
your vet as soon as possible but in the mean
time do not feed your dog. Give them about
12-24 rest. They can have water but no food
for 12-24 hours and then for any reason the
veterinarian is not available and they seem
to be feeling better you could boil rice with
boil rice and hamburger pour out the fat and
give them small meals of very bland food.
So those are the kinds of ease if your dog
is going through a gastrointestinal upset
that is self limiting but if it is not clearing
up and your dog is looking much sicker this
is really a job for the veterinarian and you
should take your dog to the vet as soon as
possible.

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