• My dog has been having diarrhea for about a week. Water is always available. The first two days, she didn't want to eat anything. Then, she ate some of the canned pumpkin I got her. Now she doesn't want any canned pumpkin and wants to eat other foods. When she's not eating, there's no diarrhea, but I gave her boiled chicken and soft rice yesterday and she had diarrhea about two hours later. She is scheduled for a vet visit in a week and I just want to know things I should try in the meantime.

    Hi Minh-Tam,
    I recommend that you take her into see a veterinarian as soon as possible. Diarrhea that has lasted more than 24 hour is concerning. She should be seen by a vet prior to next week if possible. There can be many different causes for tis including infection, intestinal parasites, inflammation of the GI tract, or an underlying medical issue. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of the diarrhea once they have examined her. They may recommend some fecal or blood tests to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases. The treatment that she needs will depend on the underlying cause and severity of her symptoms.


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