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  • He has had diarrhea for a couple of weeks. I took him to Banfield last week, and they gave me some medicine to put in his food and some probiotics to give him. Although he seems a little better, he is still not okay. He still has diarrhea and does not seem interested in his dog food, although he is hungry. He will eat some rice and meat and eggs, but he seems to not interested in the way it smells. He also does not want to eat out of a bowl which makes me think maybe his teeth are bothering him. I have even tried some Pepto-Bismol and that does not seem to be working either. I plan on taking him back to the vet but was hoping you could give me some advice. Is there something else I can try?

    Diarrhea is a very non-specific sign and can be related to many things, either a primary intestinal problem or the manifestation of some other disease process.While the poor eating could be from his teeth, I would think his gastrointestinal issues are the more likely reason.

    You are doing the right thing by taking him back in, at which point the vet may want to do some testing to look for as well as rule out other causes. It can be very difficult to diagnose and resolve chronic gastrointestinal issues, and I hope that isn’t the case in your situation.

    Need more information or advice?

    Contact your nearest Banfield Pet Hospital to schedule an appointment today.


Need more information or advice?

Contact your nearest Banfield Pet Hospital to schedule an appointment today.

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