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Hi,My dog 5 months old 52 lbs ate some...

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14 Jul 2021

Hi,
My dog 5 months old 52 lbs ate some poop. It could've been for a cat or a wild animal.
Is this an emergency? Our vet is closed for the day. Please help.
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14 Jul 2021
Dr. Kay
Dr. Kay

Good evening, my name is***** to JustAnswer. I am so sorry to hear that your pup ate some stool. I am happy to help and see if there is something we can do at home or if a vet visit is needed. How is your pup feeling? Was it pretty solid or more soft/diarrhea-like?

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Customer reply
14 Jul 2021
Hi Dr. It looked a bit soft
My pup is doing ok, in fact sleeping right now.
14 Jul 2021
Customer reply
14 Jul 2021
I have a picture of the stool after he ate it, would that help?
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14 Jul 2021
Dr. Kay
Dr. Kay

Thank you so much for that information. I do not think this is an emergency, as the stool should get digested. Now there is a small chance that your pup could get parasites, depending on what animal the stool is from, however, most parasites require an animal or host before becoming directly infectious again. In any case, I would consider having a fecal run by your veterinarian in 1-2 months if he starts to have any upset tummy or diarrhea (or if you see any worms). I would love to see a picture, although I may not be able to identify it still.

14 Jul 2021
Customer reply
14 Jul 2021
Here is the poop of the animal
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Dr. Kay
Dr. Kay

Ahh, was that pretty dry? Most of the time, dogs are just fine after something like this, however, if the stool was more wet, it could mean that there was a bit of diarrhea. You pup may also get a bit of an upset tummy due to the differences in bacteria. I would consider feeding him a bit of chicken and rice for a couple days as well as add a probiotic in daily for a week to help prevent some diarrhea on his end.

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14 Jul 2021
He is fully vaccinated and just he got Nexguard spectra
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14 Jul 2021
he is on probiotic
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For the last 2 days
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14 Jul 2021
Dr. Kay
Dr. Kay

That is perfect for a probiotic. The Nexgard controls most all the intestinal parasites in dogs, so it is very unlikely that he will get something from this.

14 Jul 2021
Customer reply
14 Jul 2021
Ok thank you so much Dr.
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14 Jul 2021
Dr. Kay
Dr. Kay

You are so very welcome. Overall, I would just monitor your pup, and if you are seeing any vomiting or diarrhea beyond 1-2 bowel movements, consider getting him seen, but I suspect he will be just fine. Do you have any additional questions for me?

14 Jul 2021
Customer reply
14 Jul 2021
Thanks for the info Dr. Can I feed boiled chicken breast and white rice starting right now, I'm lost? He is currently on hills vet reccomended chicken diet
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14 Jul 2021
Dr. Kay
Dr. Kay

You absolutely can, just give him that instead of his normal meals for about 2 days and then switch him back to his normal diet if he is still feeling well.

14 Jul 2021
Customer reply
14 Jul 2021
Thank you so much Dr.
14 Jul 2021
Customer reply
14 Jul 2021
We'll do as you suggested. Really appreciate your help!
Thank you for all you do
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14 Jul 2021
Dr. Kay
Dr. Kay

You are so very welcome, it is my pleasure. If you do have any additional questions for me, please message me back here.

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Customer reply
14 Jul 2021
Sure!! Have a nice day
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14 Jul 2021
Dr. Kay
Dr. Kay

You as well, thank you!

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