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19 May 2022

about my dog
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What's the matter with your dog?
Customer: she has liquid poop & threw up
JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: not that i know of
JA: OK. The Expert will know what to do. What is your dog's name and age?
Customer: princess 7 years
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
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19 May 2022

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Dog Specialist's response
19 May 2022
Mike McIntyre
Mike McIntyre
Veterinarian

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. This is Dr Mike and it will be my pleasure to assist you with your questions today. I have over 20 years of experience in small animal medicine and surgery. I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble with your little one, I can understand how stressful it is for you. I will do my utmost to assist today and to see if we will be able to resolve this quickly for you. Please be patient with me as it takes time to review and write detailed recommendations. Shortly you will receive an offer from Just Answer for a phone call, this is not directly from me and you do not have to accept it. If you prefer we can continue this whole conversation here. I will begin our discussion today with some questions to better understand your concerns. To start with, have there been any changes in eating, drinking, defecating or urinating most recently?

Are there any underlying medical conditions or medications that I should be aware of? When was the last time dewormed? Any recent changes in diet?

19 May 2022
Customer reply
19 May 2022
hi i found out the problem, she got into our compost bin
19 May 2022
Dog Specialist's response
19 May 2022
Mike McIntyre
Mike McIntyre
Veterinarian

That can more than do it. Next will discuss soothing the GI tract. The GI tract is full of normal bacterial flora. However, at times this normal flora can start to alternate and change to a not as healthy flora. This can lead to signs such as looser stools, vomiting and other gi changes such as fecal passage time and texture. Triggering factors for this can be changes in diet, stress, parasite, etc. This all can have a profound effect on the harmony in the GI tract. Leading subsequently to gastro-intestinal changes. The following can help the GI tract to a more normal health.

Psyllium husk, which is the active ingredient in Metamucil, can be added at a rate of 1 tsp/10 pounds of body weight twice a day to the food. This will add fiber and will also be soothing to the lining of the intestinal tract. It can assist as a fiber source to help form stools and provide more GI regularity and also acts at times as an “indirect probiotic” as more beneficial bacteria in the Intestines can grow in the psyllium husk. This can be mixed into the food or even liquids that you are providing for ease of administration. Psyllium husk can be found over the counter at the pharmacy. Metamucil is one brand name, there may be many generic powder forms also to look for.

Kaolin/Pectin also can be looked for to soothe the GI tract also. The following is an example, there may be many different brand names to look for also:

https://www.vetoquinolusa.com/pro-pectalin#tab-0-2

Rest the GI tract and offer softer and more easily digestible food like hamburger or chicken with rice. This will be softer on the lining of the GI tract and is very appetizing to help maintain appetite. Pedialyte also can be soothing to the GI tract also and can help to keep the hydration status maintained along with energy and electrolyte supplementation.

19 May 2022
Customer reply
19 May 2022
okay thank you. thankfully we just started the compost bin & only old fruits were in it (apples, cucumbers, bananas, mangos & oranges)
19 May 2022
Dog Specialist's response
19 May 2022
Mike McIntyre
Mike McIntyre
Veterinarian
atleast mainly all natural Ítems there. We can keep this message open for some days such that we can stay in touch as our little one moves forward. I am here daily and will be happy to hear how things are going. The messages now come directly to my phone for ease of this. Do you have any other questions at the moment?
19 May 2022
Customer reply
19 May 2022
thank you! we are planning on taking her to the vet to make sure she’s okay but no i don’t have any additional questions.
19 May 2022
Dog Specialist's response
19 May 2022
Mike McIntyre
Mike McIntyre
Veterinarian


You are more than welcome. We can keep this message open for some days also, I am here daily and am readily available for follow-up. Please keep me updated as to any changes or concerns that may arise. If you wish for my help in the future. You can ask customer service to forward your questions to me, Doctor Mike. Start the questions “For Dr Mike only and no other expert” I am here daily and will be happy to follow up. It has been a pleasure assisting you and Princess today. Have a wonderful day. Thank you for using Just Answer. Dr. Mike.


19 May 2022
Customer reply
19 May 2022
thank you so much!
19 May 2022
Dog Specialist's response
19 May 2022
Mike McIntyre
Mike McIntyre
Happy to help.
Mike McIntyre
Mike McIntyre
Veterinarian
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