Good news – your Morkie can have Pepto-Bismol
A very small amount of Pepto-Bismol can be safe for dogs and can really help clear up dog diarrhea, and dog vomiting and diarrhea.
Check with your your Veterinarian for recommended dose, or try 1/2 teaspoon mixed with 2 teaspoons water; give half the batch and wait 4 hours to administer the second half.
If your Morkie has an upset stomach (vomiting and/or diarrhea), try the following:
Step 1: Remove all food and water for 4 to 5 hours.
Step 2: If vomiting contains blood or is frequent, contact the Veterinarian immediately. If not, proceed to Step 3.
Step 3: After 6 to 8 hours of no vomiting, introduce water gradually at 1 to 2 ounces at a time. If no vomiting occurs, offer a bland diet of boiled skinless chicken and rice (50:50 mixture). If your dog can keep this down, transition back to his regular diet over 3 days, by adding more and more of his regular diet to the bland one.
WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR:
- The greatest worry with ongoing diarrhea is dehydration. Don’t let your small dog get dehydrated – it can literally be deadly.
- It’s really hard giving medications to small dogs … but for liquids, you can use a syringe (without the needle of course) and ease the liquid between your pup’s gums and teeth. Or try a small eyedropper
- Puppies under 10 weeks with diarrhea need to see a Vet right away. They can easily die at that age, and should never fast!
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