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Diarrhea after having puppies.

Species: Dog
Breed: pit bull
Age: 1-2 years
is it nomal for a dog to have the runs after giving birth to 11 puppies a week ago




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

It is relatively common for a dog to have diarrhea after having puppies. But, it is not normal to have diarrhea 11 weeks after having puppies.

It would be a good idea to have your vet examine a stool sample for parasites. It's not a bad idea to do a treatment of Dewormer and then repeat it again in 2 weeks time.

However, there are some parasites that can need prescription medications in order to be cleared up.

There are a number of other things that can cause diarrhea including viruses, bacterial issues and more, so if the deworming doesn't work (or if she is really not feeling well) then a vet visit is the best idea.

Hope all is well!

Dr. Marie.

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