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Hi...I am a new Chihuahua owner, her name is Honeybea, she is about 2 years old.
I am needind a little advice, my baby is having a little pudding like diarrhea and has a smalldrop of blood once. Is there anything I can do. I dont get paid until friday if she needs to go to the vet. Please help with advice, she is my baby. Thank you.
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How long has she been like this
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Unfortunately, we can't give any medical advice on here as there's really no way to know what's going on with Honeybea without doing a thorough physical examination. Perhaps you could borrow the money from someone until Friday so that she can be seen? Loose stool can cause dehydration, which can be very serious. Next time she goes, take a stool sample in a little baggy for the veterinarian to look at it under a microscope. Also, you mentioned that you are a new owner; were her previous owners feeding something different?? Changing diet can also cause digestive upset. Once she is feeling better, you could try converting her to a fresh, raw diet (there's a Cheat Sheet that I wrote in the Raw Food section of the forum) BUT I want to emphasize that she needs to be feeling 100% better before changing anything else. Chihuahuas are SUPER sensitive to things like changes in environment, changes in diet, stress; etc. and loose stool is a symptom of many different problems. Good luck!
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In the meantime, if the diarrhea is NOT severe (more than once or twice a day) you could use a teaspoon of plain pumpkin to absorb the excess moisture.
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do you have kaopectate in your medicine cabinet?mischa had diareah like that before and it was something she ate causing stomach upset,it was loose stool and jelly like blood and the kao worked for her.
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Thank you so much, now I know what I need to have on hand. Does anyone know about this, Honeybea is Fawn with a white diamond on her back and her belly and neck the has what looks like little brown spots like markings on her that are not raised and she doesnt act like they bother her. I was also wondering what I could do for dry itchy skin? Thank you.
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As suggested, pureed pumpkin is a good idea. Slip a teaspoon or so into her meals and it should help firm up her poops. Gemma had those problems before and I was freaking out, but the vet just told us to give her a little boiled chicken and rice until her poop started to firm up. It took a few days, but she went back to normal. I figured that it was from feeding her raw beef and her digestive system just couldn't handle it. What do you feed Honeybea? Have you changed anything recently? She could be having a bad reaction to her food. That could be the cause of her dry skin as well. Quality food is a must. Try adding some salmon oil to her meals for her dry skin. I give Gemma a few drops of salmon oil daily because she is itchy often, and it works wonders for her coat and skin.

In case you want to check out the quality of the food you're feeding her and what some good quality foods are, I recommend Dog Food Reviews and Ratings | Dog Food Advisor.
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