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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Diarrhea help.

One of my chins has developed diarrhea. I called my vet and they're not available until Monday. There's no other vet in the area thats experienced with chins. I don't know whats causing it, and my other two chins are fine. The one that is sick is eating and drinking fine, and playful as usual. The only thing I have changed was the hay, two weeks ago, and that was just the brand name (Switched from Kaytee to Oxbow). I don't know if that could be the cause, but neither of my other two chins are sick. Pillow is acting fine, despite the diarrhea. I've been feeding him mini-wheats and a local breeder told me to try some Kaopectate for children, to try to stop the diarrhea. Im looking for some suggestions to tie me over until I can get him into the vet on Monday. Thanks!


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-19-2010, 12:28 AM
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Isolate the animal, stop all treats ans let him have his pellets, hay and water as the only food

Try and get your hands on some zoolac or fibreplex. It helps with the bacteria in the intestines. If it's a mild case, there's a good chance it will help

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Where can I find zoolac or fibreplex? And what are the ratio portions to give him?


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The vet should have it.
Rations are described on the product.

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