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Diarrhea

If your pug's stools appear loose or liquid instead of firm and compact, he has diarrhea. If you suspect that your pug's diarrhea results from anxiety or excitement, or because he snarfed some spicy or fatty food and is suffering the consequences, withhold food for twenty-four hours, but provide plenty of fresh drinking water (diarrhea can lead to dehydration). For the next couple of days, feed him a bland diet of boiled skinless chicken with white rice or cottage cheese. Other easily digestible foods you can give are boiled hamburger meat, cooked macaroni, and soft-boiled eggs. Gradually replace the bland diet with his regular food.

If diarrhea continues for more than twenty-four hours, take the dog to the veterinarian. Diarrhea that's bloody, black, or tarry looking or that's accompanied by vomiting, weakness, or fever calls for an immediate visit to the veterinarian.

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