My 12 week old puppy has a inguinal hernia and he just started having Diarrhea this morning. it is all liquid. he is acting fine other than that.



Bernese Mountain Dog


Dr. Deliman


Care, Common Problems

Thank you for using our service. It sounds like your Bernese Mountain Dog puppy is experiencing diarrhea. Diarrhea can be caused by a variety of factors, including dietary indiscretion, infection, or an underlying medical condition. In puppies, inguinal hernias can sometimes be associated with diarrhea, but it is not always the case.

If your puppy is otherwise acting normal and is not showing any other signs of illness (such as lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting, or abdominal pain), you may be able to manage the diarrhea at home. Here are some steps you can take:

1. Offer small, frequent meals of a bland diet. This can help to soothe your puppy's digestive system and allow it to recover. A bland diet could include cooked white rice mixed with boiled, plain chicken or ground beef. Avoid feeding your puppy anything that is high in fat or fiber, as these can be difficult to digest and may worsen the diarrhea.
2. Keep your puppy hydrated. Diarrhea can cause dehydration, so it's important to make sure your puppy is getting enough fluids. Offer your puppy water frequently, and consider adding a small amount of Pedialyte or other electrolyte solution to the water to help replace lost electrolytes.
3. Monitor your puppy's stool. If the diarrhea persists or becomes worse, or if your puppy is showing any other signs of illness, it may be necessary to see a veterinarian.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.

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