Q. Dog seems fine...very playful as usual. Has been whining though which is not normal and suddenly pooped diarrhea all over the rug.
A. Monitor for more episodes of diarrhea. You may want to withhold food for 12-24 hours. Allow small amounts of water or unflavored PediaLyte. Resume feeding a bland diet (1:1 ratio of plain boiled boneless chicken and plain white rice). Feed in small, frequent amounts waiting at least one hour between feedings. Continue feeding until the stool is normal. Transition slowly to the regular diet. If the diarrhea doesn’t stop, see your veterinarian.