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Diarrhea often occurs as a manifestation of several conditions that may upset the prairie dog’s digestive system. These may range from dietary to infectious causes. Diarrhea needs to be treated promptly as it can lead to dehydration and even death when left untreated.
A diarrhea diagnosis is made by observing the clinical signs exhibited by the prairie dog. Examination of blood samples or feces samples may be necessary to find out any infectious cause. Your veterinarian may also want a complete dietary history of your prairie dog to rule out any possible dietary causes of diarrhea.
A condition of the blood in which the blood is poisoned due to the absorption of poisons
The whole system involved in digestion from mouth to anus
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts
Term used to refer to any drug or substance that is known to prevent bowel movements or stop diarrhea.