Q. Can eating rabbit droppings be the cause of my dogs diarrhe

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A. Yes, if your dog has a sensitive GI tract. Dogs won't typically get infected with rabbit parasites. They are usually species specific. Withhold food for 12-24 hours. Allow small amounts of water or unflavored PediaLyte. Resume feeding a bland diet ( boiled boneless / skinless chicken and plain white rice) in small, frequent amounts. Continue feeding until the stool is normal. Transition slowly to the regular diet afterwards. If the diarrhea does not resolve, see your veterinarian. Submit a stool sample to rule out other intestinal parasites. Try to restrict your dog's access to rabbit stool.

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A. Although dogs can get a species of the parasite Coccidia from eating rabbit droppings, it usually doesn't make them sick. We'll find it on a fecal float test, but it's unlikely to be the cause of your dog's diarrhea. There may be other parasites present, or another cause of the diarrhea, such as a food sensitivity or food allergy.

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