On this page you will learn about stools and how to care for a puppy or dog who has a loose stool.
This story is from way back when, pre-holistic days, when I had to deal with stuff like loose stools. I found it pretty amusing!
We have 2 vets we use when we need to. We see them for rabies shots and my daughters have horses too. We also go to them to get a puppy exam done so we can ship them. Both these vets are great guys and oftentimes have given us pretty good advice.
One always insisted you use Pepto Bismol for loose stools and the other one always insisted on using Kaopectate. They are each very insistent about their choices.
The vet I was seeing one time, was very insistent about me not using Pepto Bismol. He insisted it had to be plain Kaopectate. His reasoning sounded pretty good to me. I was pretty clueless at the time.
I couldn’t find the plain version of Kaopectate anywhere, only mint flavored.
Finally, at the last store, I started reading the ingredients of both the Pepto Bismol and the Kaopectate, comparing them. I realized they were exactly the same! I laughed so hard.
Here they were, working in the same office, disagreeing about which product was the best and they were identical! Haha!
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