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Diarrhea in this hot weather can bring on dehydration fast, and if something is bothering her digestive tract, you can't even count on her to even try to drink enough to keep up the way she normally would if she were thirsty.
You could try to assess her hydration state by pinching her skin up into a little tent and letting go--if her skin is slow to snap back to normal, that can indicate a problem. When you press a finger on her gums and let go, they should return to their normal red color quickly. If her gums are pale or sorta sticky, that can also show dehydration.
I'd head to the vet's though--I'd rather be overly cautious and deal with feeling stupid and overprotective, than forever sorry I didn't get her in sooner.
Last edited by melbrod; 07-12-2020 at 10:11 PM.