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4 baths in 3 days help! Intestinal issues

My puppy has some intestinal issues. I am going to get a probiotic from the vet but I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or suggestions as to how to prevent this in the future or what is causing this. I have not changed up anything that I feed the pups. They did get puppy shots three days ago one including the rabies shot. Right after that is when this started - any connection to the shots??? I am constantly pulling wood chips out of their mouth when they are outside. Any thoughts would be helpful since I am going nuts and 4 baths in 3 days must be drying this pups skin out.

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Welcome to the world of buttbaths (or so we call them in my house) I do suppose they could be from shots, or food allergy, or...??

My best suggestion to you is to look into probiotic supplements and talk to your vet about it, because I am not sure on the puppy dose, my vet sings the praises of it and it really DOES work, I'd say it cut our buttbaths down at least by 1/2. The stuff I use is this:

http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/produc...ic/106008.aspx

The grooviest thing about it, is that the same company packages the SAME capsules in a bottle for humans, so we usually just split a capsule, and the pet version is cheaper, lol

I hope you get it resolved, although if it gets really bad keep an eye out for dehydration, that can be serious with dogs.

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I wonder if it could be a reaction to all the shots. Some dogs don't do well with combo shots. When my guys were pups I never gave them more then one vaccine at a time. My vet knows I only do single dose shots if needed.
Hope the are better soon poor little guys.





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I was going to say the same thing as Linda did. I never give mine combo shots either. What did the vet say?

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Thank you for the comments thus far. I asked the vet if it was the shots that caused this and they said no. It seems a little too coincidental that the intestinal issues started the very next day with this pup. I think I am going to only go with one vaccination a visit in the future. I have the probiotic from the vet and put it on some damp food and he gobbled it up. I hope this will kick in fast and start working.

Side question…..someone told me to feed the pups a teaspoon of a probiotic yogurt once a week. Will this help once the pup gets back to normal with the probiotic from the vet and help maintain healthy digestive system going forward? I never want to go through this again!!!!! Can’t imagine how the pup is feeling.

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How old are your puppy's? I'm wondering if the vet did a poop sample. Maddie had a intestinal problem that was a parasite that caused diarrhea.

Maddie at 5mo old
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I'm not sure about the Probiotics.

I do know it could be the vaccines. I don't trust many vets. They make so much money pushing shots. I was told by several breeders not to give combo shots because a lot of pups have adverse effects.





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I learned the hard way not to give the shots all at once, either. My boy had very bad allergic reactions, (shaking, drooling, crying,) after that. He now gets a dose of benadryl before hand and only one shot at a time, spaced out by a week or two in between. In fact, I am going to have titers done for him since his required puppy shots were all finished. No more vacinations for him if I can avoid it in any way.

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Suzi - the pups are 3 months old. Tony was affected but Milo was not and they got the same shots. They have had two poop tests and both were negative so I don't think it was that. (I also thought it was that at first and then the vet confirmed tests were ok). I think (as many of you have said) it could be a result of the more than one shot at the same time. I am sure each pup could be reacting to the shots in their own way. It just affected Tony more. Regardless if it is the shots or not, from now on I am only going to have them get one shot at a time.

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Three months seems early for rabies. Sophie gets hers today, and she's 16 weeks. I hope she does okay. I'm really sorry about your pups, or was it just one? Diarhea is the worst! Hope they are better soon.
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