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Very loose stools

Hi everyone. I have a question about my new puppy. He has been having very loose stools for a couple of days. I and my vet feel it is his food. I held his food away from him yesterday and it seemed to clear up. What do you feed your puppy/dog? Any suggestions? I have him on Purina Pro puppy which the vet game me.
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What did your breeder have him on? Could it be from switching food?
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How quickly did you switch your puppy from what your breeder was feeding to the new food?

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I would feed him a very bland homemade diet for a couple of days until this clears up. i.e., boiled white rice and a bit of boiled shredded chicken. My dog had very loose stools as a puppy after staying at the dogsitter's the first time, and it deteriorated into bloody colitis very rapidly and he became very ill. I would watch this closely.



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Most vets (from what I've read) recommend a diet of boiled chicken and rice to deal with diarrhea. Did you vet recommend a kibble to switch too?
There is another thread on here that talks about various commercial foods that you might want to take a look at.

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Lexi just got over that problem, and they feel that it was a food allergy, although she was also throwing up. She was fed boiled chicken, rice and yogurt and it cleared up. Good luck.

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Thank you all for your help. I took a sample into the vet today and nothing showed up in it. That was a good thing. They now think it has to do with the Sentinel tablet they gave him. They said sometimes that happen's. Wish I knew that before they gave it to him. I will try the chicken and rice. He was on the food the breeder sent with him for 2 full days then I added the pro puppy to it and now it is just the pro puppy. I did the same thing for Katie and didn't have these result's. Guess I am going chicken shopping tonight.
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I hope he gets better.

Just watch closely when you reintroduce the ProPlan. He may be allergic to something in it, and you may need to switch foods or start an elimination diet to see what is causing the reaction. Gucci went from Royal Canin, to ProPlan......to Fromms......to Merrick and NOW I make everything homemade. I don't feed her commercial dog food anymore, I got sick of something going haywire with the foods, or she wouldn't eat for days, or tearing or scratching, etc..

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I hope your pup is doing better. Nico eats Pro Plan without a problem (other than pickiness), but his cousin (a pup from the same breeder and the same lines born 12 hours before him who lives nearby) had very loose stools that her vet said were from the Pro Plan. She got a chicken and rice diet for a couple weeks and then they tried a variety of kibbles before landing on one that worked. I forget what they ended up with, but it was the adult formula of a food where the puppy formula gave her loose stools. The good news was that she was otherwise happy and healthy throughout the loose stool ordeal. I guess every pup is different with what they can tolerate.
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Actually, The food made for "puppies" has more "fat" in it, which may affect the stools. If you are feeding a Puppy blend, talk to your vet about switching to an adult one, that might help. But I wouldn't switch from puppy to adult without consulting your vet to make sure the nutritional needs are being met.

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