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Iím glad heís going back to the vet. What terrible timing to be dealing with this, for both of you!
It it turns out to be food related, I wish there was a way to get you one more bag of the old food so you could continue to increase the new food slowly from the 1/4. Are there food restrictions that would make it impossible for a person you know to ship you one more bag since you canít order it?
My Havanese has a really sensitive stomach, more so as a puppy, so I had to change foods really slowly. I actually mixed the new and old food like you did but the ratio was something like 1:8 scoops in a food storage bag, which is about a weekís worth of food. Then when the bag ran out, each time I adjusted it by 1 scoop of the new food, as long as there werenít any signs of soft poop. If his poop just wasnít as firm, I would keep the same ratio, but if it was soft I would back off the new food a little more until it cleared and then increase slowly again. I know there are things you can add to the food to help, especially since youíre in a bind, so maybe the vet can give you some suggestions if thatís the problem. Thereís also a medication that the vet gave us that helped with diarrhea.
Did he have any issues with 1/4 of the new food?
Mine also had diarrhea after shots as a puppy, but it started 1-2 days afterwards, not after a week. The problem with diarrhea is it can sometimes exacerbate itself. Mine would get diarrhea from too much of a new treat and then a few days later his anal glands would be backed up because his poop was too soft to express themselves. The good news is he grew out of most of this, and he isnít as sensitive to changes as he used to be.