Hello Friends...I was wondering if someone can help me...we got a puppy 3 weeks ago...she was sent to us by plane...we picked her up at the airport and the breeder called us and told us she had dirrahea and to treat her for cocidea...we took her to the vet and he did a stool test and yes she had it and we treated it...well the problem is she still has the dirrahea bad...just like water...her stool has been tested and no parasites...they just treated her for whip worm...changed her foos 2 times and she still has the dirrahea like water... I spoke to the breeder today and she told me to start her on METRONIDAZOLE...I did this afternoon...I am hoping this is going to work...poor little baby...anyone experienced this...if you have can you please e-mail me.... firstname.lastname@example.org
It makes it hard to house train her when she has the poops like water....thanks Claudette
changing her food 2 times in less the 3 weeks is very quick. It should take almost 3 weeks to change the food on a baby. Their stomachs are very sensitive. I would add a teaspoon of canned pumkin to her food. It should help. Make sure it is pure pumkin, not the pumkin pie mix. a small teaspoon of yogurt will also help get some of the good bacteria back into the stomach.
Pick a good quality food, like innova, chicken soup, merrick, etc. and stick to it. stop changing foods on this puppy, his tummy hasn't had time to rest.
The vet told me to take her off of pro plan and put her on medi cal for gastro...I also started her on METRONIDAZOLE this afternoon...I am so hoping that this cures whatever is going on with her...i hate seeing her have the dirrahea like this...she is gaining weight , eating and playing..she is not dehydrated...you think it is just an upset stomache.?..
I am not a vet, but I believe it is just an upset stomach. I would not use the proplan, it isn't great food. Most medical diets are not good either in my opinion. Try to find a good food with no by-product, limited and only whole grains, whole ingredients, and limited chemicals. I believe I mentioned some before, but if not, innova, chicken soup, merrick, blue buffalo, taste of the wild, and so on. Do your research. I good food will not be cheap by any means, and usually runs $1 or so a lb.
I have cocci in my dirt,and yes, I am very upfront with my clients about it. When the pups occasionally get cocci,despite my preventive measures, the diarrhea and loose stools can take a while to resolve. This is alot of stress on puppy tummies weaning,going home and trying to fight off these nasty little bugs. Get a high quality food and stick with it.do not keep changing things,food mess,yogurt...get on one regiment and stay on it. Good luck. This can sometimes take a month or two, but by the age of 12 weeks, it begins to resolve itself, if food and mess dont keep getting changed.
Thanks ladies...you all made me feel better....Like i said sunday i started her on the METRONIDAZOLE and last night i was up with Bella half the night,...her dirrahea got alot worse...I called the vet this morning and he told us to take her off the meds and just keep her on the medi Cal Gastro food....she is to just eat that...so that is what we are doing...I think you all was right and it was the change in the 3 different foods he got us to try... I take her to the vet on Friday for her next needles and he will have a look at her ...God i hope this works...i feel for her...i can only imagine how her little bum must hurt...:o( Should i limit her intake of water or let her drink as she wants too.....
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Yes the vet did a stool sample and she did have cocidia and was treated for it with medication....I have had her on the medi cal food sence yesterday and this morning her poop is like a cow patty instead of watery...so maybe it was the food...I am thinking the 3 changed of food was too much....i will keep you all informed...thanks