This is my last resort, thought I would try and get some advice from people who know about bulldogs or have experienced this issue. Here's what's going on: We got our English bulldog from a breeder, she was the runt of the litter.. no problems when we got her home. The breeder had been wetting down Iams smart puppy, which we kept her on. But a few days later, she developed diarrhea. We then switched her to just rice for 2 days, that didn't seem to help. After reading some bad things about Iams, I decided to switch her to Eukanuba, and she began to get a little better, softer stools but no diarrhea. Then, all of a sudden, she had bright red liquid just come out. No brown, nothing. I immediately called the vet, brought her in. Tested negative for parvo but had some bacteria in her stool so I was given antibiotic, Fortiflora probiotic powder and some cans of I.D. pet food. We were giving the I.d. for a few days until system cleared up per the vet. Mixed in the eukanuba over a couple days, no diarrhea. Then when she was on eukanuba only for the first day, full force diarrhea again. I called the vet, she thinks she may just need to be on a special canned food diet for a few months if not indefinitely. She suggested royal canin as they make a special gastro blend for puppies. I have kept the breeder posted, they think its because her food keeps changing but the diarrhea started even before we made changes. At his suggestion I gave her a teaspoon of plain yogurt with the eukanuba, and she threw up twice later that night. I'm trying to get some answers, he claims all other pups are fine and have firm stools. Could this be a genetic thing? Should I be asking for some reimbursement from the breeder? Help!! Thank you :)
99.99% sure this has nothing to do with the breeder and no, you shouldn't be asking for any kind of reimbursement. From what I can tell you've had your puppy on at least 5 different foods in a short period of time. Puppies can become stressed when leaving to go to a new home and that can cause stomach problems, a little bacteria in their system (which is normal) can also cause stomach issues. Keep the puppy on ONE food - don't switch in two days, it takes a while for their systems to adjust and in the mean time they can have runny stools. Pick one food and keep the puppy on it. You can mix a little canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) in with their food and that can help.