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    We're new here. We got Bailey one week ago. She had and has a diarrhea. She had coccidia and was treated for it with 5 days of albon. Took in poop sample today, no more coccidia but she still has diarrhea. She got another med for an intestinal bacteria (metronidazole), she gets it for three days plus we are changing her food. We are to take her back to the vet in 3 days. Otherwise she got good report from the vet and has gained 2 lbs in the past week, now weighs 8.03 lbs.

    We were feeding her 4Health puppy formula, which is what the breeder was feeding her and we are now switching to another grain free food the vet carries. Taste of the Wild Puppy Formula. Ingrediants: Bison, Lamb, Sweet potatoes, egg product, pea protein, peas. potatoes, canola oil, etc. to much to list all.

    We are desperate to get her past the diarrhea.

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    Ohhh poor Bailey..and poor you! Not the way you want to start out! I'm not much good with food questions but I will tag Sandra @cowsmom. She is wonderful. I do know antibiotics can be very hard on their systems and she has had a lot of change already! I would put her on a bland diet for a week or so to let her tummy settle. Then I would slowly transition to her new food. But lets see what Sandra and others think. By the way..

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    Thank You!

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    I would also recommend the bland diet for about a week with some pumpkin and yogurt in it. This works great; the new food may cause additional loose stool so I would get the stool firm first then start off on the dietary needs all over and that would be an easier gauge to tell if the new food was working or not. Good luck, beautiful puppy.

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    She could be getting too much food too. Might try cutting back just a little on her food intake and see if that helps.
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    Step #1.... get new vet!!! You go in with a puppy that has diareahs (sp) and he sells you a new food????
    Step #2.. use bland diet for about a week to get the tummy settled.
    Step #3... transition your baby slowly to a good quality puppy food.
    Go slowly on the transition and add a bit of canned pumpkin, NOT pie filling, to each serving while transitioning.

    You mention she is 8# but how old is she?

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    She's 8 weeks and 8.03 lbs. How much of this bland diet? How much rice and how much lean hamburger? We are switching her to the bland diet, I'm off to get the hamburger.

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    The vet gave her new (different) meds and wants to see her in 3 days if the diahrrea doesnt clear up. I sugested a different dog food thinking it could be the dog food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomVan View Post
    She's 8 weeks and 8.03 lbs. How much of this bland diet? How much rice and how much lean hamburger? We are switching her to the bland diet, I'm off to get the hamburger.
    Quarter cup of each mixed together, three times a day would prolly be pretty close.

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    OK, Thanks.

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    Here is a link to a sticky here on The Bland Diet.

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...land-Diet-quot

    Shes such a wee baby..I hate to see her not feeling well. Remember..all the medicines are tough on their little systems. And David has a great point..how much are you feeding her!

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    She got her 1st dose of the new meds this morning and we switched to the different food for the day and she just had her first poop that was loose but not diarrhea. Yeah! We are still switching her to the bland diet, rice and boiled hamburger with a glob of pumpkin on top. She ate it up. She's a great eater, a great little pup, we just love her.

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