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    Our little guy is 5 months old and normally has great solid stools. Noticed Friday evening they were getting soft. Saturday evening he actually pooped in his bed (something he hasn't done since his first night home with us 3 months ago). So Sunday we decided to put him on chicken and rice until things got back to normal. By Sunday late afternoon we noticed some blood in his stool. He was unusually lathargic last night but still has his a hearty appetite. Even with the chicken and rice his stool was still too runny for comfort this morning. So we're off to the animal hospital this morning as soon as they open. He seems to be out of sorts but not in any sort of distress - just off. Anyone have any thoughts? Just wondering what I should keep in mind when speaking to the vet since this is our first time going for anything other than vacinations and such. Thank you everyone!
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    That that it's good that you're taking him to see the vet. Hope it's nothing and he gets well soon! Keep us posted!

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    Thank you - he's curled up on the couch with my husband right now taking their morning nap.... I'm a little worried because I can tell he just doesn't feel good. But he doesn't appear to be in any kind of distress and seems to be sleeping comfortably.

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    I know your worry. You will develop an"eye" for their moods and conditions. My Usko has had his share of illnesses and I have to try not to get paranoid Every time he has made it and I've worried too much so I'm sure that your little Bacon will be fine too!

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    You might want to take a stool sample so they can check for parasites.
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    thank you - yes, we are thinking the same thing

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    leaving now - will let you know what the vet says

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    sounds like Giardia or Coccidia , it's common in young pups. add plain canned pumpkin to diet and Aldon from vet and 1 tab of fish zole. It's a good thing you are going to the vet.
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    just came back - he's sending the stool out for testing and leaning on the side of caution and putting him on an antibiotic just to be safe
    was told to give him liquid immodium to counter the loose stool/dehydration.... vet said becuase there is not vomitting and no fever, he's not overly concerned
    so I guess we'll see what the lab says and we'll watch him closely

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    a little progress but not much - his energy seems to be up a bit but no change in his stool.... even with the chicken/rice and immodium, he is still pretty liquid. decided to stay home from work again today to keep an eye on him.... I think I'll feel better when the lab results come back so we'll know more

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    I never heard of a vet sending the pooh out, is he checking for parvo? that's checked if the puppy is throwing up, diarrhea and lethargic.
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    no vomitting and no fever but yes to diarreha and lethargy... he was sending it out for testing to make sure he didn't have some kind of infection but hoping that he ate something that wasn't agreeing with him

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