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    So our new EB puppy (10 weeks tom) is starting to have some pretty liquidy diarrhea. He was having softer stools (more mousse looking) when we first got him. We did the gradual food switch...the breeder was giving him IAMS...so we had some of that and mixed it with Fromm Salmon and veg over the first week. He has now been fully on Fromm for the past day or so. His stools in the morning are slightly more mousse looking, but then throughout the day become liquidy (it honestly looks like steak sauce). I have been told that when you switch foods, you need to wait a bit for the puppy's stomach to adjust....but how long do you wait? Thanks for the help!

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    It will take a while for you to see the full effects of the switch over from IAMS to the Fromm. So I wouldn't give up hope on the Fromm just yet. There will be others on here who are going to give you some really good advice. @desertskybulldogs will be able to give you some good info. It may even be worth trying the bland diet for a day or two to see if that will clear up his upset stomach before moving him back to the Fromm.

    How is his health generally? Is he still playing normally and looking healthy?

    Has Bruno had all his stool sample tests done? Could it be giardia or some other intestinal parasite that is giving him the diahorrea??

    Just some other thoughts that sprung to mind ......

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    It is VERY common for a puppy to get diarrhea for several reasons. At this point I do not think it is the food, (but it could be) although the food change may be only making the initial problem worse and causing stomach upset too.

    Whenever you get a new puppy, the first thing on your to do list should be getting a fecal done by your vet. Even if you are not having problems with diarrhea, get one done anyway. Almost every puppy I have bought has had either worms or coccidia. There is no real signs of this except for swollen looking belly and diarrhea. Molly had worms but her poo was not soft so go figure. Otherwise they are playful and happy just like a puppy should be. And they will be hungry. Very hungry. But all bully pups are, so that you can throw out the window.

    Almost all puppies have internal parasite, coccidia and worms, and if not treated by the breeder (lets face it, not all breeders take care of it as they should). Depending on the cleanliness of the kennel there can also be giardia or worse.

    So if you have not yet, get your pup to the vet and have a fecal done. You can bring some with you to make it easier, just grab a ziplock bag, turn it inside out, and then put it on as a glove. Scoop up as much of the poo as you can grab, and then reverse the bag off your hand and seal shut.

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    Thanks for the info. We took Bunker to the vet on the 24th with a stool sample. He had tapeworms, but no evidence of gardia at the moment. The tapeworm appears to be gone, now just the liquidy stool. We are taking him to the vet again on the 8th, and bringing another stool sample. He does appear to have a bloated belly...so maybe it's coccidia then? He is still playful, appears hungry, and seems to be acting okay...just sleeps quite a bit, but I think I remember Bruno sleeping a lot when he was a little pup. Plus, I think playing with Bruno wears Bunker out I'm sure.

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    Jozi turned 8 weeks today. When we first got
    her she had perfect poo. Now its a little less than
    perfect not quit mousse. I just wrote it off as this
    busy time of year. We have only had her for a week
    now and she has traveled from here and back and twice
    again.

    We are tryin to get her back on a pretty good schedule.
    Hoping that will get her back to normal. Once she settles
    into a routine we will be switching her off Iams as well.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is with some dogs
    nerves will effect them a lot. New people coming
    around, going new places stuff like that.

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    Yes nerves could be a cause also. Curious to see what happens next week at the vet. If it is just random canned pumpkin can help with the runny/soft poos also. 1 tbsp a day should help with it but if there is an underlying cause it may not. It is so good for them that it cant hurt to give it a try anyhow. Oh and make sure it is 100% canned pumpkin, not the pie mixture. Usually is sold on the canned veggies aisle at the store.

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    I would personally add pro-biotics to the diet. The good belly bacteria may help to firm the stools.

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    @BullyB, just watch him closely. This is exactly how it was for my Bella. Soft serve stools that sometimes got real runny. Here are some questions to think about. 1. what color are the stools? are they darker in color or a yellowish or grayish color? 2. Is he extremely hungry regardless of the fact you feed him a lot and often? 3. is he loosing weight at all? 4. Lethargic?

    Please watch him carefully. My Bella went through 3 months of the vets thinking worms, tape worms, medication after medications and still lost a lot of weight, heart rate decreased and we almost lost her until she was diagnosed with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency. EPI for short. If you want to read more please go to Overview - EPI * Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

    and please keep me posted, I check rescues and numerous blogs to locate dogs with this disease, it is so rare and so extremely rare in "off litters" (99% are German Shepards) and even rarer in puppies, but my Bella was one of those 1/1million. I know there are more out there.

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    Do you think maybe you're over-feeding him? I've read that over-feeding can cause loose poops.

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    Hi guys! I'm Melinda newbie in this forum.

    I would like to ask you guys about the dogs diarrhea. What are your immediate actions in this situation of your puppies?

    Thank you guys.

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    @melindaregner Welcome to the group!! Look forward to seeing lots of pics of your pup.

    Could you give a little more information ... how old your bullie is? How bad is the diaohorrea? What do you feed? Have you already been to the vets with the poop samples etc All that kind of stuff .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BullyB View Post
    Thanks for the info. We took Bunker to the vet on the 24th with a stool sample. He had tapeworms, but no evidence of gardia at the moment. The tapeworm appears to be gone, now just the liquidy stool. We are taking him to the vet again on the 8th, and bringing another stool sample. He does appear to have a bloated belly...so maybe it's coccidia then? He is still playful, appears hungry, and seems to be acting okay...just sleeps quite a bit, but I think I remember Bruno sleeping a lot when he was a little pup. Plus, I think playing with Bruno wears Bunker out I'm sure.
    If you got treatment for tapeworms but did not retreat them 10 days later than the eggs will hatch thus bringing the tapeworms back to the body. The deworming must be done every 10 days (or whatever the bottle says from the manufacturer), there is no one dose treatment that I am aware of? So my guess would be the worms are back. You will not see them in the stool if they are alive, they pretty much only come out when they are dead. @bully b

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