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    Puppys loose stool will not go away.

    Hi everyone. I have a 12 week old Malamute puppy that is having some problems with loose stool and diarrhea. When I first got the pup I started him on Solid Gold Wolf Cub, after he had diarrhea a few times I took him to the vet and had stool sample done, it came back positive for round worm and Giardia. After about 2 weeks of medication he passed the Giardia and round worm but was still having diarrhea, the vet gave me some Hills Prescription i/d canned dog food and his stool firmed up in a day. After 4 days of feeding him the Hills i/d I started putting some Avoderm Chicken and Brown Rice canned puppy food in with the Hills. After 2 days of this I started adding the Avoderm Chicken and Brown Rice kibble into his wet food, but after a few days of increasing the dry kibble his stools started to become loose again. I did some research and picked up some Natural Balance Potato and Duck Limited, I mixed 1/8 cup into his food for a day, the next day he had severe diarrhea and I could tell he was not feeling well so I immediately stopped feeding him that. For the last 2 days I had him on 3/4 Hills i/d and 1/4 Avoderm Chicken and Rice again and his stools are firming up. It seems like every time he eats any dry kibble he has loose stool! The whites around his eyes are also a little red. Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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    Re: Puppys loose stool will not go away.

    Add a couple of rounded tablespoons of pure canned pumpkin to his food.
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    Re: Puppys loose stool will not go away.

    Quote Originally Posted by spotted nikes View Post
    Add a couple of rounded tablespoons of pure canned pumpkin to his food.
    I did add some pumpkin and rice in but it didnt help much :/

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    Aw, poor thing. I would try a spoonful of plain nonfat yogurt for a few days. Worms and deworming can really do a number on the intestinal flora so some yogurty probiotics might help. Also, giardia is notoriously hard to get rid of so you might consider having him tested again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamandeggs View Post
    Aw, poor thing. I would try a spoonful of plain nonfat yogurt for a few days. Worms and deworming can really do a number on the intestinal flora so some yogurty probiotics might help. Also, giardia is notoriously hard to get rid of so you might consider having him tested again.
    OK ill try that. I did have another test done and it came back clean. Thank you for the replies!

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    Keep adding the teaspoon of pumpkin, it won't hurt. And, be careful about changing food - even in portions. Stabilize on one food that he is OK with for two weeks, then slowly modify food as long as there is no diarrhea.

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