Hi! I need some suggestions. I have a five month old puppy who has been having diarrhea and vomiting problems.
He was fine until about 4 month old. Then he started having the vomiting and diarrhea issues. I've taken him to the vet several times, and they tested his stool twice and it came back negative both times. They also gave him a couple types of medicine for nausea and antibiotics.
His diet was originally was Wellness for puppies. They switched his diet to W/D, which increased his fiber (and his pooping!). In fact, so much so that he had to go every couple of hours, but it was fairly solid for the most part. But he was still vomiting. Then the vet changed his diet to I/D, which was working pretty well for about a week. Now however the diarrhea and vomiting is back.
I am also wondering if it could be due to excitement. There is differing recollections if this happens the day after adventures like going to the dog park or playing with friend's dogs. Thinking of starting a journal to track that, but I'm wondering if excitement could cause this issue. Especially if it is something like IBS.
The vet is thinking steps like xrays. Of course surgery is not a good idea if I can avoid it. I was hoping people might have some more suggestions of what to do and things to look for. Perhaps additional diet changes? All of his foods have been chicken based... perhaps an allergy? But if he was allergic wouldn't he be consistently sick?
Any help or suggestions would be great! Thanks!