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15 week Choc Lab-3 weeks of loose stool! Help!

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I have a 15 week choc lab and she has been to the vet 3 times in the last month with bad loose stool. I feel so bad for her and she is not getting better. I'm not sure what to do or if their is something else I should try.

3 weeks ago she was up every hour or so crying to be took out and had very loose stool, basically green watery stool. That morning I took her to the vet. They gave her fluids in a camel pouch thing and methronidazole, and a shot of antibiotics as well as two cans of WD. The WD did major help but now two weeks later she has really runny green stool.

Once the WD was out they told me to feed her chicken and rice. She was ok on that not that great though. 4 days on chicken and rice I added about 20 pieces of puppy Formm and she immediately ran outside with running stool. Could it be her food? She loves it and I have heard great things about it.

Yesterday she had a shot appointment and i brought up that she wasn't getting better. The vet gave me floria florda(sp?) to sprinkle on her food and more methronidazole. She is still on chicken and rice and about 20 pieces of formm puppy food and that's still not helping...any suggestions? Should I take her back to the vet today?

We leave for the beach for a week on Saturday and I don't want anything bad to happen there!

Should I switch her food? Add pumpkin? I'm lost!
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Most Labs can eat anything... a sick dog is another matter. Taste of the Wild seems to be getting good marks currently. You might also look for something with Salmon and sweet potato (4Health, or Costco brand) or a Lamb based food to help rule out food sensitivities.

I believe that a tablespoon of yoghurt won't hurt. And, a tablespoon of plain pumpkin won't hurt either.

(I suggest that you close the bag of Fromm for now, and investigate if there was something suspicious about the bag, but focus on the dog, now)

The multiple changes in food may extend the soft (not runny) diarrhea for another week, and the pumpkin may help clear that up.

Pick a couple of small fresh bags of a dogfood that you're OK with (smaller bags tend to be 'fresher') to keep her on for a couple of weeks... to re-build her system back to normal.
Pumpkin will not help with disease or parasites. But once those are cleared up, pumpkin can help calm residual bowel inflammation... and it doesn't hurt anything.
Some dogs do better on a 'lower-quality' food. I chalk it up to too rich a diet, too much protein, but I don't know. Many labs tend to be goats with iron cast stomachs... Mine is one of those... but he also gets soft stools when I feed him some of the better, richer dog foods. ...
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