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I'm new here and have a question that I'm hoping that you can help me with.

I have a Morkie-Poo (maltese, yorkie, poodle) that is a year and a half. We got him at Christmas time for my 15 year old son. When we got him, he was on Dad's dog food which we took him off of immediately and switched him to Wellness CORE in the orange bag. His stomach is always making noises, he passes a lot of gas and his stole is usually formed but running at the end.

Well, this weekend we went away and left him with my inlaws for the weekend. They have a Cairn Terrier that is a puppy and very rambunxious. My dog, Tanner, is more laid back so he is ok with their dog but I think he would rather be left alone. Anyway, I think he may have gotten seperation anxiety on top of his already sensitive stomach and had diarrhea real bad while we were gone. My MIL boiled chicken and rice for him and that is all he has had yesterday and today but still has diarrhea.

Do you think that this is the food? Is the food too rich for the little guy? Any food recommendations?

Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!
Mary
 

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I'd feed him 3 very small meals per day of the boiled, skinless, boneless chicken and rice for about 4 days. Add in about a teaspoon of canned pumpkin (not the spiced pie filling, but pure pumpkin), in one of the meals each day til he has firm stools. Pumpkin can firm up the stools.

After his stools firm up, slowly start adding in a little bit of his regular food, and eliminate the pumpkin..
 

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Thanks!!! I will stop and get some pumpkin today and start him on it.

Do you think it's the food? or does seperation anxiety do this to dogs?
 

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Stress can cause it, but food also could. If you switched "immediately" to a new food, that can do it. Any food changes should be done gradually over a week or so by slowly adding in a little bit of the new food. Otherwise they can get an upset stomach.
 

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Thanks.

We switched him over when we got him in December and we did do it gradually. So, I don't think that caused it, I think it's just the food.

I think I'll keep him on the Chicken & Rice until the diarrhea clears up and his stoles are formed again and then I will try another food to see if it helps.
 

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Here is an update on him.... His stools seemed soft but formed so I gradually added food to the chicken and rice and got him back on all food. But I've noticed that his stool never got completely solid, it's formed but soft and then diarrhea at the end. I started adding pumpkin to his food to see if that helps and have a vet appointment on Monday.
 

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aren't dogs suppose to eat the same thing everyday or it causes an upset stomach? also the stress of being separated may cause the upset.
 

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I'm not sure about feeding the same thing everyday. I typically do except when he has diarrhea and have to give home something else to stop it.
 

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It might be the food, or it might not.....for my cavalier, no matter what food she was getting, she had gurgly stomach, semi-formed stools. Well, I finally started putting enzymes, and using a probiotic on her food and presto! No gurgly stomach, formed stools...she goes twice a day. There are lots of enzyme/probiotic supplements out there that would help. Stella gets fed dry/wet mixed with water. I add Solid Gold Seameal (with Prozyme) and Ark Naturals Gentle Digest probiotics to her meals (twice a day). This has worked! Good luck!
 

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Just got back from the vet and the verdict is.... WORMS!!!! He has hookworm and whipworm! I really think I may have gotten him that way... such a shame... I feel so bad for my little guy!!!
 
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