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Hi all,

I've been in need for some extra help so I finally decided to post on this wonderful forum. I did search for similar cases before posting but I feel this scenario may need it's own thread. My 5 month old Siberian Husky has had consistent diarrhea since the day I got her. I got her on April 6. I took her to the vet and had her stool tested. She ended up testing positive for Giardia however the test had a very light reaction so it wasn't severe. The vet prescribed 250mg metronidazole and Align probiotic pills once a day. He also suggested buying hypoallergenic foods with limited ingredients.

So far she has been on this medication consistently everyday and was on Natural Balance grain free salmon. She passed her second stool test clean yet I haven't seen any improvement yet. There is some variation to her stools as they are sometimes pure liquid or will have a bit more shape. The vet has told me to be patient as this can take months and to occasionally try a different meat/vege combo from Natural Balance. I've tried bison, chicken, duck, venison and turkey. I've even tried online suggestions such as canned pumpkin(not the filling kind) and yogurt. Should I just continue on like this and be patient or is there something else I can try?

I'd appreciate ANY advice on my issue. Let me know if you need any additional information from me. Thank you so much.
 

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How long do you wait before switching food and are you transitioning slowly? Switching too often and too fast will cause diarrhea. Her body needs time to adjust every time you switch food.
 

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I agree, I've been wondering if I have been switching foods too fast. I test each food out for maybe 1-2 weeks and the transition between foods is not slow. The bison and sweet potato combo has been the food I fall back to when her stool gets worse because that one has displayed the best results. It is still a mud pie with a little shape on the buffalo. Anything else I've tried sends her straight back to pure liquid stools. I've also tried the boiled chicken/rice bland meal with no luck.
 

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Try transitioning her very slowly to a grain free food that has low protein content and continue giving pumpkin and then be very patient... Also cut out any treats until her stools get better
 
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