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My family and I recently rescued what we believe is a 5 year old Russian toy terrier mix. Just had our vet check him out yesterday. He had a shot and then later deworming medicine. Other than being under weight, our new family member seems fine. Our vet agreed that switching our dogs food from kibble to soft would be the best way to gain weight. So this is what we started yesterday. A mix of soft dog food and a bit of kibble. Last night around 2 a.m. the diarrhea started. A 3 hour pause and started again around 6 a.m. and continued for the next couple hours from time to time. Now changing diet was obviously going to cause this reaction but my primary concern is the blood spotting I discovered in his almost translucent, pinkish poop. Our doctor says this is most likely common but if it continues obviously bring him in. So I guess my questions are; has anyone else had a similar experience? Plus. What was the solution? Any help here would be greatly appreciated. Especially by my 8 and 10 year old girls. They/we just love this little guy...
 

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I would take him back in. Small dogs can dehydrate fairly quickly.

It could just be the change of food and/or water form what he was eating and drinking, it could be from the dewormer, or it could be something more serious.
 

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A diet of canned pumpkin (not pie mix, plain pumpkin), plain cooked boneless chicken, and plain rice for a few days usually gets a dog's digestive system back in shape.

Some dogs are sensitive to diet changes, or there might be something in the soft food you introduced that doesn't agree with him. (One of my dogs digestion completely falls apart if he has any salmon, for example.)

As LeoRose said, be very careful of dehydration.
 
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