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    jakesmomma sherman is offline Junior Member
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    DefaultHELP.... our puppy has diarrhea

    Hershey is now 8 wks old we have had her for 2 wks now and she has had her shot and been wormed but has had non stop diarrhea since we brought her home she eats constantly and drinks plenty and is a completly normal puppy otherwise. Any ideas on whats goin on with her?

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    that's not good. what does the vet say? what does the breeder say?
    exactly how much is she eating each day?
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    are you feeding a different food than what the breeder fed? puppies can get diarrhea from stress, but if she has already been wormed I'd look to food as the source...if you are feeding something different than the breeder did and it was a sudden food change then that could be your problem.

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    The breeder fed her a very poor qaulity dog food but she was just getting started on it we were letting her eat as much as she wanted and just leaving food and water down all day as i do for my older dogs but after researching i am putting her on a more regulated schedule her 8 wk check up with the vet is next week so hopefully i will have it under control by then

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    too much food can cause diareah. labs are not generally known as a breed that self regulates food intake. Good to hear you are feeding her on a shedule, make sure to closely measure the quantity as well. and as mentioned, a sudden food change also causes diareah.
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    you might consider a grain free diet as it is easier to digest and has more what what your puppy needs... a few brands even have the dha rha for brain development and omega 3's already in them. for near what a bag of purina or iams would cost you can get a much better formulated kibble with less filler such as call of the wild, blue buffalo diamond or my all time favorite nutri-source

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    Just curious, why did you get the pup at such a young age, six weeks old?
    Last edited by Belles mom; 01-03-2013 at 06:40 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lokismomma View Post
    you might consider a grain free diet as it is easier to digest and has more what what your puppy needs... a few brands even have the dha rha for brain development and omega 3's already in them. for near what a bag of purina or iams would cost you can get a much better formulated kibble with less filler such as call of the wild, blue buffalo diamond or my all time favorite nutri-source
    not all grain free diets are appropriate for a small puppy - I would be very careful to choose a food formulated for all life stages. You can wind up with too much calcium/phosphorus and that can cause rapid (bad for joints) growth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakesmomma sherman View Post
    The breeder fed her a very poor qaulity dog food but she was just getting started on it we were letting her eat as much as she wanted and just leaving food and water down all day as i do for my older dogs but after researching i am putting her on a more regulated schedule her 8 wk check up with the vet is next week so hopefully i will have it under control by then
    If it's really diarreah and not just loose poops, I would not wait until next week to see the vet. Puppies can get very dehydrated very quickly and it can become serious in short order.
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    I agree in steering away from grain free for a pup. Even those formula's that claim to be correct for puppies are WAY of base ESP. In the calcium/phosphorus ratios.


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