A common thing you may run into with a new puppy is diarrhea. This can happen from a number of things, but in a healthy puppy most of the time it is the stress of being pulled from Mom and/or a change of food.
Changes in dog food brands are easy on the intestines if they are gradually introduced over a period of 7 days.
Was your puppy checked by a Veterinarian in its first couple weeks? We’re they given vaccines by a Veterinarian? Did your breeder pass along the puppy’s records when you picked it up? Was your puppy dewormed at it’s first Vet visit?
If you have a pup that you have any questions concerning its first couple of weeks, I would definitely consult with your local Veterinarian.
What can cause diarrhea in a new puppy:
- Stress of moving
- New Food
- Table foods
- Parvo Virus
- Intestinal Parasites
- and other serious health issues…
The more of a background you have on your puppy the easier it will be to treat for diarrhea. It’s always best to have an initial visit with your local veterinarian.
If diarrhea goes untreated or more than a couple of days:
- Potty training becomes harder
- Sensitive intestines in the future
- possible death
Over the counter things to try for puppy diarrhea:
- Pepto Bismol
Diarrhea is not fun to deal with. As long as your puppy doesn’t have anything else going on, such as vomiting or not eating, then any of these next items will do the trick!
Serious Puppy Diarrhea Items To Consider:
These products are great to have on hand for any pet that breaks with a loose stool or those that get an upset stomach. They contain probiotics that put good bacteria back into the system when you have puppy diarrhea.
If it doesn’t seem to help after 24 hours then there may be something else going on. You can also check out Sick Pets: Dealing With Loose BM’s for more information on knowing if your pet is sick.
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