|Barked: Sat May 5, '07 3:24am PST |
|Loose stools are no fun.
First if you haven't yet get a stool sample checked by your vet.
Insist that they check for Giardia too.
Giardia is an intestinal protazoa that can cause loose stool in puppies. If untreated in can make them alot more sick too (and it is communicable to humans as well - commonly known as Travelers sickness or Travelers diarrhea).
I am not sure where you got this cute pup from BUT dogs from petstores or large breeding facilities are more likely to come with a few parasites. This does not mean that puppies from a small local or well known breeder can not have them also.
Leah had Coccidia when she was 7 wks. The breeder had her treated at the vet here and all was well.
Loose stool can be food related also.
First things first I would get the stool sample ASAP. If negative you may want to talk to the vet about a dose of something to harden the stool or possible a change in diet. Loose stool can lead to dehydration in small puppies and become life threatening quickly. Plus they are not absorbing the proper nutrition to grown if they have loose stools all the time.
Hope this helps and what a very cute pup you have
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