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magster33 06-27-2014 10:51 AM

Diarrhea - food switch or something serious? Please help!
 
Hello all!
I have a 12-week old pup (have had her since she was 9 weeks). I'm a new puppy owner and I would love some advice! We had been feeding her Fromm Gold puppy food for the first two weeks, without any issues. For the last week, we've been transitioning her to Blue Buffalo puppy food (mainly because it's easier to find in our area; the Fromm is not always available). For her 1 1/2 cup meals (twice a day), I started giving 1 cup of the Fromm, and 1/2 cup of the Blue Buffalo.
Now, for the past two days, she's having diarrhea - I'm guessing it's the food switch, but was wondering if this could be something serious? She even wakes us up at night to poo (2-3 times) - she didn't do that before. The diarrhea is not watery, it's more like pudding consistency, and seems much more frequent.
Will call the vet today, but wondering if anyone has any input on this? Does this seem normal? How do you determine whether it's an emergency, or simply the change in food?

Shade 06-27-2014 10:53 AM

Cut the BB out and see if she goes back to solid stools.

Has she been vaccinated or wormed recently? Stress can cause it as well

mydogs 06-27-2014 11:00 AM

Blue is known to cause loose stool. I would keep her on Fromm. You can order online chewy.com


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Heidigsd 06-27-2014 12:01 PM

I would suspect the new food since there have been many complaints about it from owners: Top 608 Complaints and Reviews about Blue Buffalo Pet Foods | Page 2

magster33 06-27-2014 03:12 PM

Thank you all for the responses! She had her latest vaccine about 10 days ago, and also had her stool tested for parasites/infection (all clear); but that was when she had solid stool. Will cut out the Blue Buffalo and see if that helps - just feel like I need to race her to the vet!

Heidigsd 06-27-2014 03:19 PM

I would call your vet and ask him if you should bring her in just in case. Hope she feels better soon :)

mydogs 06-27-2014 03:27 PM

No rush to vet. Cut out BB add a bit of pure canned pumpkin to her Fromm.


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trcy 06-27-2014 03:43 PM

I tried switching my puppy when he was about 12 weeks. He got terrible diarrhea. I put him back on the food the breeder was giving him and he was fine. He went back to normal stools.

I told the vet. he said to wait until he was 8 to 9 months and then switch him very slowly over a 3 months time. That worked. He did fine.

KHLOE 06-27-2014 05:11 PM

I tried to change my dog to BB and she got very sick and stopped eating all together I had to take her to the vet $200 later I just changed her to a different food all together she would not eat BB or the food she was originally on she was about 12 weeks like your pup. I am not sure if the BB is what made her sick but be careful you may need to take her to the vet.

Ace GSD 06-27-2014 05:53 PM

I been through the same thing cause i switched to BB...


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