Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Muskoka, Ontario
Antibiotics upset the delicate balance of bacteria in the gut and some experience diarrhea as a direct side effect. A quality probiotic and/or live culture yogurt (if the dog is not lactose intolerant) should be used when administering antibiotics. You may need to feed the rice/beef diet longer, with the probiotic to get the gut back to functioning properly.
As for food, my vote goes to Orijen. IMO the best for pups. VERY slow transition and only when the pup has had good stool for some time. Watch the amount fed, it is a common problem for people to over feed, get diarrhea, then suspect the food is bad.
Dexter-male, sable GSD, 2 yr. old rescue
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Kato- 12 yrs, GSD, forever my friend
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