Lack of Transition .. or Something Else?
I'm not 100 percent sure it was the food (he also had shots etc Friday), but Saturday I had to buy a new bag of food for my puppy. My breeder had been using Chicken Soup for the Puppy Lover's Soul. She used the regular puppy food when weaning because of the smaller morsels, but told us we could switch to the large breed puppy version. I assumed (wrongly perhaps?) that I wouldn't need to transition since it was the same brand.
He has had some firm stools with just a couple loose, but his last two or three have all been loose (pudding). Now I'm concerned that the food itself isn't good. This food is only sold at one place in town, a store I've never frequented before. Of course I could be overthinking it at this point as well. If it's just the fact that I should have transitioned, should I just give it a couple more days? Maybe with a little pure pumpkin? Or should I go buy a small bag of the original food and step back a little. I'm not sure I will continue feeding the food, but didn't want to change him immediately (have had him two weeks).
If it continues, I will be taking him to the vet to be retested for coccidia. He had a mild case of it when the breeder took him to the vet and was on Albon. I am more inclined to think it was either something related to the vet visit or the food since he went to the vet Friday and started the new food Saturday. Sunday was his first time to have diarrhea (once). Once Monday, but Tuesday he had a couple and this morning he did as well.
Xan Varik von Fernheim (born 4/3/13)