Help with feeding rescue pup
Hi everyone--we've recently gotten a rescue puppy, he's 4 months old (approx) Just a little background... He was found as a stray, no one claimed (at the pound for 4-5 days) went to rescue (foster home) for another week, and now we've had him since 3/22. the foster mom said he never really had 'normal' stools for her the week she had him. (eating purina puppy chow) he had his distemper combo vac./ wormer last Wed. 3/19 and had diarrhea, so they started him on hamb/rice and he was on it for 2 days, she started him back on the puppy chow friday, and we got him Sat. he had diarrhea again Saturday for us. I'd also like to add, he was on an antibiotic for a laceration (not infected, just in case) I stopped the antibiotic when we got him, and we went back to hamb/rice/yogurt. Sunday, his stools were still loose, but not as many ( about 3/day--small amt.) I took him to our vet on tuesday. He discontinued the antibiotic and recommended to leave him on hamb/rice for 2 weeks and then gradually switch him to a better quality large breed puppy food (science diet) Ok, so it's been a few days on the hamb/rice. His stools are still soft(suppose like pudding), will he get firmer stools on the hamb/rice? the vet also wants to get a fecal sample after 2 weeks if he's not better. I'm feeding him 1 cup, 3x/day of hamb/rice which is 50/50 hamb/rice. Does this all seem right? He acts fine, lots of energy, etc. he's underweight, so I hate to wait so long to feed him some decent dog food, but then again, I don't want to back-track either. thanks!
Mom to 4 boys (9,7,5 & 2) and
Lexy (our 11 yr. old Brittany), &
Dakota, (our 5 month old rescue GSD)