Young dog with loose stool.
Age: 3-6 months
I fed my dog PURINA and switched quickly to ORIJEN 6 FISH. Dogs stool became worse, almost diarrhea. What can you advise?
Thank you in advance for your peply.
Dr. Marie replied:
There are a lot of different things that can cause diarrhea.
I am really not a fan of Orijen as I have seen a lot of dogs get diarrhea on this food.
With that being said, if a 3-6 month old dog has diarrhea it's likely not because of the food.
The best thing you can do is have your vet examine a stool sample to do tests for parasites. You can try using a dewormer
and repeating this in 2 weeks. However, often puppies will have parasites that need special prescribed medicines. Two examples are giardia and coccidia.
Hope that helps!
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