Scarlet & Violet's Momma
Join Date: Apr 2016
Dogs Name: Scarlet & Violet
Dogs Age: 13mo & 3mo
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Concerned about my dogs tummy problems
Hey guys I'm hoping to get some advice for my youngest girl Violet who is a 7mo blue dobie. We put her on grain free food as a puppy because she had frequent runny stool and she seems to be doing well on it but every 1.5-2months she'll have 2-4 days of horrible diarrhea. We've taken her to the vet twice for tests and both times they all came back normal. He said its just nerves and gave us an "anti diarrhea" pill and a probiotic, he said when she starts to have problems to give it to her until she's better. She is not underweight at all, she eats great and is active, very sweet and social. New environments do make her nervous initially; but if we're traveling or taking her somewhere (ex: first day of training) we give her the meds in advance that morning and again that evening; usually that will prevent any tummy problems. When she has these "episodes" you can tell she feels panicked, we have never gotten upset with her because she clearly cant help it. I'm trying to find any commonalities, and here's what I know: it's never happened in the house; generally its on a walk or when we get her out of her crate. She does eat dog poop which I've always assumed is the cause; we've only caught her doing it a few times because we clean up the yard multiple times a day. We tried the pills for her and our older girl for months but it didn't detour her from eating it so we stopped giving it to them. If they're playing outside and I'm not close by she'll try to eat it as soon as her sister goes and there's been times I couldn't stop her in time. Any ideas on how I can help her? My other girl never had these stomach issues so I'm at a loss. She shreds puppy pads so I cant leave those in the crate with her, we've gone through so many beds and towels in her crate because of tummy problems! Any ideas on easy beds to clean? If there's anything I can add to her diet or any tips you have on puppies with these issues please let me know! Do you guys think its really just nerves or would you also be concerned? Thanks for the help!