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My 8 week old pup has diarrhea

I just got my 8 week old puppy 6 days ago from a registered breeder. It's on a raw diet. All is good until yesterday, while playing in backyard, she did her poop, but I found out that its kind of runny with 1-2 firm stools. I was thinking it might be that she had been playing too much with family members over.
But this morning she did it again, and one more just now which had gone all runny. No blood in stools and no vomiting(she did vomits twice 3 days ago but it's more like regurgitation of the chicken wing she swallowed), no more vomiting sfter that, she had been eating and drinking well.
I did however applied frontline plus on her 2 days ago, not sure if that could be the cause?
She's also been wormed and vaccinated with c3 before coming to me.
I've also made an appointment with vet this evening but I'm really scared as this is my first puppy, has anyone had similar experience?

P.s she loves to chew on grass...
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There are about a million reasons why puppies get diarrhea. Getting to the vet is the best thing to do now. He'll know how to handle it.
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I'm not as experienced as the other forum members but you mentioned that you barely got her, maybe she is stressed from moving to a new home and still needs time to adapt.

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Was she on a raw diet at the breeder's or did you put her on it when you got her?


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When in doubt... a vet visit is in order. Puppies get diarrhea for a whole bunch of reasons. The vet can give proper treatment only when they have a good diagnosis.


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Was she on a raw diet at the breeder's or did you put her on it when you got her?


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She was already on raw diet back at breeder.
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Let us know what the vet says, and how she's doing later.

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Just got back from vet with the stool sample. He checked the stool and said he found this type of parasite(forgot the name), which isn't covered by the normal worming tablet. And it's not an unusual parasite, he gave me some antibiotics and told me to only give the puppy rice and chicken for at least 3-5 days, or when her stools got back to normal, then I can slowly change back to her raw diet...
He say the parasite might already be with her back at the breeder which is a normal situation and when she came to me, parasite+new environment can trigger this.

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Coccidia?


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Um yeah I think that's the one lol
The vet prescribed this antibiotic called Trizine

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Giardia was my guess...

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Griffin is 12 weeks. He had 2 days of soft poops when I attempted to change his kibble. Then I gave him the dewormer the vet prescribed. What followed was 2 days soft poops then spots of bright red blood in the poop and mucousy poops. Emergency vet said it was likely he was wormy and these poops were the result of the worms dying - the puppy was cheerful and eating and drinking normally. Next day, more solid poop (hurrah!) But that night was the worst - very stinky, runny poos every couple of hours. Next morning he didn't eat, vomited clear stuff twice and was unhappy. Straight to vet with a sample -the vet couldn't see anything unusual except lots of large bacteria, he said possibly the bacteria got out of balance when the worms left. Vet gave the puppy some precautionary meds and wiped his bum with wet wipes - it got red and sore, he advised I do the same while the problem persists. Fortunately that appears to have been the last of it.

As the previous posters have said, puppies seem to get diarrhea for many reasons but the problem is they can dehydrate or go downhill so quickly when they are little that the best bet is to go to the vet, even if it turns out only to be for your peace of mind. The emergency vet I went to see didn't even take me to the consulting rooms - he said he could see the dog was fine and preferred to have a chat with me in the waiting room and not charge a consultation fee.
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Good news! Her poop had gone back to normal this morning! Like what the vet said, the antibiotic should take effect within 24 hours
Still needs to be on chicken and rice diet for a few more days tho!

The vet did gave me worming tablet-drontal, he asked me to gave it to her when she's better. She had been wormed 3-4 times before coming to me from breeder last Friday, so now I'm unsure when to give her her next dose if drontal, any advise?

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Good news! Her poop had gone back to normal this morning! Like what the vet said, the antibiotic should take effect within 24 hours
Still needs to be on chicken and rice diet for a few more days tho!

The vet did gave me worming tablet-drontal, he asked me to gave it to her when she's better. She had been wormed 3-4 times before coming to me from breeder last Friday, so now I'm unsure when to give her her next dose if drontal, any advise?
Drontal covers tapeworms.

You should call your vet back and get clarification as to when he wants her to have that dose.

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Great to hear she is back to normal. Get ready for a holy terror shortly.

I agree, call your vet for clarification on the worming.

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The vet did gave me worming tablet-drontal, he asked me to gave it to her when she's better. She had been wormed 3-4 times before coming to me from breeder last Friday, so now I'm unsure when to give her her next dose if drontal, any advise?
Drontal is the dewormer I gave Griffin. He had also already been dewormed 2 or 3 times at the breeder and again when I took him for his first shots. He clearly still had lots of worms. So my advice is wait until she is cheerful and has been eating full meals again for a few days, and you have had some playtime and reestablished a routine, and her bum is better (assuming it has become red/sensitive from the last bout). Then at least if she does have worms she (and you) will have had a decent respite from the last episode. (I'm assuming that since the vet said 'when she's better' that there isn't a risk of mixing medicines, but good to clarify that with the vet anyway).

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She has soft stools again tonight. Been pooping twice throughout the night when I let her out to pee. The first time there's 1-2 firm ones but after that its very soft ones, althought not as loose as before medication. Could it be due to the medication or the "chicken and rice" only diet? Shall I take her to vet tomorrow again?
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When I went to the vet with a soft stool sample and an otherwise cheerful puppy who was eating and peeing regularly the vet told me not to worry - in fact he said the sample I was showing him he considered normal for a puppy. It will probably take another day or so for the stool to come right ( and then something else will make her tummy run!). Worrying signs are loss of appetite or vomiting.

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