I'm not sure if theres a connection or if this is at all "normal".
We adopted our now 4 month old GSD/Husky pup, Ruger last month and when we got him he had diarrhea. First is started as just wet stool to him waking up everyhour and having really wet diarrhea all over his crate in the middle of the night. We took him to the vet, he got a anti-diarrheal and an extra treatment of a parasite he had before we adopted him. He got better with the meds but a few days after the meds stopped he was up all night with diarrhea in his crate again. Back to the vet and another dose of anti-diarheal.
He stopped that medicine about a week or so ago. Yesterday morning it came back and he wasn't in his crate so he had diarhea literally all over my bedroom. Then he stepped in it and spread it around some more. It was gross.
I just picked some more of the special GI Tract health food that the vet had told us to feed him last time. He's going back to the vet on Saturday anyway for another puppy shot. But I have a feeling i'm just going to get more meds.
We've also have noticed him eating poop everytime he's outside. He'll poop it out and then eat it. He'll follow our 4 year old dog around and he'll be trying to eat it as soon as it comes out of her - sometimes he doesn't even wait for that. I've told him no multiple times - he doesn't seem to get it. He doesn't even look up. We have a fenced in yard so they do their business, run around and play and come in - usually. But lately I have to stand out there and watch him becuase he's just going to eat poop. He doesn't listen and I have to walk over and pick him up to get him to stop.
He has 4health puppy food which is a good quality food food with a 4 star rating. So he's not eating bad food. I mean unless his stomach is sensitive to it?
I'm not sure what to do anymore. Could the fact that he's eating so much poop be causing his diarrhea? Could there be something else wrong with him that is causing him to eat his own poop. It just seems like an endless battle of meds work then meds stop and it comes back. He's acting normal - running around and playing like nothing is bothering him. I don't know how to stop this. Any thoughts?