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Old 08-22-2016, 02:35 PM
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I got a puppy yesterday, he is 7 weeks old (barely) and he has diarrhea. His stools are not completely liquid, but they cannot be picked up with a bag, he is also moaning a lot when sleeping. He seems fine when he is awake, but he is not eating/drinking a lot. He hasn't puked, but I saw him gag
once.

I know that the lady I bought it from was giving them milk mixed with water which is not a good thing, I only give him water now.

I am not sure if it's something coming from the food, milk/water mixture, or maybe its just stress from the new environment.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:18 PM
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Any change of food can upset their stomach and the milk was not helping.

I would keep him on a strict diet of water and kibble only to let his tummy settle and adjust.
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I agree with the above, just keep a close eye on him and take him to the vet if it goes on longer than a couple of days. Parvo is very possible.
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I agree if it lasts more then a day or two, make appointment with your vet. Do you have vaccination records for your puppy and has he had a first vet visit with your vet yet?
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At this age I suggest contacting vet ASAP. If it is Parvo and you wait it may be too late.
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Is there any blood or mucus in the stool? If so rush him to the vet ASAP or at the very least in the early morning. Is he dehydrated? Pinch a bit of skin from his neck--if it stands up he is dehydrated. Who was this person you got the puppy from? Also, what breed/size is the puppy? And she was feeding the cow's milk with water? If so that is bad. Honestly I would take the puppy to the ER tonight if you can afford it. If not be at the vet's office as soon as it opens tomorrow.
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Hey there, sorry to hear that, it is probably nothing serious, but if you notice some of the warning signs, better check with a vet... Warning Signs That Diarrhea Needs Medical Attention are black, tarry stool, or stool with copious amounts of fresh blood (bright red), loss of appetite, marked lethargy, frequent vomiting,
Signs of abdominal pain (bloating, groaning, panting rapidly or avoidance response when belly is touched)

And if it Lasts longer than 48 hours (Since it can rapidly weaken puppies and geriatrics, or dogs with chronic diseases, they may need veterinary attention sooner.)

However, if your dog has mild diarrhea and doesn’t meet any of the above criteria, the best things to start with are a 24-hour rice-water fast; white rice balls that contain active probiotic cultures; and the oral administration of an intestinal protectant such as kaolin clay and pectin (KaoPectate™) or a suspension containing bismuth subsalicylate (PeptoBismol™).
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