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One must assume that the gut is inflammed when this occurs. All grain (rice, corn, millett, etc- all the grains are a problem) is inflammatory to the
digestive system of dog (also us humans as well). It can take the gut (stomach,
small intestine and colon) up to a year and a half to heal in humans when badly
involved. This would not fall into that catagory, but the point is the gut is
quite slow to heal when injured.
I would remove all grain from their diet. Also dairy does about the same, so yogart can be a problem as well. I would limit food for a few days. I would feed
canned salmon and a bit of grain free kibble for a few days and then go to a
grain free diet with some salmon or other wild caught fish like tuna, sardines,
etc. . I would also give high EPA fish oil. 1000 Mg twice daily to start and
then go to once daily after about a week. Chances are Vitamin D3 (5000 IU) is
also needed (gel cap not tablets). Pleanty of fresh water. Chances are your vet
will have no idea about this unless they are a holistic vet. Also no NSAIDS
unless it is a cox 2 NSAID like rhymadyl. Regular NSAIDS causes problems for the
stomach and can cause probelms for the kidneys if used very much.
Avoid corn, cornmeal, soy and wheat. These are difficult for dogs to digest and can cause allergies.I suggest you to study the book The Whole Pet Diet.
Loose stools can occur for a number of reasons. It is best, when possible, to determine the cause of the loose stool and then to treat that cause. I couldn't tell from your note whether or not the puppy's stool had been examined by your veterinarian for parasites or if she had been examined.In almost can case of soft stools or diarrhea it is a good idea to examine a stool sample to make sure that there are no signs of intestinal parasites and to consider checking fecal smears for signs of bacteria associated with intestinal problems.