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I recommend that you take Polly into see your local veterinarian. The diarrhea and reflux that you are seeing after adding to or changing her food can be caused by a couple of different things. It could be something relatively minor like a sensitivity for new foods but there can be other more severe causes as well. It is best to try and rule out other cause rather than just assuming that it is something minor. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of her symptoms after they have gotten a complete history and examined her. They may recommend some lab tests to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases.
It sounds like she has a lot of fun with the water! Excessive exposure to water can sometimes case skin issues or ear infections. Her risk will depend on her overall health and how often she is exposed or plays in the water. I recommend that you talk to your local vet about if she needs anything added to her food. Her issues with other foods does complicate this and your vet can give you the best advice on this.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. John Smith is a graduate of LSU, Class of 1998. He has over 10 years of experience...
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