• My Husky puppy is potty trained, however, within the last month she has had frequent accidents in the house. She is urinating and pooping, and the poop is diarrhea. She was first diagnosed with a UTI and bladder infection and was put on Metronidazole for two weeks. She did not have an accident for those two weeks and five days after finishing the medicine, we noticed a rancid smell coming from either her mouth or rear end. She also was having accidents in the house again and the diarrhea was more so than the urine. I immediately took her to the vet, where they could not figure out what the smell was from. They took x-rays, checked her urine, did a urine culture, checked her stool, did blood work—- nothing, all of it came back normal. They did Dx her with puppy vaginitis, which also came back negative. She was put back on Metronidazole and two days later we took her to an emergency vet because she had uncontrollable diarrhea. She was not showing any signs of dehydration and she was acting her normal self, but we knew that she was uncomfortable going diarrhea so much. The emergency vet said it was definitely something with her gut and to try chicken and rice for a few days, then to change her food. This seemed to work and also the Metronidazole was helping. Now, again, she is has been off of the Metronidazole for three days and she is back to having accidents in the house. Her stool is no longer solid, she has diarrhea again. She is urinating and pooping, even after I take her out every half hour to hour. We need your help! I’ve heard huskies have stomach issues, it’s a breed predisposition, such as zinc deficiencies and/or thyroid issues. I just want to help our puppy... Are there safe OTC supplements we can give her besides probiotics, which she is already taking?

    Hi Krystle,
    I recommend that you take her back into see a veterinarian as soon as possible. The diarrhea returning after treatment is concerning. There can be many different causes for this and it appears that your vet has investigated the most likely causes. The next step for diagnosis and treatment will depend on her full medical history. Since your vet knows your pet they can give you the best advice on what is needed to help diagnose and treat her.


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