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  • My five-week-old puppy has been having loose stool, but seems fine otherwise - running, jumping, and playing around. Is there something I should give him to help the stool? I have him on formula, could that be the reason for the loose stool?

    I recommend that you take him into see your veterinarian immediately. Diarrhea in puppies this young is always concerning. The diarrhea could have something to do with him eating formula but it could also be from intestinal parasites or infection.

    Your veterinarian can talk to you more about what is causing the diarrhea after they have examined him. They may need to perform some laboratory tests to help with the diagnosis. Any treatment that he needs will vary depending on the underlying cause of the diarrhea. 

     


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