• Picked my puppy up 9/4 from a relative after a weekend away. Been feeding him Blue Buffalo large breed puppy food for a couple weeks now. He’s had runny poop at least since 9/4. I gave him rice with food 9/4 at night and again 9/5 am. He’s not showing any signs of discomfort. Should we be concerned?

    Hi Chris,
    Congratulations on your new puppy! There are many causes of diarrhea in a puppy and diarrhea that has been happening for this many days can be a concern. I recommend taking your puppy to a veterinarian for an exam. They will most likely want a fresh fecal sample for testing to help determine the cause of the diarrhea. Diarrhea may be from stress, new foods, parasites, or infections so it is important to determine the correct cause to determine how to treat. 


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