I took my puppy to the vet (because of diarrhea) and the results were - he had round worms so he he got a deworming.
It's been a week and he still has bad diarrhea. I understand the worms may take longer to go away but is this diarrhea normal?
It depends on what you describe as 'bad diarrhea'. I'd recommend that you check out my Puppy Diarrhea page for an overview of the causes and types of diarrhea, and how to tell when it means trouble!
As your puppy has worms, and has been given de-worming medication, some diarrhea is to be expected. However, it shouldn't be severe, watery, or contain blood.
In my personal opinion, the deciding factor here would be how your puppy is looking and acting, aside from his problem with loose stools. If he's eating and drinking normally, isn't vomiting, and is generally happy, healthy and active, then I doubt you have much to worry about. This residual diarrhea is probably just related to the worms, and a reaction to the medication.
However, if your puppy is suffering from a loss of appetite, is vomiting and unable to keep food/water down, and seems very tired and disinterested in his surroundings, treats, toys etc., then I would definitely take him back to your veterinarian for another check up.
Many canine illnesses/diseases have diarrhea as a symptoms, including the very dangerous Parvo and it's always better to be safe than sorry.
Best of luck with your puppy, I hope he's all back to normal soon.
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