Puppy Pooping Constantly
I have a yorkie poo. I just got her on Sunday. Everything was fine until 3 days later. She is pooping constantly. I was given canned dog food "chopped premium dog food" and puppy chow because she gets low sugar. She does not eat the puppy chow at all. She had the runs all night. Any suggestions.
When you first bring a new puppy into your home the stress of the move, plus the fact that there's also usually a change in diet, often results in some loose stools and diarrhea.
Canned puppy food has a high water content and is more likely to cause soft, or loose stools than the dry puppy food. Puppy chow isn't a quality food and I'd recommend that you go and buy her a premium puppy kibble specifically designed for tiny/toy breeds. Soak it in warm water for 10 mins or so before you feed it to her (obviously allow it to cool first!) and that will probably make it more palatable for her.
Don't make a sudden changeover with the food though, add it to the food she's currently eating and gradually decrease the 'old' food while increasing the 'new'. This should help prevent any further problems. You can also check out my Puppy Diarrhea page for tips and advice on firming up her stools.
As many tiny breeds are prone to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) it's important to feed a puppy three or four times a day to keep the blood sugar levels regulated. Also make sure she's getting plenty of water as you don't want her to get dehydrated.
HOWEVER it is important to make sure that this diarrhea isn't being caused by an illness of some sort. I'd strongly recommend that you have her checked out by your vet as soon as you can, and make sure that she's up to date on all her ,a href="http://www.the-puppy-dog-place.com/puppy-shots.html">Puppy Shots and deworming.
If she seems to be lethargic, the diarrhea continues or gets worse, or if she vomits or seems unwell in any way, get her to your vet asap. It's always better to be safe than sorry. Best of luck with your pup.
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