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My puppy is 6 months and 52lbs. The past 2 days it is yellowish

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My puppy is 6 months and 52lbs. The past 2 days it is yellowish in color loose but not watery and smells. Any ideas? Should it pass. He acts completely normal.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- Did he get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?
2- Any blood in the stool?
3- Any other symptoms?
There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No blood and no other symptoms. He is chewing everything so I don't know what he could have eaten
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Friend, the yellow color stool is common when the intestines are over active. This can be caused by many different conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing. But, common causes are: Dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, or intestinal parasites, etc. to name a few causes. This is what you can do:1- Pepto Bismol 1/2 tablespoon every 8-12 hours for 1-2 days. 2- No food or water for 8-12 hours, need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer small amount of water followed by a diet of rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean him back into regular diet. Keep him indoors in a cool room and no exercise when fasting. 3- Supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacterias that help with regularity. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store. 4- If after doing the above you do not see improvement within 24 hours I would have him checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!Dr. Peter