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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I do have a few questions for you to better assess your situation.
Has Maia had a fecal exam recently?
How is her appetite and activity level?
Any blood in the stool?
Thanks for the information. It is possible that this could just be due to something she ate, even a change in diet or treats. With the yellow color, though, I would still be concerned about a potential liver or pancreatic problem causing her to not be able to digest her food properly. I also tend to get a little concerned about a protozoal infection call Coccidia. It can usually be found in a fecal exam, but the cysts are very small and sometimes don't start shedding immediately. It doesn't hurt to add a teaspoon of either Metamucil or pure canned pumpkin to see if that will firm up the stool, but if the diarrhea continues through tomorrow, gets worse at any time, develops blood; or if she is not eating, vomiting or has a decrease in activity level at any time; I would recommend having her seen by a vet before Monday. You always want to be careful when dealing with vomiting or diarrhea in young puppies. They get dehydrated very quickly and don't tolerate chronic diarrhea or vomiting very well. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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