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I switched my dogs food about 2 weeks ago....I use blue

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I switched my dogs food about 2 weeks ago....I use blue diamond now....she has a very loose stool but once in a while a normal bowel. she is active and has a good appetite.... loosing weight though.....
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 12 months ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

The number 1 cause of diarrhea is a food change in many dogs that are sensitive. Since it has been 2 weeks, you will need to continue with the Blue Diamond but it will help to follow these instructions to calm down the digestive tract:

Fast Molly for 12-24 hrs to allow the digestive tract to calm down and heal.
Give her Pepcid AC or Famotidine at 0.5 mg per pound every 8 hrs. That can be purchased over the counter at the pharmacy.
Give only small amounts of water during the fast or ice cubes
After the fast, feed rice and boiled chicken (2/1)

Wean her back to the Blue Diamond and in most cases, Molly will be back to normal.

Does that make sense to you?

Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you.

Sincerely, ***** *****

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 11 months ago.
Hi David,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Molly. How is everything going?
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