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Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
Most likely your poor guy has a minor digestive disturbance that is causing him to have to go a lot more than normal. This is common in younger puppies because they can get into lots of things that you may not even be aware of. Also, a food change can cause this disturbance. The treatment for this is as follows:
Fast your guy for 12-24 hrs to allow the digestive tract to calm down and heal.Give him 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)
If this has resolved, wean him back to the Blue BUffalo since he has been on this for over a week. If he is still having trouble, have your vet examine him since this could also be a wormload or other digestive issue.
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