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Experience:  Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
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I adopted a coonhound from a shelter and he was doing great,

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I adopted a coonhound from a shelter and he was doing great, but now hes peeing and pooping in the house as well as throwing up. It just started up out of the blue one day. I dont know what to do to fix this.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the Coonhound eat anything unusual?
Customer: No just the dog food we have always fed him scince we got him
JA: What is the Coonhound's name?
Customer: Jerry
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jerry?
Customer: He is 6 and we dont know anything about him he was a stray in texas when they found him
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 2 months ago.

Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Is he on heartworm prevention? Is the poop normal or is it diarrhea?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The poop is normal and he just had his dewormer two months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 2 months ago.

Okay thanks for the additional information. How long have you had him for? What dewormer did they give him? Since it has been two months ago , if he is not on monthly heartworm prevention he still is at risk for intestinal parasites that can cause intestinal upset. Does he recieve any treats?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
We have had him for almost 2 months. I dont not know what kind of dewormer the pound is the one who applied it and a brand isnt listed on his medical record.We occasionally give him nudges steak treats. But thats it. We do not feed him people food.
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 2 months ago.

Okay so you had him for just a short time. A common cause for the symptoms that you are seeing is a diet indiscretion or a developed sensitivity to food. One way you can rule that out is to feed a bland diet such as boiled chicken and rice or a prescription GI diet to see if it helps with those signs for about a period of 5 days then put him back on his normal diet to see if it makes a difference. If it doesn't then because of his age you may want to get some labwork done on him such as a fecal or blood work to rule anything else that could be going on