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What you may be seeing is parasites so if the pup has not been wormed lately you will want to drop off a stool sample to your vet and see what type and how many different parasites you may be dealing with.
The most common is tapeworm which looks like little grains of rice. There are parasites such as whipworm that are only seen under microscope. These eggs live in the soil for years and dogs get them from ingestion such as licking their feet
Then it may be something else he is ingesting. Was this in his stool when you brought it in to the vet for testing? Did they test for giardia and cocciddia?
has this been in the stool since you started the bland diet of chicken an rice?
Was the dog given any meds for worms or parasites?
It could actually be bits of rice, that does not break down well as it is meant to firm up the stool.
if there are any of these particles on the fur around the anus then it is likely tapeworm which could have been a reinfection from somewhere as tapeworm looks like small grains of rice and you will usually see it around the anus as well
I would bring in a sample and I might switch from the chicken and rice and go to a bland diet food that Hills has that can be picked up at the vet office, sometimes that works better. He should not have soft diarrhea for this long. Is there is any slime that coats the stool at times then that is an indication of intestinal distress, which can be associated with parasites. I wonder if the Vet missed something there. If there is still diarrhea they may want to give some flagyl.
That's what I would do, since he still has diarrhea or soft stool. If you want to put off the stool testing until you switch to the bland hills diet you can do that and see how it goes. I would also fast him for 24 hours before giving the food but he can have water.