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    Hello everyone,

    I have just aquired a new pom female puppy. I have had her for over a week now, and the vet told me to give her a worming tablet when she was 8 weeks old, which was Monday night. I gave her half a tablet (as she is so tiny) Monday night, and this morning (Wednesday morning) i found she had runny poo. Do you think the runny poo is from the worming tablet or something else? She had nice poo all day Tuesday. Does it usually upset the tummy? She has had nice long stiff poo everyday since i got her.

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    I'm not an expert but I would think that if the tablet was going to upset her it would have happened on Tuesday.
    I'm guessing that this morning's runny poo is the result of something she ate yesterday.
    However I think the best solution is to ring the vet and ask.

    Also, while you are on the phone to the vet, check that you've done the right thing only giving half a tablet when the vet told you to give a full one. Or did you calculate how much to give based on the advice on the packet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grevillea47 View Post
    I'm not an expert but I would think that if the tablet was going to upset her it would have happened on Tuesday.
    I'm guessing that this morning's runny poo is the result of something she ate yesterday.
    However I think the best solution is to ring the vet and ask.

    Also, while you are on the phone to the vet, check that you've done the right thing only giving half a tablet when the vet told you to give a full one. Or did you calculate how much to give based on the advice on the packet?
    No, the vet gave me the worming tablet when i did her checkup last week and told me to only give her half. I will monitor how she poos today and if it still is i will bring to the vet. I know what the vet is going to say which is to recommend me their vet dietry dry food for puppies which costs an absolute fortune.

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    Can I ask what you are feeding her? Sometimes worming tablets can make them a bit off, boiled chicken breast and rice usually helps to settle an upset tummy but if they're still sick the next day it's best to go to the vet

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    I feed her the chicken puppy food pack (green coloured small squared packaging) you can get from coles or woolies. She was on this since i got it from the breeder. Do you think she could have got it from treats? The wife likes to feed "milk sticks" even though i have told her not to. Just funny that she had bad poo all of a sudden with no change in food.

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    Too many treats can upset their bellys and a lot of dogs and puppies are lactose intolerant which will also give her the runs, if you're going to give her milk as a treat make sure it's special puppy milk or lactose free. I love giving my girls some warmed up milk in winter

    It might be beneficial to do some research into raw feeding for dogs, it can be a bit more time consuming but works out cheaper and is a lot better for them dogs are designed to eat raw meats, not processed food packed with preservatives and artificial stuff. My girls get a mix of kangaroo, turkey and lamb mince and also chicken knecks etc mixed in with Black Hawk biscuits (for convenience). Black Hawk biscuits are great because they have no preservatives, artificial stuff or by-products.. The ingredients are 'real'. It's about $90 for a 20kg bag (I buy online as not many shops stock it) but it works out cheaper in the long run because better food means more is digested so you can feed less, their poos are a lot smaller and they are healthier so less vet visits a 20kg bag lasts my 2 big dogs about 4 months so its not very expensive when you break it down.

    The food vets sell isn't always the best (a lot of fillers and by-products) and it's definitely expensive so it pays to do research on what is best for your dog I'm due to finish my vet degree at the end of this year and am really set on never pushing expensive, bad food at people to buy!

    Hope your pup gets better soon, we would love to see some photos of her

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    this is what i have been giving all my dogs. didnt think it would affect my puupy too. probably too young

    Jerhigh_Milky_Sticks.jpg

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    this is what i usually feed her as her meal. Didnt know why i said green color when it is obviously blue. LOL
    MD_Puppy_Chicken_Rice_Tray.jpg

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    By the way here is the picture of her sitting on my computer chair.

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    She's gorgeous

    There is a green one and a blue one- just different flavours the ingredients aren't too bad actually, but the dry food of the same brand is pretty terrible. If you decide to change her food just make sure you do it slowly over a week or so

    Those milk sticks seem ok, it could upset her tummy if she had too many though

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