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Old 01-17-2013, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2 year old basset hound, Ziggy and a soon to be 4 month old, Dixie. We never had this problem with Ziggy so I'm a little bit at loss for what I should do or what food I should switch too.

Since bringing Dixie home a little over a month and a half ago she has had the worst diarrhea, nothing that comes out of her body is solid. Sometimes it will be remotely solid, but mainly its just big puddles. We've had a few accidents obviously as potty training is never easy, quick or perfect. But I'm trying to find the best food for her. Does anyone have any suggestion?

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You need to take her to the vet and make sure it's not something else. I have heard of puppies getting giardia (sp) because of the stress of leaving there litter mates and being in a new home.

There are many good quality dog foods out there and you need to do a bit of research. The Whole Dog Journal puts out a catalog every year that goes over different ones.

It's really hard to tell people what they should feed, every dog is different. One thing I can tell you it won't be in the grocery store or probably the vets office. At least I wouldn't feed those.

Oh I should ask what she's on now? But first see what the vet say's then we can go from there.
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aside from ruling out a medical issue it is all about trial and error and find a food she does well on start out b buying the smallest bag possible. Also a call to the breeder to find out what she/he fed is a good place to start.
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Definitely I would first have her tested for parasites and other issues.
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medical is the more likely cause. many of the cyst type parrisites can be very difficult to find in standard fecal exam,. often it is protocol to treat the symptoms. rather than the absolute cause if it can not be found.

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