New puppy ongoing diarrhea
Hi there, this is my first post on this site, and I am looking for help for my baby pug.
I have been a pug owner for the past 13 years, and a dog owner all of my life.
I have a 6 month old pug puppy that I got when he was 4 months old. The breeder/seller was feeding him table scraps and other not so good food, and his poop was fine when I bought him home.
Now that I have moved him to a standard diet (Merrick Puppy) mixed with Merrick dry food, his poop has gone very soft, diarrhea almost constantly.
He is fed once in the AM and once in the PM, I evenly divide the portions to ensure he is not overeating or eating so much that he is in any distress. I purchased a special bowl to ensure that he eats slower and does not gulp his food so that he can properly digest what he is fed.
I changed his diet to boiled rice with boiled chicken, and he was seeming to have firmer and better poops, but then I started mixing in the dry Merrick again and it changed back.
I have since returned the food to the store (Petco), and have kept him on a straight rice & chicken (Both boiled) diet until 2 days ago.
At that time I changed his diet upon the recommendation of another pet store owner (Wags 'N Washes) to a diet that was supplemented with Tripett Green Lamb Tripe. I was told that this would help with his digestion and balance the enzymes in his gut.
Since I have been using this his poop has not improved, and today is seemed that he pooped custard. If anything, it seems to have gone softer since I started using the new Tripett food.
I will be moving him back to the boiled rice and chicken diet this evening.
He is exhibiting no lethargy, no intense urine, urinating properly and not excessively, and is acting normal, playing with my other pug (Elderly 13 in good health), and is sleeping normal; absolutely no outward symptoms of any infection or other issue.
I have had him vaccinated (4 weeks and a return 2 weeks ago). His is currently not fixed, not chipped, and has no other symptoms of any kind.
I am concerned about the ongoing poop issue and don't know what I should do with his diet. Any suggestions would be appreciated.