Hi everyone! I'm desperate for some insight and advice. My boyfriends parents have a 6 month old golden puppy that we all adore and has been quite the character since the day he came home at 9 weeks
However, in the past month or so he has had chronic diarrhea that they can't seem to get to the bottom of
First, they tried the whole pumpkin, rice, and boiled chicken for a few days and chocked it up to some new treats he got at obedience class. But as soon as he went back on his kibble, the runs were back with vengeance getting them up probably every 2 hours during the night. So the vet, without a stool sample, put him on amoxicillin and that seemed to make a minor difference. After the amoxicillin was done, the diarrhea was back so this time the vet wanted a stool sample. He was diagnosed with coccidia a few weeks ago and put him on amoxicillin again and something for the coccidia. That resulted in some pudding poops but at least he slept all night...
Well now, he has had diarrhea for the past week again, up ever two hours at night the whole deal. So the vet put him back on amoxicillin, without a stool sample, and he was ok for a few days but now antibiotics are done and the runs are back. He's on chicken and rice right now but normally he's on Fromm Large Breed Puppy food. He's acting totally fine, ravenous appetite, drinking consistently, not losing weight, and being 100% crazy puppy.
Any ideas anyone?? I've suggested getting a new vet who might dig into this more as putting a 6month old puppy on amoxicillin three times without even running blood tests/stool sample/anything seems a bit extreme to me... but then again, I'm a vet skeptic and think you should educate yourself as well as find a good vet you can trust.