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I have been foster homing a small mix breed dog from the local Shelter. He is coal a black silky haired dog about 12 lbs. and about 2 years old. Very affectionate. Noticed a real bad odor from the dog and discovered he is silently passing gas quite frequently. Also as I mentioned in the Topic he tends to have a very loose stool or diarrhea. I have mentioned the loose stool part to the Shelter people and they just say it is stress. Wondering what else might be the cause for this and could there be something the Shelter is not telling me. Thank you. Richard.

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June 4, 2014 at 12:33 AM



Dear Richard,

Diarrhea can be caused by stress. Our Canine Probiotics can be helpful in stress induced diarrhea. Sometimes dogs can have parasites or get a bacterial infection that can result in diarrhea. In these cases a wormer or antibiotic along with the probiotic would be the best solution. A fecal sample should be checked so the proper treatment can be administered. If the dog continues to be stressed you might want to consider our liquid homeopathic anxiety remedy, ANXIETREX and a treat-like chew called Chillout Chews. This would help calm without sedating.

Change in food can also trigger diarrhea so if you are giving a new food I would choose a grain free one. It is usually recommended to slowly phase in the new food but that is not always possible. Please let us know how you do.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
June 6, 2014 at 10:32 AM
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