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edith f.

My pug who was 24 lbs was allergic to all the dog foods we tried. He was getting so sick throwing up and running stools. The doctor gave him some meds and it made things worse. I feared he was dying and my vet was too. I read on line that rice and chicken (boiled) was best for him. I threw the dog foods and medicine away. He has done wonderful on the rice and /or potatoes for nearly 3 years but I was concerned he was not getting all the nutrition he needed. Now his stool is orange sometimes...

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 It is possible that he could have internal parasites. Dogs usually need to have treatment for this every 3 months. If you are already giving him this treatment regularly then you can exclude this as a cause. Personally, I recommend trying dog food specifically for intestinal problems from your vet. This is prescription food and it can have good results. You could try this for one or two weeks to see if this helps. If you haven’t already administered prevention for internal parasites then please do so and repeat the treatment again two weeks after the initial treatment. You can also add vegetables to his diet but don’t giv....


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