So… it’s not an "emergency" but I am calling our vet ASAP tomorrow morning to find out WHAT THE HECK is wrong with my dog… we have a 6 year old female yellow lab. About 4 weeks ago (give or take) she began hacking, was in the pound (long story) for only 20 hours, so we got her on meds for kennel cough. Well, she never quite got over the cough after the apx 2 or so week treatment for the KC, and now she is pooping (which is runny). She in on Natural Balance Duck and Potato allergen formula (she began having loose stool after switching her food, so I am switching her to Solid Gold in hopes that will stop)… HOWEVER, she pooped a lot today.
Anyone have any experience with this? Our puppy is flying in in less than 2 weeks so I’m concerned over this… oy. It seems like our poor lab always has something come up (allergies, yeast infections in her ears, etc)…
Thank you.
Sorry… in my attempt to summarize it came out pretty stupid (re reading my question)…
She is still hacking even after the treatment. Could she need a stronger medication for kennel cough OR could it be something else?
Her having runny stool. Could it be her food or could it coincide with her coughing? Stupid because really, nobody will know until the vet looks at her, but I’m more or less looking for people’s experiences, if any…
Thanks.
Thanks you two… I’m hoping they can get her "issues" resolved. She is so prone to problems that maybe it is just the food (CROSSES FINGERS!)…
I’m just so thankful that our vet is dedicated beyond dedicated to the well being of our pets. They will keep your dog, cat, whatever until they KNOW what is wrong… here’s hoping! 🙂
Thanks Jo! I will definately suppliment her feeding for a bit and see if that doesn’t help (chicken and rice…)

OH, can plain, non fat (organic) yogurt cause intenstinal problems?
Yeah… I think it’s time for another heartworm test… she goes in at 3:20 (that’s the soonest I could get since I needed a babysitter)…
THANK YOU EVERYONE! And just because I am a natural worrier, I am anticipating, not hoping for, but anticipating the worst and a gigantic vet bill… oy vey. 🙁 Ok, now I’m officially getting stressed…
I really do appreciate everyone’s input and I’ll update after she gets seen…
PRAISE GOD! 🙂 So… she is on Metronidazole for the next 10 days for something that starts with a C… believe it or not, it does not say on the bottle and due to my memory I can only give the first letter. 🙂 Anyways, she is also on a strict white rice and low fat cottage cheese diet for FIVE DAYS (NO meat). Then gradually introduce her food back into her diet.
She was heartworm negative so I refilled her meds and got her interceptor this time… I’m so glad that nothing major is wrong.
Any ideas on what could start with "C" that warrants Metronidazole? And it is not coccidea.

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