Post # 1
Advice needed please!
We adopted our pug in February and about a month ago we noticed she was limping and had a red bump on her paw. It turned out to be a tumor but the vet did a test and it’s benign. Thank God! He said she didn’t need surgery, it will go away over time (4-6 months). She was licking the tumor like crazy so now she wears a boot. The poor thing 🙁 Its still very very very red and looks so sore. But the vet has assured us it will go away on its own.
So now this past week she has the runs. She has never gone the bathroom in the house and now she has gone 4 days in a row. The only difference is her food. I swithced from this:
Edit: looks like my post was eaten. I didn’t slowly introduce her to the new food because it was the same brand and very similar food. Do you think that could be the problem? Or is it related to the tumor?
My poor angel dog! She is the sweetest thing and I feel like a bad mom 🙁
Post # 3
When you switched her food, did you just do an immediate switch? That can sometimes really mess up your dog’s stomach. Our dog had problems with his digestive system for a while after we adopted him. It wasn’t until we found the right food that he stopped having issues….not only in terms of going to the bathroom, but he used to lick himself all over because apparently he was allergic to something in the food. The slightest change in food could do it. I would consult with the vet…it may be that your dog is allergic to something in that food, or just that the switch is messing with her. You can buy digestive powder at petco that can help with stomach problems. My dog was on it for almost a year.
I have no advice on the tumor issue, although it’s good that you’re in such close touch with the vet.
I’m sorry 🙁 Good luck! And I love love love pugs.
Post # 4
Although it will be disruptive again, maybe go back to the other food? And see after a few day if she goes back to normal?
And you’re not a bad mom. This happened to me as well, and since I had always grown up with dogs with stomachs of steel, it hadn’t even occurred to me.
Post # 5
I would get a little bag of the old food and start mixing it then slowly get to the new food again just to see.
I don’t think those would be related at all, this may help figure it out.
Good luck and hugs to your pug baby!
Post # 6
I would do what the PP suggested. Get a small bag of the old food and gradually mix.
Also, my dog had the runs and nothing we did could help her until we switched her to Blue Buffalo Wilderness since it’s grain free. My poop pup was allergic to all of the fillers.
Post # 7
Thanks ladies. Will pick up a bag of dog food tonight.
@roxy821: We actually had her on Blue Wilderness but she hated it. The vet said it can sometimes be too filling for such a small dog breed.
Post # 8
You aren’t a bad mom! Changing foods drastically can really mess with a dog’s tummy. I would at least try to incorporate some of the old food into the new food until she gets used to the new stuff. My dogs got it when we changed their food and sometimes, if they get a hold of people food (floor dropsies and such), they will have the poos as well. If she continues to have problems, then I would call your vet to be sure.
Post # 9
I agree with getting a small bag of the previous food and mix it. I’m a vet tech and we recommend to switch food gradually over about a week. If she still is having problems, you can either boil hamburger & rice or chicken & rice, just don’t add any seasonings or anything to it. Its a very bland diet which will help her tummy get back to normal. I have to do this for my English bulldog quite often because he tries to eat everything in sight! Good luck & I hope she feels better soon!