i accidentally changed my dog's food about a week ago and she had an upset stomach when i did so. 3 days after that, i revereted her back to the original dog food she ate, but she still has an upset stomach. is this normal? when do you think she will be alright? should she go to the vet? do you think this is from the food change or something else? she seems healthy other than that and still likes long walks, to be played etc...
i have a 4 y/o german shep which was adopted from the shelter about 7 mo ago
i accidentally changed my dog's food about a week ago and she had an upset stomach when i did so. ... food she ate, but she still has an upset stomach. is this normal?when do you think she will be alright?

some dogs just can't handle food switching without consequences, often diarrhea (except of course my corgi who can eat anything, anytime and just say "yum"). i suggest you withhold all food for 24 hours. after that give her some boiled chicken and rice for a day or two. once she is back to normal, start slowly mixing her dog food in with the chicken and rice a little more each day for a few days.
make sure she stays hydrated and is drinking water. diarrhea often results in dehydration that can lead to all sorts of ugly stuff. if you see no improvement after a day or so, get her into the vet to have her checked.

Ruth + Gretta, one old weim + Woody, the corgimon and Thelma, the three legged wonder cat
please quit changing the food all the time
When the ancient war dogs did battle on Thu, 15 Apr 2004 18:33:31 -0400, (Email Removed) did speak the following bit of wisdom:
i accidentally changed my dog's food about a week ago ... this normal? when do you think she will be alright?

some dogs just can't handle food switching without consequences, often diarrhea (except of course my corgi who can eat anything, ... have her checked. Ruth + Gretta, one old weim + Woody, the corgimon and Thelma, the three legged wonder cat

In addition to her advice, you can add some canned pumpkin to her meals. Pumpkin is a bit of a miracle substance. It is rich in fiber and seems to help in cases of constipation as well as diarrhea. Look for your pup's stools to begin firming up after her first meal with the pumpkin. How much to use? That's up to you. You really can't give two much. I have large breed dogs and when I need to spike their dinners, they each get 2-3 good, heaping tablespoons. It's very bland and most dogs will eat it just fine just scooped right on top of their normal food.
Make sure you get real, pure pumpkin in the can and not pie filling!

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