Guide Dog pups live in a rather sterile environment while at the GDB campus.
There are no leaves, twigs, and such for them to get to. Then they have a long and somewhat stressful
trip across the States to come to us in Colorado. And now their world has broadened - - it includes so
many things to explore - - with their mouths!
It is very common for our young pups to get diarrhea. It could be from “exploring”
(aka eating everything they can get a hold of), from stress, a change in activity, or a number of other things.
But when should we be concerned?
First, let’s figure out the difference between diarrhea and loose stools. If
you could clean it up with a baggie, it would be loose stools. Loose stools still have some form to them,
though not a regular stool. Diarrhea would be too runny to pick much up. There is no
form to the stool; more of a puddle.
For loose stools, we need not be too concerned unless it continues for more than 2 days. You may
have the pup skip a meal to help them get back on track. If it continues more than 2 days, contact your