In each of my posts about puppy diarrhea, you will notice that I always will tell you to make sure you consult your vet to make sure your puppy doesn’t have anything more serious than just simple diarrhea. Several causes of diarrhea show the same symptoms.

I am writing about one of those serious causes of loose bowels, but this does have a good ending.

Some Causes of Puppy Diarrhea

There are several things that could cause diarrhea, such as eating something your puppy shouldn’t, being overheated, change in diet, eating a foreign object, ingesting a toxic substance, Colitis, bacterial or viral infection, and more.

They all seem to have the same general symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy, decreased appetite, and other symptoms. However, some cases of puppy diarrhea are much more serious than a small bout of loose stools caused by an upset stomach.

I came across a couple posts about a new puppy that a family brought home, and they noticed their pup had diarrhea, was vomiting, and was lethargic. The symptoms continued, however. Luckily, they realized that this was not right and they took their puppy to the vet.

It turned out that the puppy had parvovirus. This can be a very deadly virus, especially if not caught in time. Luckily, Bosco received the care he needed and is now a very happy and healthy dog. Read about Bosco’s fight with parvo at the Common Craft blog.

After you click on that link I just gave you, scroll down and read the entire page to get the whole story and see all the pictures.

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