Dog Allergy Symptom #8. Loose Stools & Diarrhea.

If your dog has a frequent case of loose stools or diarrhea, it is likely that they are allergic to something in their food or environment. You may notice that their problem becomes worse when they are under stress.

Our dog Elsie had loose stools almost from the beginning.  The poor dog would often get the runs and require emergency trips outside.  Once I learned she had allergies, I figured it was just the way she was.

But, when we switched her to a limited ingredient dog food (we chose
Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison
), we noticed a miraculous transformation.  She suddenly had normal, firm looking stools!  I realize it’s not terribly cool to discuss such things, but when you have a sick dog, you analyze everything – including their poop.  My husband and I were thrilled!  I’m sure Elsie was happier too.

If you often find your dog dealing with diarrhea, you should talk to your vet.  And, preferably, bring them a stool sample. Although allergies are often to blame, there are other causes for loose stools, including stress, bacterial infections, and viral infections.