new puppy in the house 2 days is sick
Two days ago I got a 9 week old Beagle puppy from a reputable breeder. Before bringing him over he told me that he had been feeding a puppy chow from Costco and for me to get either Eukaneuba or Iams puppy chow and I got the Iams. That is all I have fed him for the past two days. This morning, his first poop was normal but after we came in from our walk, he was wimpering, wanting to be held more than usual, wanting his tummy rubbed and not wanting to finish his breakfast. A little while later, I noticed a pile of much softer poop in a spot he never soils in and shortly after that I saw a smaller pile of soft poop in the bathroom. He was just out of sorts and nothing I did made him comfortable. I am wondering if he might be allergic to the Iams. That not withstanding, I am wondering what to do now to make him more comfortable. Should I make him a bowl of plain white rice? White rice with broth? Pepto Bismol? Cottage cheese? We have a vet appointment for Monday afternoon but in the meantime, what do I do? I am hoping the vet can prescribe a better/digfferent brand of dog food. I do have a small package of puppy food my pet store carries (a non-commercial brand and 100% pure ingredients).Should I assume he is allergic to the Iams and that it doesn't agree with him? Should I slowly inroduce this non-commercial food into his diet now? He is playful when I play with him but when I stop playing and attempt to get something done around the house, he begins wimpering for attention again. Any suggestioins/thoughts as to what could be going on?