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Someone gave us a bag of blue buffalo puppy food and then it seemed to start a few days later

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A sudden change in diet, such as switching to a new brand of puppy food like Blue Buffalo, can sometimes lead to gastrointestinal upset. Dogs can have sensitivities to different ingredients, and puppies have delicate digestive systems. However, the presence of blood in the stool is particularly alarming and suggests that there is more than just a simple dietary intolerance at play.

Given the severity and frequency of the diarrhea and vomiting, it's important to ensure your puppy stays hydrated. You can offer small amounts of water frequently but avoid giving food for the next 12-24 hours to let the gastrointestinal tract rest. After this fasting period, you can introduce a bland diet—boiled chicken and rice, for example—in small, frequent meals. This can help soothe the digestive system and is easier to digest.

In the current condition, if you notice symptoms such as pale gums, a bloated abdomen, seizures, or collapse, these are emergencies, and your puppy should be taken to a veterinary hospital immediately. These signs can indicate life-threatening conditions that require immediate medical attention.

Therefore, even without the emergency signs mentioned, the current symptoms warrant a visit to a veterinary clinic as soon as possible for a thorough examination, diagnostic tests, and appropriate treatment.

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