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He's had diarrhea since yesterday but really no other issues

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Diarrhea in a young puppy can indeed be concerning, especially when it occurs multiple times a day. Given that your puppy is only one month old, it's crucial to approach this situation with caution. Let's discuss some potential causes and steps you can take at home to help your puppy.

Firstly, dietary changes can often lead to diarrhea in puppies, as they have very sensitive stomachs. It's important to ensure that you are feeding a consistent, high-quality puppy food and avoiding any table scraps or treats that might upset his stomach.

Another common cause of diarrhea in puppies is intestinal parasites. Even if you haven't noticed any worms, they can still be present.

Hydration is crucial, especially when dealing with diarrhea, as it can quickly lead to dehydration in young puppies. Make sure he has access to fresh water at all times. You might also consider offering a small amount of unflavored Pedialyte to help maintain his electrolyte balance.

Since the diarrhea has only been present for a day and there are no other symptoms, you can monitor him closely for the next 24 hours. However, if the diarrhea persists beyond this period or if he starts showing other symptoms like lethargy, vomiting, or lack of appetite, it’s important to seek veterinary care immediately.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you.