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Can you tell me more about your puppy?
How long have you had her?
Has she had any vaccinations yet?
Is she taking any medications? Been dewormed?
Has anything changed over the past week or so? New food? New treats? Drank from pond water? Table food?
Ok. So if dietary change may be part of our problem, we can try to work with that - German SHepherds are pretty notorious for having a very sensitive digestion so going forward do your best to limit the number and amount of new foods until you know how she handles it.
For now, reducing portion size and changing to a highly digestible diet is where I would start. 50:50 ratio of boiled white rice and boiled white chicken. no salt, no seasoning and no fats. Portion size 50% of what you normally feed…. Hopefully this is digested successfully and then you can start increasing the portion and then blending back to her regular meal. If diarrhea persists seeing your veterinarian to be sure it’s not something more serious is advised.
https://worldofdogz.com/why-do-german-shepherds-have-sensitive-stomachs-13-causes/. Some information about GSD and digestive issues.
Hoping it’s a simple fix for you! Have a great week.