Re: Diarrhea :(
I have been able to trend Savannah fairly effectively, so (knock on wood) prevention is the key for us.
The kong treats that get put into the kong toys always cause problems, so we stopped those and stuff her kong with other tasty things. Treats with sweat potato always help, so we have some small pieces of those (currently Natural Balance Health Bones) every single day. I also treat with ice cubes every day, especially in the evening. Anytime she eats cloth (usually from a destroyed stuffed toy), she will start firm and end runny, so I anticipate an extended potty session anytime I see toy scraps. If I wait for a few minutes after she thinks she has finished, she has the second act, so to speak.
I suppose other facts that might be relevant are that I treat frequently, but minimally (less than fingertip sized treats given multiple times over the course of the day and evening). Anytime she gets a new kind of treat, I watch for the results. I feed IAMS mixed with a handful of Natural Balance and a tablespoon of Nutro canned puppy food twice a day, but when she doesn’t finish breakfast, she gets the leftovers as a snack at lunchtime. She cleans her bowl at suppertime.
With all that said, so far, we haven’t had to deal with any of the more serious issues that have been discussed in other threads. I hope Osha’s issues are able to be trended and prevented as well.