I don't have much experience with boards, so forgive me if I make a mistake here! My cav Lexie is around 19 mos. old. She has had loose stools off and on since we got her. Tried all different foods. In Feb. we treated her for giardia with metrodonazole (hope I spelled that right) she had loose stools with mucous off and on but stool checks were always negative. Also, treated her with febendazole? a few weeks later just to be sure. Also, put her on the Chicken Soup brand food without any preservatives. She seemed to do really well after that for about a month. Then she had to stay away from home for her first time for about 3 days. Would not eat during that time, came home and started with the loose stools, still did not eat much, went into full blown diarrhea. I took her to the vet, another negative stool sample (surprise, surprise!) He decided she may have a nervous stomach. Started her on antibiotics in case she had an overgrowth of bacteria, continued the boiled chicken and rice and after a very long time she had about 1 week of solid stools. As soon as I started adding a very small amount of kibble the stools became loose again. I then put her back on boiled chicken, turkey, hamburger, and liver and rice. My vet wants to do a blood test to test for allergies. Have any of you had the allergy test? And if so did they find allergies? I do feed pumpkin and I started giving her vitamins because she has been on the chick/rice for so long but her diarrhea started up again about the same time as the vitamins so I am waiting to try that again. It's really frustrating and I worry about her getting enough nutrients. One thing I have noticed is that she is passing a lot of dog hair in the diarrhea. I am trying to keep her crate, dish and water free of hair and she gets brushed out every other day. I don't really notice her chewing on her self or pulling out hair. We do have 3 dogs so our home is full of dog hair! She never really had actual diarrhea before it was just loose and mucousy and stuck to her back end. Now it is foul smelling and sometimes liquid. I guess I am afraid the blood test will not come up with anything or they'll tell me she's allergic to everything! Lexie acts pretty healthy. I guess I just want to hear your experiences.