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You should seek the advice of your veterinarian if your pet is ill as only he or she can correctly advise on the diagnosis and recommend the treatment that is most appropriate for your pet.
Proving stress-induced diarrhoea is a difficult problem for veterinary clinicians. Other causes of diarrhoea have to be eliminated before such a diagnosis can be made. Typically such dogs pass normal faeces in the morning, but later in the day they pass diarrhoea. Often owners can relate the occurrence of diarrhoea with a stressful event.
German Shepherd dogs are said to have a predisposition to develop stress-related diarrhoea.