My boy Myles just turned two at the end of May. He has been having "soft serves" as we call them, or unshapen stools. I took his stool in for a fecal and nothing came up. He was put on Metronidazole and a diet of rice and boiled chicken for a few days. He began throwing up, but his stool became a bit firmer, not quite normal but a little more firm. Since taking him off the Metronidazole, his stools have become soft again. He's had an x-ray and all looks good. I feed him Wellness, one cup, twice a day. He's never had a problem with his food. Right now they are calling it a virus, but if it actually were a virus, the Metronidazole, a treatment for bacteria wouldn't have helped right??? I wanted to take him in for a blood test, but thought I would pop my head in here first in the event that anyone may have some insight rather than taking shots in the dark. I have never had a dog not firm up on rice and chicken after a day or two. I was half way through his Metronidazole perscription before he started vomitting from it. As soon as I took him off the vomitting stopped. His stools are clay colored, very stinky and sometimes have a bit of yellow in them. I was reading about pancreatic insufficiency and how it sometimes coincides with bacterial overgrowth, which in my opinion would explain why the Metro helped at least for a bit. The problem started about two weeks ago. He has always been very skinny and active, but he looks very thin now with some protrusion of his hip bones. He has a good appetite. Any thoughts on possible problems would be appreciated!!!