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post #31 of 43 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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Not healthy...if she is not malnorished now she will be with all the diarrhea that she is having. Just take her to the vet stop experimenting food on her. Learn from my experience and do the right thing for your pup.
Only onefood gave her the fountain and i quickly switched it. So no she is not having diarrhea, just soft poop. Not liquid. And i don't consider soft poop diarrhea,unlesss i am wrong and someone else can correct me?
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Only onefood gave her the fountain and i quickly switched it. So no she is not having diarrhea, just soft poop. Not liquid. And i don't consider soft poop diarrhea,unlesss i am wrong and someone else can correct me?
I agree with you. Though being she is a pup , I would also get her retested to rule that out. For the soft stuff and the every 2 weeks cycle, that reminds me of my Aussie - though I adopted him when he was an adult. I didn't know about Solid Gold or the Pre-biotic both which my Sting is on would have probably solved it. Anyway - he was real sensitive to weather changes, and if he got excited, too hot, drank a lot of water and so on then his poop would get soft for a couple of days and clear up. For your pup it could be the same especially with all the growing, chewing, teething.

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I had the same problem with my last GSD. She was very sensitive to anything with grains and chicken. If you don't think anything else is wrong with her besides the mushy poop, I would try and start her on a LID (limited ingredient diet) and see if you can see what is bugging her through process of elimination.

I know the last thing you want to do is try a new food, but there's got to be a common link with all of the foods that you have tried. FWIW I had fed my last one Natural Balance and she did well on it. I hope you find something that works

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I had the same problem with my last GSD. She was very sensitive to anything with grains and chicken. If you don't think anything else is wrong with her besides the mushy poop, I would try and start her on a LID (limited ingredient diet) and see if you can see what is bugging her through process of elimination.

I know the last thing you want to do is try a new food, but there's got to be a common link with all of the foods that you have tried. FWIW I had fed my last one Natural Balance and she did well on it. I hope you find something that works
What kind of LID do you suggest?

And i tried looking for a common ingredient but everything I've fed her seems to have everything about the same. I think if i found a food that works then i could figure out what
The problem ingredient is
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Ok guys, so last night and today i fed sage nothing but ground beef and rice. This morning she didn't poop very much, just 2 or 3 little nuggets toe sized each. And nothing else all day. After dinner she went out and pooped one nuggets maybe the size of your big toe( i know weird analogy) but anyways my thoughts are this is a good sign? Because the less they poop the more nutrients their body has absorbed. Am i right in thinking this? Or maybe it's to soon to tell after one day?
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What kind of LID do you suggest?

And i tried looking for a common ingredient but everything I've fed her seems to have everything about the same. I think if i found a food that works then i could figure out what
The problem ingredient is
I used the Natural Balance Bison and Sweet Potato. I knew from process of elimination that my last dog was sensitive to chicken and grains. The thing with LID diets is that they limit what ingredients are used so that you can isolate specific protein sources.

They make quite a few LID products now adays so you should have an easy time finding something that might work for her.

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I used the Natural Balance Bison and Sweet Potato. I knew from process of elimination that my last dog was sensitive to chicken and grains. The thing with LID diets is that they limit what ingredients are used so that you can isolate specific protein sources.

They make quite a few LID products now adays so you should have an easy time finding something that might work for her.
Ok thanks I'll look into that
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Any thoughts on what i said about her poop? same thing again this morning
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Thats fine. My dog didn't poop the first day I fed her the ground beef/rice mixture and then since I wasn't feeding very much...she had smaller amounts of poop too. I know it took a 2-3 days before my dog pooped normal once I started her on the ground beef/rice mixture...just don't remember exactly how long since it was a few years ago. Is the poop solid or is it runny?
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Thats fine. My dog didn't poop the first day I fed her the ground beef/rice mixture and then since I wasn't feeding very much...she had smaller amounts of poop too. I know it took a 2-3 days before my dog pooped normal once I started her on the ground beef/rice mixture...just don't remember exactly how long since it was a few years ago. Is the poop solid or is it runny?
Her poop it's tiny but perfectly hard
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