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04-24-2014 11:22 PM
jocoyn You have some really nice grass and a nice camera - glad the poops are doing better.
04-24-2014 11:06 PM
Courtney If poop can look good- you have it there

Thanks for updating your thread. The water pail - good process of elimination. I could certainly see that as being a cause. Fresh clean water is very important. I also use stainless bowls easy to clean.

We hike a lot and am always careful not to let Rusty drink from standing water.
04-24-2014 11:03 PM
SunCzarina Happy poop. I like stainless steel bowls, you can run them through the dishwasher.
04-24-2014 11:01 PM
lionelchia1986 Hi everyone,

A follow-up POOP consistency from my gsd. A BREAKTHOUGH!
haha. it was accidental findings. I went for a 5 days out of country trip and decided to board my gsd in a pet hotel. And out of a sudden his poop came back totally normal!! they even change his food for the last two days due to the kibbles i provided has finished. He can eat any kibbles now and turn out no problem.

So it has come to a conclusion for me, problem lays in the water source. There were some algae growth in the water pail i used to let him drink water from. So nowadays i wash the pail and change the water everyday.

Hope to provide this information so you guys can consider water as one of the cause of unformed stool.
04-05-2014 07:24 PM
Bootskillet Elsa, our female is a little over 13 months, spayed her 2 weeks ago and took her to vet today for stitches removal and she weighs 75#. She is lean and vet says she is in great shape. I think it depends on genetics???
04-03-2014 01:05 PM
selzer I weighed Karma yesterday. She was born a year ago, at the end of January, so 14 months old. 58 pounds. She looks great. Hepsi was born 2 years ago in March, and is 56 she is too thin. We need to work on that, though being a little lean is better, than fat. The problem with Hepsi, is sometimes she eats, and sometimes she doesn't. I feed her in the morning, leave food in with her during the day, and give her more at night. Sometimes she eats and sometimes she leaves it, and Babsy has to clean up.
04-03-2014 01:15 AM
nickelpest I have a female GSD that is about 15 months old. She weighs 57 pounds as of last week. She looks just like yours from above! I've wondered if she's too skinny, especially since her back end looks so bony, but the vet said she is healthy and will start to fill out soon. From about 1.5-3 years they fill out to their glory, she said! haha
Can't offer any advice on the stools though :\
04-01-2014 01:57 PM
brembo
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Originally Posted by lionelchia1986 View Post
raw not really an option for me cost and time. i only can switch his kibbles.
Raw can be done as cheaply as premium kibble. I scored fresh, human grade meat(beef) last week for 1.49 a pound. Organ meats are often very reasonably priced. Buy inline with family meals for economy of scale.
04-01-2014 11:23 AM
pineconeforestGSD IMHO he looks thin.
he looks handsome but thin I should say.i would offer him more calories of your choice.
04-01-2014 11:09 AM
lionelchia1986
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Originally Posted by blackshep View Post
You dog's weight looks ok to me.

My dog had poop like that, did your vet check for giardia? Metronidazole will also treat giardia BTW. If you are worried about EPI, go to another clinic for the test if your vet can't do it.

But what helped my dog was switching to raw. Her poop was solid within 24 hours of changing. No kibble I tried would sit well with her, but raw worked.
raw not really an option for me cost and time. i only can switch his kibbles.
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