|09-13-2013 06:31 PM|
|09-13-2013 06:26 PM|
This is my foster dog. I have had him for less than 3 weeks. It is my understanding that his family surrendered him, because he had diarrhea and had accidents in the house. Funny how that happened, since he mostly lived in the garage. He is 8 years old. I would assume this was fairly new, or he wouldn't have lasted 8 years in that home. He was eating something like Pedigree, before.
He came to me with the squirts, but has had ZERO accidents in my house. I was giving him pumpkin and a mixture of All Bran Cereal and ground beef. I added in Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream. There was improvement, but then he regressed. He only goes 2-3 times per day. It is not diarrhea. He is not sick. Negative for parasites an giardia. Just soft stool. I should add he was on a 10 day course of Doxy for kennel cough. That could have caused the relapse. I was adding plain Greek yogurt, but that didn't seem to help, so I stopped. As of Thursday evening, I started feeding him only the pumpkin, All Bran, and ground beef. Worked like a charm. Stools are solid. This evening, I added 1/2 a cup of Wellness Simple Salmon and potato to the mix. Watching for the results. LOL!
He is going to an adoption event tomorrow. I would like to have this figured out, before he is adopted. Sadly, I have dealt with the sensitive tummy issues with too many dogs to think it will be a quick fix.
Thanks for the input. Again....Amount to feed? 3 cups, is not too much?
|09-13-2013 06:17 PM|
I'm feeding Wellness CORE right now. Switched from a PMR diet, and I think Wellness produces a pretty efficient food, just based on my personal experience that poops have not increased in frequency, and have only doubled in size. So, I doubt you need much of it. I don't read the bag, though, I just gauge from my dogs' physiques. 3, 3-1/2 cups does sound like a lot! I, personally, probably wouldn't start at that. Then again, I tend to worry more about over feeding than under feeding.
Everyone here always talks about pumpkin to firm stool. ??
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|09-13-2013 06:11 PM|
|Rangers_mom||I use wellnes simple salmon and sweet potato. It worked really well for Ranger's soft stool for about a month and a half. Then we went on vacation for two weeks and left him with a sitter. In the month since we have gotten back from vacation he has had digestive problems off and on the whole time. I am not sure whether it is the food, whether he is sick, or whether he is eating stuff he shouldn't (a couple of times I was pretty sure it was 'cause he ate deer poop.) I am beginning to think he is sick and will take him to the vet on Monday (tomorrow is Yom Kipper).|
|09-13-2013 05:59 PM|
Has he always had soft stool or is this something new? How long has he been on his current diet? Any idea?
This is a product i've used before with good results if you want to give it a shot.
Perfect Form - Dog & Cat Digestion Supplement | The Honest Kitchen
|09-13-2013 05:40 PM|
Limited Ingredient Foods - Wellness Simple
Do you feed your dog a limited ingredient food, like Wellness Simple? My foster boy has soft stool and I thought I would give this a try. It had good reviews. I am not familiar with other limited ingredient foods, but I'm assuming there are more out there - so do you feed something other than Wellness Simple? Have you had good results with your dog?
How do you feel about the feeding guide? According to the guide, my boy would get 3 - 3 3/4 cups. Seems like a lot. He is 8 years old. I thought the amount of food decreased for an older, less active dog.
All opinions welcome. Thanks!