Soft poops - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 63
Soft poops

Bella is right @ 20 weeks and ever since we switched her to Canidae ALS some of her poops (not all) have been very soft.

She is around 45lbs and is very energetic.

She also eats twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.

Any ideas?

nfrederick is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 02:21 PM
Crowned Member
 
SunCzarina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 12,835
Re: Soft poops

My pup was on canidae before and after the formula change. His poop was soft. I switched him to Fromm 4 star nutrition and haven't had a problem since. He eats the duck and sweet potato or the chicken a la veg.

-Jenn

Venus of Crooked Creek 1/26/13
Otto von Hena-C 05/23/08
Morgan Donnermond 08/04/01 to 9/28/12 Long Live the Queen!

I have duct tape and I am not afraid to use it.
SunCzarina is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 02:22 PM
Crowned Member
 
aubie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,988
Re: Soft poops

How long has it been since you switched foods? Did you do it gradually or all at once?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Tiffany; mom to:
Annabelle "the Diva"- GSD born 9/21/08
Duncan- Shep Mix adopted on 2/14/00 TDI
The kitty amigos: Simon, Alley and Mia
aubie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 63
Re: Soft poops

probably a few weeks since the switch, and by mistake we switched her all at once. Mistake I now know.
nfrederick is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 02:50 PM
Crowned Member
 
aubie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,988
Re: Soft poops

It may take some time to get it all evened out then. I did the same thing, so don't feel bad. In a few weeks we had solid poops!



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Tiffany; mom to:
Annabelle "the Diva"- GSD born 9/21/08
Duncan- Shep Mix adopted on 2/14/00 TDI
The kitty amigos: Simon, Alley and Mia
aubie is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 02:59 PM
Knighted Member
 
Caledon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,083
Re: Soft poops

I tried my pup with Canidae ALS and went through two bags and she always had soft poops. I spoke to the owner of the pet food store and he told me that this was a common complaint about that food. I switched to Orijen LBP and am very happy with this brand. She loves it, is doing well and I can easily clean up after her.
Caledon is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 03:06 PM
Knighted Member
 
roxy84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SW MICHIGAN
Posts: 2,209
Re: Soft poops

canidae is pretty high in calories. you could try cutting back just a tiny bit. sometime it takes very little overfeeding to cause loose stools. id at least try that before switching foods again.

Derek

owned by:
Kimba (gsd) 5/9/07
Saby the mutt~1/15/01
Frisco (gsd) 6/21/02
Luka (feline)d.o.b.~2004
RIP-canines-Buddy, Roxy, Kujo, Kato, Pierre
felines-Chanel, Panther, TJ
roxy84 is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 03:11 PM
Crowned Member
 
BlackGSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 7,799
Re: Soft poops

I agree with Derek.

Especially since you said "SOME" of her poops but not all. That really leads me to think it very well could be over feeding. How many cups a day does she get?

If cutting down the amount she is fed causes her to loose too much weight, she could need 3 smaller meals a day.

Tracy

Siren vom Banach { Sable female GSD 3-20-08}

R.I.P. Wrangler male ACD/Aussie mix. 9-29-99 to8-29-11.
BlackGSD is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 63
Re: Soft poops

Im giving her 2 cups in the morning and 2 cups in the evening, is that too much you think?

I have noticed that she does not eat all her food anymore.
nfrederick is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 03:34 PM
Crowned Member
 
BlackGSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 7,799
Re: Soft poops

It might be too much for HER. I would cut her back a 1/4 cup or so per meal and see if that makes a difference. Are you using a REAL measuing cup?

Tracy

Siren vom Banach { Sable female GSD 3-20-08}

R.I.P. Wrangler male ACD/Aussie mix. 9-29-99 to8-29-11.
BlackGSD is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ends of poops are soft thaemcee2 Feeding Our Puppy 12 04-06-2016 04:50 PM
11 week old pup on raw has very soft poops Caspersmum Puppies/Raw Diets 11 03-29-2013 06:13 AM
Soft PM Poops GSDElsa Health Issues 27 09-13-2009 09:24 PM
Puppy's Soft Poops--->Chicken+Rice not helping MassiChewSits Health Issues 10 08-01-2009 03:06 PM
Soft Poops - Heat Related Barb E Health Issues 4 07-22-2009 02:12 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome