thanks for that info.. my puppy stools keep changing... never real runny/loose.. but keeps going from solid.. to like a soft mushy solid.. then back to solid.. then back to the soft mushy poo
when I think something may be wrong then its back to solid and im like cool then few days later change again.. is this normal with small puppies? she is 11 weeks
Yes, loose stool is common with pups.
Stool testing IS important to rule out parasites, giardia, or coccidia. It may not be caught in the first testings.
Could be adjusting to a new home, people, noises, routines, being taken away from his siblings/mother, or the biggest one is food and treats.
What exactly is she eating? Brand names, table food etc.
Sensitivities are VERY common to pups and dogs. Some of the culprits are ANY type of Chicken items, Grains, Flax, Yeast additives, even the Shampoo you are using can contain grains with names most people are not familiar with! Check your labels and avoid these items to see if it makes a difference.
Sensitives and allergies begin in the gut b/c about 70% of the immune system lies there! So it is VERY important to keep it healthy with a ProBiotic and using a Digestive Enzyme will also help.
Here are 2 WHOLE FOOD products recommended by Holistic Veterinarian's (not the "animal digest" which is UN-Named and of questionable origin, that they put in the products recommendations by the vet! (Purina FortiFlora)
Sunday Sundae (Digestive Enzyme & Pro-Biotic Combo): Sunday-Sundae-12oz
Gut Sense: (Pro-Biotic & Pre Biotic): GutSense - certified organic probiotic for dogs
2 other reputable items:
Digest All Plus: (Digestive Enzyme/ProBiotic combo) Wholistic Digest All Plus? - Digestive Support - Canine
RX Biotic: https://www.pureformulas.com/rxbioti...-vitamins.html
You may want to consider the following kibble for an 8 week elimination diet. BUT, be sure to do the switch SLOWLY so as not to cause gut upset from one food to another.
ACANA Limited Ingredients
:Lamb & Apple | ACANA Pet Foods
ACANA Lamb & Apple is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Ingredients: Deboned lamb*, lamb meal, whole green peas, red lentils, lamb liver*, lamb fat, pinto beans, chickpeas, herring oil, green lentils, whole yellow peas, sun-cured alfalfa, Red Delicious apples*, natural lamb flavor, lamb tripe*, lamb kidney*, lamb cartilage*, dried kelp, whole pumpkin*, whole butternut squash*, kale,* spinach*, mustard greens*, collard greens*, turnip greens*, whole carrots*, Bartlett pears*, freeze-dried lamb liver, freeze-dried lamb tripe, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
ACANA Lamb & Apple Treats: Lamb & Apple | ACANA Pet Foods
Raw feeding would be my first choice but you MUST research this carefully before attempting. Only a BALANCED
commercially prepared Raw Diet would be appropriate:
Bravo: Discover Balance Raw Diet | Beef Frozen Raw Dog Food Diet - Bravo Pet Food
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Northwest Naturals: Beef
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Primal: Complete Raw Diets for Pets: Canine Beef Formula
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Feeding calculator: Feeding Calculator