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Solid Gold, Charcoal and soft poop?

So the pups are on Solid Gold Wolfcub. The breeder said to give them Charcoal if they had the runs as they are on well water and we aren't. We had a two day supply of kibble and you know that ran out quickly. The only way their poop stays firm/semi firm is if we give them a charcoal tablet every day. Right now we feed them kibble mixed with water and salmon oil in the morning. Lunch is just kibble and water and dinner is kibble, water and a little wet puppy food. Is there something I should change? DH is thinking that if in another month the poop doesn't change to something normal he is going to switch puppy kibble.

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Re: Solid Gold, Charcoal and soft poop?

How long have you had these pups? Are you sure it's diet/water related? My pup had Giardia when i got him at 7 weeks, and the breeder had just finished 5 day Panacur treatment on him the day I got him. He still had diarrhea, and I took him to my vet, who found out he still had the parasite. 3 treatments later (2 rx for Panacur, then switched to another med finally), the Giardia cleared up - no more diarrhea.

If he doesn't have any parasites, I'd switch food. I wouldn't just use charcoal b/c it masks the symptoms vs. treating the cause. I wouldn't wait a whole month, either. That's a long time to have diarrhea. If you've had them more than a 2-3 weeks already, and they've had diarrhea this whole time, I'd switch them now. If your pups are old enough, I'd take them off the soft food, too. JMO. Good luck! Post some pics!
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Re: Solid Gold, Charcoal and soft poop?

We have had them for a week. When they had the food the breeder gave them they were fine. We only started Charcoal 3 days ago. And their vet check was clear.

I was looking at Canidae Maintanence, onsale right now too! bonus there. As the next possible food. I guess I need to order now if I am going to switch them.

Also... Rex doesn't want to eat lunch but scarfs down dinner and breakfast. Mace doesn't want to eat dinner but is fine for the other two meals. Got any ideas about this?

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Re: Solid Gold, Charcoal and soft poop?

I would take them off the salmon oil for a few days and see if they improve. If they do not then I would switch foods.

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Re: Solid Gold, Charcoal and soft poop?

The salmon oil we started 2 days ago. Just got it in the mail. All the pups love it. It started before the oil, 6 days ago.

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Re: Solid Gold, Charcoal and soft poop?

Well then if you are sure no parasites, I would switch the food.

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Re: Solid Gold, Charcoal and soft poop?

If you only had a 2 day suppily of the kibble the breeder fed, it sounds like they could have been switched from that kibble to the Solid Gold too quickly and their systems didn't get the time to adjust to the new food.

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Re: Solid Gold, Charcoal and soft poop?

Which is kinda what I was thinking... to fast. But how long would you wait? How soon would you say the food doesn't agree with them?

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Re: Solid Gold, Charcoal and soft poop?

My darling pup just turned 2; from the day I brought her home, she was prone to at least one stool/day being anything from barely formed to pudding to squirts. And she was still on the stuff breeder had her on (and I indeed did gradually change her to a
much better food). So.....agree with all the others that first, get the stools checked; I did, in fact, over the course of time, I took several specimens in to "catch" anything that may've not been in in the sample I collected. They were all clean. So then I added first probitiotcs; that helped, but not totally. Then added
enzymes. The product that completely controls it for me is the one by Eagle Pack, it has a wide spectrum of probiotics. I still monitor her stools daily, since I pick up each one. And it's been 2 months now of "perfection". (I admit I am very wary, having dealt with a previous beloved GSD with SIBO)

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Re: Solid Gold, Charcoal and soft poop?

My pup had roundworm when i got her. shot cleared that up.
she continued to have cow pies or all out diahrrea for several more weeks.
she just got her 5th treatment of panacur today and we had solid poo!
woo hoo!
never thought i'd be so happy about poo.

21 days from today, the second 5 pack cycle takes care of the spawning creatures she may still have.

we've mixed a little Purina FortiFlora in the food here and there.
this also helps.

is the 'rrea persists without the FortiFlora over the next few days, then I'll have to put her on a probiotic.
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