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Old 12-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, around the 10th of Dec. we finished a 10% every other day transition from puppy chow to Blue Buffalo Freedom Puppy food. Bruno's stools have significantly improved since then when he would have to poop sometimes 8-10 times a day and always very soft during the transition (and before). Right on the 10th he started a 14 day cycle of antibiotics for suspected kennel cough and just finished this last Sunday the 23rd.

Most of the time his stools are looking pretty good, but randomly he will get a very soft stool even as often as once a day. I'm not sure if this might be kickback from the antibiotics wreaking havoc on his digestive system and he just needs a week or so to settle down, or if he's actually just not doing as well as I'd hoped on the BB food.

My other thought is maybe he's not agreeing with the chicken, which seems to be used in all the puppy foods I've looked at. So I was thinking maybe trying Earthborn after seeing some good stuff around here and using their Meadow Feast all life stages food which is grain free and lower protein like the BB Freedom line.

We tried giving him a bit of plain Greek yogurt a few times while he was on antibiotics. I'd notice him pawing at his mouth after though and thought maybe something about it was bothering him though there were no other signs of anything bad from it so we stopped. Of course just randomly I noticed him do the same thing this afternoon after having a few treats so I think it's teething (since he seems to have lost some baby teeth at the moment) and maybe we should start the yogurt again? Anyway, if anyone has any thought I'd appreciate it. Sorry for the long post but I wanted to make sure all the details and such were out there.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I noticed when Murphy was teething, she had soft stools. It never dawned on me till we were playing & I noticed a few teeth missing. So then I questioned the vet & he said yes some dogs tend to get the runs when they are teething.
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I would also recommend getting your puppy checked for the parasite giardia. This can cause them to have periodic loose stools


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I noticed when Murphy was teething, she had soft stools. It never dawned on me till we were playing & I noticed a few teeth missing. So then I questioned the vet & he said yes some dogs tend to get the runs when they are teething.
Oh, hmm interesting info.

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I would also recommend getting your puppy checked for the parasite giardia. This can cause them to have periodic loose stools


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Hmm good idea. I'll collect a sample before he goes in for his next shots. When we first got him in November we had a sample checked, but I'm not sure what all they checked for.
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