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Again, sorry for the gross nature of this post...  When we got Porter he was on some really bad recalled food.  We switched him to Kirklands puppy food right away, literally overnight.  He had diarrhea even before we switched him, but it hasnt subsided.  It's not quite diarrhea but it's looser than normal for sure.  I feed him a couple tablespoons of nonfat plain yogurt with his meals to try to help, and we also feed him a tablespoon of pumpkin every once in a while.  I would say 7 out of 10 times he has loose stools.  The other three are fairly normal.  Also when he goes out, he usually pees first, then poops in two different places.  So, he's pooping A LOT!  Any ideas?  Should I be worried?   :roll:
 

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Diarrhea for any period of time is a concern..Porter has been checked for worms and everything right? If that was clear, the cause most likely is food..Two reasons, the fast switch and it may not agree with him...I would stop the yogurt, that could be the source as well...He may have a diary intolerence..But you have to rule out things as you go..try the pumpkin again, a teaspoon daily and see how that goes..generally when you switch foods cold turkey like that it can take a month or more before a dog adjusts...
 

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When I do yogurt it messes my guys up.  I switched to Purina Sensitive Skin and Stomach and stuck to just kibble (and wet food of the same brand every now and then for a treat) and their poop got back to normal in no time.  

Maybe it is the yogurt that doesn't agree w/ your little guy? Or maybe it's the food? Maybe it's too rich? It sucks but it's all about trial and error...  What may work for one pup won't work for another.  

I'm sorry I don't really have any suggestions... maybe someone else will chime in.  Good luck! I hope Porter feels better soon! Poor guy w/ diarrhea for a month  :(
 

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Ok, good ideas.  Thanks guys.  Yes, he was tested for worms and it came back clear.  I'll try laying off the yogurt and see how it goes.
 

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I think there is a difference between diarrhea and soft poops. If it is soft poops he probably has an intolerance to something in his diet, if it is diarrhea I think he'd be pretty dehydrated by now and need to see a vet asap. Wouldn't you be concerned if you had diarrhea for a month straight? I would switch his food to a different protien source & see if thre is an improvement, also cut out any treats for a weeks or so to see if that may be causing the problem.
 

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Kiah only does well on fish based foods, others give her runny poo.  As the others have said it is a process of elimination and you should try one thing at a time.  Took me almost 5 months to find a food that Kiah did well on.
 

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Cassius had the same exact thing when we first got him.  We slowly switched to Wellness for Puppies from Science Diet and things improved but were not great.  Just recently we switched to Canidae, which I read great things about on BF and within a day saw improvements.  He got sick last weekend (ate a flower or something that didn't agree with him) but now that's cleared up he's had the most consistent solid stool since we got him.
 

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if it's the food i think u had him on, you should have taken him to the vet already!  I had a friend who had her dog on it, and it almost killed him!
I would highly suggest taking him to the vet.
If not, it could be food allergies.  Try a diet of nature's choice lamb and rice.  I'd buy some turkey from the store too, to mix it in.
I've come to find that boxers are gonna be finicky, just like any kids, so I would say that's all that is, but, as for the poo factor, I would think it's food allergies, unless something strenous on him has happened, like a new move, or a new puppy addition, anything out of his normal routine.
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If it's exiting that quickly you wonder how much nutrition he's absorbing from his diet.  Any streaks of blood or what might look like foam would signal irritation of the bowel to me.  Problems with digesting fats could also be a factor.  Either way, I'd check with the vet.  With protein allergies and IBD sometimes a really bland food, or a fast for 24 hours worked with our dog.  You need to find what's causing it though first which might take a little time.  Best wishes for normal poop soon.
 

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Form what I gather, soft poo isn't as serious, but needs to be addressed nonetheless. Explosive diarhea on the other hand commands some serious attention. THere  is a sticky tactics before going to the vet.

Hoos has a really sensitive stomach and a dairy intolerance and it took some time to figure out what was up. Try the ideas stated above and rule one thing out at time, usually for about a week at a time.

We finally found Purina Sensitive skin and stomach and we mix in Hill's ID a few times a week and he's good. We also add some salmon oil and he's been golden for a few months now. The pumpkin and obviously the yogurt didn't work out for us and we went through a gazillion human grade kibbles.
 

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[quote="Barbs2Ks\";p=\"124102":1a16oa6j]Kiah only does well on fish based foods, others give her runny poo.
 
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