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Old 08-22-2006, 02:09 PM   #1
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Hi I notice my puppies stools are not very firm. They are the opposite, they are soft and at times runny. I noticed one of the other pups had this when we were there, but they had just had their shots so I excused it as that.

Could it be the puppy food? Or could it be the puppy treats I give him for training?

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Is it always runny or just occasionally? If it is once in a while maybe he drank too much and I would not worry about it. What are you feeding, how old is he?
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He is three months old. He has had these stools since we got him, since last Saturday. He is eating Nutrience Large puppy bread formula. I am thinking of changing it.

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Was that the food your puppy was eating with the breeder? If not the change could have triggered the upset tummy perhaps.

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Honey u might be over feeding or could be worms mostly round in young dogs. Rarely they pick up other kinds of worm so young.
Worm them only if no temperature and feed less for a time until they get back to normal keep fresh cool water and when back in tack up it to the normal amount. Feed a good quality kibble also honey.
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Kaos, yes we are feeding the same food as the breeder, with the exception of a few odd treats. (very small)

Sheplover, he has had his second set of shots. Wouldn't that have taken care of worms? I want to change him over to Canidae dog food. Have any suggestions as to how to do that? I was going to do Half and half for a while.

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Yeah, You Want To Slowly Mix It In, So That You Don't Upset The Pups Tummy. I Just Switched My Pit's Dogfood Because His Stools Were Very Soft Sometimes Runny Also. Since The Switch, It Has Helped, His Stools Are Firm Again. You Might Want To Try Treating For Worms, As That Can Cause The Soft Runny Stools.
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If he has runny stool you may want to have him checked for giardia as puppies get it very easily

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The pup's stool seems to be firming up. I attribute that to starting him on Canidae. Right now it's only 25%, but tomorrow will be 50%. Same with my senior dog. I am expecting good things out of this food.

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That Is Great Pauline. I Remember When I Had To Do That For My Pit, I Was So Excited To See It Firming Up. I Remember Telling Myself That I Would Never Think That I Would Be So Happy About Poop
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