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Zorba and Harley my boys

October 26th, 2012, 03:47 AM
:dog::ca::lightbulb::thumbs upI have to handsome males I love deeply Dogs. Now here it is I almost put one of my boys down. The day would have been October 24, I decided to do an experiment as he was haven constant pooing issues. Someone from this site puts pull ups on their elderly dog so I did the same. This is what I have discovered and now am no longer going to give it to him. I was giving him fish oil in gel caplet form this had been causing him to poo no matter what. At first I tried not feeding him to much but that did not work. This fish oil acted like a laxative for himm even though his stools were hard everything he ate just went thru is intestine. So NO longer am I going to give him these as this upsets him greatly because he does not understand how come I am pooing, thankfully he had on pull ups and thankfully mommy discovered the issue. I decided two day ago that I would not put him down because all of us who have a pet understands their body language and when they talk to us with their eyes and he kept on saying to me mommy I am not ready and thank G-d I listened to him. I love my boys more than any human on this planet

Dog Dancer
October 26th, 2012, 08:23 AM
Glad to hear you have discovered the cause of your concern. Hope Harley continues to improve now that you have made this change. Is it possible you were giving him too much?

October 26th, 2012, 02:09 PM
Hurray! Glad you found the problem! Yes, fish oil can cause soft stools in dogs. Some dogs just don't tolerate it well. If he seemed to benefit from it otherwise--for example, it kept his coat soft and shiny--you can try a lower dose. Many of those gel caps can be poked with a pin so you can just squirt out a half-dose of the oil over food. It's easy enough to just stop the oil again altogether if the symptoms repeat.

October 26th, 2012, 02:23 PM
I'm happy for you and even more for your doggie ♥
Plus, experiences like yours add valuable information to the forums for us to check on in case of need.