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Satimae May 25th, 2013 09:02 PM

Intermittent loose stools / 8 week pup
 
I have an 8 week old puppy, Mastiff/Boxer ( 9 weeks this coming Wednesday ) that has intermittent loose stools. He is on the same food that his breeder gave him, which is the food his mother ate ( Infinia Chicken & Brown Rice ) he gets 1 cup 2x per day. We have had him for just over 2 weeks now. He has been wormed. Any ideas? He is going to his new vet this week

Barkingdog May 26th, 2013 11:58 AM

Brown rice has more fiber than white as it has fiber has not been removed. And that could be too much fiber for your puppy. A good quality white rice would be better for helping with the loose stools . You need to be sure your puppy is getting enough water as he is losing fluid with his looses stools . How is your puppy other wise, is his eyes are nose clear ? I would call the vet if your puppy has looses stools for more than 3 days. There could be health issues going on

Satimae May 26th, 2013 02:18 PM

Frank
 
His behavior is great. Playful and full of energy. The loose stools are infrequent, maybe every 3rd poop. He is drinking plenty of water. I am hesitant to wean him onto a different food as this is what his mother ate and the only good he's been on

Longblades May 26th, 2013 05:32 PM

We usually feed puppies at least 3 times a day. He might be taking in more food at once than his little body can handle. Try three meals a day. Same amount of food total, if that seems to be enough. Whether it helps the loose stool or not, 3 feedings a day at his age is recommended.

MaxaLisa May 27th, 2013 04:56 PM

Has he had a fecal exam recently?


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