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Old February 8th, 2013, 10:08 PM
Cosmo Cosmo is offline
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New French Bulldog Owner

Hello everyone,

I just recently bought a French Bulldog who is 4 months old. Tonight is my second night of having him and he seems to be doing a lot better than he did the previous night. I had a Lasa Apso and poodle mix who passed away last April... Took me a little bit of time to get myself another one, but I figured I was ready.

He's been taken to the vet right after I purchased him from the breeder. Will be going back to have a couple more shots done in a weeks time. I do have a question though, my poor little guy has a loose/ soft stool. Not the normal "clump" that you expect from a dog. I did change his food to something a lot healthier. My vet tells me not to worry right now as he is playful, eating, drinking, peeing, and pooping with nice naps in between. Any thoughts?
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Old February 9th, 2013, 05:46 AM
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My guess would be it's the stress and adjustment of a new house, along with the new food. Just make sure you're not overfeeding the new food and give him time to settle into his new home

That said, if it doesn't clear up - you may want to get a stool sample tested just to rule out anything medical.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 09:51 AM
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Welcome to the board Cosmo and boy do I hear you! Congratulations on your new puppy. I also just recently brought home two new puppies, although my two are younger, and they both have soft stools. Our vet agree's with LL and myself that it's likely stress and diet related right now. But as LL said, if it doesn't clear up we'll be back to the vet. I actually already have the stool sample tester. Good luck to you with the new puppy. What's his name and do you have pics?? Sorry to hear you lost your other pup, we lost one of ours about a year and a half ago also. It's never easy.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 11:26 AM
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I too recently got a new puppy, and for the first little while the poop was soft, but I had also changed his diet... it wasn't really loose but just soft, now is bulky and normal.

Hope we can see some pics soon
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Old February 9th, 2013, 01:20 PM
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Welcome to the board, Cosmo. No advice about the loose stool from me--everyone else has about covered it--so I'm just here to bug you for pics! (I can't help it...that's just how I am about pics. )
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Old February 11th, 2013, 04:27 PM
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Welcome Cosmo nice to have you here
And yes we want to see pics, what is the little guys name?
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