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Old 02-05-2016, 12:53 AM
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Akita pup has stool issues

Hi all,

I am new here (just came from the intro section before making my way here!).

I have a 9 month old Akita puppy. He is a parvo surviver. Never had any issues with his stool since he was a baby. He is fed Acana Lamb and Apple. His stools have been firm while using it. However, he was neutered beginning of January. Since we brought him back after his surgery, he had some cow like patty stools. We put it down to the anesthetic and fasted him for 24 hours, chicken and rice etc. It cleared up and all was well. Then we gave him some cut up apple as a treat (which he LOVES). Then we noticed the patties again. So we stopped that and did the 'routine' again. All cleared up. Today, I gave him about 4 Marrowbones (the cookie type). I know it's junk but sometimes (just like us!), he's allowed a cheat day This evening, we are back to the patties. Now it's probably diet related I'm assuming. I will now have to go back to the chicken and rice until he's better. What I'm wondering is, could he have picked up something at the vet? We have always given him treats (little bits of toast, cheese, apples etc) and it's never had an effect on him until his surgery.

Once this clears up again, I am going to restrict him to his Acana food only. I will feed him his breakfast and dinner but hold some back for treats so I don't feel like a terrible momma for not giving him treats during the day.

Anyone have any input? Do you think this is diet related and that as he's getting older, his digestive system is changing?

I have no problem taking him to the vet. He's extremely happy, playful and eating well (no vomiting) so he's not unhappy or uncomfortable. If he was, I'd have him there in a heart beat.

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Drop a fecal sample off at your vets to rule out intestinal parasites first. If it continues talk to your vet.
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My 7 month old Akita has digestive issues too. He has a sensitive stomach and it seems as though he eats something that makes him a little sick almost every other week. I also find that he is not a voracious eater, but it seems as though that is occasionally a breed characteristic. I would definitely get a fecal done, but some dogs are just sensitive.

But what I really wanted to say is: I am so happy to meet another Akita owner!!! I have one purebred rescue and one rescue who is has some pitty and husky in him as well. If you ever want to talk about the breed or discuss some of the problems you may run in to then please send me a PM!!!!!!
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