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Old 02-09-2018, 11:32 PM
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I own a french bulldog, Bender.
Bender has always been a fabulously healthy frenchie. I have owned him since he was 16 weeks old (he just turned 2 in January) and he has never had a single problem. No food allergies/issues, no breathing restrictions. I struck a gold mine.. until..

A few days after Christmas I noticed he has a bit of diarrhea. I didnít think to much of it as I assumed my visiting step children just fed him too much people food. On the 3rd day of his diarrhea I made a vet appointment. A few hours later, before the appointment, he had a rental prolapse. I took him in then, surgery was preformed, all seemed fine.

He continued softer stool for about a week but we did not think it was out of the ordinary as he did just have surgery and all.

A week-ish later, (two weeks post op) he has again a prolapse. Back to surgery we go.

Afterwords we take X-rays (to check for obstruction) and find nothing but a little gas, multiple parasite test (all negative) and see nothing wrong.

Fast forward to now, he is 3ish weeks out of his second surgery and still has loose-diarrhea stool. We also treated him for colitis.

He has recently finished antibiotics, IS on a stool softener (to prevent straining) and still has diarrhea. I am a total loss as to what to do at this point.

He has always been fed Victor, has always had a daily pumpkin based probiotic... anyone have any suggestions?

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I don't understand. You're asking why his stools are soft but he's on a stool softener? Have you tried not giving him the stool softener?

Also, have you tried changing his diet to something for sensitive stomach, grain-free, etc? I had a cat like this and I had to get him on special food.

Try to find out what your step kids fed him. Things like chocolate, raisins, nuts, etc can cause serious issues for your dog. Here's an article that might be helpful to you because I'm not a vet:

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/anima...ding-your-pets

Hope this helps
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:32 AM
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If I donít give him stool softener he just will have full blown diarrhea, the stool softener is keeping it at least somewhat formed and not quite as runny. He has been on a special ďsensitive stomach, low residue dog food for about a month now with no improvement what so ever.
He was given lots of greasy turkey skin, but that was almost two months ago now. He has always eaten grain free as my husbands American Billie is allergic to grain. I am quite versed in what foods are toxic to dogs.

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I don't understand. You're asking why his stools are soft but he's on a stool softener? Have you tried not giving him the stool softener?

Also, have you tried changing his diet to something for sensitive stomach, grain-free, etc? I had a cat like this and I had to get him on special food.

Try to find out what your step kids fed him. Things like chocolate, raisins, nuts, etc can cause serious issues for your dog. Here's an article that might be helpful to you because I'm not a vet:

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/anima...ding-your-pets

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If I donít give him stool softener he just will have full blown diarrhea, the stool softener is keeping it at least somewhat formed and not quite as runny. He has been on a special ďsensitive stomach, low residue dog food for about a month now with no improvement what so ever.
He was given lots of greasy turkey skin, but that was almost two months ago now. He has always eaten grain free as my husbands American Billie is allergic to grain. I am quite versed in what foods are toxic to dogs.
Anything greasy is not good for dogs. I did a bit of research and found that giving your dog too much greasy animal fat can cause pancreatitis. Maybe that's something you can look into.

Hope this helps
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