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Old 02-17-2017, 08:46 AM
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Yellow poop problems

My dog visits the vet quite often, at least 6 times a month. This is because we are working on his allergies. In the middle of this I kinda overlooked his poop. It now calls my attention because it is always yellow and too soft. This was not a problem at first but now it is an every day thing.

My dog eats hypoallergenic dog food mixed with rice. Rice alone is not enough for him, and always goes looking for more food as if I hadn't fed him in days.

Till about two weeks ago he would eat pork with the rice instead of dog food, but the stool was not very different other than a bit harder. It would also give him a horrible breath, and make him stink really bad. I decided to opt out because of that and the inconvenience of constantly having to bake pork (also it is hard to find fresh pork meat where I live). Another side effect from the pork was that my dog started wanting to eat more, and so started taking food from my plate, which he never did before.

Before this he ate diet dog food. This was regular beef based food (which is sometimes not recommended because it has soybean in it). The diet part was to give him less fat, which seemed to upset his stomach.

And obviously at first he ate regular food, and was ok with it for about two years.

His treatment on allergies was mainly on his skin. For some time he took anti allergy pills but it did not help much. Lately he started taking meds for thyroid treatment. This has bettered his skin but not his stomach.

So there you go. He is eating hypoallergenic now with tons of rice and still having a yellow soft poop. From what I read it might be the pancreas? not gonna lie, I'm scared to death that it might be something like the liver and that he'd need a transplant.

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Easy there, even if it's an increase/decrease of pancreatic enzymes there are a ton of treatment steps before transplant like food additives.

Mention it and take a sample to your vet at the next visit, if he shows any signs of discomfort or worsening take him in as soon as possible.
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IMO you should ask your Vet to do a complete workup. With his diet, which could be the cause of his problem, I would be concerned that he is at least meeting his nutritional needs. Barring any medical issues, getting him on track with his diet should resolve the stool and odor issue, but you need the full medical workup to know for sure.
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What is he allergic to exactly?

You're giving him quite a strange diet! I'm suspecting that's the reason for his strange stool
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We don't know yet. We thought it was food but it isn't. :/
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We have done a bunch of those in different moments and it always came back normal. I was told the yellow might be because of the rice.
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Oh, that reminds me, echo gets yellow poops from rice especially if it's not quite cooked.

On that note, I hate rice I can cook a ton of complex things but rice is apparently beyond my abilities.
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Oh, that reminds me, echo gets yellow poops from rice especially if it's not quite cooked.

On that note, I hate rice I can cook a ton of complex things but rice is apparently beyond my abilities.
OMG! I'm not the only one! I hate cooking rice it's always either hard, mushy, or burnt!

I'd suggest getting her on a good food and sticking with it. The diet you're feeding her currently has me worried about appropriate protein and nutrient intake. Also, it's not necessary to cook the pork you're giving her if you're interested in trying raw or half raw half kibble, though I would look very carefully into that and research it well as dogs need more than the protein of a slab of pork. You'll need to feed appropriate organs as well, but for example if you give too much liver it can impact their health negatively, but liver is an essential organ for raw diet

Honestly I'd just choose a good dog food and stick with it. I like merricks, and if I were you I'd avoid chicken based because chicken is often linked to allergies. Try out a fishy based food, fish is high in omega 3 which is good for the skin.

What flea treatment do you have your pup on? Cosmo has flea allergies and one bite has him broken out in a rash for days.
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There is not a lot of nutritional value in rice. Its fairly easy on the digestive tract, and when Samantha is not feeling well, we will offer her a little rice, which depending on how she feels, may be all she wants, until she feels better. Dogs need meat, and organ meat too. Their digestive systems compared to ours, are pretty primitive, and are not as good at extracting nutrients from food.
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