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Old 07-03-2013, 02:22 AM
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Now no poo! Arrgghh

OK Luke has been doing a mucus poos, followed by a mix of reasonable and loose poos, chicken and rice diet testing at the vet (all clear so far just waiting on one) but now no poo for 24 what is going on Obv I will give the vet a call later today but please any ideas?
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Well, hopefully his colon is now not irritated, and since he had such an empty system from squirting everything out, its just taking a bit of time for stuff to collect enough for a poo!

He is eating the chicken and rice right now, right? Its most likely settling his system down nicely. This is good news!

Is he acting like a normal happy puppy? If so, I would say that you have a preliminary hypothesis that the food he was eating did not agree with him.

As I've said before TOTW can be hard for some dogs to digest. And you are planning to go to the Rx food that is probably all about ease of digestion. If he does well on that, then you are starting to find the answers for him.

There are also good quality commercial foods that are easy to digest, if some day you want to try something besides the Rx food, but I'd go with your plan to do a bag of Rx and make sure you finish that experiment first.

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Sorry Sahara, I was getting your pup mixed up with the one in this thread.

Anyway, still I have much the same thing to say. If he had the squirts, and now you are feeding him something mild, (chicken and rice) then his gut is likely settling down and it may take a while for that first solid poop to collect and need to come out! I've seen this with our own dogs when they were puppies, and had upset systems.


If he's having chronic tummy issues, and he is cleared by the vet for parasites, you might consider that the kibble he is eating is too hard for him to digest.
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We had a poo and it was almost perfect yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Going to the vets to pick up some sensitive food and see how we go on that. Now need recommendations for good food for sensitive tums. Don't want to be buying from the vets eek!
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Holistic Selects has worked well for my dogs. I'm not sure if they make a puppy version, but probably.

In any case, I'd be looking for a food with limited number of ingredients, rather than lots and lots of meats and herbs etc. something specific for sensitive stomachs. Not sure where you live, but if you have a specialty dog type store near you, sometimes the employees will be some help (sometimes...!)
That's how we got started on the Holistic Selects. The woman there said it always clears up the runs quickly, and she was right.

I'm sure others would chime in, especially if you posted a thread specifically about looking for a food for sensitive stomachs.

I would not recommend Taste of the Wild or Acana or Orijen. All those food tend do be harder to digest for sensitive dogs, although you will find a lot of "fans" of those foods here on DF.
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I have someone coming round hopefully to advise me this week, the food is Oscars and I have heard it is very good. FC
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Which Oscar's type is it?
Oscars pet food - Review from Pet Food Choice

Some of them here... to be honest all of them actually, don't look too great.
You do know that "maize" means corn, right? Many people believe corn is not the best thing to be feeding dogs. I don't think it is terrible, but I would not want it to be the major ingredient in my dog's food. Same thing with wheat.

I don't know what the rules are in the UK for dog food or labeling, but these food seem to lack vitamins. The foods in the USA tell you the vitamins in them.


Honestly, they look pretty low quality. Their "working dog maintenance" ration only has 16% protein, which the same as chicken feed I give my hens. (A chicken's job is to turn low protein food into high protein eggs and meat... a dog is more of a carnivore/omnivore than a chicken.)

All that said, I'm not sure these foods would upset his tummy, as often that is caused by too much protein and fat, but it is possible the ingredients here just don't agree with him. Perhaps your pup does not do well on all that corn or wheat?

In any case, I cannot imagine raising a growing pup on such a low nutrition food, at least not without supplementing it with some canned meat and some vitamins.
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