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My basset is almost a year old. Since we got him we've had issues with his good. Nothing seems to work

He's been on hard food, soft food grain free food. The only food that has give him solid food os harringtons turkey and veg. Now he's poos have gone soft and at the end of his pop watery. Also he looks like he is straining to get more out but nothing does.

He's been to the vets and apparently it's normal and he is Ok. surely this isnt normal

Can anyone recommend anything. I just want him to have normal poos

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Believe it or not, sometimes overfeeding causes soft stools! Puppies act like they are starving even if they are not and people tend to overfeed. If that isn't the case try add pure raw pumpkin (NOT pie filling) to provide more fiber...a tablespoon or two mixed in his food daily.
 
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My basset is almost a year old. Since we got him we've had issues with his good. Nothing seems to work

He's been on hard food, soft food grain free food. The only food that has give him solid food os harringtons turkey and veg. Now he's poos have gone soft and at the end of his pop watery. Also he looks like he is straining to get more out but nothing does.

He's been to the vets and apparently it's normal and he is Ok. surely this isnt normal

Can anyone recommend anything. I just want him to have normal poos

thanks
So he eats fine and your concern is with the consistency of his poo?
 

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I have read before that over feeding can do this, so i will try first by cutting down his food.

Today though, he had a very wet poo and then about an hour later he had what i can only describe as like a clear blob of goo on the floor which had some blood in, really not alot and i mean really small and bright red.

I'm worry because he will eat anything and everything he can get a hold of, I've had to take from his mouth plastics, glass, metals, plants etc you name it he would have had it in his mouth.
He also jumps on cat poo and eats it like its the best thing in the world.

However even with all that happening, he still is jumping and running around like a happy little dog and he still has an appetite to wipe my kitchen free of food.

I have a safety muzzle however he hates it and i the people that judge you because they think he is an aggressive dog is horrible.

What else can i do? I'm worried
 

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Sounds like you need to find a different vet, that's not normal. I'd be worried as well.

Blood in the stool could be an infection, parasites or other. Has the dog ever had a full blood panel done? You may need to bring a stool sample.
 

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How's his weight? Is he losing any?

When you switched his food did you make sure that you weren't simply switching to ones with the same general ingredients?

Was he checked for colitis?

Have you tried putting him on a mild, low fat, home cooked, diet for a week or two to see if the problem clears up?
 

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His weight is ideal, everyone says how good he looks, even the vets have said he is a perfect weight, he is not losing any weight at all an still has a high appetite.

At the moment he is on grain free turkey and veg by harringtons.

I don't think he has been checked for colitis, he has poo'd more which has had no blood in it, its just been that once, I will still get him checked out.
 

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His weight is ideal, everyone says how good he looks, even the vets have said he is a perfect weight, he is not losing any weight at all an still has a high appetite.

At the moment he is on grain free turkey and veg by harringtons.

I don't think he has been checked for colitis, he has poo'd more which has had no blood in it, its just been that once, I will still get him checked out.

It sounds like colitis to me, or a food intolerance. Colitis can be brought on by stress and food intolerance, but at times the cause is unknown.

Learn the Signs and Treatment of Colitis in Dogs | VCA Animal Hospitals
 

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My partner has took him to the vets right now as im at work. Is it possible that some dogs just don't agree with dry food as he has always been on dry food since we took him off wet as a young pup.

He does act like he acts like he has IBS like a human. If that makes sense.
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