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Q: Any suggestions on adding more fiber to my dogs diet?

August 17, 2008 | By Ldtravis1s | 9 answers | Expired: 2188 days ago

Ldtravis1s

I read that dogs with cow pie like stools need more fiber in their diet. Any suggestions on how to do this without switching their food? They are sensitive to diet changes. I feed them Alpo by Purina.

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Skeeber
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Aug 27, 2008

I have to agree with the advice to consult your vet to make sure there are no health issues associated with the soft stools. Some dogs just have sensitive digestive systems. We had to try several quality foods before we found one that our dog could digest. My vet recommends canned pumpkin (w/o spices) as Corey mentioned. Dogs love it, it's simple to administer, just put a tablespoon or so in with their food,cheap and packed with antioxidents and vitamins. Good Luck!

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Laurie D.
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Aug 17, 2008

Purina is one of those commercial pet food brands that contains "meat by-products" which are things like euthanized dogs and cats, dead farm animals, organs, bone, skin, roadkill, rendered cooking grease, and other meat that is not fit for human consumption because it comes from a diseased or dying animal. Also, the drugs used for euthanasia do not break down during the rendering process. All natural pet foods such as Wellness, Evo, Merrick and others only contain real meat and other ingredients that are human-grade. They also do not contain any grain, which cats and dogs have trouble digesting because they are carnivores and don't have the enzymes necessary to digest grains. Also, the garbage commercial brands only contain about 10 percent protein, and the all natural brands contain 60 percent. Again, because they are carnivores, they need protein, not grains. Grains are cheap fillers that the greedy commercial pet food brands put in their food, among the other horrifying things I mentioned. You should find a holistic pet store which carries a large variety of all natural foods, or go to Petco, which just started carrying Wellness. Your pets will be so much healthier and will live longer. A good website to go to is www.trilogyonline.com. It has a great video that explains all about what I've mentioned. Also, please share this information with everyone you know! Most people are not aware of the horrifying truth about pet food, which is the way that these companies want it.

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Jessica H.
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Aug 17, 2008

I suggest talking with your vet before supplementing your dog's diet to make sure the reason why your dog is having these stools is not due to any physical issues. Also, your vet would be the best person to ask about the best dietary supplements for your dog.

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