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Q: Why are my dog's bowel movements soft?

March 28, 2008 | By Meanjean | 4 answers | Expired: 2363 days ago

She is on the Hill's Prescription c/d plus some scraps. She had to have her anal glands drained and was on antibiotics for 10 days last month. I started her on Libby's pumpkin (1T twice a day) and it worked for a few weeks but now it's soft again. She does not have that fishy odor yet but I am nervous it is going to come back. Should I be giving her some vegetables or something to bulk up the stool? Thank you in advance.

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Jill R.
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Mar 29, 2008

since's she's been having several problems for awhile, it would be best to call your vet and see what they think. They may suggest that you bring in a sample for them to check out. Loose stools can be due to many factors, including the diet.

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Theranddav
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Mar 29, 2008

Try to just change her diet if possible. Sometimes just the richness of the food is enough to do this. When I had my rotties they started on IAMs. The food was just to rich for them. I switched them to Authority and they we fine in a few days. To switch food it takes about a week. When you have about a half bag of current food mix it with the new food. Slowly introduce the new food so that it doesn't affect her stomach more. After the mix is gone then you can go to the new food completely. If that didn't work then I would definatly agree with Jill and take a sample stool to the vet.

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Marta J.
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Mar 29, 2008

What kind of scraps? Anything with pork could do that. Ever see pork dog food? Bacon FLAVOR not real bacon. That's because many dogs have a problem with it. The other answers are right on too. Also watch out for any fatty foods or food with gluten. It's alway best to stick with dogs food and if you need to give treats try baby carrots or other veggies. Remember no onions, grapes, raisens or chocolat

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