(Closed) My dog's ongoing poo problem (a little TMI)

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2006 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

have you tried yogurt?  A good friend of mine works for a vet, who always recommends feeding your dog a table spoon of yogurt at each meal to help regulate digestion.  I give my pup 1 TBSP of plain non-fat greek yogurt in a little bowl next to his food, and he loves it.  It seems to have helped regulate him.  I wouldn’t recommend flavored yogurt because of all the sugar

Post # 5
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Try feeding him canned pumpkin— not pumpkin pie filling but plain pureed pumpkin from a can. A couple of tablespoons a day can help sort out a couple of different digestive issues, including making it easier/more comfortable for him to go.


ETA : our posts must have crossed, as I see you’ve tried that.  Perhaps your vet could recommend an over-the-counter human laxitive, stool softener, or other digestive aid, in the correct dosage for a dog; most people-medicines can be given to pets just fine, as long as you get the dosage right.

Post # 6
1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wonder if it’s possible to do a puppy colonoscopy? If the poo itself looks normal (not hard like he’s constipated) then I wonder if it’s possible he has some sort of ulcer/cut/inflamation around his butt or just inside.


Post # 7
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I see you tried chicken and rice, and also grain free. Try a diet of boiled chicken and veggies – we use broccoli, cauliflower and carrot mix. Percentage should be about 70% chicken, 30% veggies. We actually feed our dog only this (although we also include rice, for a mix of 50% chicken, 30% rice, and 20% veggies). This has stopped all stomach issues, skin issues, and his coat is beautiful and shiny. In the begginning of all this, it was a pain to make the food – cook, puree, etc, but we make about a month worth of food at a time and freeze it – it’s actually less expensive than reg. canned food or the expensive diet foods.

Other than that, I second the yogurt. My dog loves blueberry!

Post # 8
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I see you say he’s had blood, stool, and tissue samples taken. Did any of the vets have an endoscope and do a colonoscopy?

Post # 9
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

How long have you had him on any of these foods/probiotics etc?  Dogs systems take a while to reset, so you just may not be giving it long enough.  Basically you put him on a food.  It could take about 2 weeks for his system to clear enough to see how he does on it.  So if after 2/3 weeks he is having solid/normal poo on a particular food, you then may still have to wait 2-3 more months on that food for the issue to completly resolve.  You found the food that doesn’t tear up his insides, but his insides still need to heal which can take a while.  If you’ve been switching more often then that you are basically bouncing from food that not irritating the insides to one that is to one that isn’t and never giving the original issue time to heal. 

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